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Mini Cherry Pies

These mini cherry pies are so cute, we could eat them right up!


  • Dough
  • Cherries
  • Apricot, diced
  • Apple, diced
  • Almond Flakes
  • White sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Butter
  • Egg Yolk
  • Water


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Roll out some dough, and then use a cup or a cookie cutter to cut the dough into circles. 
  3. Place each circle into the cavities of a silicone muffin mould (or greased tin), and press into the bottom and along the sides.
  4. Pit the cherries, and throw into a pot. 
  5. Add sugar, baking powder, and water, and simmer until it thickens to a saucy consistency. 
  6. Use a spoon to fill each pie to 2/3 to the top.
  7. Optional: for a bit of variety, you can also fill the pies with apricots + brown sugar + butter, or apples + brown sugar + almond flakes.
  8. For the lattice crust: use a pizza slicer to cut out thin strips of dough, then lace together to form a lattice.
  9. Use a cup to cut the lattice into circles, then gently place on top of the uncooked pies.
  10. Brush with egg yolk and sprinkle with sugar.
  11. Bake the pies at 350° F for 25 minutes, or until golden.
  12. Let cool for 15 minutes, then gently lift the pies out with the edge of a knife.
  13. Enjoy!

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The delicate shortbread crust plays well with the rich, zesty lemon cream and the sweet, airy meringue to top

  • Shortbread pastry
  • 150 g of flour
  • a pinch of baking powder
  • 75 g of sugar
  • 1 orange
  • 75 g of softened butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • Lemon cream
  • 4 medium-sized lemons
  • 60 g of water
  • 150 g of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 soup spoon of Maïzena (corn starch)
  • Italian meringue
  • 60 g of water
  • 150 g of sugar
  • 105 g of egg whites
  • 38 g of sugar
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This classic French Tomato Tart is easy to make, and perfect for sharing!

  • 1 prepared tart dough
  • 2-3 tomatoes, depending on size
  • hot or grainy mustard
  • grated cheese
  • olive oil
  • dried parsley and garlic
4.8/5 (55 Votes)

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Classic French Ratatouille gets a hearty upgrade with the addition of ground beef

  • 3-4 zucchini
  • 2 red peppers
  • 4-5 tomatoes
  • eggplant (I don't like eggplant so I do not add it to my ratatouille)
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 lbs of ground beef
  • herb de provence
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • salt and pepper
4/5 (307 Votes)

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