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Do I need a tart pan if I have a pie plate?

post #1 of 9
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I have two tart pans that in theory are wonderful -- they have scalloped edges and a pop-out bottom, so they're in two pieces, and you could make something beautiful with them.  What would you make with a beautiful tart pan?  I would love to justify their staying in my kitchen, because I'd love to be a fancy dessert maker, but...will I regret giving them up?  (No, it's not an option to re-buy if I give these up).

 

I have lots and lots of pie plates.  Is there anything you need a tart pan for that you can't make beautifully in a pie plate or cake pan?

 

My inner Martha is very concerned.  ROTFLMAO.gif

post #2 of 9
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Originally Posted by worthy View Post

 

My inner Martha is very concerned.  ROTFLMAO.gif


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I think you just need a tart pan if you want that type of presentation.  But you could always just do a free-form tart. I think Martha would approve of the rustic look. winky.gif I think a pie plate would work for some things too. 

 

 

 

 

post #3 of 9

Need? No, you could certainly live without it if you have a pie plate. But they are very nice for savory tarts - onion tarts, leek and bacon tarts, puff pastry creations - something where do you don't want several inches of filling. 

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I feel so luxurious having beautiful tart pans.  Maybe it will inspire me to figure out how to make beautiful tarts.  I know, that is the exact opposite of decluttering.  But I'm cooking differently now and learning new recipes like never before, so I think there is a chance.  I will hang onto them a bit longer.  Thanks.

 

I deserve to keep beautiful things, things I enjoy, things I use, things I need, things I love.  I am betting I will enjoy these, and if I haven't used them in a year, I'll know what to do.

post #5 of 9

I think that's a perfectly fine reason to keep them. I've over-decluttered in the past, so I'm a little more reluctant to get rid of things now. A tart pan might not be necessary, but it could be useful, and it's not like they take up a lot of room. There's a beautiful picture of an apple tart in one of my cookbooks that I would totally love to make one day, maybe when the kids are grown. lol.gif  

post #6 of 9

I would keep them if you really feel strongly about them and if you couldn't re-buy them later. There are probably a limited number of items in your home that this applies to, kwim?

post #7 of 9

I was going to suggest keeping them - with this reason  and this other reason (which, really, are things I only make once or twice a year, but I find really worth keeping the tart pans for myself.)

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I was going to suggest keeping them - with this reason  and this other reason (which, really, are things I only make once or twice a year, but I find really worth keeping the tart pans for myself.)


Oh my, those look sooooo amazing.  Ironic since it's in the decluttering forum, but this thread has got me wanting to go out and buy a tart pan just in case. bag.gif

post #9 of 9

I vote for keeping it...but we enjoy baking in this house and couldn't do without tart pans!

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