Month: June 2019

Kale Swiss and Sausage Quiche

Kale Swiss and Sausage Quiche by Wood and Spoon blog. An all butter pie crust filled with a smoky Italian sausage, kale greens, and Kerrygold swiss cheese. topped with fresh tomatoes, balsamic glaze, and herbs. perfect for breakfast brunch or supper. find the simple fresh recipe on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

Full disclosure: I’m writing this post a week in advance. With baby just around the corner, I can’t really afford to do anything in real time, so if I happen to give birth in the next few days you’ll just have to forgive any inconsistencies in my life status, okay? Or at least pretend I’m Marty McFly and I just took a trip into the future to prepare this recipe in advance. 

I’m slowly losing my mind. 39 weeks pregnant, near-100 degree temps that have kept us indoors, and two little crumb-snatchers under my feet most days of the week has me slowly turning into a crazy person. In an effort to make our last few days as a family of 4 special, I’ve been extremely lenient with the kids, allowing extended bedtimes, extra dessert, and more than enough summer movie watching. Unfortunately, I think they’ve identified I’m a giant sucker now and have been running WILD ever since. If I had any control or say-so in my house a month ago, it’s completely gone now, so just pray for me, okay?

Kale Swiss and Sausage Quiche by Wood and Spoon blog. An all butter pie crust filled with a smoky Italian sausage, kale greens, and Kerrygold swiss cheese. topped with fresh tomatoes, balsamic glaze, and herbs. perfect for breakfast brunch or supper. find the simple fresh recipe on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

I have been taking shortcuts along the way to make life easier in a lot of other ways, including making leftover-friendly meals and treats that reheat beautifully. Today’s kale Swiss and sausage quiche is one such recipe, and I am thrilled to share it with you! Quiche is a kitchen workhorse, easily doubling as breakfast, brunch, snack, or dinner, and it reheats as deliciously as it tastes at room temperature. That means when my husband shows up late from work or my kids dawdle at the table and end up eating cold food it still tastes good. #GOALS.

Kale Swiss and Sausage Quiche by Wood and Spoon blog. An all butter pie crust filled with a smoky Italian sausage, kale greens, and Kerrygold swiss cheese. topped with fresh tomatoes, balsamic glaze, and herbs. perfect for breakfast brunch or supper. find the simple fresh recipe on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

I’m sharing today’s recipe with my friends at Kerrygold! Yes, there’s butter in the pie crust, but the filling is also loaded with their nutty Swiss cheese. Along with Italian sausage, kale, and loads of herbs and seasoning, the makings of this simple egg and milk pie transform into a flavorful meal that will please just about anyone. Even my husband, a self-proclaimed carnivore who turns up his nose to anything containing greens, said the quiche was delicious. If that doesn’t speak volumes then I know nothing.

Kale Swiss and Sausage Quiche by Wood and Spoon blog. An all butter pie crust filled with a smoky Italian sausage, kale greens, and Kerrygold swiss cheese. topped with fresh tomatoes, balsamic glaze, and herbs. perfect for breakfast brunch or supper. find the simple fresh recipe on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

To make this kale Swiss and sausage quiche, we start with the crust. Kerrygold unsalted butter gets cut into flour and salt to create an all-butter crust that is par-baked in the oven until golden and flaky. The filling, made with browned sausage, caramelized onions, and wilted kale, is made extra buttery with the addition of loads of shredded Swiss cheese. The egg mixture which contains little more than milk, salt, and pepper, is poured on top before the whole thing gets baked in the oven. This is a recipe you want smell-o-vision for because it is divine fresh from the oven.

Kale Swiss and Sausage Quiche by Wood and Spoon blog. An all butter pie crust filled with a smoky Italian sausage, kale greens, and Kerrygold swiss cheese. topped with fresh tomatoes, balsamic glaze, and herbs. perfect for breakfast brunch or supper. find the simple fresh recipe on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

This kale Swiss and sausage quiche is a simple make-ahead dish that is great for any occasion! Although these flavors tend to be more wintery, I love that this quiche is hearty enough even for my meat-eater hubby. Many thanks to my friends at Kerrygold for sponsoring this post. Please be sure to check out their ridiculous selection of butters and cheese next time you’re at the store. Happy Sunday and Happy Baking!

Kale Swiss and Sausage Quiche by Wood and Spoon blog. An all butter pie crust filled with a smoky Italian sausage, kale greens, and Kerrygold swiss cheese. topped with fresh tomatoes, balsamic glaze, and herbs. perfect for breakfast brunch or supper. find the simple fresh recipe on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

If you like this Kale Swiss and Sausage Quiche you should try:

Roasted Summer Vegetable Quiche

Tomato Olive Rolls

Tomato Galette with Basil Pesto and Feta

Cheddar Cornmeal Chicken Pot Pie

 

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Kale Swiss and Sausage Quiche

Kale Swiss and Sausage Quiche by Wood and Spoon blog. An all butter pie crust filled with a smoky Italian sausage, kale greens, and Kerrygold swiss cheese. topped with fresh tomatoes, balsamic glaze, and herbs. perfect for breakfast brunch or supper. find the simple fresh recipe on thewoodandspoon.com by Kate Wood

Kale Swiss and sausge quich is an all-butter pie crust filled with a Italian sausage, kale greens, and swiss cheese!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 9 1x
  • Category: Brunch
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Ingredients

For the dough:

  • 11/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons ice water

For the filling:

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 1 small Vidalia or yellow onion, sliced
  • 4 ounces roughly chopped kale (about 6 cups)
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 large eggs, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 11/4 cup grated Swiss cheese

Instructions

To prepare the dough:

  1. Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl and use a pastry cutter or the backs of two forks to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until pea-sized clumps exist throughout. Add the ice water and gently fluff together until the mixture can come together into a dough that isn’t too wet but packs. You may need an additional couple teaspoons of water. Form the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate until chilled, at least an hour.

