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Pies & Tarts

A fresh peach crostata on a square white platter with mint garnish and fresh peaches in the background.

Fresh Peach Crostata

This fresh peach crostata is similar to biting into a fresh ripe peach except it has a flaky piecrust shell, and it’s best served warm and with a fork. If you’re intimidated by making a whole pie, then making a crostata should be right up your alley. By using either homemade or store-bought pie crust …

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Rustic Pilgrim Pumpkin Pie Baked in a Pumpkin - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

Rustic Pilgrim Pumpkin Pie

I’m here to show you just how easy this pilgrim pumpkin pie is to make. If you’ve never roasted pumpkin in order to make a pumpkin pie, then you’re missing out on part of the fun.

If you’ve never served your pumpkin pie in an actual pumpkin (as the pilgrims did), then we need to get busy baking! Ready?

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Tartlets with Cookie Crust

Pumpkin Cheesecake Tartlets with a Cookie Crust

I developed this easy recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake Tartlets with a Cookie Crust after I’d rewritten and remade my great grandmother’s recipe for Fence Cake (aka applesauce cake). 

Since the cookie crust for great grandma Patterson’s Fence Cake is ‘almost’ my favorite part of that particular dessert (not that I could choose), I wanted to use it again in another dessert recipe. And this is the story of how these delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake Tartlets with a Cookie Crust were born.

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