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  December 14, 2018

    Peanut butter and raspberry Linzer tartlets

  • laurencooks  on  December 14, 2018

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

  • sarahawker  on  December 14, 2018

    Lemon and almond tart

  • jenlhawes  on  December 14, 2018

    Eton mess tartlets

  • Rachelkg  on  December 14, 2018

    Mmm, lemon and almond tart sounds so yummy!

  • mcrimmins  on  December 14, 2018

    S'mores Tartlets

  • GillB  on  December 14, 2018

    Cream cheese pastry

  • riley  on  December 14, 2018

    Lemon and giner posset tartlets

  • thecharlah  on  December 14, 2018

    Apricot, honey and labneh shortbread

  • mpdeb98  on  December 14, 2018

    S'mores tartlets

  • hillsboroks  on  December 14, 2018

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

  • Shelley.b  on  December 14, 2018

    S'mores tartlet

  • demomcook  on  December 14, 2018

    Lemon and pine nut tart

  • FrenchCreekBaker  on  December 14, 2018

    Plum blackberry crumble

  • cpattersongo  on  December 14, 2018

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

  • t.t  on  December 15, 2018

    Mocha sfogliatelle

  • merkusje  on  December 15, 2018

    Apple and salted caramel pie

  • Dannausc  on  December 15, 2018

    Cream cheese pastry

  • punktshittake  on  December 15, 2018

    Rhubarb and strawberry galettes

  • ktwalla  on  December 15, 2018

    Chocolate and Hazelnut Salted Caramel Tarts

  • jinni  on  December 15, 2018

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

  • MiMi60  on  December 15, 2018

    I would like to try the Raspberry zabaglione tartlets

  • ravensfan  on  December 15, 2018

    Blueberry, coconut and lime tartlets

  • inflytur  on  December 16, 2018

    Eccles cakes!

  • debbiehb  on  December 16, 2018

    S’mores tartlets

  • Jackwicks  on  December 16, 2018

    Rhubarb and strawberry galettes

  • stepspior  on  December 16, 2018

    Tarte Tatin

  • nadiam1000  on  December 17, 2018

    Maple custard tartlets with bourbon-soaked raisins

  • RSW  on  December 17, 2018

    Rosemary and Parmesan pastry

  • kmn4  on  December 17, 2018

    Curried chicken and lentil pies

  • LaurenE  on  December 17, 2018

    Lemon and almond tart

  • eatysmith  on  December 18, 2018

    Apricot, honey and labneh shortbread!

  • matag  on  December 18, 2018

    Salted ta-honey pie

  • tennyogirl  on  December 18, 2018

    Spiced ruby grapefruit curd tartlets

  • smartie101  on  December 18, 2018

    Tom Collins made with fresh lemon syrup and Topo Chico.

  • Kblg  on  December 21, 2018

    Buttermilk custard tarts with roasted grapes.

  • luccio  on  December 22, 2018

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

  • Laura1  on  December 22, 2018

    lemon and almond tart

  • awesomepossum  on  December 22, 2018

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

  • sipa  on  December 23, 2018

    Lemon and pine nut tart

  • ktowle  on  December 24, 2018

    Eccles cakes pg 21 looks amazing

  • lanalublue  on  December 24, 2018

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

  • annieski  on  December 26, 2018

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

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  December 26, 2018

    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  December 28, 2018

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

  • dtremit  on  December 29, 2018

    Let's go savory with the Vietnamese Pork Puffs.

  • JJWong  on  December 30, 2018

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

  • ghill  on  January 1, 2019

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

  • Karen.2018  on  January 1, 2019

    Maple custard tartlets with bourbon-soaked raisins sounds amazing!

  • lou_weez  on  January 1, 2019

    Mocha sfogliatelle (page 19)

  • Lisasa  on  January 1, 2019

    My husband would vote for the pop tarts

  • banba1  on  January 1, 2019

    Raspberry zabaglione tartlets 🙂

  • PennyBarr  on  January 2, 2019

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

  • Sfgordon  on  January 2, 2019

    I'd try mini passion fruit and lime meringue pies

  • popoff  on  January 2, 2019

    Galettes of any kind…

  • tarae1204  on  January 3, 2019

    Creme brulee tarts with anise-roasted blackberries (

  • jmay42066  on  January 3, 2019

    Apple and salted caramel pie

  • tomarto  on  January 5, 2019

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

  • ChefPauli  on  January 5, 2019

    Puff Pastry!