To prepare the filling:

  1. Heat one teaspoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Brown and break up the sausage until cooked through and browned. Remove from skillet, leaving any grease that may exist in the bottom of the pan. Add an additional teaspoon of oil and then cook the onions over medium heat until they are translucent. Add the kale, red pepper flakes, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt to the pan and cook until the kale is wilted and no longer producing moisture, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the pan.

To prepare the quiche:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 and roll out the chilled pie dough on a lightly floured surface until the dough is approximately 1-1/2 inches larger than your tart pan with a removable bottom on all sides. Roll the dough back onto the floured rolling pin and unroll the dough into the pan. Leave a 1” border on all sides and trim off any excess. Fold the sides under and pinch together, leaving 1/4” of dough extending over the sides of the pan. Place a crumpled piece of parchment paper into the bottom of the pan on top of the pie dough and fill the pan with pie weights, dried rice or beans. Par-bake in the oven for 10 minutes, then remove the weights and parchment and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the bottom no longer looks wet. In the meantime, whisk together the milk, 4 of the eggs, remaining 3/4 teaspoon of salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Once the pie crust is baked, crack the egg into a small bowl without breaking the yolk and use a pastry brush to brush the entire insides of the pie with egg white.  Sprinkle 1 cup of swiss cheese into the bottom of the baked crust and top with the browned sausage crumbles and the kale and onion mixture. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of swiss cheese and then carefully pour the egg mixture on top. Whisk together the egg you brushed on the pie crust and brush the entire rim of the pie crust with a thin layer. Bake in the preheated oven for about 35 minutes or until the top is golden and the insides are no longer jiggly. Cool slightly and enjoy!

Notes

The egg wash is entirely optional. The brushed egg white serves as an extra layer of protection for the crust and the whisked whole egg helps with browning. Neither are necessary so feel free to skip this step if needed.

Cherry Chip Cake

Cherry Chip Cake recipe by wood and spoon. This is a vanilla cake with cherries and mini chocolate chips filled with a quick dark cherry filling and coated with a tangy cream cheese American buttercream. The cake is a great summer layer cake for parties and cake be made in advance. The frosting is stable and compliments the cherries and chocolate well. Find the recipe and learn more about stacking layer cakes on thewoodandspoon.com

Happy Monday, Friends! We’re going to dive right into today’s super sassy recipe for a cherry chip cake. This cake is beautiful, seasonally appropriate, and perfect for any special celebrations you may have coming up in the next couple of months. Made with fresh Stemilt dark cherries, a simple vanilla cake, and a tangy cream cheese frosting, this cake is well-balanced and entirely satisfying. Let’s dive in!

Cherry Chip Cake recipe by wood and spoon. This is a vanilla cake with cherries and mini chocolate chips filled with a quick dark cherry filling and coated with a tangy cream cheese American buttercream. The cake is a great summer layer cake for parties and cake be made in advance. The frosting is stable and compliments the cherries and chocolate well. Find the recipe and learn more about stacking layer cakes on thewoodandspoon.com

The breakdown of this cake feels really complex, but the components are simple if you take it step by step. To make this cherry chip cake we start with the cake layers. A simple vanilla cake batter made with butter, milk, and eggs is folded with miniature chocolate chips and a load of fresh chopped cherries. The cake layers bake up flat with a fine crumb and a mild flavor so that the chocolate and cherries can sing.

Cherry Chip Cake recipe by wood and spoon. This is a vanilla cake with cherries and mini chocolate chips filled with a quick dark cherry filling and coated with a tangy cream cheese American buttercream. The cake is a great summer layer cake for parties and cake be made in advance. The frosting is stable and compliments the cherries and chocolate well. Find the recipe and learn more about stacking layer cakes on thewoodandspoon.com

Next comes the filling! Here, a simple jammy filling is made with more chopped cherries, sugar, and cornstarch. The filling thickens up on the stove and can be made up to a week in advance. If you happen to have any left after baking, this filling tastes wonderful over ice cream or with shortbread cookies and extra frosting.

