Entries from Palmabella's Passions tagged with 'Pies and Tarts'

Southern Peach Cobbler

My friend, Maria, shared this simple and delicious peach cobbler recipe. Try it! Peach Cobbler: 3/4 c. flour 3/4 c. milk 2 t. baking powder 1/2 c. sugar 4-5 peaches (4 c. sliced) 1/2 c. sugar (I added some...

Salted Caramel Pie

I tried this easy pie from Food & Wine magazine. It is VERY sweet, but delicious if you love the taste of caramel with a touch of sea salt. 1 1/4 c. graham crackers 4 T. unsalted butter, melted...

Three Berry Tart

I had lots of berries! I can only eat a few with my Greek yogurt for breakfast or lunch, so I decided to make a berry tart that Brad and Federico would enjoy for dessert.I always keep sweet tart...

Peach Crostata

Beautiful ripe peaches say "SUMMER!" Try this simple crostata: 1 1/2 cups flour 2 T. sugar 1/2 t. salt 6 T. cold, unsalted butter (cut into pieces) 1/4 c. ice water 4 peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced 1/4 c. brown...

Sunshine Pies

I made these little lemon pie tarts for one of my intern's birthdays. Karla always has a big smile on her face and is a sunny, positive person, and a wonderful young therapist! Begin with Keebler individual graham cracker...

Asparagus-Sausage Tart

Shannon is visiting this week, and we have been having a fun and relaxing time. Thursday night I made this asparagus-sausage tart for dinner. Here is the recipe, but I added some spicy Italian sausage!...

Triple Lemon Ice Cream Pie

This pie combines three main ingredients: a girl Scout Cookie crust, homemade lemon curd and buttermilk ice cream, and lemon curd on top! Garnish with whipped cream if you like. It is a delicious spring dessert, and not too...

Frangipane Tart

This recipe is from Tartine by Elisabeth M. Prueitt and Chad Robertson I made the Frangipane Cream before leaving for Slow Bowl, and thawed a disk of flaky tart pastry the night before. In the morning I had a...

Cream Cheese Pie 2011

This has been a Christmas Eve Tradition at our house for years, at least 35 or so! I sometimes very the topping: raspberry sauce, blueberry-blackberry, fresh berries, lemon curd, (NEVER chocolate), but it is one of my favorite basic...

Bacon-Leek Tart

Partially bake your favorite tart crust recipe (or even a refrigerated pie crust) in a tart pan with removable bottom. Filling: 1 tablespoon butter 2 cups chopped leeks (white and pale green parts only) 3 T chopped fresh parsley...

A Quick Peach Tart

Too many peaches and not enough days to eat them. I needed to use some up quickly, so I came up with this very quick peach tart. Preheat oven to 400. Thaw one sheet of frozen puff pastry for 15...

Happy Birthday Brad

Brad's Birthday yesterday was rather uneventful. Since our birthdays this year fell mid-week as I am leaving for Italy, we decided to hold off celebrating until our first night in Bologna when we are by ourselves. Until then, Brad got...

Retro Peanut Butter Pie

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 cup creamy peanut butter 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups (one 8-ounce tub) nondairy whipped topping or whipped cream 1 (6-ounce) purchased or prepared graham...

Blackberry-Lemon Mascarpone Tart

To Chef night usually means a great dinner, or at least a new recipe at our house. It helps that I work 9-1 on Wednesdays, so I have more time to be creative. I have been avoiding baking during January,...

Fall Means an Apple Tart!

Last month I blogged about an apple pie. Halloween is a good time for an apple tart! Here is my favorite: I use the tart crust from Tartine Bakery, from the cookbook, Tartine, by Elisabeth M. Prueitt and Chad Robertson....

Everything APPLE

Sunday we went for our second annual drive up to Oak Glen, about a 50 minute drive from Palm Desert. There are LOTS of apple farms where you can pick your own, or buy them in bags. There is a...

Sweet Ego Pie

I'm really missing my little buddy. Ego spent much of his time in the kitchen...under foot. I tripped over him at least once a day, or couldn't turn on the dishwasher or get into a drawer or cabinet he...

Peach Pie

Trader Joe's had the most beautiful looking California Yellow peaches! They were screaming, "PIE" at me in the store, so what could I do? I tried to make the filling with the same ingredients my mom used to use. Crust...

