Pies and Tarts by Annie Rigg

As soon as I turned the cover of Pies and Tarts: For All Seasons by Annie Rigg, I saw the spread of vintage pie tins and my heart skipped a beat. I knew I was going to fall in love with this book and it only got better from there. Not only is there an array of sweet and savory pies and tarts but other delightful morsels are shared such as Sfogliatelle, Eccles cakes, and empanadas. This book deservingly shares a spot on my Gift Guide this year and my best books of 2018.

The photography in Pies & Tarts will lure even the most enthusiastic self-proclaimed worst baker into the sweet world of sugar plum tarts (or at least Apricot and almond crostata). For those of us who claim to be bakers (raising my hand slowly), I find myself inspired by the flavor combinations and rustic perfection of Annie's treats. International desserts such as M'hanncha, a Moroccan pastry, that marries citrus, nuts and butter with phyllo dough and mash ups such as Eton mess tartlets make baking exciting and fresh. 

Ingredient measurements are provided in weight and volume so everyone can attempt these recipes. Annie admits that sometimes pastry can be unforgiving however her detailed instructions are sure to provide successful results. Wrap this book up with a beautiful tart tin or pie plate and make a baker happy this holiday!

Our   shares the following 

I reviewed Annie's Summer Berries & Autumn Fruits: 120 Sensational, Sweet & Savory Recipes in 2016 and made several dishes. That review can be found here. Her recipes work.

Special thanks to Quadrille for providing us with the materials needed for our preview and offering copies of this book to our members in our giveaway below. 



The publisher is offering three copies of this book to EYB Members in the US, UK, AU and NZ. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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  • tennyogirl  on  12/14/2018 at 12:32 PM

    Peanut butter and raspberry Linzer tartlets

  • laurencooks  on  12/14/2018 at 12:34 PM

    so many wonderful looking recipes, but I think I'd make the pop tarts first!

  • sarahawker  on  12/14/2018 at 12:50 PM

    Lemon and almond tart

  • jenlhawes  on  12/14/2018 at 1:12 PM

    Eton mess tartlets

  • Rachelkg  on  12/14/2018 at 1:29 PM

    Mmm, lemon and almond tart sounds so yummy!

  • mcrimmins  on  12/14/2018 at 2:31 PM

    S'mores Tartlets

  • GillB  on  12/14/2018 at 3:06 PM

    Cream cheese pastry

  • riley  on  12/14/2018 at 4:00 PM

    Lemon and giner posset tartlets

  • thecharlah  on  12/14/2018 at 4:48 PM

    Apricot, honey and labneh shortbread

  • mpdeb98  on  12/14/2018 at 5:51 PM

    S'mores tartlets

  • hillsboroks  on  12/14/2018 at 7:16 PM

    I would make the Maple Custard Tartlets with Rum-soaked Raisins.

  • Shelley.b  on  12/14/2018 at 7:28 PM

    S'mores tartlet

  • demomcook  on  12/14/2018 at 10:18 PM

    Lemon and pine nut tart

  • FrenchCreekBaker  on  12/14/2018 at 10:49 PM

    Plum blackberry crumble

  • cpattersongo  on  12/14/2018 at 11:35 PM

    A Shirley Temple? I think the Rhubart and strawberry galettes look delish!

  • t.t  on  12/15/2018 at 12:43 AM

    Mocha sfogliatelle

  • merkusje  on  12/15/2018 at 2:46 AM

    Apple and salted caramel pie

  • Dannausc  on  12/15/2018 at 5:23 AM

    Cream cheese pastry

  • punktshittake  on  12/15/2018 at 6:22 AM

    Rhubarb and strawberry galettes

  • ktwalla  on  12/15/2018 at 8:23 AM

    Chocolate and Hazelnut Salted Caramel Tarts

  • jinni  on  12/15/2018 at 10:06 AM

    Cherry and almond sourdough pie. Always looking for sourdough recipes.

  • MiMi60  on  12/15/2018 at 1:28 PM

    I would like to try the Raspberry zabaglione tartlets

  • ravensfan  on  12/15/2018 at 7:05 PM

    Blueberry, coconut and lime tartlets

  • inflytur  on  12/16/2018 at 6:07 AM

    Eccles cakes!

  • debbiehb  on  12/16/2018 at 1:15 PM

    S’mores tartlets

  • Jackwicks  on  12/16/2018 at 1:43 PM

    Rhubarb and strawberry galettes

  • stepspior  on  12/16/2018 at 5:26 PM

    Tarte Tatin

  • nadiam1000  on  12/17/2018 at 6:08 AM

    Maple custard tartlets with bourbon-soaked raisins

  • RSW  on  12/17/2018 at 6:12 AM

    Rosemary and Parmesan pastry

  • kmn4  on  12/17/2018 at 9:47 AM

    Curried chicken and lentil pies

  • LaurenE  on  12/17/2018 at 4:30 PM

    Lemon and almond tart

  • eatysmith  on  12/18/2018 at 6:48 AM

    Apricot, honey and labneh shortbread!

