Category: Pies/Tarts

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Tarts

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Tarts are mini (4″) decadent desserts, drizzled with homemade caramel topping (2-3 small servings per tart). THEY’RE SO GOOD!
Chocolate Caramel Pecan Tarts are mini (4") decadent desserts, drizzled with homemade caramel topping (2-3 servings per tart). SO GOOD!

Oh boy… this is one delicious dessert! Many, many years ago, I ripped a page out of one of my Sunset magazines because the dessert I saw was calling to me. Ha Ha! This is that dessert! I don’t even know which issue it was in, because I ripped the page out (oops). All I know is I LOVE this dessert.

I modified the original recipe to make two cute chocolate caramel pecan tarts. This was done to use my mini tart pans AND because you can never go wrong with smaller sized portions, especially when the dessert is so decadent. My husband and I cut each tart into small portions, but we can’t stay out of them, going back again and again for another bite. Dangerous!

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Tarts taste like a chocolate chip pecan pie… on steroids! This treat features a buttery shortbread bottom crust, chocolate pecan filling, and is drizzled with a homemade (easy) caramel sauce. Oh my goodness- it tastes AMAZING! Rich, dense, cute looking and sweet, this is one dessert you’ll enjoy serving to those you love. Here’s how to make it:

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Make And Bake The Crust

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Place flour, sugar, and COLD chunks of butter in a small mixing bowl. Rub these ingredients together with your (clean) fingers (or use a pastry blender) until the mixture becomes coarse crumbs You will need to use cold butter so it doesn’t melt between your fingers. Add, and stir in a teaspoon of water.

Work the dough into a ball, squeezing dough together as you form the ball, to hold it together. Lightly butter two 4″ tart pans (the kind with removable rims). Divide the dough into two equal parts and place in the two tart pans. Firmly press the dough down to form a bottom crust, and let the dough extend up about 1″ around the sides of the pan.

NOTE: Don’t have 4″ tart pans? This recipe can also be made using one 6″ wide cake or tart pan (with removable rim). General directions and bake time are the same, and will yield one tart that you can be sliced into 6 small portions.

Bake the crust at 350°F. until the crust becomes golden brown. This will take about 20 minutes, and the crust should be firm to the touch when pressed lightly. Remove from the oven and transfer the pans to a wire rack.

Cold butter, flour and sugar are rubbed together to form coarse crumbs in bowl.Dough is divided into two 4" tart pans and pressed to make crust on bottom and sides.Crust is baked for about 20 minutes until golden brown.

Make The Chocolate Chip Pecan Filling

While the crusts are baking, make the filling for the chocolate caramel pecan tarts. Place the filling ingredients into a large mixing bowl. These ingredients are egg, granulated sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, chopped pecans and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Stir to fully combine the filling.

When the crusts come out of the oven, let them sit for 1-2 minutes to cool slightly. Carefully pour the filling onto the warm crust, dividing evenly between the two pans. Once filed, put the tarts back into the oven. Bake the chocolate caramel pecan tarts for approximately 30 minutes. When done, the surface will be golden brown and when the pan is lightly shaken, the filling will be set. Transfer the pans to a wire rack, and let the tarts cool for AT LEAST half an hour or more before removing the pan rims to serve.

Ingredients for the chocolate pecan tart filling are combined in a large mixing bowl.Filling for the chocolate caramel pecan tarts is poured onto baked crust.After baking 30 minutes, the chocolate caramel pecan tarts cool in the pan on a wire rack.

Make The Caramel Sauce For Drizzling The Top Of The Tart

While the tarts cool, make the decadent, EASY caramel sauce to drizzle over the dessert for serving. Place a Tablespoon of butter and 5 Tablespoons of granulated sugar in a 1½ quart saucepan. Cook on HIGH heat, stirring often until the sugar has melted and turns amber in color. This will take about 3 minutes, and you will need to keep a close watch on it, so the sugar doesn’t burn.

When the sugar turns amber in color, remove the pan from the heat. Stir in ¼ cup of heavy whipping cream, and continue stirring until the mixture becomes smooth. When you add the whipping cream it will “sputter” a bit (that’s normal). Once fully combined, the warm caramel sauce is ready to drizzle on the finished tarts.

Collage showing making caramel sauce with butter, granulated sugar and whipping cream.

When the chocolate caramel pecan tarts have cooled for at least half an hour, you’re ready to serve this yummy dessert. Release the outer rims of the pans to reveal the tart. Doesn’t it look scrumptious? The buttery shortbread crust goes part of the way up the sides of the tart, and holds together very well.

Once the tart pan rims have been removed, you can see the golden brown crust on the side.

Serving The Chocolate Caramel Pecan Tarts

The decision will have to be made about how many pieces to cut the tart into for serving. The chocolate caramel pecan tarts are VERY RICH in flavor, so we have found a small piece always satisfies. Each tart can be cut into either 2, 3 or 4 small pieces. We usually end up slicing 3-4 small portions per tart because it is so rich tasting, but the decision on serving size is up to you.

Below is a photo of one entire tart. To serve you can garnish the whole tart or you can make each individual slice look good with it’s own garnish. Again… your choice. For the sake of the photo, I am showing you an entire tart, garnished for serving.

To serve, drizzle the top of the tarts (or slices) with caramel sauce, allowing it to run down the sides. Dollop with whipped cream, and add a fresh sprig of mint for color! The second photo below is included to show you what the filling looks like inside the tart. It is dense and thick, and tastes quite amazing!

Each of the chocolate caramel pecan tarts is served with caramel sauce, whipped cream and a mint sprig.The inside of each the tarts is thick, rich in taste and dense in texture.

I really hope you’ll give the chocolate caramel pecan tarts a try. There are a few steps involved for the recipe, but trust me… you will love this dessert! Thank you for stopping by, and I invite you to come back again for more family-friendly recipes. Have a GREAT day!

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Recipe Adapted From: Sunset magazine (edition unknown), page 114 (page ripped out from an old magazine)

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Tarts

Chocolate Caramel Pecan Tarts are mini (4") decadent desserts, drizzled with homemade caramel topping (2-3 servings per tart). SO GOOD!

Category: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate caramel pecan tarts
Servings: 6 small servings
Calories Per Serving: 352 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Crust:
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons cold butter , cut in chunks
  • 1 teaspoon water
For Tart Filling:
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 3 Tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
For Caramel Topping:
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 5 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup whipping cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease or butter 4" tart pans (with removeable rims) on bottom and sides.

  2. Make Crust: Place flour, sugar, and COLD chunks of butter in a small mixing bowl. Rub together with your fingers (or use pastry blender) until mixture becomes coarse crumbs Add/stir in a teaspoon of water. Work dough into a ball, squeezing dough to hold it together. Divide dough into two equal parts; place in pans. Firmly press dough to form bottom crust, letting dough extend up about 1" around sides of pan. Bake crust at 350°F. for about 20 minutes, until it becomes golden brown. Crust should be firm to the touch when pressed lightly. Remove from oven; transfer pans to a wire rack. Let cool 2 minutes before filling.

  3. While crusts bake, make the filling. Place egg, sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, pecans and chocolate chips in a large mixing bowl. Stir to fully combine. Pour filling onto warm crust, dividing evenly between pans. Put tarts back into oven. Bake for 30 minutes. When done, surface will be golden brown and when pan is lightly shaken, the filling will be set. Transfer pans to wire rack; let cool AT LEAST half an hour (or more) before removing pan rims to serve.

  4. While tarts cool, make caramel sauce. Place butter and sugar in a 1½ quart saucepan. Cook on HIGH heat, stirring often until sugar melts and turns amber in color. This takes about 2-3 minutes; keep a close watch so sugar doesn't burn. When sugar turns amber colored, remove pan from heat. Stir in whipping cream; stir until sauce becomes smooth. **When you add whipping cream it will "sputter" a bit (that's normal).

  5. To serve, drizzle caramel on top of tarts (or slices), allowing it to run down the sides. Dollop with whipped cream, and add a fresh sprig of mint for color! Serve, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

NOTE: Don't have 4" tart pans? This recipe can also be made using one 6" wide cake or tart pan (with removable rim). General directions and bake time are the same, and will yield one tart that you can be sliced into 6 small portions.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Caramel Pecan Tarts
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/6 of total))
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 92mg4%
Potassium 97mg3%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 431IU9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Chocolate Caramel Pecan Tarts are mini (4") decadent desserts, drizzled with homemade caramel topping (2-3 servings per tart). SO GOOD!

Italian Plum Shortbread Tart

Looking for a fabulous dessert? You’ll love this Italian Plum Shortbread Tart, with juicy plums, buttery shortbread crust, and streusel top!
Looking for a fabulous dessert? You'll love this Italian Plum Shortbread Tart, with juicy plums, buttery shortbread crust, and streusel top!

What To Do With A LOT of Italian Prune Plums?

That was the case last month when a friend of ours gave us a LOT of Italian plums from a friends tree. I gave a bunch of them to one of our sons, but there were still too many for my husband and I to eat! What is a girl to do? I ended up creating this recipe to use most of them (recipe takes about 25 plums). After making the tart, I also made a jar of Italian plum jam with the remaining plums (yes… we STILL had more plums-go figure). 

My inspiration for this recipe is one of my favorite recipes for fruit-filled shortbread tarts. I received a recipe card for an apple shortbread tart many years ago from a dear friend. Over the years I have modified it to make a boysenberry shortbread tart, and a peach shortbread tart. All those ripe plums inspired me to tweak the recipe once again to make an Italian Plum Shortbread Tart! I decided to use the same crust and topping, but come up with my own Italian plum filling.

Italian plums are dull black in color and oblong in shape.

SURPRISE, SURPRISE!

