Plum Oat Crisp

Plum Oat Crisp

Ripe, plump plums take centre stage in this super easy plum oat crisp. Their natural sweetness is enhanced by rich brown sugar and a hint of all-spice. On top of the juicy filling is a crunchy oat topping – a blend of oats, butter, brown sugar and pecans – creating a balance of textures that’s as delightful to the palate as it is pleasing to the eye. You’re going to love this easy recipe!

Peach Tarte Tatin

Easy Peach Tarte Tatin

With only a handful of ingredients this peach tarte tatin will be the easiest summer dessert you make. Not to mention the most impressive! The caramelized peaches are baked underneath a crisp, flaky puff pastry crust and sprinkled with cinnamon and nutmeg for an added touch of flavour. 

Poached Pear Tarts

Poached Pear Tarts

These make ahead poached pear tarts are a beautiful treat to spoil any guest! The pears are poached in a white wine syrup, infusing them with a delicate, bright sweetness. This complements the buttery puff pastry and the nutty almond cream. It’s an elegant dessert, lovely for a special occasion or as a delightful way to end any meal. Make sure to read the entire recipe before starting so that you are well prepared.

old fashioned strawberry rhubarb crisp with ginger

Old Fashioned Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with Ginger

This old fashioned strawberry rhubarb crisp with ginger is a simple recipe with simple ingredients. The crumble is a mixture of large flaked oats, brown sugar and butter. The topping is crunchy with a rich buttery bit and is piled high on juicy sweet and tart fruits with a hint of fresh spicy notes from the ginger. This will forever be your favourite spring/summer crisp (and that’s a promise)!

Pea and Asparagus Spring Tart

Pea and Asparagus Tart

This pea and asparagus tart is the perfect recipe for spring! It’s made with a buttery puff pastry which makes it crisp and light, then it’s filled with a savoury leek puree, fresh peas, charred asparagus, ricotta cheese and a zest of fresh lemon!

Classic French Lemon Tart Recipe

French Lemon Tart

This is a traditional French lemon tart that’s perfectly tangy with a citrus curd filling and a buttery crisp crust. Simply top with whipped cream and fresh fruit or my favourite sugared blueberries!

Heart Hand Pies

Heart Hand Pies

Little heart shaped hand pies, filled with blueberry jam are the sweetest treats to spread some love! It’s a simple recipe using a buttery melt in your mouth pie pastry and your favourite blueberry jam. You can easily sub out blueberry jam for your favourite flavours.

Mincemeat Tarts

Mincemeat Tarts

Nothing says holiday classic more than mincemeat tarts. They are full of warm spices, citrus notes and are rich and buttery. The shortcrust pastry is light, delicate and perfectly paired with a traditional filling of mixed peel and dried fruit.

Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

This apple cinnamon coffee cake is a recipe you won’t want to pass by! It’s absolutely the perfect treat to enjoy on a crisp autumn day with a hot cup of coffee! The cake is full of juicy apples that gives extra moisture and has a beautiful ribbon of cinnamon and sugar running through the middle. The topping is buttery and sweet with a delightful crunch from the walnuts!

Tomato Tart

Tomato Tart

This gorgeous tomato tart is a show stopper and makes a lovely appetizer or a light meal to share with friends. Change up the cheese to your personal desire; brie, burrata, feta, goat cheese, etc. The recipe makes one large tart or two smaller tarts.

Berry Cheese Tart

Berry Cheese Tart

This simple berry cheese tart is a fun cross between a tart and a cheesecake. But it’s made with a flaky, buttery puff pastry base, a fluffy, and light cream cheese filling and topped with fresh fruit bursting with summer sweetness. This recipe easily doubles.

Rhubarb Almond Tart

Rhubarb Almond Tart

This rhubarb almond tart is the perfect dessert to enjoy spring’s first arrival of rhubarb. Not only is it unique but a show stopper that will impress your guests. Its texture is a combination of crunchy and soft and the flavours are full of nutty almonds with tart rhubarb, making this a new and exciting dessert.

Blackberry Lavender Crumble

Blackberry Lavender Crumble

This blackberry lavender crumble is juicy, fruity and has a slightly floral bite with a crunchy and buttery top. Top with ice cream and enjoy this classic crumble with a twist all summer long.

How To Blind Bake a Pie Crust

How To Blind Bake a Pie Crust

Here’s a simple guide on how to blind bake your pie pastry. This method is done when a recipe calls for a filling that doesn’t need to be baked, meaning the crust must be fully baked first.

White Chocolate Cranberry Tart

White Chocolate Cranberry Tart

This show stopper of a dessert is perfect for celebrating a special occasion or holiday. The buttery bottom is made from a shortcrust. The filling is tart with cranberries and infused with rosemary, then topped with sweet, white chocolate and decorated with sugared rosemary and cranberries.

Blueberry Turnovers

Blueberry Turnovers

These blueberry turnovers are made with pie pastry instead of phyllo and then filled with homemade blueberry sauce and topped with a simple sugar glaze. They will no doubt be the best turnovers you’ll ever have! You can substitute your favourite blueberry jam in a pinch.

Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler

This old fashioned peach cobbler is a classic, simple recipe that is super juicy. The peaches are poured over the batter to create a biscuit like topping that peaks through the peaches.

Adult Pop Tarts

Calling all adults these homemade pop tarts are made for you! They are made with a pie crust that is flaky and buttery which  crumbles away from a light and sweet rhubarb ginger compote filling. And thin slices of fresh strawberries are layered in between creating a delicate pocket that a pastry lover could not resist.

Baker Alie Romano making a South African Milk Tart

South African Milk Tart

If you’ve never tried a traditional South African milk tart, it’s about time you did! Its made with a flaky sweet pastry and has a milky, velvety custard that’s light as air. It will easily become an exciting new dessert to share with friends.

Simple Apple Crisp

Simple Apple Crisp

A simple, classic apple crisp never goes out of style. This crisp is filled with large flaked oats, cinnamon, butter and brown sugar and will be your fall favourite dessert for years to come.

Peach and Apricot Crumble

This crumble is crunchy yet buttery with fresh juicy peaches and apricots. The topping is made with old fashioned oats and flavoured with cinnamon. A crumble is an easy dessert to whip up with any fresh fruit in season.

Homemade Pop Tarts

Homemade Pop Tarts

You’ll never buy store-bought pop tarts after making these homemade ones! These pop tarts are made with a buttery flaky pie pastry and filled with your favourite raspberry jam. Then they are slathered in a simple almond glaze icing and sprinkled with colourful sprinkles!

Alie Romano

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I'm a professional baker, recipe developer & photographer behind Baking For Friends. I specialize in classic & comforting baking. I hope you enjoy the recipes & find inspiration of your own to bring your family & friends together over home-cooked food!

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