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  • A passion fruit curd tart styled with passion fruit, seasonal flowers, and citrus curls

    Passion Fruit Curd Tart with Shortbread Crust

    January 20, 2023marissajmakes

    While we often associate winter with bitter cold and long nights, I always like to associate it with citrus season, and peak passion fruit season. Passion fruit is such a fun and odd fruit, with a leathery exterior, and a juicy, tropical, and very acidic interior. If you’re a fan of lemony flavor, you’ll love passion…

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  • A pear and pecan pie styled with fresh pears, pumpkins, and autumn leaves

    Pear and Pecan Pie with Salted Caramel Sauce

    October 30, 2022marissajmakes

    I love pie. I love making it, I love eating it, and I love sharing it. This pie is a celebration of fall harvest and flavors. The filling is comprised of a pecan layer, and a simple spiced pear filling that is both refreshing and comforting. And the best part? The salted caramel topping sauce, of…

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  • Caramelized onion and tomato galettes, styled on a baking tray and surrounded by colorful tomatoes and green herbs.

    Caramelized Onion and Tomato Galettes

    June 23, 2022marissajmakes

    I’ll admit I am a late-stage tomato convert. Growing up, I was never a fan of tomatoes, particularly raw ones. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to appreciate these magnificent gems, and all of their uses in the kitchen. One of my favorite ways to celebrate the arrival of summer is with this caramelized onion and…

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  • Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with Tarragon Sugar

    June 3, 2022marissajmakes

    Strawberry rhubarb pie with a twist Strawberry rhubarb pie is one of my all time favorite pies, and an absolute must for spring and summer. I’ve put a slight spin on this classic recipe by making a tarragon infused sugar for the filling. It’s herbaceous, floral, complex, and most importantly, absolutely delicious. Tarragon: for extra spring…

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  • Key Lime Pie with Speculoos Crust

    February 22, 2022marissajmakes

    Key lime pie is an American classic. Rich, creamy, and full of the bright flavor of key limes, it’s both easy to make, and a delight to eat. This version uses sour cream to aid in richness, and makes this dessert an absolute cinch to make. What are Key limes, and where do I find them?…

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