  • v.t  on  January 6, 2019

    Malted chocolate silk

  • chellanne  on  January 6, 2019

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

  • Livia  on  January 6, 2019

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

  • jemans  on  January 6, 2019

    The passionfruit and lime meringue pies sound so insanely good!

  • Nancith  on  January 8, 2019

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

  • verorenee  on  January 9, 2019

    Ruffled milk pie

  • jd5761  on  January 9, 2019

    Raspberry Zabaglione Tartlets for me

  • lgroom  on  January 11, 2019

    lemon and almond tart

  • leilx  on  January 12, 2019

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

  • lpatterson412  on  January 12, 2019

    Eccles cakes!

  • size_27  on  January 14, 2019

    Rhubarb and strawberry galettes please yum yum

  • silversand  on  January 16, 2019

    Peanut butter and raspberry Linzer tartlets

  • edyenicole  on  January 17, 2019

    eccles cake!

  • yvettehenderson  on  January 18, 2019

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

  • Radley  on  January 18, 2019

    Pop tarts

  • iceturtle  on  January 18, 2019

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

  • Dendav  on  January 18, 2019

    Lemon and almond tart m

  • Llawryf  on  January 19, 2019

    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  January 19, 2019

    Vietnamese pork puffs … the savory pies sound scrumptious

  • Ren23  on  January 19, 2019

    Chocolate and Hazelnut Salted Caramel Tarts

  • ckbkcollector  on  January 19, 2019

    Puff pastry

  • TanyaD  on  January 19, 2019

    Eccles cakes

  • Karla123  on  January 19, 2019

    Roast carrot and beetroot tarts!

  • mrscahughes  on  January 19, 2019

    tomato tart

  • floridagld  on  January 19, 2019

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

  • Sand9  on  January 21, 2019

    Eton Mess Tartlets x

  • fionajk42  on  January 22, 2019

    Pasteis de Nata (Portuguese custard tarts)

  • rchesser  on  January 22, 2019

    Spiced ruby grapefruit curd tartlets.

  • percussion03  on  January 27, 2019

    Sourdough pastry

  • EmilyR  on  January 28, 2019

    Pasteis de nata

  • Wojtanowski  on  February 1, 2019

    rosemary parmesan pastry

  • Lrc_nz  on  February 1, 2019

    Rhubarb and strawberry galletes

  • Uhmandanicole  on  February 2, 2019

    Banana and miso caramel galette

  • tacoo  on  February 2, 2019

    Mocha sfogliatelle

  • roxlet  on  February 3, 2019

    Eton Mess tartlets and mocha sfogliatelle

  • choppergirl  on  February 3, 2019

    Coconut and cherry tartlets

  • ket06e  on  February 4, 2019

    Plum and almond tart

  • Lafauvette  on  February 4, 2019

    Eton Mess tartlets

  • Shana.  on  February 5, 2019

    rhubarb and strawberry galettes

  • auntietina  on  February 5, 2019

    coconut and cherry tartlets

  • Amandaspamanda  on  February 6, 2019

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

  • JenjiRM  on  February 6, 2019

    Lemon and pine nut tart

  • hibeez  on  February 6, 2019

    hubs would love Mini passion fruit and lime meringue pies.

  • stpbcyld50  on  February 7, 2019

    Marsala pear and hazelnut tarts

  • leilx  on  February 7, 2019

    M’hanncha sounds unusual and amazing!

  • orchidlady01  on  February 8, 2019

    Raspberry zabaglione tartlets

  • littleminxgirl  on  February 8, 2019

    The lemon and almond tart sounds amazing

  • lovelily1001  on  February 9, 2019

    Mocha sfogliatelle —- mmmm!

  • virjeania  on  February 9, 2019

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

  • Ckerr81  on  February 9, 2019

    Salted ta-honey pie, definitely!

  • Blackeyedsusans  on  February 10, 2019

    Eton Mess Tart

  • a1apple  on  February 10, 2019

    Marsala pear and hazelnut tarts

  • PQPantry  on  February 11, 2019

    Cornish Pasties

  • NaomiH  on  February 12, 2019

    Tiramisu domes

  • missmanda  on  February 12, 2019

    Apple and Salted Caramel Pie

  • Ledlund  on  February 12, 2019

    Pop Tarts!

  • marsmomma  on  February 12, 2019

    I would make the raspberry zabaglione tartlets.

  • Paola_Albanesi  on  August 23, 2019

    Apricot honey and Labneh shortbread sounds intriguing!

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