Cherry Chip Cake recipe by wood and spoon. This is a vanilla cake with cherries and mini chocolate chips filled with a quick dark cherry filling and coated with a tangy cream cheese American buttercream. The cake is a great summer layer cake for parties and cake be made in advance. The frosting is stable and compliments the cherries and chocolate well. Find the recipe and learn more about stacking layer cakes on thewoodandspoon.comCherry Chip Cake recipe by wood and spoon. This is a vanilla cake with cherries and mini chocolate chips filled with a quick dark cherry filling and coated with a tangy cream cheese American buttercream. The cake is a great summer layer cake for parties and cake be made in advance. The frosting is stable and compliments the cherries and chocolate well. Find the recipe and learn more about stacking layer cakes on thewoodandspoon.com

The cake comes together with a simple and tangy cream cheese American buttercream that adds another element of flavor to this cherry and chocolate-rich cake. You can use a piping bag or a plastic bag with the end snipped off to pipe a dam around the border of each cake so that the cherry filling stays in its place. Alternating layers of cake with the dammed filling are stacked before the whole thing is coated buttercream and topped with cherries.

Cherry Chip Cake recipe by wood and spoon. This is a vanilla cake with cherries and mini chocolate chips filled with a quick dark cherry filling and coated with a tangy cream cheese American buttercream. The cake is a great summer layer cake for parties and cake be made in advance. The frosting is stable and compliments the cherries and chocolate well. Find the recipe and learn more about stacking layer cakes on thewoodandspoon.com

Today’s post is sponsored by Stemilt, the leading Washington state grower, packer, and shipper of fruit including apples, pears, cherries, and more. Their website is host to a number of produce-packed recipes that are perfect for each turning season, and I was thrilled to contribute this cherry chip cake recipe for the summer. In the coming months I’ll share two more recipes on their site, but for now, please go check out and try this one! The link to the recipe is below. Happy baking to all of you and all my love in this coming week!

Cherry Chip Cake recipe by wood and spoon. This is a vanilla cake with cherries and mini chocolate chips filled with a quick dark cherry filling and coated with a tangy cream cheese American buttercream. The cake is a great summer layer cake for parties and cake be made in advance. The frosting is stable and compliments the cherries and chocolate well. Find the recipe and learn more about stacking layer cakes on thewoodandspoon.com

Click here for the cherry chip cake recipe!

If you like this cherry chip cake you should check out:

Cherry Chip Ice Cream

Black Forest Ice Cream Cake

Cherry Gateau Basque 

Cherry Lime Hand Pies

Cherry Chip Cake recipe by wood and spoon. This is a vanilla cake with cherries and mini chocolate chips filled with a quick dark cherry filling and coated with a tangy cream cheese American buttercream. The cake is a great summer layer cake for parties and cake be made in advance. The frosting is stable and compliments the cherries and chocolate well. Find the recipe and learn more about stacking layer cakes on thewoodandspoon.com

Honey Peach Pie

Honey Peach Pie by Wood and Spoon. This is an all butter pie crust filled with a honey caramel and fresh peaches and topped with a brown butter crumble. This pie bakes up scented with honey and juicy peaches and the crust and crumble add a bit of salt to offset the sweet. This is a great summer recipe to use fresh produce and make homemade pie tarts. Learn more about this dessert for a crowd at thewoodandspoon.com

Another week, another dessert. That’s how we do things around here. If you live anywhere near the South, you know our peach season took a mini hit this year, but even so, the summer fruit favorite is beginning to pop up everywhere in all it’s juicy, fuzz-covered glory. To celebrate the unofficial fruit of the South (I just declared this on my own, BTW), we’re making this honey peach pie. Let’s chat the ins and outs.

Honey Peach Pie by Wood and Spoon. This is an all butter pie crust filled with a honey caramel and fresh peaches and topped with a brown butter crumble. This pie bakes up scented with honey and juicy peaches and the crust and crumble add a bit of salt to offset the sweet. This is a great summer recipe to use fresh produce and make homemade pie tarts. Learn more about this dessert for a crowd at thewoodandspoon.com

For starters, we have an all-butter pie crust. While my usual pie dough has a smidge of shortening in it, I absolutely LOVE using an all-butter crust when I want extra-rich flavor. This crust does not disappoint. Filled with Kerrygold butter and a smidge of sugar and salt, this crust is a terrific vehicle for a pie fillings of fresh peaches, brown sugar, and… honey caramel? Yep, there’s a honey caramel in here. This is a recipe adapted from Jeni Britton Bauer’s honey butterscotch sauce that she uses to top her ice cream, and it is divine. The filling truly sings of honey here, so be sure to use a variety that you really enjoy the flavor of. To finish things off, we have a brown butter crumble. You know I’ll top just about anything with crumble and will jump at the chance to brown butter, so this pie topping is actually an all-time fave of mine.

Honey Peach Pie by Wood and Spoon. This is an all butter pie crust filled with a honey caramel and fresh peaches and topped with a brown butter crumble. This pie bakes up scented with honey and juicy peaches and the crust and crumble add a bit of salt to offset the sweet. This is a great summer recipe to use fresh produce and make homemade pie tarts. Learn more about this dessert for a crowd at thewoodandspoon.com

To make this honey peach pie, we start by prepping all of the elements of the pie. I like to begin by making my pie dough so that it can chill while I prep the other ingredients. You can even make the dough up to a week in advance! Next, whip up the honey caramel sauce so that it can chill in the fridge as well, and then finish it all off by making the brown butter crumble. Once the prep work has been done, you take a few hours or even a day or two off before actually assembling the pie!