  • matag  on  12/18/2018 at 2:13 PM

    Salted ta-honey pie

  • tennyogirl  on  12/18/2018 at 4:00 PM

    Spiced ruby grapefruit curd tartlets

  • smartie101  on  12/18/2018 at 7:09 PM

    Tom Collins made with fresh lemon syrup and Topo Chico.

  • Kblg  on  12/21/2018 at 10:16 PM

    Buttermilk custard tarts with roasted grapes.

  • luccio  on  12/22/2018 at 2:27 AM

    Pandowdy swamp pie : with a name like that....!?!

  • Laura1  on  12/22/2018 at 8:45 AM

    lemon and almond tart

  • awesomepossum  on  12/22/2018 at 11:29 PM

    Fruit tarts with a shortbread crust and lemon custard are just about heaven in spring and summer.

  • sipa  on  12/23/2018 at 5:35 PM

    Lemon and pine nut tart

  • ktowle  on  12/24/2018 at 5:23 AM

    Eccles cakes pg 21 looks amazing

  • lanalublue  on  12/24/2018 at 8:57 AM

    Coconut and cherry tartlets combine two of my family's favorite flavors.

  • annieski  on  12/26/2018 at 5:06 AM

    Maybe the cream cheese pastry. My hungarian grandmother made a cream cheese dough that she used for multi-purpose with great success.

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  12/26/2018 at 1:45 PM

    My cocktail of choice is a mojito, but from the index I would love to try the mini passionfruit and lime meringue pies.

  • percussion03  on  12/28/2018 at 10:08 PM

    This looks like a good one! Pumpkin pie with rye and bourbon, among others

  • dtremit  on  12/29/2018 at 9:56 AM

    Let's go savory with the Vietnamese Pork Puffs.

  • JJWong  on  12/30/2018 at 4:42 PM

    For dessert I'd make the apricot and almond crostata. For the entree portion, I'd make the Vietnamese pork puffs.

  • ghill  on  1/1/2019 at 11:38 AM

    The lemon and almond tart is one I couldn’t resist.

  • Karen.2018  on  1/1/2019 at 2:00 PM

    Maple custard tartlets with bourbon-soaked raisins sounds amazing!

  • lou_weez  on  1/1/2019 at 3:12 PM

    Mocha sfogliatelle (page 19)

  • Lisasa  on  1/1/2019 at 5:45 PM

    My husband would vote for the pop tarts

  • banba1  on  1/1/2019 at 7:25 PM

    Raspberry zabaglione tartlets :)

  • PennyBarr  on  1/2/2019 at 12:12 PM

    I'd love to try the sourdough pastry - possibly with something spicily fruity., Sounds delicious!

  • Sfgordon  on  1/2/2019 at 1:06 PM

    I'd try mini passion fruit and lime meringue pies

  • popoff  on  1/2/2019 at 4:17 PM

    Galettes of any kind...

  • tarae1204  on  1/3/2019 at 10:15 AM

    Creme brulee tarts with anise-roasted blackberries (

  • jmay42066  on  1/3/2019 at 10:04 PM

    Apple and salted caramel pie

  • tomarto  on  1/5/2019 at 12:29 PM

    The rhubarb and strawberry galettes, because it's my favourite combination!

  • ChefPauli  on  1/5/2019 at 5:20 PM

    Puff Pastry!

  • v.t  on  1/6/2019 at 12:55 AM

    Malted chocolate silk

  • chellanne  on  1/6/2019 at 2:03 AM

    the recipe I would try first is the s'mores tartlets - to impress friends on our next camping trip

  • Livia  on  1/6/2019 at 1:38 PM

    I'd love a bite of the Marsala pear and hazelnut tarts right now !!

  • jemans  on  1/6/2019 at 3:23 PM

    The passionfruit and lime meringue pies sound so insanely good!

  • Nancith  on  1/8/2019 at 8:36 PM

    Pandowdy swamp pie (mostly because I like the name!)

  • verorenee  on  1/9/2019 at 4:44 PM

    Ruffled milk pie

  • jd5761  on  1/9/2019 at 7:08 PM

    Raspberry Zabaglione Tartlets for me

  • lgroom  on  1/11/2019 at 2:20 PM

    lemon and almond tart

  • leilx  on  1/12/2019 at 5:11 PM

    Pandowdy swamp pie...for the name although the ingredients sound great too!

  • lpatterson412  on  1/12/2019 at 10:47 PM

    Eccles cakes!

  • size_27  on  1/14/2019 at 9:43 AM

    Rhubarb and strawberry galettes please yum yum

  • silversand  on  1/16/2019 at 12:45 PM

    Peanut butter and raspberry Linzer tartlets

  • edyenicole  on  1/17/2019 at 11:34 AM

    eccles cake!

