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No-Bake Mini Cranberry Cheesecake Tarts

Baker Bettie Cheesecake, Christmas, Fruit Pies, Holidays, Mini, Pastries, Pie, Sweets, Thanksgiving Leave a Comment

These mini cranberry cheesecake tarts use mini phyllo shells, a no-bake cheesecake filling, and an easy 3 ingredient cranberry topping. This quick dessert comes together in a snap and will impress at your holiday gathering!  I’m going to Raleigh this week to spend time with my husband’s family for Thanksgiving. I am so excited to relax and eat some great food! Since we are getting down to the wire for the day of gluttonous glory, I thought I would share a really easy dessert recipe with you! This one is for those who need something to prep quickly but are …

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Fresh Strawberry Pie

Baker Bettie Pie, Sweets 7 Comments

Fresh strawberry pie is the epitome of spring! This pie is filled with tons of fresh berries and no need for jello! All of the flavor comes from the berries in this beauty of a pie!  A couple of weeks ago, it refused to be spring in Chicago. It was ridiculously cold for being the first of April and we even got another dusting of snow. To be fair, I was fully aware of Chicago’s long winters pre-move, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t grumpy about it. I wanted sunshine! I wanted patio weather! I was more ready than I …

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How to Keep Your Pie Crust From Shrinking

Baker Bettie Baking Science, Baking Techniques, Fundamentals, Pie, Pie Crust 3 Comments

I am starting a new series today, the Ask BB Series. I’m sure you have noticed that I haven’t exactly been posting as frequently around here. That is mostly because I haven’t exactly had as much free time. This series will allow me to keep giving you baking tips and tricks to fill in the gaps in between when I actually have to develop a new recipe. I frequently get questions in the comments here and on my social media sites regarding baking science and/or technique. While I do my best to answer each question, some of them I get …

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Chocolate Cream Pie

Baker Bettie Christmas, Cream Pies, Holidays, Pie, Thanksgiving 9 Comments

Get this chocolate cream pie recipe and tutorial! A flaky buttery crust, a rich chocolate pudding filling, and topped with light whipped cream and mini chocolate chips. This is one of my favorite pies from my childhood. Perfect for holidays and celebrations!  The closer we get to the holidays the more and more I get nostalgic about my home. I think about how lucky I am to have grown up in Kansas and I grow homesick of the familiar feeling that state will always bring me. It is difficult for me to express to people from the East Coast who have never experienced …

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Cranberry and Sage Apple Brown Bettie

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Christmas, Fall Recipes, Fruit Pies, Holidays, Pie, Skillets, Thanksgiving 4 Comments

Cranberry Apple Brown Betty is layers of bread crumbs, tart apples and cranberries, brown sugar, cinnamon, and orange zest. It is rustic and cozy baked in a cast iron skillet. Top with cinnamon whipped cream and an apple crisp and you have a lovely dessert or indulgent breakfast!  Exactly three years ago today I went over to wordpress.com, signed up for a free domain, and created my first post. It was a whim. I had done it before. Numerous times before, actually. But something about this time stuck. Something about Baker Bettie, this sassy/confident/fun/baker/blogger version of myself, became my passion. …

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Cranberry Brie Tart

Baker Bettie Appetizers, Christmas, Fall, Fruit Pies, Holidays, Pie, Thanksgiving Leave a Comment

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just want something a little more fancy to go along with the traditional Thanksgiving Day feast. Something to munch on while the rest of the meal is being finished and guests are still arriving. I plan for something festive and beautiful to set the tone of the day. I have made a brie en croute with a cranberry filling the last few years, but this year I wanted to try something just a little different- a take on brie en croute with a more fun and cheerful feel to it. What I love so …

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Oreo Chocolate Mousse Tartlets

Baker Bettie Custards/Puddings/Mousses, Pie, Sweets 1 Comment

Rich chocolate mousse tartlets with oreo crust, real whipped cream, and more crushed oreos on top! This chocolate mousse is incredibly easy to make and so fluffy and silky smooth!  Sometimes I sit down to write a post and get complete writers block. That sometimes is now. I pretty much just want to say: “Oreo cookie crust + chocolate mousse filling + cookies and cream topping = total yum. Enough said.” I mean really. Is there much more to say? Do I need to convince you that this will be good? I really don’t think so. When I made that …

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Key Lime Pie with Graham Cracker Crust (only 5 ingredients!)

Baker Bettie Pie, Summer, Sweets 11 Comments

This easy key lime pie recipe only calls for 3 ingredients for the filling and 2 ingredients for the crust! So simple and the filling requires no baking! Mr. BB and I just got back from a week long trip along the East Coast. Our last stop during the trip was in Florida to visit his parents. I knew I had to have at least one piece of Key Lime Pie while I was there. It is one of my all time favorite desserts, but one of those that I often forget about. It just isn’t something you often see …