Honey Peach Pie by Wood and Spoon. This is an all butter pie crust filled with a honey caramel and fresh peaches and topped with a brown butter crumble. This pie bakes up scented with honey and juicy peaches and the crust and crumble add a bit of salt to offset the sweet. This is a great summer recipe to use fresh produce and make homemade pie tarts. Learn more about this dessert for a crowd at thewoodandspoon.com

When you’re ready to bake your honey peach pie, start by filling a 9-10″ tart pan with a removable bottom with the pie crust. I like to roll my crust out several inches larger than the diameter of the tin on a floured surface and then roll the dough back onto my floured rolling pin. From there, simply unroll the dough into the pan and then trim the edges and crimp as desired. Toss the sliced peaches with the dry ingredients and immediately place in the pan with the drizzle of honey caramel. Top with the crumble and brush the crust with a beaten egg. This honey peach pie takes about 45 minutes to bake and another couple of hours to set, so be patient for best results.

Honey Peach Pie by Wood and Spoon. This is an all butter pie crust filled with a honey caramel and fresh peaches and topped with a brown butter crumble. This pie bakes up scented with honey and juicy peaches and the crust and crumble add a bit of salt to offset the sweet. This is a great summer recipe to use fresh produce and make homemade pie tarts. Learn more about this dessert for a crowd at thewoodandspoon.com

When you’re ready to serve this summer treat, make sure you have some ice cream or whipped cream on hand. I opted to top the whole things with extra slices of peaches and blueberries, but this was totally for aesthetic purposes. The tart is loaded with fruit and needs no further attention, just a few friends with empty forks so that you can dive right into this fruity stunner.

Honey Peach Pie by Wood and Spoon. This is an all butter pie crust filled with a honey caramel and fresh peaches and topped with a brown butter crumble. This pie bakes up scented with honey and juicy peaches and the crust and crumble add a bit of salt to offset the sweet. This is a great summer recipe to use fresh produce and make homemade pie tarts. Learn more about this dessert for a crowd at thewoodandspoon.com

I’m sharing today’s recipe in collaboration with my favorite friends at Kerrygold. Both in the all-butter pie crust and brown butter crumble, quality butter is essential for this pie, so I trust Kerrygold to provide excellent product I can trust! Their butter has slightly lower water content than the average stick you’ll find at the grocery store which means more flake to every bite. Trust me on this one. As always, thank you for supporting brands that make Wood & Spoon possible and thank you for reading along! Happy Tuesday and Happy Baking!

Honey Peach Pie by Wood and Spoon. This is an all butter pie crust filled with a honey caramel and fresh peaches and topped with a brown butter crumble. This pie bakes up scented with honey and juicy peaches and the crust and crumble add a bit of salt to offset the sweet. This is a great summer recipe to use fresh produce and make homemade pie tarts. Learn more about this dessert for a crowd at thewoodandspoon.com

If you like this honey peach pie you should check out:

Peach Lattice Pie

Peaches and Cream Biscuits

Peach Crumb Muffins

Peach Semifreddo

 

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Honey Peach Pie

Honey Peach Pie by Wood and Spoon. This is an all butter pie crust filled with a honey caramel and fresh peaches and topped with a brown butter crumble. This pie bakes up scented with honey and juicy peaches and the crust and crumble add a bit of salt to offset the sweet. This is a great summer recipe to use fresh produce and make homemade pie tarts. Learn more about this dessert for a crowd at thewoodandspoon.com

This honey peach pie has an all-butter crust, a honey caramel and peach filling, and a brown butter crumble topping!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 45
  • Cook Time: 60
  • Total Time: 180
  • Yield: 1 Pie 1x
  • Category: Dessert
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Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 11/4 cups (175 gm) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (115 gm) unsalted butter, cold
  • 1 cup ice water
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon

For the honey caramel filling (Adapted from Jeni Britton Bauer):

  • 1 cup (200 gm) sugar
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 11/4 cup (300 gm) heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tablespoons (55 gm) unsalted butter
  • Pinch of salt

For the brown butter crumble:

  • 6 tablespoons (85 gm) unsalted butter
  • ½ cup (100 gm) brown sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (140 gm) all-purpose flour

For the filling:

  • 1 egg
  • 11/2 pounds of ripe peaches
  • 11/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

To prepare the crust:

  1. Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Use a pastry cutter or the backs of two forks to cut in the butter until pea-sized clumps exist throughout. Add the bourbon to the water and drizzle in a 1/3 cup of the mixture (sans ice) and use a fork to bring the dough together. Continue adding small bits of water until the mixture comes together enough for the dough to pull away from the bowl. The dough should be smooth- not sticky or crumble. Try not to overwork it. Pat the dough into a small disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill in the fridge at least two hours.

To prepare the honey caramel filling:

  1. Combine the honey and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Stop stirring and continue cooking, stirring occasionally. As the mixture heats it will foam, make big clear bubbles, and then make tighter fine bubbles. Continue swirling the pan occasionally and watch as the caramel begins to slowly darken. Once the center has slightly darkened to a brownish shade, remove from heat immediately and carefully and slowly drizzle in the cream, stirring all the while. Add the butter and salt and stir until melted and combined. Place the mixture in a heat-proof bowl to chill in the fridge.

