Cranberry Apple Crostata

Cranberry Apple Crostata Ready for the Oven (c) jfhaugen

A Perfect Holiday Dessert

Not too tart and not too sweet,
A most delicious tea-time treat.
Easy to please and quick to depart,
A rustic, holiday open-faced tart.

I’ve wanted to prepare a Cranberry Apple Crostata (“a rustic, holiday open-faced tart”) Continue reading

A Buttery, Whole-Wheat Pie Crust

Fluted Crust Ready to be Baked (c) jfhaugenA Crust for All of Your Pies & Tarts

As promised, here’s the recipe for a tender, light, flaky and mostly whole-wheat crust for all of your pies and tarts throughout the year. Made from both unbleached white and whole wheat pastry flours for a richer flavor, this crust is easy to prepare in a food processor, stand mixer or by hand. Because of its high butter content, be sure to use cold butter, work quickly in a cool kitchen and chill the dough before rolling it out. Today’s post focuses on a fluted-edge bottom crust—perfect for Pumpkin Pie. For more options see pages 76-81 in my book Fruit-Sweet & Sugar-Free. Continue reading