The Difference between Pies and Tarts

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Have you ever wondered about the difference between pies and tarts?

Americans are more apt to make pies. They’re deeper than tarts. The dish is about 2 inches high (~ 5 cm). They’re usually sweet too.¬†One savory dish Americans make in a pie dish is quiche.

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French people are more likely to make tarts which are thinner. Tart dishes are only about 1.5 inches high (~3.8 cm). Tarts can be sweet or savory.

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The 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) difference is bigger than you’d think when it comes to taste. Tarts are generally lighter. While pies are dense and juicy. I love them both!

Some of My Favorite Pie and Tart Recipes

Parsley & Goat Cheese Tart

Leek Tart

Blueberry Pie

Apple Pie

Enjoy!

Mama Lisa

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