• desserts,  pies

    Sweet cheese and raisin pies – video recipe

    Soft and fluffy, packed with flavor and loaded with sweetened curd cheese and raisins… Mmm, I’m already drooling :). These sweet cheese and raisin pies are the best homemade pies and you definitely have to give them a try! These hand pies are very popular in Romania and there are 2 versions: the sweet version (which I prefer) and the savory version. For the savory version use only 1 teaspoon of sugar and replace the curd cheese with feta cheese. Optional you may add 2-3 green onions or 1 bunch of fresh dill. But now let’s get back to our sweet cheese and raisin pies. The dough is very easy…

  • desserts,  pies

    Romanian apple pie (video recipe)

    It’s autumn time (still) so it’s pies season! Apple pie, pumpkin pie or jam pie… It’s sooo difficult to choose one. But nothing compares to a piece of apple pie, cinnamon and vanilla flavored, with a dust of sugar, in a cold autumn day. I love apple pie more than any other pie and today I’m going to show you how to make Romanian apple pie. My favorite! 🙂 It’s very tender, packed with flavor and very easy to prepare with a handful of ingredients. I’m sure you’re going to love my apple pie! To prepare this delicious apple pie you should start with the filling. You may use any…

  • desserts,  pies

    Vanilla cream puff pastry cups (video recipe)

    When my kids saw these vanilla cream puff pastry cups their reaction was: “Wow! How pretty they are! Can we eat them?” :). Flaky, tender and so flavorful, these vanilla cream puff pastry cups are almost too cute to be eaten. But they also smell so good that you’ll pass over their cuteness and after the first bite you won’t be able to stop eating. These vanilla cream puff pastry cups are also incredibly easy to prepare. As I was saying in the meat stuffed puff pastry cups recipe, I prefer to use store-bought puff pastry because I save a lot of time. Vanilla pastry cream is very easy to…

  • desserts,  pies

    Yogurt pie with phyllo dough

    I love pies, no matter what the filling is, sweet or savory. I already posted some Greek pies with phyllo dough: Spanakopita (Greek spinach and fete pie) and Kolokithopita (Greek zucchini and feta pie). This yogurt pie with phyllo dough is rather Romanian than Greek, or at least is more popular in Romania :). Anyway, the origins aren’t very important but the taste is absolutely divine. This pie is a delicious combo of crispy phyllo dough and creamy, vanilla flavored yogurt filling. And, of course, there’s raisins, because I love them. If you don’t like raisins you can replace them with cherries, sour cherries, raspberries or something similar. This yogurt…

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    Cheese and raisin pie

    Cheese and raisin pie, Romanian cheese and raisin pie, sweet cheese and raisin pie, the best cheese and raisin pie Very tender and flavorful, this cheese and raisin pie is one of my favorite desserts. It’s a wonderful combination of tender pastry, sweet and vanilla flavored quark cheese and raisins. The dough is a kind of shortcrust pastry but I used less butter and I added a bit of yogurt. So, the result is a less crumbly but more tender crust. This cheese and raisin pie is also easy to make. For the crust you have to mix soft butter and sugar, then add egg, yogurt and flour with baking…