To prepare the brown butter crumble:

  1. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat stirring regularly. Continue stirring as you brown the butter. It will sizzle, foam, and then you’ll see small golden specks forming around the bottom and sides of the pan. Continue stirring to prevent the butter from burning until the mixture is fairly golden and smells deliciously nutty. Remove from heat immediately to a heat-safe bowl. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon and salt and stir to combine. Add the flour and fold until the mixture forms large clumps. Place the mixture in the fridge to chill slightly while you assemble your pie.

To prepare the pie:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Roll the dough out on a floured surface using a floured rolling pin until it is 2” larger than your 9” tart pan with a removable bottom on all sides. Roll the dough back onto your rolling pin and unroll it into the tart pan. Carefully press the dough into the corners of the pan and trim off any excess around the edges leaving a 1” overhang on all sides. Fold the edges into the tart pan to create a thicker crust that extends about ¼” over the sides of the pan. Crack the egg into a bowl and, without breaking the yolk, use a pastry brush to brush a thin layer of egg white all over the dough on the bottom and sides of the pan. Place the crust in the freezer to set for 15 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, peel and core your peaches and slice them into ¾” slices. Toss with the cornstarch, brown sugar, and salt. Pour the filling into the prepared tart pan. Pour 1 cup of the of the honey caramel over the peaches. You can slightly rewarm to liquid consistency as needed. Sprinkle the brown butter crumble on top.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes and then decrease the heat to 350. Bake for an additional 40-45 minutes or until the pie is set, golden, and bubbling under the crust. Allow to cool for 2-3 hours prior to cutting. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

Rhubarb Pop-Tarts

Rhubarb Pop-Tarts by Wood and Spoon blog. This recipe is for mini square hand pie breakfast pastries filled with a quite homemade rhubarb compote jam and a honey glaze icing. The hand pies can be made in advance and batches. These make fun morning treats or desserts. Learn how to DIY make from scratch pop-tarts here with simple pie dough and jelly on thewoodandspoon.com

I have just a short word of encouragement for you this morning that I’ll break down into a few short sentences: the words you say to people matter. The things you speak over them can be transformative. The love and encouragement you give away to others can change the way they see themselves forever. If I’ve gone in way too deep for a Wednesday morning, let me back up a minute and tell you what precipitated all of this, and then we’ll dive into these rhubarb pop-tarts.

The other day, my my parents moved out of their home of 21 years and they sent their movers to drop a few boxes and pieces of furniture that were mine. I started sorting through the boxes and found stacks of old artwork and drawings as well as piles of old letters from my elementary years. Birthday cards, Valentines, and even a few pen pal letters were strewn about my living room as I laughed and teared up at all the love people had given me over the years.

Rhubarb Pop-Tarts by Wood and Spoon blog. This recipe is for mini square hand pie breakfast pastries filled with a quite homemade rhubarb compote jam and a honey glaze icing. The hand pies can be made in advance and batches. These make fun morning treats or desserts. Learn how to DIY make from scratch pop-tarts here with simple pie dough and jelly on thewoodandspoon.com

One letter in particular was really meaningful to me. I found an old hardcover journal with a hand-written inscription and a card from my third grade teacher, Mrs. Graham. In the letter, she congratulated me on the outcomes of a national writing test that I took and told me how proud she was of my accomplishments. The journal, per her letter, was for me to continue writing in, and she encouraged me to keep practicing and refining those skills as I continued on in school. “You are a terrific writer, Katie! Never stop!”

I don’t recall much about my first, fourth, or fifth grade teachers. My second grade teacher had a really long last name that I still can’t spell and a face that turned tomato red when she was angry with us. But I never forgot Mrs. Graham or that she believed in me. In moments when I’ve been scared to pursue a career as an author, as silly as it sounds, I’ve remembered her words and that there was someone out there who thought I had something good to say. Her words made me brave and honest and willing to share.

Rhubarb Pop-Tarts by Wood and Spoon blog. This recipe is for mini square hand pie breakfast pastries filled with a quite homemade rhubarb compote jam and a honey glaze icing. The hand pies can be made in advance and batches. These make fun morning treats or desserts. Learn how to DIY make from scratch pop-tarts here with simple pie dough and jelly on thewoodandspoon.com

I think about this a lot when I speak with my own children. We spend a lot of time calling out talents and characteristics in them both because I want them to feel empowered to let those parts of themselves shine. I want my daughter to be eager to befriend a new kid at school because she knows how friendly and kind she is to others. I want my son to be joyful and sprinkle the world with his silliness and laughter because he knows how clever he is. A new goal of mine is to let my mother, sister, friends, husband, hell,  EVERYONE, know what goodness and beauty they bring to my life so they’ll continue to share it with me and the other people they rub shoulders with on a daily basis. The words we share with others can empower them to rise up and be better versions of themselves. So let’s share freely.