WOW! The results turned out amazing and delicious! Who knew that this humble looking plum could be the star in such a delicious fruit tart? The really cool part is that while the insides of this raw “oblong-shaped” fruit are GOLD in color, after baking they turn a brilliant shade of RED! WAIT… WHAT???

The shortbread crumble serves as both the crust AND the topping for this dessert, which is made using a tart pan with a removeable bottom. NOTE: No tart pan? You can make this dessert using a 9″ deep dish pie pan. The plums turn out juicy and incredibly delicious inside this yummy Italian Plum Shortbread Tart. YUM! Let me show you how to make it!

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Prepare The Crust For The Tart

The shortbread crust can be made using a hand held pastry blender, two forks OR a food processor. Place all of the crust ingredients EXCEPT FOR EGG YOLKS in a large bowl (or processor). Cut the cold butter into the flour mixture until the butter has been reduced to about the size of peas. Add the egg yolks, and mix only until just combined. IMPORTANT- **Measure out 1/4th of this mixture and set aside to sprinkle on top of the tart later.

Pat the remaining shortbread mixture very firmly onto the bottom and up the sides of the tart pan. I like to use the back of a large spoon to do this. Once packed firmly down on the bottom and into the sides, the shortbread crust is ready for the plum filling.

Cold butter is cut into the dry ingredients using a pastry blender.A back of a spoon is used to press down the crumb topping firmly to form crust.The tart crust is now formed and is ready for the fruit filling.

Prepare The Plum Tart Filling

Wash and dry the plums, and leave the skin ON. Slice the plums (from top to bottom) into ¼” slices, and remove the seed from the middle. You should get about 4 slices per plum. See how the insides are a beautiful golden color BEFORE baking? Discard all the seeds, because we don’t want any of them in this dessert!

You will need a total of 1¼ pounds of sliced plums for this recipe. The weight is calculated AFTER plums have been sliced and the seed has been removed. For me, that meant using about 25 medium-sized Italian plums. I weighed the total amount of sliced plums occasionally as I cut them up.

Holding one of the Italian plums before slicing.Italian plums are a golden color inside, once sliced and seed has been removed.

Time To Fill The Tart

In a large mixing bowl, gently combine the sliced plums, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon until well-coated. Pour the plum filling into the uncooked shortbread crust, and distribute evenly to fill the crust.

Sliced Italian plums are coated with flour, brown sugar and cinnamon to make the fruit filling.Fruit filling has been added and the Italian Plum Shortbread Tart is ready to top with streusel.

Add Streusel Topping Then Bake!

Evenly sprinkle the top of the fruit with the remaining crumb topping you set aside earlier. Completely cover the the top of the tart. Once done, carefully place the tart on a middle rack in your preheated oven. TIP: Place a sheet of aluminum foil under the pan, in case of any drips during baking.

Bake at 400°F. for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350°F.. Continue baking for about 25-30 minutes at the lower temperature, until the topping turns golden brown. When the topping is nicely browned, remove the Italian plum shortbread tart from the oven, and place on a wire rack to cool.

Topped with streusel, the plum tart is ready to bake.After baking, the Italian Plum Shortbread Tart is golden brown on top, and bubbly around edges.

After the tart has cooled to room temperature, remove the tart from the pan. To do this, place your hand firmly on the bottom metal disc, and gently press the metal disc upward to release it from the sides of the tart pan. Transfer the metal disc with the tart on it to a serving plate.

Can you see the miracle? Those originally golden colored plums have now turned a beautiful shade of red during baking! I think that is amazing!

A side view of the crust edges of the plum-filled shortbread tart.

Time For A Slice Of The Italian Plum Shortbread Tart

The tart will slice the best if it has had the chance to cool. Once ready, slice the Italian plum shortbread tart into slices, and transfer to serving plates. You can see in the photo below that the metal tart pan disc is still in place under the tart.

Serve this fruit tart slightly warm, with a nice big scoop of vanilla ice cream and a mint leaf garnish, if desired. It tastes wonderfully DELICIOUS!

Once baked, Italian plums turn a beautiful red color, shown in the Italian plum shortbread tart.A slice of Italian plum shortbread tart, served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream & mint sprig.

I really hope you will have the opportunity to make this Italian Plum Shortbread Tart for those you love. It’s a fantastic way to use those humble, Italian plums when they are in season. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you will come back soon for more family-friendly recipes.

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Italian Plum Shortbread Tart
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

Looking for a fabulous dessert? You'll love this Italian Plum Shortbread Tart, with juicy plums, buttery shortbread crust, and streusel top!

Category: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Italian Plum Shortbread Tart
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 394 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For The Crust/Topping:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup COLD butter , cut in small chunks. (=1½ sticks)
  • 2 large egg yolks
For Plum Filling:
  • pounds Italian Prune Plums , approx. 25 Italian plums/sliced
  • ¼ cup brown sugar , packed
  • 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. Place all crust ingredients EXCEPT FOR EGG YOLKS in a large bowl (or processor). Cut COLD butter into flour mixture (w/ 2 forks or pastry blender) until butter is reduced to the size of peas. Add egg yolks; mix only until just combined. IMPORTANT- Measure out 1/4th of this mixture and set aside to sprinkle on top of the tart later. Pat remaining shortbread mixture very firmly onto bottom and sides of the tart pan. Set aside.

  3. Wash/dry plums. Slice plums from top to bottom (½" thick, leaving skin ON), and remove seed. You should get about 4 slices per plum. In a large mixing bowl, combine sliced plums, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon until well-coated. Pour plum filling into uncooked shortbread crust; distribute evenly to fill crust.

  4. Evenly sprinkle fruit with the remaining crumb topping you set aside earlier. Completely cover the fruit. Once done, carefully place tart on a middle rack in preheated oven. TIP: Place a sheet of aluminum foil under the pan, in case of any drips during baking.

  5. Bake at 400°F. for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350°F.. Continue baking for 25-30 minutes, until topping is golden brown. Remove tart from oven; transfer to wire rack. After tart has cooled to room temp., remove tart from pan (not necessary if using pie pan). To do this, place your hand firmly on the bottom metal disc,; press disc gently upward to release it from the sides of the tart pan.

  6. Cut tart into 8 slices, and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

NOTE: I used about 25 Italian plums for this recipe. The total weight of 1¼ pounds was calculated after slicing and removing the seeds.

Nutrition Facts
Italian Plum Shortbread Tart
Amount Per Serving (1 slice (1/8 of total))
Calories 394 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 229mg10%
Potassium 166mg5%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 838IU17%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Looking for a fabulous dessert? You'll love this Italian Plum Shortbread Tart, with juicy plums, buttery shortbread crust, and streusel top!

 

 

Dutch Crumb Peach Pie

Make a Dutch Crumb Peach Pie to enjoy the taste of summer! A delicious, classic peach pie, covered with crumbly, buttery streusel topping!Make a Dutch Crumb Peach Pie to enjoy the taste of summer! A delicious, classic peach pie, covered with crumbly, buttery streusel topping!

What’s a girl to do when she picks a BUNCH of fresh peaches in the summer? Well THIS girl likes to make delicious things with the “fruits of her labor”. I’ve canned them, and have used fresh peaches to make jam, cobblers, galettes, ice cream, turnovers, peach pies, smoothies, and crisps. It’s amazing how many delicious items you can make with this seasonal fruit.

Today I want to share with you a scrumptious recipe for Dutch Crumb Peach Pie. We love apple pies made this way, so I thought it would also be yummy using peach filling. I combined two different recipes from an OLD cookbook I received when I got married (43 years ago), and this delicious pie is the result.

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Lots of fresh summer peaches to make delicious desserts and jam with!

Prepare The Peach Pie Filling

Making the filling for this Dutch Crumb Peach Pie is really quite easy! First, peel the peaches, and then carefully slice them in half, and remove the pit. Cut the peaches into slices, about ½” wide. Place the peach slices into a large mixing bowl.

Add granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon and freshly squeezed lemon juice to the peach slices in the bowl. Stir gently, to fully combine these ingredients. When done, set the bowl aside until later. This is your pie filling.


Sliced peaches are combined with sugar, flour, cinnamon and lemon juice to make the pie filling.

Make The Streusel Topping

Now it’s time to make the simple, buttery streusel topping. The streusel is what turns this pie from a plain peach pie into a Dutch crumb peach pie! Here’s how to make the crumbly pie topping.

Place flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped pecans into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Cut VERY COLD butter into chunks and add them to the bowl. Use a pastry blender (or two forks) to cut the butter into the topping ingredients. Once done, the butter should be reduced to about the size of peas. Set the streusel topping aside.

Flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans in a bowl to make streusel topping for pie.Cold butter is cut into streusel ingredients until crumbly, using a pastry blender.Streusel topping is ready to add to the top of the Dutch Crumb Peach Pie before baking.

Ready To Assemble The Dutch Crumb Peach Pie

Okay… now get that pie crust prepared! You can use whatever deep dish 9″ pie crust is convenient for you. That would include a homemade pie crust (that’s what I use), or a store-bought frozen (but thawed) pie crust, or refrigerated pie crust dough.

Crimp the edges of your pie crust, then gently prick the bottom and sides of the dough with the tines (the tips) of a fork (as shown below). The pie dough is pricked so it doesn’t puff up with large air pockets while baking.

The pie crust has been prepared for the pie filling.

Pour the peach pie filling into the prepared pie crust, making sure it is spread evenly. Add the streusel topping, a little at a time until the entire surface of the peach filling is covered. I like to mound it up in the middle of the pie (like a dome). Use all the topping.

TIP: I usually cup my hand around the edge of the crust so the topping doesn’t go all over the place as I add it! That helps to hold it onto the surface of the pie.

