Pies, Tarts, etc.

Boozy Chocolate Meringue Tartlets with Gingersnap Crust {GF} + Thermapen & Thermopop Giveaway!

December 14, 2016
Boozy Chocolate Meringue Tartlets with Gingersnap Crust {GF} | www.brighteyedbaker.com

First things first: These tartlets are dangerous. They’re rich and sinfully chocolatey, topped with a little boozy meringue, and guaranteed to prevent you from stopping at just one bite. Don’t blame me if “just a taste” turns into an entire tart; you were warned, after all. Other reasons why I love them (and possibly also […]

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Whole Wheat Berries and Cream Tartlets

August 7, 2015
Whole Wheat Berries and Cream Tartlets | Mini tarts with a light, shortbread-like crust, filled with sweet berry whipped cream and topped with plenty of fresh, juicy berries. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I know that there have been quite a few berry recipes filling up the blog lately, but how can you possibly resist all those plump, juicy little guys while they’re fresh and in season?  I don’t think you can; you just have to jump on the opportunity to use as many of them as possible and […]

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Cinnamon-Sugar Pie Crust Rolls

June 20, 2015
Cinnamon-Sugar Pie Crust Rolls - flaky, buttery pastries swirled with a sweet layer of cinnamon-sugar | www.brighteyedbaker.com

It’s a weird twist of fate that sometimes the best recipes are the ones you throw together haphazardly. Sometimes they aren’t the ones that look the most perfect or seem the most gourmet, but instead just simple things that cater to the inner cravings you didn’t even realize you had. These little pie crust rolls (even the name sounds entirely […]

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Apple & Rhubarb Galette

May 18, 2015
Apple & Rhubarb Galette - A flaky free-form pie piled high with juicy fruit and topped with a hefty sprinkle of raw sugar. | www.brighteyedbaker.com Apple & Rhubarb Galette - A flaky free-form pie piled high with juicy fruit and topped with a hefty sprinkle of raw sugar. | www.brighteyedbaker.com #OXOGreenSaver @OXO @MelissasProduce

We’re back with another round of flaky, buttery pie crust-goodness! I’m pumped. Not only am I obsessed with that golden-brown crust sprinkled allll over with raw sugar, but I’m also loving the rhubarb piled high on top because – hey! – baking with rhubarb is allowed to make me feel a little more sophisticated, right? Mkaygood. This […]

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Apple and Almond Galette with Honey Whipped Cream

April 8, 2015
Apple and Almond Galette with Honey Whipped Cream - a light, rustic, fruity dessert. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

It baffles me a little bit that some people don’t like pie crust. If you ask me, half the point of eating pie, or quiche, or anything with a flaky butter crust is to eat said crust. Evidently there will be some of you out there who disagree with me wholeheartedly, but before you write […]

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The Incredible Hull: Strawberry Basil Galette with Basil Whipped Cream

May 28, 2014
Strawberry Basil Galette with Basil Whipped Cream | brighteyedbaker.com #dessert #strawberries

I have to admit that when I started making this galette, I was totally scared it would be a flop. I know that the whole strawberry basil thing is a thing – as in this isn’t just some completely random combination of flavors I decided to put together – but trying it was actually a first for […]

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Confession #125: Fresh fruit tempts me… Apricot Almond Galette

June 14, 2013
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It’s summer again. Can you believe it?? Well I guess it’s not technically summer just yet, but it might as well be. And guess what? The fruit trees are showering us with ripe fruit, which is totally perfect for summer baking. If I even tried to resist all that fresh, gorgeous fruit, it wouldn’t happen. […]

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Confession #85: I Must Love Myself… Chocolate Tart {GF}

September 21, 2012
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So this week, I celebrated my birthday by making a Chocolate Tart. Except this isn’t just any Chocolate Tart, because, well, just look at it. Tell me that doesn’t look sinfully rich and chocolate-y. This is serious chocolate business here, folks. We start out with a Chocolate Graham Cracker crust, with some espresso powder added […]

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Confession #72: I’m hogging all the berries… Berry Tartlets

June 29, 2012
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The other day I told you about the Ice Cream Cupcake Peanut Butter Cups I made, the ones I kept to myself for 2 1/2 weeks before sharing with you all. This week, I made Berry Tartlets in preparation for July 4th and, in doing so, hogged a bunch of the fresh, juicy berries we had […]

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Confession #41: I’ve never made apple pie before… Mini Apple Pies

December 21, 2011
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I’m not big on pie. There’s nothing wrong with it, it just doesn’t have chocolate :-/ So I’ve never made apple pie before, because I had no reason. That is, I had no reason until a few days ago. I had to realize that when I made desserts for the holiday party I’ve been talking […]

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