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.
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.
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
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May 4th, 2020 at 3:16 pm
and in the UK, a pie has a pastry lid on it and a tart doesn’t!
May 5th, 2020 at 6:15 pm
That’s interesting Maria. I wonder if the pies in Britain are more moist because of using a lid.