'Nick Malgieri' on Serious Eats

Maida's Big Apple Pie

This big free-standing pastry partially encloses a cinnamon and brown sugar-scented cooked apple filling. It's great for a crowd—in fact, it's perfect for Thanksgiving if you have a lot of people over. Best of all, it's baked on a big round pizza pan or cookie sheet, so you don't need any special equipment. More

Sicilian Fig Bars

Although fig bars are standard American fare, fig-filled cookies are also very traditional in Sicily, where they are called cucidati. I've decided to merge the two and make a fig bar that is shaped like the industrially-made one, but has some typical Sicilian seasonings in it for extra flavor. More

Orange-Scented Olive Oil Cake

This is a great dessert to make if you're expecting a crowd; it makes 2 cakes with one batter that's easily mixed. The best part is that they can be made days in advance, wrapped, and frozen, so you don't have to fuss any more than defrosting the cakes and making some whipped cream before you serve them. More

Cook the Book: Three-Way Gingersnaps

Something about gingersnaps—perhaps their subtle, warm spiciness; perhaps their crumbly crunch—reminds me of crisp autumn leaves. Right around this time of year, I start to crave a plate of cookies straight from the oven, paired with a steaming mug of... More

Cook the Book: Rosemary Olive Knots

Nick Malgieri, author of this week's Cook the Book selection, The Modern Baker, recommends serving these Rosemary Olive Knots split and filled with aged Gruyère, prosciutto, soft goat cheese and roasted peppers, or sliced tomatoes sprinkled with olive oil and... More

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