Fresh Fig-Honey Tart with Rosemary Crust

Madonna left me a BIG bag of fresh figs! YEAH! What could I do, but make up this recipe, and make some fig jam with fennel seed and bay leaf too! Crust: 2 1/2 c. flour 1/3 c. sugar...

Grilled Veggie-Herbed Cheese Tart

I have a jar in my fridge of herb-salt mixture. It is almost like pesto without the cheese & nuts. Just throw LOTS of fresh basil, rosemary, sage, and thyme in the blender or food processor with some olive...

How to Eat a Chocolate Bunny

Some people eat the ears first. Some people (Brad) eat them quickly! This poor guy is waiting in dread. And I don't eat them at ALL! Why would I when I could have a slice of Miss Essie Vaughn's...

Apple Pies

Our day trip to Oak Glen was an apple adventure! We TASTED lots of different varieties of apples. They sure made it easy to buy bags of apples! I don't think I've ever SEEN so many apple pies! Now...

O Foods for Ovarian Cancer: Onion-Fig Tart

I was inspired by a delicious looking tart I saw in a bakery in Washington. The figs on top immediately got my attention, so I decided to try making one myself. I began with a simple flaky tart crust,...

Parmesan-Tomato Tart

When Nancy and Bill came over the other day, they brought us two beautiful gifts from the garden: GORGEOUS heirloom tomatoes for Brad, and FIGS for me! The tomatoes were ripe and ready to eat, so I had to think...

How Do You Know?

that you have the SWEETEST husband in the world? Saturday, it was VERY hot, I was VERY lazy, but we needed groceries. I sent Brad off to Costco with my list. He returned with everything on my list... AND......

Peach-Raspberry Coconut Crumble

Filling: 3 large ripe peaches (peeled, pitted and sliced) 1 pint raspberries 1/2 c. coconut (1 1/2 c. total for recipe, divided) 1/2 c. sugar 1/2 t. ground ginger 2 T. unsalted butter, diced Preheat oven to 400. Toss fruit...

Peach-Almond Tart

It all started with a jar of jam. Brad was in Bellview, Washington on business in February, and was able to have dinner with Slow Travel friends, Ann and Scott. They sent him home with a gift for me of...

Berry Pocket Pies

I wanted to use my new kitchen toy from Williams-Sonoma: pocket pie molds. I had an assortment of leftover berries, so I made a quick filling: 2 1/2 c. assorted berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) 1 T. cornstarch 1/3 c....

Terra's Good-bye Luncheon

On Wednesday mornings, I am usually at Catholic Charities providing supervision to individual interns as well as "Group Sup" to 4-5 unlicensed therapists-in-training who work under my Marriage Family Therapist license. I have a great group of interns who are...

Fresh Strawberry Tart

I bought luscious, ripe strawberries at a fruit stand on my way home from San Diego on Sunday. I had sweet tart dough in my freezer, and cream cheese in the fridge. Beautiful and delicious! 1. Make "Sweet Tart...

Room for Dessert?

Saturday's bridal shower got Sarah and Casey in the mood for their Maui honeymoon. Sarah's sister, Beth, was the gracious co-hostess. I took over her kitchen, and she managed decorations, drinks, and all of us in her home with her...

Coconut Cream Pie

This recipe was written out on a recipe card in my Jr. High handwriting. I have been cutting out or copying down recipes for YEARS! I do not know its original source. 3 c. half & half 2 eggs...

Book Club and a Lime Curd Cream Cheese Tart

Last month one of my book clubs read Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult. Synopsis: From Jodi Picoult Shay Bourne - New Hampshire’s first death row prisoner in 69 years – has only one last request: to donate his heart...

Palma's Chicken Pie

I read the recipe "Moroccan Style Chicken Pie" in this month's Bon Apetit magazine, and thought, "That really sounds good. Let's have that for dinner." I defrosted some chicken breasts and read the recipe again. It sounded like a...

Zucchini Tart and Stuffed Veal Scallops

This is my same old asparagus tart, but with zucchini and a new square tart pan. (Brad bought me the pan a couple weeks ago to cheer me up!) I really liked how the veggie tart worked in this...

Butterscotch Tart

Remember that lemon tart? Here is what I did with my second disk of sweet tart dough. Butterscotch Tart From A Whisk and a Spoon 3-4 T butter
 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar 
3 cups whole milk
 2...