Peach filling is added to pie crust, then topped with streusel topping, to cover.The streusel crumb topping is mounded from the crust into the middle of the pie.

Bake The Dutch Crumb Peach Pie

Bake the Dutch Crumb Peach Pie on the middle rack of a preheated 425°F. oven. I typically place a sheet of aluminum foil underneath the pie, in case the filling bubbles over. This ensures you won’t have a messy oven when done!

Bake the Dutch Crumb Peach Pie for approximately 40 minutes, or a few minutes more, depending on your oven. The pie is done when the streusel topping and crust are golden brown, and the filling is bubbly around the edges. Transfer the pie to a wire rack to cool for about 10-15 minutes before slicing. When ready to serve, slice the pie into 8 wedges, serve and enjoy!

This pie is wonderful served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but is also yummy served at room temperature! In the 2nd photo below you can see my regular peach pie, and a Dutch Crumb Peach pie, side by side. YUMMO!

A Dutch Crumb Peach Pie, cooling on a wire rack after baking.Classic peach pie on the left, and Dutch Crumb Peach Pie on the right.

I hope you have the chance to make this delicious pie, and I believe you will NOT be disappointed! Thank you for stopping by today, and I truly hope you will come back again soon, for more family friendly recipes. Have a GREAT day!

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Recipe adapted from: Pie Filling: The New Pillsbury Family Cookbook, page 149, published 1973 by The Pillsbury Co. Streusel Topping: From the same cookbook, on page 147

Dutch Crumb Peach Pie
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

Make a Dutch Crumb Peach Pie to enjoy the taste of summer! A delicious, classic peach pie, covered with crumbly, buttery streusel topping!

Category: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dutch crumb peach pie
Servings: 8 slices
Calories Per Serving: 365 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 9" deep dish pie crust
For Peach Pie Filling:
  • 5 cups sliced fresh peaches (peeled)
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
For Streusel Topping:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans may substitute walnuts
  • ½ cup COLD butter equals 1 stick of butter (8 Tablespoons)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

  2. MAKE PIE FILLING: Peel peaches. Slice in half, completely removing the pit. Cut peaches into slices, about ½" wide. Place sliced peaches in large mixing bowl. Add sugar, flour, cinnamon and lemon juice. Stir gently, to fully combine. Set bowl aside.

  3. MAKE STREUSEL TOPPING: Place flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped pecans in a medium-sized bowl. Cut VERY COLD butter into chunks and add to bowl. Use a pastry blender (or two forks) to cut in butter. Once done, butter should be reduced to the size of peas. Set streusel topping aside.

  4. PREPARE PIE CRUST: Crimp edges of a deep dish 9" pie crust; gently prick bottom and sides of dough with the tines (tips) of a fork, so dough doesn't puff up with air pockets while baking.

  5. MAKE PIE: Pour peach pie filling evenly into prepared pie crust,. Add streusel to the top, a little at a time, until all peach filling is covered. Mound streusel up in the middle (like a dome). TIP: Cup your hand around edge of crust so topping doesn't spill all over while adding!

  6. TIP:** Bake pie on middle rack in oven. Put a sheet of aluminum foil underneath the pie, in case filling bubbles over, so you won't have a messy oven when done! Bake pie for approx. 40 minutes, or more, depending on your oven. It's done when streusel topping and crust are golden brown, and filling is bubbly around the edges.

  7. Transfer pie from oven to a wire rack to cool for 10-15 minutes before slicing. When ready to serve, slice the pie into 8 wedges, serve each piece with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

NOTE: If using frozen pie crust, be sure to thaw it before using.

Nutrition Facts
Dutch Crumb Peach Pie
Amount Per Serving (1 slice (1/8 of total))
Calories 365 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 106mg5%
Potassium 244mg7%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 671IU13%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Make a Dutch Crumb Peach Pie to enjoy the taste of summer! A delicious, classic peach pie, covered with crumbly, buttery streusel topping!

 

 

 

 

 

Lemon Cream Cheese Tart

This Lemon Cream Cheese Tart is a bit tangy, a bit sweet, and tastes fantastic! A creamy lemon filling is baked on a shortbread-style crust.
This Lemon Cream Cheese Tart is a bit tangy, a bit sweet, and tastes fantastic! A creamy lemon filling is baked on a shortbread-style crust.

Recently I made a Lemon Cream Cheese Tart, which my husband and I enjoyed on a snow and ice-covered Valentines Day. We each enjoyed a piece, and then gave the remaining slices to several neighbors as a Valentines treat (since we were snowbound, AND so we wouldn’t gobble up the entire thing ourselves!). It is so incredibly GOOD!

At 7pm on Valentines night, our power went out due to snow and ice, so we were glad we had enjoyed our homemade dinner and dessert earlier! Our power ended up being out Sunday night through Tuesday afternoon, but our generator helped keep the food in our fridge cold (hooray). Candles and flashlights also quickly became our best friends!

All that said… this lemon cream cheese tart tastes wonderful! The foundation for it is a shortbread-style crust, and the yummy lemon and cream cheese filling is amazing! Put them together, and top with sweetened whipped cream… it’s dessert perfection!

I received a printed recipe card for this dessert at a women’s event over 15 years ago (which indicated the original recipe was from Bon Appetit magazine). This dessert is sooo delicious, and we love it! It’s also fairly simple and straightforward to make. Here’s how:

Scroll Down For A Printable Recipe Card At The Bottom Of The Page

Make The Crust

The first thing you will do is to preheat your oven to 425°F. The next thing to do is make the crust! The easiest way to make it is with a food processor, but you can also use a hand-held pastry blender or two forks for this step, if desired.

Place flour and powdered sugar in a food processor, and add chunks of really cold butter. Pulse until the butter becomes about the size of peas and mixture forms small clumps. NOTE: If using pastry blender or 2 forks, cut in the butter into the flour mixture in a bowl until it reaches the same consistency.

Pour the crumbly crust mixture into a 9″ tart pan (that has a removable bottom).

Butter, flour and powdered sugar are processed until tiny crumbs form for crust.Crumbly crust mixture is poured into a tart pan (with a removable bottom).

Time To Bake The Crust

FIRMLY press the crumb mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of the tart pan. Continue to press until you have a firm crust and sides. Once the crust is pretty solid, put the pan in the freezer for 15 minutes (this helps really chill the butter).

Remove the pan from the freezer. Place it on the middle rack in a preheated 425°F. oven. Bake the tart crust for 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. When done, remove the crust from the oven and immediately reduce the oven temperature to 350° F. Place the pan on a wire rack, and allow it to cool completely before adding the lemon filling.

Crust mixture is firmly pressed into the tart pan to form a solid base and sides.After baking, the crust for the lemon cream cheese tart is golden brown.

Prepare The Lemon Cream Cheese Filling

You can make the lemon cream cheese filling while the tart crust bakes OR while the tart crust is cooling after baking. Your choice. You can beat the filling with an electric mixer OR you can place the ingredients in a food processor to thoroughly mix.

I like to use a food processor, because I feel like it really gets the filling smooth and mixed well. I have tried it with electric mixers, but sometimes, if the cream cheese isn’t soft enough, the cream cheese doesn’t “break down” as completely. You will just have to continue beating until it becomes smooth.

Beat (or process) softened cream cheese until very smooth. Add granulated sugar, lemon juice, eggs, and finely grated lemon zest (peel). Continue to process until smooth and well-blended.

A lemon and cream cheese filling is mixed together for the tart.

Bake The Lemon Cream Cheese Tart

Pour the lemon cream cheese mixture over the top of the COOLED tart crust. It will come almost up to the top of the pan. Carefully place the lemon cream cheese tart on the middle rack in the oven. Bake the lemon cream cheese tart 350°F. for 30 minutes.

When done, transfer the tart pan to a wire rack and allow to cool to room temperature. Once at room temperature, cover the tart with plastic wrap. Place tart pan in the refrigerator to chill at LEAST one hour, but more if you have time. This tart can be prepared, covered and refrigerated up to one day ahead.

The tart crust is covered with the lemon cream cheese filling and then baked.

Once the lemon cream cheese tart has been completely chilled, carefully remove the tart from the pan, by carefully pushing up from the bottom. TIP: If it does not release easily, run a butter knife carefully around the sides of the pan.

When ready to serve, the chilled lemon cream cheese tart is removed from the pan.

Garnish And Serve The Lemon Cream Cheese Tart

The lemon cream cheese tart is now ready to serve, as is, OR you can “fancy it up” a bit with whipped cream. I make stabilized whipped cream to decorate this dessert, which means the cream will hold it’s shape for several days, so I can decorate the entire tart. It’s also fun to garnish the tart with lemon slices and/or fresh mint leaves, for extra color!

You also slice pieces, and then garnish each slice with aerosol whipped cream or you can make your own whipped cream (not stabilized) to decorate each slice. I have included instructions for homemade in the Notes section of the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

Lemon Cream Cheese Tart, garnished with whipped cream, lemon slice and mint leaf.A slice of lemon cream cheese tart, served on a white plate.

I truly hope you will have the opportunity to make this delicious lemon tart! The crust is sturdy, very easy to cut, and pairs well with the sweetness and tartness of the lemon topping in this dessert.

Thank you for stopping by, and I trust you will come back soon for more yummy recipes. Have a GREAT day!

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Original recipe source: Bon Appetit Magazine, (October 1995 edition).

Lemon Cream Cheese Tart
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Refrigeration Time (minimum-inactive)
1 hr
Total Time
2 hrs
 

This Lemon Cream Cheese Tart is a bit tangy, a bit sweet, and tastes fantastic! A creamy lemon filling is baked on a shortbread-style crust.

