Brûléed Bourbon-Maple Pumpkin Pie

  It’s no secret that pumpkin pie and I have had an on again/off again relationship, as mentioned in part here. My adult years have succeeded with a mainly on again status. Pumpkin is a versatile food: its pairing capabilities range from savory to sweet, herbal to spice. From a seasonal standpoint a pumpkin pie […]

Autumn Petits Fours

For longer than a decade it has been a tradition in my house to bake a trilogy of pies for the feast of thanks. Apple pie, pumpkin pie and pecan pie—individually delicious by virtue of merit, but a sliver of each together on a dessert plate is three times heavenly! It caters to the diner […]

Flavors of Autumn Cake and Pastry Fillings

When harvest comes each year the mature crops are gathered from the fields marking the end of the growing season. The bounty is revered with social importance; a reward for months of hard labor, igniting celebration, gatherings of thanks, peace and good will. And while one season concludes, another unfolds with vim and seemingly reckless […]