  • yvettehenderson  on  1/18/2019 at 5:00 AM

    The Baby leek, spring onion and chard tart with Talegio recipe.

  • Radley  on  1/18/2019 at 5:00 PM

    Pop tarts

  • iceturtle  on  1/18/2019 at 5:28 PM

    I'd give Eccles Cake a go first. I like cooking with wine, why not try baking with it too! :)

  • Dendav  on  1/18/2019 at 6:02 PM

    Lemon and almond tart m

  • Llawryf  on  1/19/2019 at 10:06 AM

    I think it might have to be the Pumpkin pie with rye and bourbon. But I see a lot of recipes with Marsala... Might have to go buy a bottle. But the Eccles Cakes are tempting too....

  • infotrop  on  1/19/2019 at 11:37 AM

    Vietnamese pork puffs ... the savory pies sound scrumptious

  • Ren23  on  1/19/2019 at 12:27 PM

    Chocolate and Hazelnut Salted Caramel Tarts

  • ckbkcollector  on  1/19/2019 at 3:04 PM

    Puff pastry

  • TanyaD  on  1/19/2019 at 4:16 PM

    Eccles cakes

  • Karla123  on  1/19/2019 at 4:20 PM

    Roast carrot and beetroot tarts!

  • mrscahughes  on  1/19/2019 at 5:06 PM

    tomato tart

  • floridagld  on  1/19/2019 at 7:43 PM

    First will be spiced ruby red grapefruit curd tart. Our tree is loaded now!

  • Sand9  on  1/21/2019 at 8:49 AM

    Eton Mess Tartlets x

  • fionajk42  on  1/22/2019 at 4:43 PM

    Pasteis de Nata (Portuguese custard tarts)

  • rchesser  on  1/22/2019 at 8:19 PM

    Spiced ruby grapefruit curd tartlets.

  • percussion03  on  1/27/2019 at 9:11 AM

    Sourdough pastry

  • EmilyR  on  1/28/2019 at 12:08 AM

    Pasteis de nata

  • Wojtanowski  on  2/1/2019 at 12:38 PM

    rosemary parmesan pastry

  • Lrc_nz  on  2/1/2019 at 11:54 PM

    Rhubarb and strawberry galletes

  • Uhmandanicole  on  2/2/2019 at 1:19 AM

    Banana and miso caramel galette

  • tacoo  on  2/2/2019 at 7:14 PM

    Mocha sfogliatelle

  • roxlet  on  2/3/2019 at 7:12 AM

    Eton Mess tartlets and mocha sfogliatelle

  • choppergirl  on  2/3/2019 at 10:53 AM

    Coconut and cherry tartlets

  • ket06e  on  2/4/2019 at 10:59 AM

    Plum and almond tart

  • Lafauvette  on  2/4/2019 at 11:00 AM

    Eton Mess tartlets

  • Shana.  on  2/5/2019 at 11:12 AM

    rhubarb and strawberry galettes

  • auntietina  on  2/5/2019 at 8:57 PM

    coconut and cherry tartlets

  • Amandaspamanda  on  2/6/2019 at 12:42 PM

    I want to see the recipe for Blueberry, coconut and lime tartlets, blueberries and limes go so well together!

  • JenjiRM  on  2/6/2019 at 3:06 PM

    Lemon and pine nut tart

  • hibeez  on  2/6/2019 at 6:22 PM

    hubs would love Mini passion fruit and lime meringue pies.

  • stpbcyld50  on  2/7/2019 at 9:52 AM

    Marsala pear and hazelnut tarts

  • leilx  on  2/7/2019 at 7:00 PM

    M’hanncha sounds unusual and amazing!

  • orchidlady01  on  2/8/2019 at 3:02 AM

    Raspberry zabaglione tartlets

  • littleminxgirl  on  2/8/2019 at 7:34 AM

    The lemon and almond tart sounds amazing

  • lovelily1001  on  2/9/2019 at 3:33 PM

    Mocha sfogliatelle ---- mmmm!

  • virjeania  on  2/9/2019 at 8:30 PM

    The Sweet pastry because i need to learn how to make a decent pastry

  • Ckerr81  on  2/9/2019 at 10:31 PM

    Salted ta-honey pie, definitely!

  • Blackeyedsusans  on  2/10/2019 at 3:03 PM

    Eton Mess Tart

  • a1apple  on  2/10/2019 at 7:17 PM

    Marsala pear and hazelnut tarts

  • PQPantry  on  2/11/2019 at 7:48 PM

    Cornish Pasties

  • NaomiH  on  2/12/2019 at 12:16 PM

    Tiramisu domes

  • missmanda  on  2/12/2019 at 12:19 PM

    Apple and Salted Caramel Pie

  • Ledlund  on  2/12/2019 at 3:55 PM

    Pop Tarts!

  • marsmomma  on  2/12/2019 at 8:40 PM

    I would make the raspberry zabaglione tartlets.

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