Category: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon cream cheese tart
Servings: 8 (or 10 smaller slices)
Calories Per Serving: 282 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Crust:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 8 Tablespoons COLD butter =1 stick
  • cup powdered sugar confectioner's sugar
For Filling:
  • 5 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 7 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons finely grated lemon peel
  • 2 large eggs
Optional: whipping cream, lemon slice, mint leaves for topping (see NOTE below)
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 425° F.

    2. MAKE CRUST: Place flour and powdered sugar in food processor; add cold butter chunks. Pulse until butter becomes the size of peas and mixture forms small clumps. (If using pastry blender or forks in a bowl for this step, cut in butter until it reaches the same consistency). Place crust mixture in a 9" tart pan (with removable bottom).

    3. FIRMLY press crust mixture onto bottom and up the sides of tart pan. Continue to press until you have a solid crust and sides. Put pan in the freezer for 15 minutes (to chill butter). Remove pan from freezer. Place on middle rack in a preheated oven. Bake crust for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. When done, remove pan from oven- REDUCE OVEN TEMP TO 350° F. Place pan on a wire rack; let crust cool completely before adding lemon filling.

    4. MAKE LEMON FILLING: Using a food processor or electric mixer, process or beat softened cream cheese until smooth. Add granulated sugar, lemon juice, eggs, and lemon zest. Continue to process until smooth and well-blended.

    5. Pour the lemon filling into the COOLED tart crust (it will come almost to top of the pan). Carefully place tart on middle rack in oven. Bake at 350°F. for 30 minutes. When done, transfer tart pan to a wire rack; allow tart to cool to room temp. Once at room temp., cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate at LEAST one hour, (but more if you have the time). Tart can be prepared, covered and refrigerated up to one day ahead.

    6. Once completely chilled, carefully remove the tart from the pan, by carefully pushing up from the bottom. TIP: If it does not release easily, run a butter knife carefully around the sides of the pan to loosen the crust.

    7. To serve: Cut tart into slices. Garnish each slice (or top of the tart) with a dollop (or dollops) of whipped cream, a lemon slice, and a fresh mint leaf, if desired. Store leftovers, covered, in refrigerator. Enjoy!

    Recipe Notes

    NOTE: It is recommended you top each slice (at serving) with whipped cream if you are NOT using a stabilized whipped cream (to prevent whipped cream from losing shape). Can also use aerosol whipped cream, OR can beat 1/2 cup chilled heavy whipping cream and 2 teaspoons powdered sugar in a chilled bowl until stiff peaks form, then pipe decoratively around the top of the tart or individual slices before serving.

    Nutrition Facts
    Lemon Cream Cheese Tart
    Amount Per Serving (1 slice (1/8 of total))
    Calories 282 Calories from Fat 135
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 15g23%
    Saturated Fat 9g56%
    Trans Fat 1g
    Cholesterol 86mg29%
    Sodium 202mg9%
    Potassium 97mg3%
    Carbohydrates 32g11%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 19g21%
    Protein 5g10%
    Vitamin A 516IU10%
    Vitamin C 6mg7%
    Calcium 41mg4%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!This Lemon Cream Cheese Tart is a bit tangy, a bit sweet, and tastes fantastic! A creamy lemon filling is baked on a shortbread-style crust.

    Mint Brownie Pie

    Mint Brownie Pie is a perfect St. Patrick’s Day (or any other day) dessert! Mint cream cheese filling tops a brownie base. Easy and yummy!
    Mint Brownie Pie is a perfect St. Patrick's Day (or any other day) dessert! Mint cream cheese filling tops a brownie base. Easy and yummy!

    If you’re looking for a fantastic dessert to have on St. Patrick’s Day, or Christmas, OR any other day of the year, may I suggest this mint brownie pie? It tastes wonderful, due to a brownie layer on bottom and a creamy mint filling on top! It is sooo good!

    A couple of months ago I made (and photographed) this delicious dessert, and was able to share quite a few pieces with several of our neighbors. It was so yummy I could have eaten the entire thing by myself (seriously!)… but my husband and I decided to share this treat (and the calories) with others!

    I had the recipe because it came from one of my “Taste of Home” magazines (from 1999) that I have saved for many, many years. This mint brownie pie is a favorite, and decided this was the time to share the recipe on my blog. Here’s how to make it:

    Scroll Down For A Printable Recipe Card At The Bottom Of The Page

    Prepare The Brownie Base Layer

    The first thing (after preheating your oven) you will do is make a brownie base for the dessert. To do this, melt butter and unsweetened chocolate in a medium saucepan, stirring often. Once melted, add granulated sugar, and stir well, to fully blend ingredients. Remove the pan from the heat.

    Unsweetened chocolate and butter are melted in a saucepan.Granulated sugar is added to the melted chocolate and butter in saucepan.

    Whisk 2 eggs and vanilla extract in a small bowl, and add this to the chocolate mixture. Mix well, to combine. Stir in  flour, a little at a time. Continue to stir after each addition until all the flour has been blended into the chocolate.

    Whisked eggs and vanilla extract are added to chocolate in saucepan.Flour is stirred into the chocolate mixture, a little at a time.

    Bake The Brownie Base

    Pour the mint brownie pie batter into a greased (bottom and sides) 9″ springform pan. Place the pan on the middle rack of a preheated oven. Bake at 350° F. for 18-20 minutes OR until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the brownie pie comes out clean.

    Remove the mint brownie pie from the oven and let it cool (still in pan) on a wire rack. Do not open the pan or remove the brownie base from the pan.

    Mint brownie pie batter is poured into a greased springform pan.After baking, the mint brownie pie chocolate layer cools in the pan on a wire rack.

    Make The Mint Cream Cheese Topping

    Now it’s time to make the mint cream cheese topping while the brownie base cools to room temperature. Using an electric mixer, beat softened cream cheese and sugar until it becomes smooth.

    Add green food coloring (if using) and peppermint extract to the cream cheese filling, and mix well until combined and all color has blended in. The food coloring is optional, but I recommend it, especially if you’re making this dessert for St. Patrick’s Day! Use a few drops or as much as you wish to achieve a mint green color. Once the filling is fully tinted and blended, gently fold in whipped topping.

    When the brownie layer has completely cooled, gently add the mint cream cheese filling on top. Spread the filling to cover the entire top surface. Cover the pan, and refrigerate the mint brownie pie for one hour (at least).

    Whipped topping is gently folded into the green tinted cream cheese filling.The mint cream cheese filling is spread on the surface of the mint brownie pie.

    Refrigerate Then Decorate The Mint Brownie Pie!

    After the mint brownie pie has been chilled in the refrigerator for at least an hour, it’s ready to remove from the springform pan and decorate for serving. Run a butter knife all the way around between the pan and the pie to assist in releasing the pie from the pan. Melt chocolate chips and drizzle the chocolate decoratively over the surface of the mint brownie pie, any way you wish.

    I also like to pipe stabilized whipped cream (which holds its shape for days) on top and sprinkle with finely grated chocolate. Those are optional, but really do make the dessert look great. If using aerosol whipped cream, spray onto individual pieces just before serving, as it will not hold it’s shape for any length of time.

    Melted chocolate is drizzled decoratively over the top of the mint brownie pie.Whipped cream is piped on top of the mint brownie pie and grated chocolate is added for garnish.

    Grab A Slice Of Mint Brownie Pie… And Dig In!

    Slice the mint brownie pie into 10 wedges, serve… and enjoy this decadent dessert! I’m confident you and those you love will really love this yummy treat! The dense, fudgy bottom layer, and the creamy, mint cream cheese topping makes a wonderful treat for the ol’ taste buds. YUM!

    A slice of mint brownie pie, served on a white plate.

    Thank you for stopping by to check out this recipe. If you’re looking for more St. Patrick’s day dishes, check out my recipes for Irish Chocolate Pots de Créme, Irish Soda Bread, and Corned Beef and Cabbage. I hope you will be able to come back again soon for another visit. Have a GREAT day, and may God bless you.

    Looking For More DESSERT Recipes?

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    Original recipe source: “Taste of Home” magazine, February/March 1999 edition, page 67, published by Reiman Publications, Inc.

    Mint Brownie Pie
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    20 mins
    Inactive Refrigeration Time
    1 hr
    Total Time
    1 hr 35 mins
     

    Mint Brownie Pie is a perfect St. Patrick's Day (or any other day) dessert! Mint cream cheese filling tops a brownie base. Easy and yummy!

    Category: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: mint brownie pie
    Servings: 10 slices
    Calories Per Serving: 362 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    For Brownie Layer:
    • 6 Tablespoons butter (no substitutes)
    • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate (2 one oz. squares)
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
    • ½ cup all purpose flour
    Mint Cream Cheese Layer:
    • 8 ounces cream cheese , softened
    • ¾ cup granulated sugar
    • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
    • green food coloring (optional, but recommended)
    • 8 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed
    For Decorating:
    • ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips , melted
    • 2 teaspoons vegetable shortening
    • Piped whipped cream and grated chocolate (optional)
    Instructions
    1. Melt butter and unsweetened chocolate in medium saucepan, stirring often. Once melted, add granulated sugar, and stir to fully blend ingredients. Remove pan from heat. Whisk eggs and vanilla extract in small bowl; add to chocolate mixture. Stir well, to combine. Stir in flour, a little at a time. Stir after each addition until all flour has been blended into chocolate.

    2. Pour batter into greased (bottom and sides) 9" springform pan. Place pan on middle rack in preheated oven. Bake at 350° F. for 18-20 minutes OR until a toothpick inserted in middle of brownie layer comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool (still in pan) on a wire rack. Do not remove brownie base from pan.

