The rich filling for these little pies is a mixture of bittersweet chocolate, corn syrup, eggs, and mixed nuts. Baked in a classic graham cracker crust in individual ramekins, they are easy and delicious.
This cheesecake recipe remains my wife’s favorite and also that of my brother, who discovered it on his first trip to America. It’s dense, rich, and yet delicate. I like it served cool, but not ice cold.
Tarte Tatin, the famous upside-down caramelized apple tart created many years ago by the two Tatin sisters, is an example of a dish that originated in a home kitchen and eventually made its way into most of the great restaurants.