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Tart Pan Giveaway!

April 23, 2010

Tart Pan Giveaway


Wow y’all!  Thanks for all the inspiration!  You’ve certainly got my gears working.  I’ve got summer berries in the works.  I’m plotting some lavender goodness.  And chocolate never goes out of season… does it!?  Our tart pan winner is… drum roll…

Tart Pan Winner

Look at this!  Bright!  Shiny!  Scalloped!

It’s a tart pan with a removable bottom.  It’s pretty snazzy.

For some reason,  it took me about 28 and 3/4 years to buy one of these pans.  I thought these pans were for super fancy bakers that make fancy French style fruit tarts all day and all night.

It turns out… this 9-inch tart pan is our secret weapon against having to roll out pie crust.  That’s right!  Secret weapon.

Strawberry Banana Cream Pie for On the Lamb

With this tart pan all you have to do is throw together a dough and press it into the pan.  Press.  Not roll.  Just like I did for this Strawberry Banana Cream Pie.  Genius.

And!  The best news ever!  I’m giving away one tart pan this weekend.

All you have to do is leave me a little comment inspiration.  Tell me something you’d like me to bake up and post on Joy the Baker by the end of this Sunday, April 25th… and you could have a tart pan delivered right to your doorstep!

My next move with this pan?  Brownie Pie.  It’ll happen.  Prepare yourself.

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  • i have always loved a fresh mango tart; shortcrust with a layer of sponge cake topped with cream layered with tart slices of mango!

  • How about an interestingly spiced rhubarb galette, maybe with grains of paradise. Though if you don’t have rhubarb in your neck of the woods, switch out the fruit.

  • Once upon a time there was an eclair and a girl. The girl really, really liked eclairs, so she decided to make some choux pastry and cook some eclairs. But the inscrutable god of the kitchen decided it wasn’t the time or the case, so the end result was… kinda questionable?

    Ps: eclairs or variations on the theme “choux pastry” :) ?

  • i can hardly wrap my head around the idea of inspiring someone who inspires me so much to constantly put my culinary skills to the test.

    lately i’ve been obsessed with all things bite sized, as i find them to always be a hit in any social situation and virtually guilt free when i decide to indulge in one (or 10) at a time. not to mention they’re always so darn cute. :)

    perhaps simple Petit Fours, bite sized pie bars (key lime, lemon, pumpkin), or those italian tri-color cookies that i love so much?

  • my husband loves chicken pot pie, so i’m always looking for a healthier version than most recipes out there. any ideas??

  • I was browsing recipes earlier tonight looking for inspiration in a bar cookie. I decided to try “Millionaire’s Shortbread Bars Recipe” The Recipe can be found at Now, if I did those in a tart pan that would be great.

  • A springy savory pie!
    Something with basil, chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and ricotta!

  • I want to see something with either lemon, lime, or almonds. I keep seeing strawberry almond desserts around blogs lately, and I’m wondering if I need to dive in and actually try it out in a tart.

  • I would really like to take advantage of the fruit crop coming up in California and make tarts with shortbread crust and pastry cream! So refreshing and good!

  • I want some lentil cookies, Joy!

  • Hmmm, I want to see anything with strawberries. I’ve been buying them like crazy. How about a strawberry coffee cake?

  • I want to make something with rhubarb and strawberries.. but banana and strawberry cream pie sounds good too!

  • hmmmm…I love baking of all kinds, but one of my favorite things to bake up are yummy chocolate chip cookies, and then I eat them straight out of the oven!

  • Cool! My recipe suggestion is for pavlova. We’re moving to New Zealand, and I’ve been told that this is kind of a signature dessert there! My sister-in-law made one for me once and it was to die for :-)

  • So the other day I had too many fresh pears and too many recipes calling for canned ones. Soooo…how about that? Something sweet using fresh pears that is not fruit salad?

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