    3. Make mint cream cheese topping while brownie layer cools. Using an electric mixer, beat softened cream cheese and sugar until it becomes smooth. Add green food coloring (if using) and peppermint extract to cream cheese; mix well until combined and all color is blended in. Use a few drops or as much as you wish to achieve a mint green color. Once filling is tinted and blended, gently fold in whipped topping. When brownie layer is completely cooled, add cream cheese filling on top. Spread filling to cover top surface. Cover pan; refrigerate for one hour (at least).

    4. Remove chilled dessert from refrigerator. Release dessert from springform pan and decorate for serving. Melt chocolate chips; drizzle chocolate decoratively over surface of pie, any way you wish. Slice into wedges and serve. NOTE: I also decorate top with piped on stabilized whipped cream (which holds its shape for days) and sprinkle with finely grated chocolate. Those are optional, but really make the dessert look great. If using aerosol whipped cream, spray onto individual pieces just before serving, as it will not hold it's shape for any length of time. Store leftovers, covered, in refrigerator.

    Nutrition Facts
    Mint Brownie Pie
    Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
    Calories 362 Calories from Fat 153
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 17g26%
    Saturated Fat 10g63%
    Trans Fat 1g
    Cholesterol 34mg11%
    Sodium 185mg8%
    Potassium 163mg5%
    Carbohydrates 51g17%
    Fiber 2g8%
    Sugar 42g47%
    Protein 4g8%
    Vitamin A 377IU8%
    Calcium 70mg7%
    Iron 2mg11%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Mint Brownie Pie is a perfect St. Patricks Day (or any other day) dessert! Mint cream cheese filling tops a brownie base. Easy and yummy!

    Awesome Pecan Pie

    Ready for the holidays? Why not bake an awesome pecan pie from scratch? This pie is absolutely delicious, and it’s very simple to make.
    Ready for the holidays? Why not bake an awesome pecan pie from scratch? This pie is absolutely delicious, and it's very simple to make. My husband absolutely LOVES pecan pie. For many, many years I have made pecan pies, using the recipe found on the bottle of corn syrup (one of the ingredients). All that has changed now, ever since I began making awesome pecan pie using another recipe. It’s a total KEEPER, and I want to share the recipe here with you today, and show you how to make it.

    One of the unique things about this recipe that sets it apart is in its use of pecans. The recipe calls for finely chopped pecans, quartered pecans, and whole pecan halves used to decorate the top of this delicious pie.

    This is also a vey easy pie to make. The flaky buttery crust, as written in the recipe is fantastic, but if really pressed for time, you could always use a pie dough shell. Let me show you how to make an awesome pecan pie!

    Scroll Down For A Printable Recipe Card At The Bottom Of The Page

    Make The Pie Crust

    Measure all purpose flour, granulated sugar and salt into a large mixing bowl. Use a pastry cutter to “cut” chunks of very cold butter into the flour mixture. Do this until the butter has been “cut” into the crumbs (and becomes about the size of peas).Sprinkle the dough with ice water, and stir until the pastry dough is bound together enough to form a dough ball.

    Tip: You can also do this step in a food processor, if desired. Pulse cold butter chunks into flour mixture until butter is the size of peas. Drizzle in cold water while machine is running, until dough ball is formed.

    Place the dough ball on a lightly floured work surface. Roll the dough out until it becomes a circle that is at least an inch larger than the pie pan you will be using. Carefully transfer the pie crust to the pie pan (I fold the dough circle in half, then lift it up and place it into the pie pan). PLACE THE PIE CRUST IN YOUR REFRIGERATOR TO KEEP IT COLD WHILE YOU MAKE THE FILLING!

    Butter is cut into pie crust ingredients, and then a ball of dough is formed.Pie crust is rolled out, then put in pie pan, leaving crust overhanging the sides.

    Make The Awesome Pecan Pie Filling

    Now it’s time to make the pie filling. The ingredients for the filling are eggs, light and dark corn syrup, butter, brown sugar, a pinch of salt, and finely chopped pecans. Whisk or stir these ingredients together in a medium sized mixing bowl until they are fully combined. I usually whisk the eggs lightly, then stir in the rest!

    The pie filling ingredients are whisked together before adding to the crust.

    Fill The Pie

    Use the tines of a fork to puncture the crust dough in several places on the bottom and sides. This helps to prevent air pockets from forming. Add the quartered pecans to the crust, spreading them in a single layer, to cover the bottom as much as possible.

    Pie crust is pierced with fork tines, then quartered pecans are added.Carefully pour the pie filling over the quartered pecans in the pie crust. Once the filling is in, decoratively arrange the remaining pecan halves over the top of the pie. I start by going around the edge, and then work my way into the center with the pecan halves. They will lay right on top of the filling.
    The pie filling is poured into crust, and then topped with pecan halves.

    Bake Your Awesome Pecan Pie

    The last thing you will need to do is trim off any excess dough, then crimp the edges of your pie crust decoratively. Once that’s done, place the pie on the middle rack of a preheated 350°F oven. Bake the pie for 1 hour, or until firm and nicely browned. The crust should be golden and flaky when done.

    Pecans decorate the top of the pie before it is baked.The top of the awesome pecan pie is golden browned after baking.

    Time For A Slice Of Pecan Pie!

    Once the pie has cooled (for about an hour), it is ready to serve (it slices better, too!). We actually prefer it served at room temperature. If you want, you can serve it warm with a tiny scoop of vanilla ice cream! The pie is rich and sweet, so we “usually” eat it without ice cream.

    Once cooled, the pie can be easily sliced into 12 thin wedges and transferred to individual plates, for serving. Grab a fork, and dig in. I really think you will LOVE this awesome pecan pie!

    Taking a peek at the inside of the finished pecan pie.A slice of awesome pecan pie, with a scoop of ice cream on the side.

    I really hope you enjoy this awesome pecan pie! We absolutely LOVE it, and trust you will find it delicious, too! Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you will come back soon.

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    You can find all my pie recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. I have quite a few, including:

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    Original recipe source: allrecipes.com/recipe/18433/irresistible-pecan-pie/

    Awesome Pecan Pie
    Prep Time
    30 mins
    Cook Time
    1 hr
    Total Time
    1 hr 30 mins
     

    Ready for the holidays? Why not bake an awesome pecan pie from scratch? This pie is absolutely delicious, and it's very simple to make.

    Category: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: awesome pecan pie
    Servings: 12
    Calories Per Serving: 444 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    For Crust:
    • cups all purpose flour
    • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ½ cup butter (1 stick) , very cold & cut in chunks
    • 4 Tablespoons ice water
    For Pie Filling:
    • 3 large eggs
    • ¾ cup light corn syrup
    • 2 Tablespoons dark corn syrup
    • ¾ cup light brown sugar
    • 3 Tablespoons butter , melted
    • 1 pinch salt
    • ½ cup pecans, finely chopped
    • 1 cup pecan halves, quartered (each half cut in 4 pcs.)
    • 1 cup pecan halves
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

    2. Make The Crust: Mix flour, sugar and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Cut chunks of cold butter into flour mixture, using two forks or a pastry blender. Continue until butter has been reduced to about the size of peas). Sprinkle dough with ice water, and stir well until the pastry dough is bound together enough to form a dough ball. Tip: You can also do this step in a food processor, if desired. Pulse cold butter chunks into flour mixture until butter is the size of peas. Drizzle in cold water while machine is running, until dough ball is formed.

      Place dough ball on floured work surface. Roll out until it becomes a circle an inch larger than the pie pan. Transfer crust to pan (fold circle in half, lift it up, place it in pie pan, unfold). PLACE PIE CRUST (IN PAN) INTO REFRIGERATOR TO KEEP IT COLD WHILE YOU MAKE THE PIE FILLING!

    3. Make The Filling: Whisk/stir eggs, light and dark corn syrups, melted butter, brown sugar, salt, and finely chopped pecans in medium mixing bowl until fully combined.

    4. Remove crust from refrigerator. Use fork tines to pierce crust in several places (bottom and sides). Spread quartered pecans on bottom of crust in a single layer. Pour pie filling evenly over the quartered pecans. Decoratively arrange remaining pecan halves over the top. Trim excess dough and crimp edges of pie crust.

    5. Bake pie at 350°F (on the middle rack of oven) for 1 hour, or until firm/nicely browned on top. Crust should be golden/flaky. Let pie cool for an hour, before slicing and serving. Enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts
    Awesome Pecan Pie
    Amount Per Serving (1 slice (1/12th of total))
    Calories 444 Calories from Fat 243
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 27g42%
    Saturated Fat 8g50%
    Cholesterol 74mg25%
    Sodium 233mg10%
    Potassium 139mg4%
    Carbohydrates 50g17%
    Fiber 2g8%
    Sugar 35g39%
    Protein 5g10%
    Vitamin A 401IU8%
    Vitamin C 1mg1%
    Calcium 41mg4%
    Iron 2mg11%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!

    Ready for the holidays? Why not bake an awesome pecan pie from scratch? This pie is absolutely delicious, and it's very simple to make.

    Blackberry Air Fryer Handpies

    Make six delicious, glazed blackberry air fryer handpies in about 20 minutes total! They’re easy to make, with purchased or homemade pie crust dough!
    Make six delicious, glazed blackberry air fryer handpies in about 20 minutes total! They're easy to make, with purchased or homemade pie crust dough!

    Do you like “fried” handpies? I sure do! When I was growing up, my grandma would come and live with us for a few months at a time. I have great memories of seeing her frying fruit pies (apricot, peach, berry, etc) in hot oil in a large skillet. Boy, they sure tasted great when Grandma made them!

    I’ve made apricot mini-fried pies (now that I’m all grown up), and always enjoy those, because they remind me of her. Now that I own an air fryer (a birthday gift!), I am longing to create different recipes for air fried “fried pies” (without the oil!).

