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Pirates of the Caribbean Davy Jones Pie

Davey Jones Pie

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Everybody’s favorite pirate is back on the big screen with Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales. To celebrate, I decided to make an octo-PIE. For the PIE-rates. Nobody stop me!

Now, I know Davy Jones isn’t in the new movie. I know he died a long time ago. (I don’t feel bad about that spoiler because if you haven’t watched the movies by now, what are you doing?) He may not be in this movie, but he makes a pretty charming pie. Plus, there’s no way I could properly capture Jack Sparrow’s beauty in pie form. I actually have to wait to see the movie until next week because my friend is out of town and insists I wait for her return so we can go admire Johnny Depp on the big screen together. I digress.

With this dessert, I tried something new. Yes it’s me, in video form. Can you tell I feel awkward on camera? I’m working really hard to kick that feeling so I can start making a lot more videos. Because they are fun!

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Fall Baking, Pies, Recipes

Portable Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies

Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies

I know everybody is all about Pumpkin Spice, but I’m here to hype up my personal favorite fall flavor- Salted Caramel. To me, salted caramel absolutely trumps pumpkin spice, regardless of circumstance. Have you ever enjoyed a Salted Caramel Macchiato? If not, go try it and you’ll never crave a PSL again.

I love Salted Caramel because the balance of sweet and salty works so perfectly. That being said, I hate salted caramel because CARAMEL. It is such a pain to work with! I have too many horror stories of caramel catastrophes in the kitchen. If working with caramel makes you as nervous as it makes me, then I have great news- this recipe is entirely no-fuss! There will be no cooking the caramel from scratch, or desperately trying to clean burnt caramel out of your saucepan. In fact, not a single kitchen utensil will come in contact with the sticky, but delicious, beast. For this recipe, you simply, and without shame, buy individually wrapped caramels from your local grocery store. You unwrap them, pop them in the middle of an uncooked pie, seal it up, and bam! That’s the end of the caramel-related tasks (besides eating it later.)

So we have sweet salted caramel, tart Granny Smith apples- What could make it better? Make it portable. Boom. You can eat pie and go for a run at the same time. You can eat pie on the way to the grocery store, on your evening walk, whenever you want! Is this dangerous? Yes, probably. In the past our pie intake has been limited by circumstance, and now there are literally no bounds. That being said, the only choice is to embrace it.

So whip up a batch of these salted caramel apple hand pies and multitask like you never have before. If the amazing taste isn’t enough for you, just look at how adorable these are as well!

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Pies, Recipes, Summer Baking, Tarts

Key Lime Pie Tartlets

A good friend of mine has been dropping hints for months that her favorite flavor of baked goods is Key Lime Pie. I always shied away from it because I myself had never tried one before! But this past week was her birthday so it felt like the perfect time to finally whip up this dessert. I chose to create individual little tart-lets for a yummy but mini-sized dessert.

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Skinny Summer Fruit Tarts

Summer is quickly approaching, and so is swimsuit season! The era of comfort food and over-sized sweaters is behind us, so I decided to take a shot at a lighter, low-cal dessert. I’ve always been hesitant with this. While I personally love eating healthy foods, I know when it comes to dessert, swapping ingredients can seriously compromise flavor. These fruit tarts aren’t quite as indulgent as full-fat ones might be, but they are much more guilt-free! They still taste sweet and refreshing, and you can head straight to the pool after!

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Pies, Recipes

Homemade Poptarts

My freshman year of high school I ate a package of Pop-Tarts every single morning on my hour long bus ride. Flash forward to present day, I can’t imagine eating those processed snacks even once a week. So I decided to try my hand at homemade versions, still not very healthy but at least a yummy treat with no preservatives! Once you try these you’ll never even want the store-bought breakfasts again, they are so good!

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Easy Baking, Pies, Recipes, Summer Baking

Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza

It’s a big statement, but I honestly believe Fruit Pizza is one of my favorite desserts. Yeah, I said it! After trying this easy and no-fuss recipe, I discovered the simplicity of the preparation does not at all take away from the deliciousness of the dish! Below you’ll find an easy-baking recipe, but nobody will know you took a few shortcuts once they see how beautiful this dessert is.

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