Rhubarb Pop-Tarts by Wood and Spoon blog. This recipe is for mini square hand pie breakfast pastries filled with a quite homemade rhubarb compote jam and a honey glaze icing. The hand pies can be made in advance and batches. These make fun morning treats or desserts. Learn how to DIY make from scratch pop-tarts here with simple pie dough and jelly on thewoodandspoon.com

These rhubarb pop-tarts are another lovely little rendition of one of my favorite treats. I adore homemade pie crust and filling bite-sized bits of it with jam and icing has got to be one of the most fun ways to snack. These rhubarb pop-tarts are nothing more than flaky crust, a quick homemade rhubarb jam, and a sweet and floral honey icing, and they make for a delicious snack, breakfast or dessert.

Rhubarb Pop-Tarts by Wood and Spoon blog. This recipe is for mini square hand pie breakfast pastries filled with a quite homemade rhubarb compote jam and a honey glaze icing. The hand pies can be made in advance and batches. These make fun morning treats or desserts. Learn how to DIY make from scratch pop-tarts here with simple pie dough and jelly on thewoodandspoon.com

To make your own rhubarb pop-tarts, we start with the crust. Flour, sugar, and salt are combined before fat is cut into the dry ingredients. We bring the dough together with ice water and allow it to chill until firm. You can do this step in advance if you’d prefer, and homemade pie. crust also freezes nicely when wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and foil. Next, we make the jam. Fresh or frozen rhubarb can be cooked down with sugar until it is thick, flavorful, and bubbly. Allow it to cool completely before filling your tarts.

To shape the rhubarb pop-tarts, simply roll out the dough super thin and use a pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut out small squares. You can also use a small round cookie cutter if you’d prefer, but here, I’ve used a clean plastic sewing ruler like this one to make sure each of my squares are the same size. Trim out the squares, spoon jam on half of them, and then crimp a second square on top to seal in the filling. Allow the tarts to chill in the freezer prior to baking.

Rhubarb Pop-Tarts by Wood and Spoon blog. This recipe is for mini square hand pie breakfast pastries filled with a quite homemade rhubarb compote jam and a honey glaze icing. The hand pies can be made in advance and batches. These make fun morning treats or desserts. Learn how to DIY make from scratch pop-tarts here with simple pie dough and jelly on thewoodandspoon.com

After baking the rhubarb pop-tarts, the honey icing comes together quickly and adorns these simple treats. They taste best within two days, but you can make and freeze unglazed tarts for a few weeks and re-flake in the oven. Feel free to batch the recipe to serve a crowd, or keep the prep short and sweet to make just a few. These hand pies are a great way to use up the leftover rhubarb you may have floating around your fridge and freezer, so snap to it and get to baking! The season won’t last forever! Happy baking to you all and thanks for following along! Have a great week!

If you like these rhubarb pop-tarts you should check out:

Blueberry Lemon Pop-Tarts

Raspberry Champagne Pop-Tarts 

Strawberry Fig Pop-Tarts

Cranberry Pear Pop-Tarts

 

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Rhubarb Pop-Tarts

Rhubarb Pop-Tarts by Wood and Spoon blog. This recipe is for mini square hand pie breakfast pastries filled with a quite homemade rhubarb compote jam and a honey glaze icing. The hand pies can be made in advance and batches. These make fun morning treats or desserts. Learn how to DIY make from scratch pop-tarts here with simple pie dough and jelly on thewoodandspoon.com

These rhubarb pop-tarts are simple homemade hand pies made with flaky pie crust, a quick rhubarb jam and a simple honey glaze icing.

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 60
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 180
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Dessert
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Ingredients

For the pastry:

  • 2 1/4 cups (290 gm) of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup (113 gm) butter
  • 1/2 cup (113 gm) shortening
  • 5 tablespoons ice water
  • For the Rhubarb Jam:
  • ¾ pound rhubarb, chopped
  • 6 tablespoons (75 gm) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water

For the honey icing:

  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon milk

For the rhubarb drizzle (optional):

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 11/2 tablespoons rhubarb jam
  • 12 teaspoons of water, as needed

Instructions

To prepare the pastry:

  1. Combine flour, salt and sugar in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Cut in the butter and shortening with a pastry cutter or the back of a fork until it is the consistency of a course meal with small, pea-sized chunks of butter throughout. Add water, 1-2 tablespoons at a time, tossing gently until pastry comes together in moist clumps. Divide dough in half and pat into two round, flat disks. Wrap with Saran wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.

To prepare the rhubarb jam:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium-sized pot over low heat. Stir to combine and continue stirring regularly until all the sugar has dissolved. You can test this by carefully rubbing a little bit of the liquid in the pot between two fingers- it should feel smooth.
  2. Continue to cook over low heat, stirring regularly until the mixture comes to a simmer. Allow it to simmer for about 10minutes until the rhubarb has broken down and the mixture is approximately applesauce consistency. Remove from heat and place in a heat-proof bowl to cool in the fridge. This jam will keep in the fridge for approximately 2-3 weeks.

To prepare the pop-tarts:

  1. Roll out one disk of pastry to 1/8” thickness on a floured surface. Use a ruler and a sharp knife or pizza cutter to cut 3” squares out of the dough. Each Pop-Tart will require two pieces (one for top and one for bottom). You can gather any extract pieces of dough and repeat this process to get enough pieces.
  2. Place 2-3 teaspoons of cooled filling on top of half of the rounds.
  3. Top the filled rounds with a second circle of crust and use a fork to crimp the edges. Vent the top of each rectangle by poking the top of the pastry with a fork 2-3 times. Freeze the pop tarts on the baking sheet for at least 2 hours or up to a week.
  4. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Bake the tarts, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool before topping with glaze.