    A couple months ago I decided to try my hand at making blackberry air fryer handpies. I used my standard blackberry pie filling (but cut the recipe in half), and my homemade pie dough (you can use store bought) to make these treats. Guess what? They taste fantastic, so I want to share the easy recipe here on the ol’ blog. Here’s how to make ’em:

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    Prepare The Blackberry Filling

    Place the blackberries, sugar, flour and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl. NOTE: If you will be using frozen blackberries, please let them thaw first, and then drain off any accumulated juice before adding the other ingredients.

    Stir gently, until these ingredients are combined. This is the filling for your blackberry air fryer handpies. See how easy that was? Set the bowl aside while you cut out the pie dough circles.

    Blackberries, flour, cinnamon and sugar are combined in a medium sized bowl.Once mixed, the fruit filling is ready to make the blackberry handpies.

    Cutting Out The Pie Crust Dough

    Roll out the pie crust dough (mine shown below is homemade) into a circle shape, large enough for at least a 9″ pie. If using a purchased pie dough crust, you may need to roll it out a bit more, so you have enough dough for 6 handpies!

    Cut the dough into six 5″ circles. You can use a wide mug or glass, or a mini pie tin (like I used) to cut the shape. Collect any leftover scraps of dough, then roll them out again to get enough dough for 6 handpies.

    Pie dough is rolled out before cutting into circle shapes for handpies.The pie dough is cut into 6 circles for the blackberry handpies.

    Fill The Blackberry Handpies

    Place a heaping Tablespoonful of the blackberry filling into the center of the dough circles. Be careful not to overfill, or the filling will ooze out! I speak from experience! *cough, cough*

    Also, be sure to leave some empty dough around all the circle. Do NOT spread the filling out to the edges, because you need to fold the dough over the blackberry filling, and seal the edges.

    A spoonful of blackberry pie filling is placed onto each pie dough circle.

    Anyways… pull the dough up and over the blackberry filling to the other edge of the pie dough. Use the tines of a fork (the backside) and press down on the edges of the handpie to seal the two crusts together. Make sure they are sealed together well, so the pies don’t open up while they are cooking.

    You can see where some of the filling juiced out of a couple of the handpies when I crimped the edges.. No big deal, it just looks nicer if they don’t look like they are part of a murder scene! Just sayin’.

    Dough is folded over the pie filling, and edges are crimped to seal.

    Brush the beaten egg over the entire top surface of the dough. This helps the crust to brown nicely while cooking in the air fryer.

    A beaten egg is brushed over the handpies before cooking.

    Time To Cook Some Blackberry Air Fryer Handpies!

    Preheat your air fryer to 370°F. This will take a few minutes. Once pre-heated, carefully place the handpies into the basket. I was able to get all 6 of them into the basket at the same time, but you can cook them in batches, if your air fryer is smaller.

    Cook the blackberry air fryer handpies at 370°F for 7-8 minutes. Check them at the 7 minute mark, since air fryer temps can vary greatly with different machines. When the dough is nicely golden brown and crispy on the outside, they are done.

    Carefully remove them from the air fryer once done, and transfer them to a wire rack (with wax paper of aluminum foil UNDER the rack. The wax paper or foil will help catch any drips when you brush on the glaze.

    Blackberry air fryer handpies are golden brown once fully cooked.

    Glaze The Blackberry Air Fryer Handpies

    While the handpies cool down just a bit, mix the powdered sugar with drops of water in a small bowl, to make a fairly thin glaze.

    Once the blackberry handpies have cooled a bit, use a pastry brush to brush the glaze all over the top of the pastry. When the glaze has hardened, the handpies are ready to serve!

    A glaze is made with water and powdered sugar.

    The blackberry handpies are brushed with the glaze, and then are ready to eat!

    Here’s a peek inside one of the blackberry air fryer handpies.  See that yummy looking blackberry filling inside? Go on… take a big bite… you know you want to, right?

    A peek at the inside of one of the handpies, after cooking.

    Hope you will consider trying this recipe! I really love my fairly new air fryer, and these mini handpies were absolutely delicious! Have a great day.

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    Blackberry Air Fryer Handpies
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    7 mins
    Total Time
    22 mins
     

    Make six delicious, glazed blackberry air fryer handpies in about 20 minutes total! They're easy to make, with purchased or homemade pie crust dough!

    Category: Desssert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: blackberry air fryer handpies
    Servings: 6
    Calories Per Serving: 322 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 2 cups blackberries
    • ½ cup granulated sugar
    • Tablespoons all purpose flour
    • teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 pie crust (unbaked) homemade or store bought
    • 1 egg beaten
    For Icing:
    • ½ cup powdered sugar
    • 3-4 drops water
    Instructions
    1. Place blackberries, sugar, flour and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl. Stir gently, until ingredients are combined. Set bowl aside. NOTE: If using frozen blackberries, thaw first, and then drain off any accumulated juice before adding other ingredients.

    2. Roll pie crust dough into a circle shape, large enough for a 9" pie. If using a purchased pie dough crust, you might need to roll it out more, so you have enough dough for 6 handpies! Cut dough into six 5" circles. Collect leftover scraps of dough, then roll them out again to get enough dough for 6 handpies.

    3. Place a heaping Tablespoonful of blackberry filling into center of each circle. Don't overfill the handpies, or the filling will leak out! Be sure to leave a dough edge around the circle. Do NOT spread the filling out to the edge.

    4. Pull the dough (gently) up and over the blackberry filling to the other edge of the dough. Use the tines of a fork (the backside) and press down on the edges of the handpie to crimp and seal the two crusts together. Make sure they are sealed together well, so the pies don't open up while they are cooking. Brush beaten egg over the top of the handpies. This helps the crust to brown nicely while cooking in the air fryer.

    5. Preheat air fryer to 370°F. Once pre-heated, carefully place handpies into basket. You can cook them in batches, if necessary. Cook handpies at 370°F for 7-8 minutes. Check them at the 7 minute mark, as temperatures can vary with air fryers. When handpies are golden brown and crispy on the outside, they are done. Carefully remove them from air fryer, and transfer to a wire rack.

    6. While the handpies cool, mix the powdered sugar with drops of water in a small bowl, to make a fairly thin glaze. Once handpies have cooled a bit, use a pastry brush to brush the glaze all over the top. When glaze hardens, the handpies are ready to serve! Enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts
    Blackberry Air Fryer Handpies
    Amount Per Serving (1 g)
    Calories 322 Calories from Fat 108
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 12g18%
    Saturated Fat 3g19%
    Cholesterol 27mg9%
    Sodium 144mg6%
    Potassium 122mg3%
    Carbohydrates 51g17%
    Fiber 3g13%
    Sugar 29g32%
    Protein 4g8%
    Vitamin A 142IU3%
    Vitamin C 10mg12%
    Calcium 26mg3%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Make six delicious, glazed blackberry air fryer handpies in about 20 minutes total! They're easy to make, with purchased or homemade pie crust dough!

    Coconut Chocolate Chip Pie

    Coconut Chocolate Chip Pie is a tasty, crust-less, easy dessert to make! Mix ingredients in blender, pour into pie pan, add chocolate chips, & bake!
    Coconut Chocolate Chip Pie is a tasty, crust-less, easy dessert to make! Mix ingredients in blender, pour into pie pan, add chocolate chips, & bake!

    Well, if you like desserts that don’t take a lot of prep work, this is the pie for you! With a MINIMAL amount of prep time (5 minutes or less), this coconut chocolate chip pie will surprise you with just how EASY it is to make!

    I found this recipe in one of my old (from 1998) Taste of Home magazines that I keep in my home office. Occasionally I browse through my old cooking magazines for new recipe ideas, and when I saw this old recipe for a quickly (made in a blender) coconut pie, I knew I wanted to try it.

    Personally I like coconut and chocolate together, so I slightly tweaked the original recipe to include chocolate chips, and before I knew it, this pie was made and baked! Even if you don’t know how to cook, YOU can make this tasty pie!

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    Blend The Coconut Pie Filling

    Place milk, eggs, sugar, flour, butter, vanilla and salt into a blender. Cover the blender, and process for about 15 seconds, Scrape the sides down of the blender, put the lid back on, and blend for another 15 seconds.

    Ingredients for the pie are mixed in a blender.

    Add the shredded coconut to the blended pie filling. Put the lid on the blender and blend this for only 5 seconds. Yep… only 5 seconds! See how EASY this is?

    Spray a 9″ or 10″ pie pan with non-stick baking spray (or grease bottom and sides with vegetable shortening or butter. Once done, pour all of the blended coconut pie filling into the pie pan.

    Shredded coconut is added to pie filling ingredients in blender.Coconut pie filling is poured into a greased pie pan.

    Sprinkle the chocolate chips around the top of the pie, and then push them (with the back of a spoon or a spatula) until they are submerged below the surface.

    Chocolate chips are added to the pie filling, and then submerged.

    Time To Bake The Coconut Chocolate Chip Pie!

    Once you have “submerged” the chocolate chips into the pie filling, the pie is ready to bake! Carefully place the coconut chocolate chip pie on the middle rack of a preheated 350° F. oven.

    Coconut pie in pie pan is ready for the oven.

    Bake the pie at 350° F. oven for 50-55 minutes (mine took 55 minutes). When done, the pie will be golden brown, and a knife inserted in the top/middle of the pie will come out clean. Remove the pie from the oven and transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool.

    The pie will puff up considerably during the baking process. As you can see in the photo below, it rises well above the rim. The coconut chocolate chip pie will flatten out as the filling cools, and the air inside dissipates.

    The coconut chocolate chip pie has finished baking and cools on wire rack.

    A coconut chocolate chip pie cools in the pie pan, on a wire rack.

