Is it a Tart? Is it a Pie?
It’s easy to confuse a tart with a pie, and vice versa. They can look similar, and at the end of the day they both taste great. The difference is pretty easy to spot. Pies are in a deeper pan, with sloped edges. Pies have a simple flour crust that can extend above the sides of the pan, or often cover the pie entirely. Tarts are just a bit different. Usually a bit more shallow than a pie, and the crust never covers the top. The crust is made from pastry dough and often has a nice flaky crumble to it. A pie crust tends to be a bit more functional than flavorful. The main job of a pie crust is to hold the pie together. With tarts, you’ll discover that the crust is part of the whole experience. It’s a bit thicker and nicely balances the flavor with the fruit. These differences are subtle, and there’s no consensus on when a tart becomes pie or a pie becomes a tart. We’d like to help you out this week. A Caramel Apple Tart or Bourbon Pecan Tart is just $3.99 with your $15 purchase (Monday, July 10th, through Sunday, July 16th, 2017). When you finish one, you may still be confused about what is a tart and what is a pie… but, you will definitely agree it tastes magical.