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Glazed Apricot-Plum Galette from The Weekend Baker by Abigail Johnson Dodge

Tomorrow is Halloween and time for an orange dessert. Not some gaudy orange-frosted cake. Something both orange and sophisticated.  This beautiful Glazed Apricot-Plum Galette comes from The Weekend Baker, a delightful and important book from Abigail Johnson Dodge. Abby’s work ranks with Rose or Dorie. She’s a great baker and writer. And, and, these recipes…

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Concord Grape Pie

For Day 4 of Concord Grape Week, it’s time for dessert. This recipe is from Saveur in 2014. Suzi and I have not yet made this, but the picture and the recipe have us intrigued. It’s simple. A basic crust and filling that is just fruit, sugar, and tapioca. It remind me of a cherry…

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Mint Chocolate Brownie Pie from Ken Haedrich

If you don't know the name Ken Haedrich, you are missing out on life. He's an exceptional cookbook author with, I must say, a very deep sweet tooth. Ken has started The Pie Academy and is happy to serve as dean. This lastest goodie from Ken is something I have to share with you. It's…

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Apple Pie with Bacon Streusel from Bacon 24/Seven by Theresa Gilliam

Let us begin with the well-deserved credits. The photo is by EJ Armstrong from the cookbook Bacon 24/Seven by Theresa Gilliam. The photo is a work of art. The pie is something that immediately caught my eye. I’m reading the cookbook and I love apple pie and I do like streusel toppings. But bacon streusel?…

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