baking

  • Meyer Lemon Italian Meringue Pie

    January 12, 2022marissajmakes

    Meyer lemons are high on my list of favorite fruits, and Meyer lemon meringue pie is one of my favorite desserts. I grew up with Meyer lemon trees at my parents house. Because we never had to buy lemons, I didn’t know that regular lemons were very different until I got a bit older. I still…

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  • Apple Berry Pie with Cardamom Crust

    November 11, 2021marissajmakes

    This pie is made for cold weather comfort: it’s filled with Granny Smith apples, mountain blackberries, brown sugar, and cinnamon, with a crust studded with cardamom for extra warmth. It’s very adaptable and works with frozen or fresh berries. If you don’t have blackberries, you can substitute with your berry of choice, or simply increase the…

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  • My Favorite Pie Dough

    November 11, 2021marissajmakes

    This is my go-to method for making shortcrust pastry for all of my tarts and pies. You can make it by hand, by mixer, or by food processor, and it’s incredibly adaptable if you want to add spices or flavors. I love adding ground cardamom to the dough for my sweet pies, and black pepper is…

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  • Fluffy Pecan Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Frosting

    October 18, 2021marissajmakes

    These cinnamon rolls are fluffy and tender with a soft, gooey middle loaded with cinnamon sugar. Topped with a maple cream cheese frosting, they’re the perfect breakfast treat for Autumn. If you love ultra soft iced cinnamon rolls, these are meant for you! This recipe calls for pecan flour which pairs beautifully with the maple cream…

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  • Peach and Almond Cake

    June 2, 2021marissajmakes

    This peach cake is essentially what you would get if you crossed amaretti with a butter cake and filled it with fruit. It has the beautiful, deep sweetness of brown sugar, the soft texture and nutty flavor from the almond flour, and perfect moisture and tartness from stone fruit. It’s a great recipe for summer, because…

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