If you want to eat dessert first, you're in good company (and the right place). Our tempting dessert recipes cover every angle, from light but luscious to no-holds-barred confections, cakes and pies.
Alfajores Cookies for Mother’s Day
This Mother’s Day make traditional Peruvian butter cookies for for the best mom in the world—yours.
Swedish Butter Cookies
A family hand-me-down recipe for cookies makes every batch more special than the last.
Quick and Easy Biscuit Sorghum Bread Pudding
If you’ve ever been to Nashville, Tenn., chances are you’ve eaten biscuits at the Loveless Café. Even though locals bemoan the changes to the original…
Honey-Poached Apples for Dessert
Chef Jon Ashton shares tips and a recipe using his favorite fall fruit.
Julia Child’s Chocolate Spongecake
A homemade and extraordinary chocolate sponge cake and coffee buttercream frosting!
An Orange Riff on Lemon Meringue
A citrusy curd pie filling topped by airy meringue—what’s not to love?
Dates and Nuts — A Perfect Match
Rich and meaty with sweet dates, this tart is a takeoff on pecan pie.
How to Ripen Pears
Ripen some pears in a bag on the counter, then whirl together this fall pear pie.
It’s almost sheer magic — a liquidy mass of ingredients goes into the pan and comes out of the oven as cake.