To prepare the icing:

  1. Whisk the powdered sugar, honey, and milk together. Add extra powdered sugar to thicken and extra milk to thin the glaze. Spoon a small amount onto each poptart. Follow up with the rhubarb drizzle, if desired. Again, combine the sugar, rhubarb jam, and water with a whisk. Add extra powdered sugar to thicken it and extra water to thin it. Drizzle on and enjoy!

Brown Sugar Buttermilk Tart

Brown Sugar Buttermilk Tart by wood and spoon. This is a salted graham cracker tart crust with a no-bake custard filling made up of buttermilk, brown sugar, and cinnamon. On top. fresh fruit and a tangy glaze transforms this simple dessert into a tasty chilled summertime treat. Make it ahead and for a crowd for fancy summer parties and seasonal fruit. Learn more about this adaptable recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

This past week has been one of the weirdest, out-of-the-norm passing of days that I have experienced in a long time, and because you stumbled upon this page, we’re in it together now. I can’t wait to share about this super impressive and simple brown sugar buttermilk tart, but first, let me update you on all that transpired this week.

Brown Sugar Buttermilk Tart by wood and spoon. This is a salted graham cracker tart crust with a no-bake custard filling made up of buttermilk, brown sugar, and cinnamon. On top. fresh fruit and a tangy glaze transforms this simple dessert into a tasty chilled summertime treat. Make it ahead and for a crowd for fancy summer parties and seasonal fruit. Learn more about this adaptable recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

I’ve been spending the better part of the last few months nesting like crazy. In that time, I’ve accomplished a ton and was beginning to feel like maybe we were getting prepared to have this baby. Last Tuesday, I went in for a routine appointment at my doctor’s office to find that baby girl was attempting to jail break out of me and into the world about 5 weeks too early. NOT COOL, BABY. Although I’m no stranger to babies that come a little earlier than expected (I’m looking at you, George!), 5 weeks was a little too soon for comfort. In order to keep baby number three planted in my belly for a few more weeks, the doctor opted to put me on bedrest.

Brown Sugar Buttermilk Tart by wood and spoon. This is a salted graham cracker tart crust with a no-bake custard filling made up of buttermilk, brown sugar, and cinnamon. On top. fresh fruit and a tangy glaze transforms this simple dessert into a tasty chilled summertime treat. Make it ahead and for a crowd for fancy summer parties and seasonal fruit. Learn more about this adaptable recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

So bedrest. Certainly not the worst thing that’s ever happened to me, but definitely one of the strangest. Picking up my children, bending over to pull a roast out of the oven, and even walking up the stairs to tuck little people into their beds is  no longer okay. I have spent a week’s worth of days sitting at my desk catching up on paperwork, laying on the couch entirely bored by the drama on overshare on social media, and watching movies with my TV zombie children. It turns out that bedrest can be kinda hard on Moms but awesome for kids who are lobbying for one more episode of PJ Masks.

But there is an entirely wonderful side to all of this too. Bedrest is just about the only thing that could force me to slow down. That means more snuggling, more bedtime story reading, more occasional catnaps, more stillness. I’m not great at sitting still and this bit of time has served as a little calm and reflection before the proverbial storm of a third child. Moreso than that, I’m reminded for the millioneth time of what wonderful community and friends we have here in Selma, AL. People come out of the woodwork to help when they find out you’re down for the count, and while I’m certainly not an invalid in need of 24-hr care, it’s heart-filling to know that people are willing and wanting to serve you. Needless to say, I’ve got lots of reasons for gratitude this week. Gratitude for time, gratitude for friends, and gratitude for this brown sugar buttermilk tart.

Brown Sugar Buttermilk Tart by wood and spoon. This is a salted graham cracker tart crust with a no-bake custard filling made up of buttermilk, brown sugar, and cinnamon. On top. fresh fruit and a tangy glaze transforms this simple dessert into a tasty chilled summertime treat. Make it ahead and for a crowd for fancy summer parties and seasonal fruit. Learn more about this adaptable recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

Let me give you the 411 on this treat that I’m sharing with my friends at Kerrygold. This is a no-bake cream tart situation featuring a salty graham cracker crust, a stovetop custard filling, and a tangy 2-ingredient fruit topping that can accompany any array of seasonal fruit that you may find in your fridge this month. It’s a make-ahead, fit for a crowd type of dessert that can be adapted to suit your preferences, and the flavors, while fairly simple and straight-forward, are comforting and fresh all at the same time.

Brown Sugar Buttermilk Tart by wood and spoon. This is a salted graham cracker tart crust with a no-bake custard filling made up of buttermilk, brown sugar, and cinnamon. On top. fresh fruit and a tangy glaze transforms this simple dessert into a tasty chilled summertime treat. Make it ahead and for a crowd for fancy summer parties and seasonal fruit. Learn more about this adaptable recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

To make this brown sugar buttermilk tart, we start with the crust. Graham crackers, brown sugar, salt, and loads of melted Kerrygold butter are pulsed together until the mixture resembles a wet sand consistency. Press the mixture into the sides and bottom of a fluted tart pan and allow it to chill while you make the filling. The filling, as the name brown sugar buttermilk tart suggests, is a buttermilk-based custard sweetened with brown sugar and cinnamon. It thickens quickly on the stove with the help of some egg and cools to a soft creamy consistency. We pour this whole mixture into the prepared crust to cool.