Lemon CreamTart

The first recipe I tried from my new cookbook, Tartine, by Elisabeth M. Prueitt and Chad Robertson, was this one for "Lemon Cream Tarts". Sweet Tart Dough (This makes enough for 4 9" tart shells, or 12 4 "...

Pie for Dinner?

I spend lots of time looking through the King Arthur Flour catalog, and also on their website. I placed an order for some baking supplies the other day, and browsed through their recipes. This is a brunch dish, but I...

Sunday Slow Scoopers: Cinnamon Ice cream

Kim's selection this week of Cinnamon Ice Cream from The Perfect Scoop is one of my favorite flavors so far! It is wonderful all by itself, but it is FABULOUS with an apple tart! I made two small apple...

Sunday Slow Scoopers:Peach Ice Cream

What says summer better than luscious fresh peaches? I decided to make a quick peach-almond tart to go with the ice cream. Peach-Almond Tart For pastry 1 stick (1/2 cup) plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 8 ounces (2 cups)...

Italian Almond Tart

I love good jam, and the flavor of almonds. I ran across this in my Williams-Sonoma book, Pie and Tart. This was quite a hit with my weekend guests! Here is this wonderful recipe: Italian Almond Tart Our friends, Charlotte,...

Very Berry Pie

Lots of berries! What to do? Make a pie! Crust: (From Bon Appetit) 2 1/2 c. all purpose flour 1 T. sugar 3/4 t. salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter 5 T ice water Whisk flour, salt and sugar...

Life is a Bowl of Cherries...or a Cherry Tart

Cherries in Rome: Cherries in Montelpulciano: Cherries in Palm Desert: Last week, I made this for Brad. As it involved chocolate, I didn't taste it, but did eat some of the yogurt-panna cotta filling in a bowl! When I saw...

Warm Gorgonzola Potato Salad

Another quick, "Work Late on Wednesday" dinner: Ida made this for Easter, and I have been craving it ever since. It is from The Hali'Maile General Store Cookbook by Chef Beverly Gannon (from my favorite restaurant in Maui). Warm Gorgonzola...

Bailey's Chocolate Mousse Pie

Bailey's Chocolate Mousse Pie (From "Master Cook") Make a chocolate crumb crust from chocolate wafer cookies or smashed Oreos, or buy a "Ready Crust". 1 envelope unflavored gelatin 1 t. vanilla 3/4 c. milk 3/4 c. Bailey's Irish Cream...

Valentine's Day Dinner

Our menu was geared for something special, that I could also pull off on a long work day (10 to 6:30 with two 1 hour breaks between clients). Filet mignon with gorgonzola and balsamic reduction sauce Polenta hearts with mozzarella...

Asparagus Heart Tart

A favorite recipe gets a new shape! I posted this LAST February when I fixed this for a book club lunch. This year, I gave it a new shape in my heart-shaped tart pan. This peppery dough makes one...

Dolce Experiment

I was asked to bring a dessert to a dinner party. I didn't know who all the guests would be, so I decided to bake something I would like, and hope for the best. Of course, there are a NUMBER...

All-of-the-Lemon Tart

I finally made my first recipe from Gina DePalma's Dolce Italiano. I have an overload of Meyer Lemons, so I decided to try using half regular lemons, and half Meyer in the recipe. You use EVERY part of the lemons,...

Apple Tart with Cheddar Crust

From: Better Homes and Gardens Our Best Holiday Menus 2007 2 2/3 c. all-purpose flour 1/4 c. sugar 3/4 t. salt 3/4 c. butter 4 oz. grated cheddar (one cup grated) 3/4 c. cold water 2 1/2 lbs. apples,...

Summer Fruit Tart

Company for dinner? Want an easy, foolproof, dessert that most will LOVE? This is my standby summer fruit tart. My delightful Godson, Casey and his girlfriend, Sarah, are visiting! We have been relaxing in the pool, sipping cocktails, and...

Salad Supper with Sheena

Sheena, Nikki and Jen came over for a very casual outdoor supper of salads. We began with a couple bottles of prosecco, and some parmagiano with Italian lemon honey. We moved out to the patio for dinner. We took NO...

February Book Club Luncheon

Today I hosted our monthly Book Club Lunch. Even though Valentine's Day has past, I kept the theme, as we read a love story for February: "The Wedding" by Nicholas Sparks. My table was set with gold and silver, with...