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MARTHA BAKES: Pâte Brisée

Airs Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Martha Stewart shares the best baking tips and techniques, giving home cooks the confidence to create delectable baked goods — such as cream puffs and eclairs — from scratch.

Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

Mile-high apple pie.

Learn to create the finest desserts and goodies in your own home. In the series MARTHA BAKES, Martha Stewart shares the best baking tips and techniques, giving you the confidence to create delectable baked goods — from scratch — in your own kitchen.

Martha’s updated versions of the classics set the standard, while her uses of flavors and ingredients add new angles to some familiar favorites.

"Pâte Brisée" - Martha demonstrates how easy it is to make a tender, flaky pâte brisée crust — one of the most versatile and essential elements in the baker’s arsenal.

This crust can be used to make sweet or savory dishes; Martha offers a variety of options, including mile-high apple pie, pear dumplings, a sumptuous tomato tart and more.

All of the recipes from the series MARTHA BAKES are available online.

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Martha makes mile high apple pie, pastry enclosed pears and tomato tarts

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Martha Stewart has developed MARTHA BAKES, a 13-episode teaching series that will enable the home baker to create the finest desserts and goodies in his or her own kitchen. Throughout the series Martha shares the best tips and techniques, giving viewers the confidence to create delectable baked goods—from scratch—in their own kitchens.