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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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