dessert

  • 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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  • 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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  • Almond Cake with Rhubarb Compote

    May 13, 2022marissajmakes

    This almond cake with rhubarb compote and whipped cream is a simple cake. But sometimes the best flavors are simple, and this cake couldn’t be easier to make. The cake layers use almond flour and extract, and the rhubarb compote filling paired with the fresh strawberries makes this a delightful (and surprisingly light) spring treat! Taking…

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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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  • huckleberry pie

    Huckleberry Pie

    February 18, 2022marissajmakes

    I have many fond memories of wandering along the Huckleberry Trail in the regional park where I grew up, munching on freshly picked huckleberries straight from the bushes. That’s one of the things I miss about living in the Bay Area, is the wild bursts of sweetness during the summer months from the berry brambles and…

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