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.
Cheesecake in a Jar
Serve these simple, mousse-like cheesecakes in small canning jars for an adorable dessert.
World Peace Cookies
These cookies were named by one of Dorie Greenspan’s friends who said a daily dose of them is all that’s needed for planetary peace and happiness.
Persimmon Delight Pie
This was the winning recipe in the 2012 Persimmon Festival persimmon novelty contest by Amber Crane.
Mitchell Persimmon Festival 2012 Pudding Winner
Mix sugar and pulp, add beaten eggs and beat well. Add baking soda to buttermilk, stirring until foaming stops. Then add to pulp mixture. Sift…
Velvety and rich, this cheesecake sports a chocolatey web that’s easy to create.
Molasses Crackle Cookies
Somewhat chewy, but not too soft, the Molasses Crackle Cookies are real beauties.
Chocolate Chile Cream Pots
Rich and creamy, with a kick from hot chile powder, this dessert is a dream for chocolate (and hot food) lovers.
Cane Syrup Cake
A simple and seductive one-layer cake to be enjoyed unadorned, alongside a café au lait, or topped with scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Dark molasses makes a fine substitute for the cane syrup.
Peppermint Crush Cookies
What could be more perfect for Santa’s snack than a plate of cookies studded with chocolate and peppermint candies?
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peanut butter and chocolate combine in this super tasty cookie.
Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream
Christina Verrelli of Devon, Pa., won the $1 million grand prize in the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off for this recipe.