Pear Tarte Tatin or Upside Down Pie

Days are getting shorter and nights are getting colder. It’s middle of October and middle of autumn for that matter, summer is long gone and it’s time for new recipes! Maybe that is why I woke up yesterday surprised with the cold air outside of my cozy blanket and right away I knew I wanted to make a warm fruity and comfort pie to balance out this unstoppable season change… well, and also to complement our dinner with a French dessert! So I decided to make a Pear Tarte Tatin that I tasted once in a French restaurant in Geneva :)

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Oh My Pie! Classic Peach Pie

It is time to bake a pie in our new home and what would be better than a sweet, juicy peach pie with a hint of cinnamon and vanilla and flaky pie crust? Driving from the south of the country we stopped on the road to buy some fresh fruits for home and my eyes fell on juicy ripe peaches and I though “Peach Pie!”

My summer this year has been unusual – 2 months spent in a rather cold climate of Canada with temperature dropping at nights in July (!) down to 13 degrees and further 1 month in beautiful but nevertheless cold mountains in Uludag, Turkey. When I say cold, I mean a very comfortable day temperature around 18-20 degrees and occasional rain, which urban citizens of Turkish cities are dying for during extremely hot and dry days here in summer but… you know, it is supposed to be HOT in summer :) Anyway, I’m trying to keep summer alive for couple more weeks and doing everything I can! Homemade melon ice-tea, berry galettes, ice-cream, fresh detoxing water with cucumbers, lemons, cinnamon and mint, etc. And what says summer more if not the ultimate classic peach pie? So I decided to give it a try and the result was yummy-yummy-yummy!

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Easy & Tasty: Sugar-free Banana Muffins

Banana Muffins Sugar-free

Hi there, I’m back with my banana-nut obsession this summer. These gorgeous sugar-free banana muffins will go very well with your cup of coffee in the morning! And as usual the recipe is easy to make and low in sugar :)

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Very Berry Summer Galette: Raspberries & Blueberries

Berry Galette

Do you want to bake something fresh, easy, with berries and something that doesn’t taste too sweet? First time I saw pictures of different galettes on the cooking websites, I thought, wow, it looks so easy to make but surely there must be a trick. How do berries stick together? How do you fold the dough? What fruits can I bake it with?

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Basic Graham Cracker crust for any cheesecake

Banana Cheesecake with Graham Cracker crust

Use this crust for most cheesecakes – for example Banana Yogurt Cheesecake – or pies and you will be surprised how easy it is to prepare and bake! Due to its crispy texture your cheesecake will have an amazing taste combination of crunchy bottom and creamy filling.

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Szarlotka, Sharlotka or favourite Apple Pie

You know that moment when your boyfriend’s parents or your parents, or friends who want to congratulate your with belated birthday, anniversary or someone else, unexpectedly calls you up on the weekend and tell you they will drop by later for a cup of tea or coffee in the afternoon, and your fridge is half-empty and you have no desire to slave in the kitchen? Or if you’re feeling extremely lazy and craving some home-made dessert? Or if you have too many apples that your grandma gave you from her own garden? Well, or any other situation, when you have in your possession apples, some flour, couple of eggs and some sugar, and 10 min of your time.

Apple “Sharlotka” Pie

This is the easiest and fastest recipe in the world. And I absolutely love the taste and so will you!!!

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Banana Bread with Glazed Pecans

Banana Bread with Glazed Pecans

It’s Monday and new week calls for healthier recipes for those who can’t live without sweets and pasty like me, but wants to stay in shape. Ok, I will not tell you that this is the best banana bread you’ve ever tasted because everybody has a different taste, but I can promise you it is really good! Combination of almonds, oats, pecans and bananas in right proportion gives you a better, healthier option for breakfast. Glazed pecans here are used for decoration and for sweeter taste but feel free to drop it as well as dark chocolate chips. I was baking it for the whole family and somebody is simply refusing to eat low-sugar foods so I had to compromise :)

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