Basic Pie Dough (Shortening-and–Butter Version)
Why use shortening in a piecrust? The general thinking is that shortening aids in creating flakiness, while butter imparts flavor. This recipe creates a crust that is just that—full of tender flakes and rich in flavor.
Leek and Potato Tart
This tart is just as impressive in its presentation as it is delicious. A grid of potatoes tops a bed of caramelized leeks, fresh thyme, and an egg-and-cream blend.
Heirloom Tomato and Sweet Corn Pie
While fresh corn and juicy tomatoes are in season, whip up this savory pie.
Lemon Snap Icebox Pie
This layered lemon icebox pie is cool and refreshing—the perfect summer dessert.