Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Pies & Tarts

"Baby don't you cry, gonna make a pie, gonna make a pie with a heart in the middle. Baby don't be blue, gonna make for you, gonna make a pie with a heart in the middle. Gonna make a pie from heaven above, gonna be filled with strawberry love. Baby don't you cry, gonna make a pie, and hold you forever in the middle of my heart."

--Waitress

The last couple weeks have been focused on pies (and a couple tarts) in my Fundamentals class. I have never really considered myself a 'pie' person. I have a wicked sweet tooth, but I prefer cakes and cookies over pies. But after this class I have learned that pies can be just as divine and yummy as cakes and cookies! And homemade pie dough makes all the difference in the world - the flakiness and the flavor really adds to the pie. Here is a rundown of what we have baked:
  • Chocolate Cream Pie
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Old-Fashioned* Apple Pie
  • Peach Sour Cream Pie
  • Cherry Pie
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Pecan Pie
  • Lemon Meringue Pie
  • Walnut Tart
  • Fruit Tart & Tartlets
We also did cream puffs and eclairs with the pastry cream we made for the Fruit Tart. I don't have pictures of everything, but here's some of our group's beautiful pies (and tarts. and eclairs & cream puffs.).


Cherry


Pumpkin


Pecan


Lemon Meringue


Walnut Tart


Eclairs & Cream Puffs


Fruit Tartlets


Fruit Tart #1**


Fruit Tart #2**

*Old-Fashioned is actually the method used to prepare the pie.

** Our group made two fruit tarts. I did the fruit design on the first tart, and another member of our group, Nicole, did the design on the second tart. We used plums, strawberries, kiwis and mandarin oranges.

1 comment:

Laura said...

And hold you forever in the middle of my heart...

You know I love that song! Those pies look scrumptious - and I heart your fruit tart design!