Apple Crostata with Cheddar Crust This rustic free-form take on apple pie gets a savory tang from the addition of sharp cheddar cheese to the crust. After the crostata comes out of the oven, brush melted apricot jam over the filling to make it glisten.
This dessert is all dressed up for Thanksgiving, with tart apples, dried apricots, and figs spiked with cognac atop a rich custard base. Serve the apple tart a la mode with vanilla ice cream, garnished with shards of crunchy almond praline.
Brandied Pecan Pie - Martha Stewart This pie uses the crust from our Brown-Sugar Buttermilk Pie recipe. If you want to make both pies, prepare a double batch of dough, dividing it into 2 disks before chilling overnight or freezing up to 3 months.