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Pies & Tarts

A Pie & Tart Treasury

Savoring Sweet & Savory Baked Delights

from Roughcut Food Labs

Welcome to The Dead River Collective’s delectable destination for all things pies and tarts! Whether you’re a fan of flaky crusts, fruity fillings, or savory sensations, this page is your ultimate resource for baking brilliance. In collaboration with Roughcut Food Labs, we’ve gathered an exquisite collection of recipes that span from local Maine specialties to modern twists and cherished vintage delights.

Dive into the world of buttery crusts and luscious fillings as we explore a variety of pies and tarts that cater to every palate. From classic apple pies that evoke a sense of nostalgia, to innovative tarts that push the boundaries of baking, our recipes are a testament to the versatility and timeless appeal of these beloved desserts. Local ingredients and traditional techniques play a starring role, showcasing the culinary heritage and innovation that Maine and Roughcut Food Labs have to offer.

Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice eager to learn, “Perfecting the Pastry” provides the inspiration, knowledge, and community support to elevate your baking game. So, preheat your ovens, roll out your dough, and get ready to embark on a baking journey filled with flaky, fruity, and flavorful adventures!

Pies & Tarts

Indulge in the sweet and savory world of pies and tarts. Whether you’re a fan of fruity fillings or prefer a meaty pie, our recipes cover all the bases.

Maine Salted Caramel & Dark Chocolate Twist Pie

Pine State Decadence Maine Salted Caramel & Dark Chocolate Twist Pie When people think of Maine, they often conjure up...
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Blueberry Curd in the Wilderness

Maine's Bounty Blueberry Curd in the Wilderness Nestled in the heart of New England, Maine is a state renowned for...
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Golden Harvest Carrot Tart w/ Whipped Feta

A Symphony of Autumn Flavors Golden Harvest Carrot Tart w/ Whipped Feta Embrace the flavors of fall with our Golden...
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Rustic Homestead Onion Tart

Embracing the Warmth of the Countryside Rustic Homestead Onion Tart Step into the rustic charm of country cooking with our...
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Backwoods Spinach & Feta Delight

Savoring Rustic Charm Backwoods Spinach & Feta Delight Welcome to the heartwarming world of our Backwoods Spinach & Feta Delight,...
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Wild Blueberry & Lime Tart

A Taste of Maine Wild Blueberry & Lime Tart In Maine, the wild blueberries are not just berries; they're a...
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Maine Cabin Beef & Onion Pie

Savoring Rustic Warmth Maine Cabin Beef & Onion Pie Embark on a culinary retreat to the heart of Maine with...
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Rustic Vegan Cabbage & Barley Pockets

Maine Homestead Harvest Rustic Vegan Cabbage & Barley Pockets The beauty of Maine is not just limited to its vast,...
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Herb Garden Leek & Feta Filo Roll

Savoring the Delicate Dance of Flavors Herb Garden Leek & Feta Filo Roll Welcome to a world of flaky, buttery...
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Pie Perfection

How You Can Contribute to Our Crusty Community

  1. Share Your Signature Recipe: Have a family heirloom pie or tart recipe? Share it with our community and let others taste the tradition.
  2. Ingredient Insights: Inform us about local Maine ingredients that work wonders in pies and tarts. Your knowledge can help others enhance their baking.
  3. Baking Tips and Tricks: Whether it’s achieving the perfect crust or balancing flavors, share your baking wisdom to help fellow enthusiasts.
  4. Recipe Reviews: Tried one of our recipes? Leave a comment and let us know how it went, and don’t forget to share any modifications you made!
  5. Join the Conversation: Participate in discussions about favorite pie and tart recipes, and exchange ideas and experiences with other bakers.
  6. Show Support: Spread the word about our pie and tart recipe collection. Share our page on social media and with your friends who love baking.

Join us in celebrating the art of pie and tart baking, and contribute to a community that cherishes the warmth and deliciousness of homemade pastries. Together, we’ll create a space where passion for baking and culinary traditions thrive!