Peach and custard tart

What can I say about canned fruits and Christmas in the Philippines? One of the most popular sweet dishes served over the holiday season is fruit salad that consists of canned … [Read more...]


White and dark chocolate pie

Another no-bake dessert. A soft and gooey chocolate pie based on a recipe from Martha Stewart's Pies and Tarts cookbook, a copy of which my younger daughter, Alex, gave me on … [Read more...]


Basic pie crust recipe

The following appear in the old-fashioned apple pie entry but I am posting the pie crust recipe as a stand-alone entry for easy reference so I don't need to repeat it in … [Read more...]


Mango cream pie

The day we learned that Red Ribbon Bake Shop had phased out its Mango Cream Pie was a sad day. The Mango Cream Pie was one of the two reasons we patronize Red Ribbon, the … [Read more...]


Egg (custard) pie

Warning: do not attempt to bake an egg pie using a loose-bottom pan. I did and, within minutes from placing the pan in the oven, I could smell something burning -- the filling … [Read more...]

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My first apple pie

Whenever I had a craving for apple pie in the past, I knew of only one place where I could have the real thing -- Hizon's in Manila. Of course, today, there are a lot of delis … [Read more...]