    Slice, Serve, and Enjoy Coconut Chocolate Chip Pie

    Let the coconut pie cool down for about 15-20 minutes before slicing, if you will be eating it while warm. The pie slices very easily and cleanly! This coconut pie can be served while still warm, or you can wait until it has completely cooled off completely, before serving.

    Slice the pie into 8 pieces, serve, and enjoy! Any leftovers may be stored (covered) in the refrigerator, for 3-4 days.

    A look at the inside of a sliced into coconut pie in the pan.

    Even without an “official” crust, you can see that a slice of this “crust-less” coconut pie holds its shape well! Now all that is left to do is eat it warm or at room temperature!

    A slice of the coconut chocolate chip pie is served on a white plate.

    I really hope you enjoy this easy to make coconut pie! It truly could not be any easier to make, which is pretty handy, when you need a quick dessert! Have a great day, friends.

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    You can find all of my pie recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. A few favorite pie recipes you may enjoy include:

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    Recipe Adapted From: Taste of Home Magazine, published by Reiman Publications, December/January 1998 issue (Volume 5, No.6), page 13

    Coconut Chocolate Chip Pie
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    50 mins
    Total Time
    55 mins
     

    Coconut Chocolate Chip Pie is a tasty, crust-less, easy dessert to make! Mix ingredients in blender, pour into pie pan, add chocolate chips, & bake!

    Category: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: coconut chocolate chip pie
    Servings: 8
    Calories Per Serving: 367.02 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 2 cups milk
    • 4 large eggs
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • ½ cup all purpose flour
    • 6 Tablespoons butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup shredded coconut
    • cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray bottom and sides of a 9 or 10" pie pan with non-stick cooking spray (or grease pan with vegetable shortening)

    2. Place milk, eggs, sugar, flour, butter, vanilla and salt into a blender. Cover blender, and process for 15 seconds, Scrape sides of the blender down, put lid back on, and blend for another 15 seconds. Add shredded coconut to the blended pie filling. Put id on blender and blend this for only 5 seconds. Pour the blended coconut pie filling into the greased pie pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips around the top of the pie, and then push them (with the back of a spoon or a spatula) until they are submerged below surface.

    3. Carefully place pie on the middle rack of preheated oven. Bake at 350° F. for 50-55 minutes. When done, pie will be golden brown, and knife inserted in the top/middle of the pie will come out clean. Remove from oven, and transfer pan to a wire rack to cool. Let pie cool for 15-20 minutes before slicing. Pie can be served warm, or at room temperature. Enjoy! *Leftovers may be stored (covered) in refrigerator, for 3-4 days.

    Nutrition Facts
    Coconut Chocolate Chip Pie
    Amount Per Serving (1 slice (1/8th of pie))
    Calories 367.02 Calories from Fat 169
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 18.73g29%
    Saturated Fat 11.86g74%
    Cholesterol 131.44mg44%
    Sodium 317.21mg14%
    Potassium 216.42mg6%
    Carbohydrates 43.47g14%
    Fiber 1.32g6%
    Sugar 35.82g40%
    Protein 7.23g14%
    Vitamin A 531.13IU11%
    Calcium 98.48mg10%
    Iron 1.55mg9%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Coconut Chocolate Chip Pie is a tasty, crust-less, easy dessert to make! Mix ingredients in blender, pour into pie pan, add chocolate chips, & bake!

    How To Can Apple Pie Filling

    Learn how to can apple pie filling for your pantry! Once canned, having homemade pie filling already made for pies, cobblers, etc. is a real time saver!
    Learn how to can apple pie filling for your pantry! Once canned, having homemade pie filling already made for pies, cobblers, etc. is a time saver!

    Okay, lets be honest. Making canned apple pie filling takes some time to pull off, but can I remind you that the results will be worth it, in time saved down the road? You will be able to pull a jar right out of your pantry and whip up a dessert in much less time! YEEHAW!

    This “recipe” came straight out of my treasured canning book called “Ball Complete Book Of Home Preserving”, and it’s a real keeper! Once made, you can use this apple pie filling for pies, cobblers or crisps, turnovers, or even as a topping for PANCAKES!

    The recipe (as written below in the recipe card) will give you a yield of 3 quart jars (plus a pint) OR it will give you about 7 smaller pint jars of apple pie filling. **Please note that I DOUBLED the recipe, and made 7 QUART sized jars of pie filling (as shown in photos)!

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    Prepare Canning Equipment

    Before canning apple pie filling, prepare quart (or pint) size canning jars, flat lids and screw bands, as well as a water bath canner, according to the manufacturer instructions, and USDA safe canning guidelines.

    Prepare The Apples

    There are several wonderful varieties of apples that are great for pie filling. A few that come to mind are Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Jonathan, and my favorite, Gravensteins (shown below). I love to go pick them at local U-Pick Farms! It takes quite a few apples to make 7 quarts, as you can imagine! Basically, each quart sized jar will require approximately 3 pounds of apples!

    Picked some Gravenstein apples to use in many recipes.

    Peel, remove the core, and slice the apples. Treat the apples with lemon juice, fruit fresh or follow my old-fashioned tip here, to keep the apples from darkening once exposed to air.

    It will take about 3-40 minutes to peel, slice and treat all those apples. My suggestion is to get someone to help you, if possible! This is a GREAT way to get a friend or other family member involved, in order to save time! This is especially helpful if doubling the recipe!

    Blanch The Apple Slices

    You will need to blanch the apple slices (once they’re peeled , sliced and treated). Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 6 cups of sliced apples at a time to the boiling water. Cook for 1 minute, then remove and keep them warm while you finish blanching all the apples.

    Apples are peeled, cored, sliced and treated to prevent browning.

    Prepare The Pie Filling

    A lot of folks thicken pie fillings with flour or cornstarch. That’s fine for making a pie. However, when CANNING apple pie filling, these ingredients don’t hold up too well in storage, so a product called ClearJel (for cooking, not instant) is typically used. ClearJel is a type of cooking starch (approved for home canning) that can be ordered online from many retailers.

    To make the pie filling, measure granulated sugar, ClearJel, water, apple juice, cinnamon and nutmeg into a LARGE stainless steel saucepan. Bring this to a boil on medium-high heat. Stir constantly, and continue to cook until it starts to bubble and thickens. Add the lemon juice, and cook for 1 more minute, continuing to stir constantly! Take off heat when done.

    The thickener for the apple pie filling is cooked until thickened.

    Add The Apple Slices To Pie Filling

    Transfer the warm (drained) apple slices to this thickened pie filling in the large saucepan, and fold them into the mixture. Heat the apple pie filling just until heated through, before placing the filling into your hot, prepared jars.

    Time To Can Apple Pie Filling!

    Once heated through, ladle the hot pie filling into prepared canning jars, being sure to leave 1 inch of headspace in each jar. Use a plastic utensil to remove the air bubbles from the jars, making adjustments to the headspace if necessary, by adding or removing filling.

    Wipe the jar rims clean with a wet cloth or paper towel, to help ensure a good seal. Place flat lid centered on top, and add the jar ring. Screw the band on until it is fingertip tight.

    How To Can Apple Pie Filling

    Place the hot jars on an elevated rack and lower into simmering water in canner. Make sure that the water completely covers the tops of the jars (by about an inch). Place lid on canner. Bring the water to a gentle rolling boil, and process the jars for 25 minutes AFTER it begins boiling. The processing time is the same for both pint and quart sized jars.

    When you can apple pie filling, the jars must be processed in a water bath canner.

    When processing time is finished, turn off heat, and carefully remove lid from the pan. Wait for 5-10 minutes, and then remove the HOT jars from the pan, using canning tongs. Transfer jars to a dish towel on counter. IMPORTANT NOTE: Don’t place hot jars directly onto your counter top, as temperature variances (hot jars vs. cold counter top) might cause jars to crack.

    Four jars of apple pie filling resting on dish towel after processing.

    Let The Jars Cool Completely

    Let the jars of apple pie filling cool completely (overnight or 12 hours) without disturbing. Once completely cooled, check to make sure jars sealed. The jar lids should have NO GIVE in them if properly sealed. If you find one has not sealed properly, it is not safe to store. Refrigerate it, and use it within a week.

    Wipe the jars clean with a wet cloth, then label (with date canned), and place them in your pantry for long term storage. There you go… you just learned how to can apple pie filling!

    The jars of apple pie filling are cleaned, seal is checked, and are labeled for storage.

    Even though it is a labor-intensive process to make pie filling, the benefit comes later! It’s very convenient to make a pie, cobbler or dessert requiring apple pie filling by grabbing an “already made” jar right out of the pantry!

    Looking For More CANNING Recipes?

    You can find all of my canning recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. I have recipes for a variety of foods and jams. They include:

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    Original recipe source: my beloved “Ball Complete book Of Home Preserving”, published 2006, The Jarden Corporation, page 170.

    How To Can Apple Pie Filling
    Prep Time
    45 mins
    Cook Time
    25 mins
    Total Time
    1 hr 10 mins
     

    Learn how to can apple pie filling for your pantry! Once canned, having homemade pie filling already made for pies, cobblers, etc. is a time saver!

    Category: Canning and Preserving, Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: can apple pie filling
    Servings: 7 pints (or 3 qts + 1 pint)
    Calories Per Serving: 462 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 12 cups apples , peeled, cored, sliced, treated to prevent browning
    • cups granulated sugar
    • ¾ cup ClearJel
    • teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • cups cold water
    • cups unsweetened apple juice
    • ½ cup lemon juice
    Instructions
    1. Prepare quart (or pint) size canning jars, flat lids and screw bands, and water bath canner, according to the manufacturer instructions, and USDA safe canning guidelines.

