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  • Persimmon Tart with Pecan Frangipane

    November 20, 2021marissajmakes

    Persimmons are one of my absolute favorite fruits. They can be used in both sweet and savory applications, and used raw, baked, or cooked. I decided to put a seasonal twist on a classic frangipane tart and came up with this result. The frangipane is made with pecan flour instead of the traditional almond flour, and…

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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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  • 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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  • Quiche Lorraine with Almond Crust

    January 31, 2021marissajmakes

    This gluten-free quiche with almond crust is buttery, creamy and indulgent. Filled with shallots, thick cut bacon, and gruyere, the tender filling pairs beautifully with the subtle sweetness of the almond crust. Perfect for an impressive but easy brunch, or breakfast. Any time I go to the Bay Area to visit my parents, I’m faced with…

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