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November 17, 2018

Double Chocolate Pecan Pie Tart

A truly indulgent double chocolate pecan pie tart, with an Oreo cookie crust and a gooey, fudgy, brownie-like chocolate filling topped with toasted pecans (made without corn syrup!), this chocolate-y twist on classic pecan pie is destined to become a holiday favorite!

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This is probably not the best lead in to a pecan pie tart, but seeing as we’re all friends here, I’m going to be honest with you: I’m actually not a huge fan of classic pecan pie.

Pecan pie purists may disagree, but the corn syrupy filling that so often separates into a goopy, saccharine stripe beneath the otherwise innocent pecans in many traditional versions ruins the whole thing for me.

It’s one of the few desserts that’s just too sweet, even for my sugar-loving tastebuds.
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November 14, 2018

Gingersnap Pumpkin Pie Bars

Rich and creamy gingersnap pumpkin pie bars – everything to love about classic pumpkin pie, but so much easier, with a flavorful gingersnap cookie crumb crust, a silky smooth, ginger-spiced pumpkin filling, and perfect for a crowd!

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These gingersnap pumpkin pie bars are for those of you who thought, wow, last week’s roasted sugar pumpkin pie sounds deeelicious, but also like, a lot of work.

Well, my friends, welcome to everything there is to love about that super creamy and flavorful pumpkin pie, bundled up nicely in nearly foolproof bar form, and ready in less than half the time. They’re the lazy baker’s BFF.
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November 8, 2018

Perfect Pumpkin Pie (with Roasted Sugar and Chai Spices)

Smooth and creamy, perfect pumpkin pie. What begins as a classic, with a flaky, all-butter pie crust and flavorful pumpkin custard filling, is transformed with the addition of roasted sugar and warming chai spices, for what has become a holiday family favorite.

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That’s right. This roasted sugar pumpkin pie is all kinds of perfect.

You won’t see a lot of “best” labels on this blog, but I’m making an exception for this beauty. Flaky all-butter crust. Decadent chai-spiced pumpkin filling. And a secret ingredient that takes things over the top.

Well, not so secret. I told you right there in the title – roasted sugar. It’s easy and delicious and perfectly at home in this otherwise mostly traditional pumpkin pie.
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