    2. Peel, remove the core, and slice the apples. Treat the apples with lemon juice (not from the ingredient list), fruit fresh or another method, to keep the apples from darkening once exposed to air. Once they're peeled , sliced and treated, blanch the slices . Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 6 cups of sliced apples at a time to the boiling water. Cook for 1 minute, then remove and keep them warm while you finish blanching all the apples.

    3. To make the pie filling, measure granulated sugar, ClearJel, water, apple juice, cinnamon and nutmeg into a LARGE stainless steel saucepan. Bring this to a boil on medium-high heat. Stir constantly, and continue to cook until it bubbles and thickens. Add ½ cup lemon juice, and cook for 1 more minute, stirring constantly! Take off heat when done. Transfer warm (drained) apple slices into pie filling in large saucepan, and fold them into the mixture. Re-heat filling only until heated through, before placing the filling into hot, prepared jars.

    4. Ladle hot pie filling into prepared canning jars, leaving 1 inch of headspace in each jar. Use a long utensil inserted several times into jars, to remove the air bubbles, making adjustments to the headspace if necessary, by adding or removing filling. Wipe jar rims clean, to help ensure a good seal. Place flat lid on top, and add the jar ring. Screw the band on until it is fingertip tight. Place the hot jars onto an elevated rack and lower rack and jars into simmering water in canner. Make sure the water completely covers the tops of the jars (by about an inch). Place lid on canner.

    5. Bring the water to a gentle rolling boil, and process the jars for 25 minutes AFTER it begins boiling. When processing time is finished, turn off heat. Remove lid from pan. Wait 5-10 minutes, and then remove the VERY HOT jars from the pan, using canning tongs. Transfer jars to a dish towel on counter. IMPORTANT NOTE: Don't place hot jars directly onto your counter top, as temperature variances (boiling hot jars vs. cold counter top) might cause jars to crack. Let the jars of apple pie filling cool completely (overnight or 12 hours) without disturbing.

    6. Once completely cooled, check to make sure jars sealed. The jar lids should have NO GIVE in them if properly sealed. If you find one has not sealed properly, it is not safe to store. Refrigerate it, and use it within a couple weeks. Wipe the jars clean with a wet cloth, then label (with date canned), and place them in your pantry for long term storage. Enjoy!

    Recipe Notes

    NOTE: If treating apples with lemon juice to prevent browning, you will need a couple extra lemons for this purpose.

    Nutrition Facts
    How To Can Apple Pie Filling
    Amount Per Serving (1 g)
    Calories 462 Calories from Fat 9
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 1g2%
    Saturated Fat 1g6%
    Sodium 9mg0%
    Potassium 337mg10%
    Carbohydrates 120g40%
    Fiber 6g25%
    Sugar 110g122%
    Protein 1g2%
    Vitamin A 116IU2%
    Vitamin C 17mg21%
    Calcium 25mg3%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Learn how to can apple pie filling for your pantry! Once canned, having homemade pie filling already made for pies, cobblers, etc. is a time saver!

    Streusel Topped Peach Galette

    It’s EASY to make this streusel topped peach galette, featuring fresh peach and cinnamon filling, a buttery crumb topping, all in a free form, flaky pie crust!
    It's EASY to make this streusel topped peach galette, featuring fresh peach and cinnamon filling, a buttery crumb topping, all in a free form, flaky pie crust!

    If you love the taste of fresh peach pie, but don’t like to mess with forming and crimping the edges on a traditional pie crust, may I suggest making a peach galette? Guess what? It’s baked ON a baking sheet, instead of IN a pie pan!

    Rustic looking, and delicious, this easy to prepare dessert can be made with minimal effort! You can make your own homemade pie crust dough, or to save time you can purchase it! The pie crust dough is slightly wrapped, up and around the yummy pie filling, then topped with crumbly streusel, then baked. It’s SO EASY! Here’s how to make a peach galette:

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    Prepare Pastry Dough For Peach Galette

    To prepare the pie dough “crust”, first roll out pastry dough to a 10 inch circle on a lightly floured surface. You can use homemade pie crust dough or purchased pie dough. There is no need to trim the edges , because a “rustic” look is perfect! Fold the dough circle in half, and carefully transfer dough to the middle of a 13×9 inch baking sheet. Set aside.

    Make The Streusel Topping

    In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and cold butter. Cut in the butter, using a pastry blender or two forks. Cut the butter in until the mixture is crumbly and the butter has been reduced to the size of peas. Stir in chopped pecans (or walnuts). Set aside.

    Preparing the streusel topping for the peach galette.

    Prepare The Peach Filling

    In a large mixing bowl, mix together peeled, thinly sliced fresh peaches, granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Stir gently, to combine. This is the filling for the peach galette. NOTE: If you are using frozen peaches, make sure they are not packed in syrup. Thaw peach slices completely, before using.

    Fresh peach slices are mixed with cinnamon and sugar for filling used in peach galette.

    To Assemble Peach Galette

    First, place the peach filling into the center of crust, slightly mounding up in middle. Be sure to leave about a 2-3 inch rim of BARE crust all around the edges of the dough.

    Fresh peaches, with cinnamon and sugar are piled onto free form pastry dough.

    The next thing to do is evenly distribute all of the streusel topping over the peach filling. Mound this up in the middle, as well.

    Streusel topping is added to peach galette before baking.

    Gently pull the crust up and slightly over the edges of pie/streusel filling. This will form a roughly shaped “crust” that holds the peach galette filling in.

    The beauty of making a galette like this is you do NOT have to form a pretty “crust” and crimp the edges like a typical pie in a pie pan. This method is much easier, and makes the finished dessert look a bit more rustic!

    Dough is loosely folded over peach galette filling before it is baked.

    Bake The Streusel Topped Peach Galette

    Place the peach galette into a 425°F  preheated oven. Bake for approx. 30-35 minutes, or until streusel topping and crust are golden brown. When done, the pie filling should also be cooked through and bubbly.  Remove baking sheet from oven to a wire rack.

    The peach galette is golden brown and flaky when it comes out of oven.

    Time To Enjoy The Streusel Topped Peach Galette

    Let the galette cool on the baking sheet for 10-15 minutes, before slicing or transferring to a serving plate.

    Removing a slice from the peach galette.

    One piece has been cut out of the peach galette, revealing the peaches inside.

    Serve the peach galette as is, or top each slice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Whether you serve this dessert “plain”, or “a la mode”… either way tastes fantastic! Hope you will enjoy the flaky crust, fresh fruit filling, and the buttery streusel topping on this delicious dessert!

    The inside of the baked peach galette, after a couple slices are gone.

    I hope you enjoy this delicious tasting peach galette! We sure did! It was all I could do to keep my husband out of it, because it was so good… ha ha!  Have a wonderful day, and please come back again soon!

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    Streusel Topped Peach Galette
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    30 mins
    Total Time
    45 mins
     
    It's EASY to make this streusel topped peach galette, featuring fresh peach and cinnamon filling, a buttery crumb topping, all in a free form, flaky pie crust!
    Category: Desssert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: peach galette
    Servings: 6
    Calories Per Serving: 517 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 1 9" pie crust dough , homemade or purchased
    For Peach Filling:
    • cups sliced, peeled peaches (approx 3 large) , see NOTE below
    • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour (heaping Tablespoons)
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
    For Streusel Topping:
    • 1 cup all purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar , packed
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/4 cup pecans (or walnuts) , chopped
    • ½ cup butter (very cold) (1 stick)
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

    2. PREPARE CRUST: Roll out pastry dough to a 9-10 inch circle on a lightly floured surface. You can use a homemade pie crust dough or purchased one. There is no need to trim the edges. A "rustic" look is perfect! Fold dough in half, and carefully transfer dough to the middle of a 13x9 inch baking sheet. Unfold dough. Set aside.

    3. PREPARE PEACH FILLING: In a large mixing bowl, mix together peeled, thinly sliced peaches (thawed and drained, if using frozen), granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon and lemon juice. Stir gently, to combine.

    4. MAKE STREUSEL TOPPING: In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and cold butter. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or two forks. Cut the butter in until the mixture is crumbly and the butter has been reduced to the size of peas. Stir in chopped pecans (or walnuts). Set aside.

    5. ASSEMBLE GALETTE: Place the peach pie filling into the center of crust, slightly mounding up in middle. Be sure to leave about a 2-3 inch rim of BARE crust all around edges.  Evenly distribute all of the streusel topping over peach filling, mounding up in the middle, also. Gently pull the crust up and slightly over the edges of pie/streusel filling, to form a roughly shaped "crust" that holds the filling in.

    6. BAKE GALETTE: Place galette into preheated oven; bake for approx. 30-35 minutes, or until streusel topping and crust are golden brown. Pie filling should be cooked through and bubbly.  Remove pan from oven to wire rack. Let galette cool (on baking sheet) for 10-15 minutes, before slicing (or transferring to serving platter. Serve as is, or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

    Recipe Notes

    NOTE: May use frozen peach slices, packed without syrup. Thaw completely and drain, before preparing filling.

    Nutrition Facts
    Streusel Topped Peach Galette
    Amount Per Serving (1 slice (1/6 of total))
    Calories 517 Calories from Fat 234
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 26g40%
    Saturated Fat 12g75%
    Cholesterol 41mg14%
    Sodium 257mg11%
    Potassium 213mg6%
    Carbohydrates 68g23%
    Fiber 3g13%
    Sugar 35g39%
    Protein 5g10%
    Vitamin A 682IU14%
    Vitamin C 5mg6%
    Calcium 35mg4%
    Iron 2mg11%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!It's EASY to make this streusel topped peach galette, featuring fresh peach and cinnamon filling, a buttery crumb topping, all in a free form, flaky pie crust!