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Baked and cooled strawberry cheesecake crostata di marmellata dessert

Best Ever All-Natural Strawberry Cheesecake Crostata

If you love homemade strawberry cheesecake and Italian crostata di marmellata (jam tart), this is the perfect springtime dessert to make right now. One part strawberry cheesecake and one part Italian strawberry crostata, this easy dessert is a definite crowd-pleaser. There are 3 components: “pasta frolla” which is a very […]

a golden brown lattice-topped strawberry crostata di marmellata with scallop cutouts on top of the lattice and a piece removed from the pie tin

Easy Italian Strawberry Crostata (Crostata di Marmellata di Fragole)

This super delicious Italian strawberry crostata recipe is one of our favorite desserts to eat (or buy from our local pasticceria. But it’s so easy to make you don’t have to live in Italy to enjoy it! In fact, this strawberry dessert is an excellent recipe for beginner bakers and […]

Crostata with lattice top and heart cutouts on a grey linen apron.

Crostata di Marmellata (Authentic Italian Jam Tart w/Video)

Crostata di Marmellata is one of our favorite Italian desserts to eat here in Italy and lucky for us, you can find them just about anywhere! There are two components in this recipe for crostata: ‘pasta frolla’ (a forgiving easy-to-make rich and crumbly shortcrust pastry) and jam. But don’t let the simplicity […]

beautifully golden brown toasted coconut cream pie with large pieces of hand shaved coconut on meringue topping

Best Ever Triple Coconut Cream Pie with Mile-High Meringue Topping

This homemade diner-style coconut cream pie recipe with mile-high meringue is 100% made from scratch with triple the coconut flavor! A super flaky homemade pie crust filled with perfectly thickened coconut cream custard made with milk and coconut milk, topped with pillowy meringue and freshly shaved coconut that toasts up […]

closeup baked pecan tassies on parchment paper

Aunt Betty’s Pecan Tassies (Mini Southern Pecan Pie Cookies)

This Pecan Tassies recipe was given to me by my (very dear) Great Aunt Betty♡ — one part flaky buttery cream cheese pastry crust and one part gooey, caramelly, nutty pecan filling. These delicious pecan tarts taste like mini pecan pies that you can eat in just two bites. Simple […]

top down view of widemouth mason jar filled with bright orange homemade pumpkin purée sitting on top of a dark grey linen apron

Best 20-Minute Homemade Pumpkin Purée (100% from Scratch)

You may be wondering why you should make homemade pumpkin purée from scratch when you can just pick up a can or two at the store. For starters, this all-natural (seriously delicious) pumpkin purée recipe is probably the simplest thing you’ll do all year. Beyond that, it yields an intensely […]

Best Black Sesame Triple Coconut Cream Pie

Our triple coconut cream pie turns gray today for Brain Cancer Awareness Month (#GrayMay). We’re celebrating the lives of everyone currently fighting brain cancer and honoring those who’ve lost the battle including my amazing, fun, and totally mood-lifting Mama♡. So, whether you’re just here looking for a good coconut cream […]

Arkansas Possum Pie decorated on top with whipped cream and toasted pecan halves and chopped pecans

Best Ever Arkansas Possum Pie (100% Made From Scratch)

Possums are known as total fakers playing dead as it suits them when survival’s at stake. So what do this famous Arkansas Possum Pie recipe (also called 4-Layer Delight) from my home state and those real possums with Oscar-worthy acting skills have in common? They both know how to hide […]

crispy flaky golden brown strawberry-rhubarb fried pies sprinkled with homemade strawberry sugar

Crispy + Flaky Southern Strawberry-Rhubarb Fried Pies (Best Ever Hand Pies)

This is our all-time family favorite fried pie dough filled with delicious homemade strawberry-rhubarb pie filling.  If you enjoyed our Southern Fried Cherry Pies, we think you’re going to really love this version too♡.  Fried to perfection, this light and flaky buttermilk pastry dough is filled with a classic pairing […]

a cast iron skillet with a golden brown cherry cobbler baked beautifully and the sunlight hitting it

Mom’s Best Ever Southern Cherry Cobbler Recipe (a family favorite)

My Mom’s Cherry Cobbler recipe is the best (we love it in our family). I can’t tell you how many nights of my life, this was dessert. Sometimes she used fresh local peaches from Holloway’s orchards, cherries from the tree in our back. yard, or fresh-picked wild blackberries that grew […]

my hand holding a cherry fried pie wonton with a bite taken out and it's gloriously cherry red filling exposed inside

Lucky Lunar New Year Fried Cherry Pie “Wontons”

Happy Lunar New Year to my family and friends in China, NYC, and Australia! I love and miss you all ♡. This dessert is dedicated to you. May it bring you luck, prosperity, good health, and a whole lot of love. Start the Year off right and surprise your loved […]

Pumpkin mascarpone tart topped with pecans on a cutting board.

Pumpkin Pie Mascarpone Tart With Pecan Crunch and Biscoff Crust

This all-natural Kabocha pumpkin pie pecan tart is a cross between a classic pumpkin pie and pumpkin cheesecake. Oven-roasted Kabocha squash gives this pumpkin pie recipe a natural sweetness and nuttiness right out of the gate.  Add velvety smooth mascarpone, a little heavy cream, homemade pumpkin pie spice, and this […]

6 golden fried pies resting on a cooling rack

Crispy + Flaky Southern Fried Cherry Pies (Best Ever)

These are possibly the best fried pies you may ever eat♡.  Fried to perfection, this light and flaky buttermilk dough is filled with homemade sweet cherry pie filling and dusted with powdered sugar with a hint of cinnamon.  The “secret ” ingredient in the dough makes these cherry hand pies […]

key lime pie in springform pan on a sheet pan

A Better Key Lime pie with Biscoff Cookie Crust

This easy Florida Key Lime Pie with Biscoff cookie crust recipe is taller, feeds a few more guests, and makes a great presentation. This is one of my favorite pies to bake (and eat) and I’ve been making it and taking it to get-togethers and dinner parties for years. Usually […]

A split image showing half of a Biscoff pie crust and the other half a key lime pie in the biscoff pie crust.

2-Ingredient Biscoff Pie Crust (For Cheesecakes & No-Bake Desserts)

This Biscoff Cookie Crust has been my go-to cheesecake cookie crust for well over a decade now. It’s even easier (and tastier) than a graham cracker crust and it makes the best cookie pie crust for our favorite desserts like key lime pie, Biscoff cheesecake, and no-bake cream cheese pies.  […]