Brown Sugar Buttermilk Tart by wood and spoon. This is a salted graham cracker tart crust with a no-bake custard filling made up of buttermilk, brown sugar, and cinnamon. On top. fresh fruit and a tangy glaze transforms this simple dessert into a tasty chilled summertime treat. Make it ahead and for a crowd for fancy summer parties and seasonal fruit. Learn more about this adaptable recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

Once you’re ready to serve this brown sugar buttermilk tart, adorn the heck out of it with whatever fresh fruit you fancy. Here, I used plums, blue and blackberries, and even some toasted coconut I had on hand. The fruit serves to freshen up the tart, so use ripe, ready-to-eat favorites of whoever you’re serving. To add even a bit more fruity tang, I recommend a quick fruity drizzle made by combining tart preserves with a bit of lime juice. The juice thins out the sweet preserves and balances it with a kick of acid. The whole thing works together super nicely and makes for an impressive treat that you can share.

I hope you’ll call on this brown sugar buttermilk tart in the coming summer months. It’s a great way to showcase summer fruit and something about it feels effortless yet elevated. For the crust and all of your other butter needs, I highly recommend Kerrygold. Their products serve stunning desserts like this well, and it’s an honor to partner with a brand I respect so highly. In the meantime, thank you for your prayers and support in the coming weeks! We can’t wait for baby girl to make an arrival and will be sure to share all about it when the time is right. Happy Thursday and Happy Baking!

Brown Sugar Buttermilk Tart by wood and spoon. This is a salted graham cracker tart crust with a no-bake custard filling made up of buttermilk, brown sugar, and cinnamon. On top. fresh fruit and a tangy glaze transforms this simple dessert into a tasty chilled summertime treat. Make it ahead and for a crowd for fancy summer parties and seasonal fruit. Learn more about this adaptable recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

If you like this brown sugar buttermilk tart you should check out:

White Chocolate Cheesecake Tartlets with Blood Orange Swirl

Pumpkin Pecan Tart with Maple Whipped Cream

Honey Mascarpone Tart with Figs and Salty Graham Crust

Strawberry Pretzel Tart

Lemon Almond Tart

 

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Brown Sugar Buttermilk Tart

Brown Sugar Buttermilk Tart by wood and spoon. This is a salted graham cracker tart crust with a no-bake custard filling made up of buttermilk, brown sugar, and cinnamon. On top. fresh fruit and a tangy glaze transforms this simple dessert into a tasty chilled summertime treat. Make it ahead and for a crowd for fancy summer parties and seasonal fruit. Learn more about this adaptable recipe on thewoodandspoon.com

This brown sugar buttermilk tart is a sweet and salty no bake pie with a cream filling, a tangy fruit drizzle, and a salty graham cracker crust. Serve with your favorite seasonal fruit!

  • Author: Kate Wood
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 120
  • Yield: 9 1x
  • Category: Dessert
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Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1/3 cup (70 gm) brown sugar, packed
  • 2 cups (200 gm) graham cracker crumbs
  • ½  teaspoon salt
  • 7 tablespoons (100 gm) unsalted butter, melted

For the filling:

  • 5 large (90 gm) egg yolks
  • ½ cup (100 gm) brown sugar
  • 21/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 13/4 cups (395 gm) heavy whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup (145 gm) whole buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

For the topping:

  • 2 cups of fruit of your choice (berries, sliced stone fruit, etc)
  • ½ cup blackberry or raspberry jam
  • 1  tablespoon lime juice or water

Instructions

To prepare the crust:

  1. Whisk together the brown sugar, graham cracker crumbs, and salt in a medium sized bowl. Add the melted butter and stir until well combined. Press the crumbs into the bottom and sides of a 9-10” tart pan with a removable bottom. Place in the fridge to chill while you prepare the filling.

To prepare the filling:

  1. Whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a medium sized mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the heavy whipping cream, buttermilk, and vanilla bean paste. Place the pan over medium-low heat and bring to a simmer, whisking occasionally. Once gently bubbling, slowly drizzle a small amount of the hot cream mixture into the beaten egg yolk mixture, being sure to whisk all the while. Continue to add the cream and whisk until the contents of both bowls have been combined. Pour the entirety of the mixture back into the saucepan over medium-low heat and cook for about 4 minutes, constantly stirring, until thickened slightly (about the consistency of mayonnaise). Pull the pan off the heat and allow to cool for about 10 minutes, stirring once every minute or so. Pour the content of the pan into the prepared pie crust and smooth the filling out. Place a sheet of plastic wrap directly on top of the pie filling and place in the fridge to chill.

To prepare the topping:

  1. Combine the jam and juice or water with a whisk. Add a little more liquid to make the topping more viscous if desired. Drizzle the “sauce” on top of pieces of sliced pie and serve with fresh fruit!