Photo: Aya BrackettBy Lynn Andriani
The Sweet Potato Pie with Spiced Up Flavor
Tanya Holland, the chef at the soul-food restaurant Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland, California, considers intense flavors a hallmark of her cooking. "Ingredients are superimportant, but you've got to know how to embellish them," she says. For this Sweet Potato Pie, she enhances the candy-like flavor of fresh sweet potatoes with brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg.
Get the recipe: Sweet Potato Pie
Photo: Maria RobledoThe Apple Pie That's Worth the Wait
Just as some fruits taste better when they're at peak ripeness, there are desserts that taste better when you let them sit for a day--and this apple pie is one of them. Make it the day before, so the juices have time to thicken, and you'll be rewarded with a perfectly rich and beautiful pie.
Get the recipe: Mile-High Apple Pie
Photo: Anna WilliamsThe Pumpkin Pie That's Just a Little Different
A crust of crushed walnuts and gingersnap cookies isn't just an unusual way to jazz up classic