Buttermilk Cream Tart
Who would ever have thought you could turn apples into roses? Here the puff pastry frames the apple bouquet. Just divine, right?
Rum-Vanilla Cream Pie
A grown-up pie: Beneath those innocent piped stars of vanilla whipped cream is a kicky rum custard.
Pear-Cranberry Pie with Faux Lattice
What’s faux? This is a truly delightful fall fruit combo. Instead of using strips of dough woven under and over one another, the latticelike design for this pie is formed by cutting squares from a rolled-out pate brisee. And there’s no waste; the cut-out pastry pieces are overlapped around the edge of the pie plate, adding to the spectacular effect.
Chocolate Espresso Tart
Gorgeous rosettes of espresso-flavored chocolate ganache top this tart -- and as if that weren't enough, undeneath them is a creamy layer of mascarpone ... and under that, a chocolate pastry crust.
Shingled-Leaf Brandy Apple Pie
A pie that really looks too good to cut into? All those perfect pastry leaves plus a brandy-enhanced apple filling make this a real autumn beauty.
There's plenty more mouthwatering inspiration in our glorious "Pies & Tarts" book.