Whether you're looking for pies, cookies, cakes, cupcakes, fruit desserts, something healthy, or something chocolatey, we have you covered.
How to Make a Tarte Soleil
Also known as a sunburst tart, this French-inspired twisted pastry may look tricky, but it's surprisingly easy to pull together. We break it down in three simple steps.Post
Want a Picture-Perfect Pie? 2 Finishing Touches That Make All the Difference
A wash and a final sprinkling of sugar are key to a beautiful, bakery-worthy pie crust.Recipe
Chocolate-Sesame Tarte SoleilUse a serrated knife to finely chop the chocolate: The finer it is, the easier it will be to shape the tarte. For the decorating technique, see our step-by-step photos.Recipe
Red-Currant Poppy-Seed Linzer TorteThe rope trimmings from this recipe can be baked into cookies: Roll them into 1/2-inch-thick ropes and cut them into two-inch pieces. Arrange on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet, snip each piece into a wheat-stalk shape, and bake until lightly golden, about 12 minutes.
For the torte decorating technique, see our step-by-step photos.Recipe
Cinnamon-Swirl Apple Slab PieExtra cinnamon-swirl dough slices like cookie dough -- and becomes crisp and caramelized in the oven, much like palmiers. Bake it on a parchment-lined baking sheet until very golden, about 12 minutes. You'll be thankful you did at your morning coffee break. For the decorating technique, see our step-by-step photos.Recipe
Puff-Pastry Poached-Pear PieThis pie takes its inspiration from a classic French pithiviers. Use the scoring method described below, and in our step-by-step photos, as a jumping-off point to make any design you'd like. The pears can be made up to five days ahead and stored in their poaching liquid, covered, in the refrigerator. For even deeper flavor, try replacing half of the sugar with pure maple syrup.Recipe
Citrus Chess PieWe used a fluted round cutter to make our design on this pie, but a hexagonal, flower, or oval shape would work as well. Dusted with powdered sugar before serving, it might remind you of another sweet-and-tart old-fashioned favorite, lemon bars.
For the decorating technique, see our step-by-step photos.Recipe
Brown-Sugar Butternut-Squash PieTo make this recipe in less time, you can substitute organic canned butternut-squash puree for the fresh squash. For the decorating technique, see our step-by-step photos.Video
The Formula for a Picture-Perfect Pie
A simple sprinkle of sugar before baking gives pies the picture-perfect holiday shimmer. Watch Thomas Joseph as he shows you an easy formula that gives your pie crust that special touch and will make it stand out from all the rest this holiday season.Post
The Great Malted Milk Ball Showdown: Maltesers Will Be on American Shelves in January
Are you ready for this Whoppers fans? Maltesers, a much-loved, similar British candy is coming our way!Gallery
Looking for a Spectacular Finale to Your Holiday Dinner? Try a Wildcard Dessert!Christmas is all about tradition, right? Wrong! Who says you can't have a little fun this holiday season? Opt for the unexpected when it comes to the sugary-sweet finale for your Christmas meal.Video
Vanilla Sheet Cake
Sarah Carey takes you through the steps of making this simple and sweet Vanilla Sheet Cake. It’s the perfect cake for any occasion!Recipe
Spiced Apple CakeThis cake also makes a lovely addition to a breakfast or brunch table. Try it with a dollop of sour cream, or as a sweet counterpoint to bacon and eggs.Recipe
Deep-Dish Pumpkin Icebox PieThis pie can be made up to two days ahead and stored, covered, in the refrigerator.Post
A Christmas Cookie Decorating Party to Satisfy the Sweet Tooth
Grab an apron and join in the fun! Hosting a Christmas cookie-decorating party is a low-stress way to celebrate the holiday season with friends.Recipe
Apple Pecan PieThis mash-up recipe combines two holiday dessert favorites: apple pie and pecan pie. Delicious on its own, this pie also pairs well with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.Video
Pumpkin Icebox Pie
This simplified version of a pumpkin pie recipe doesn't rely on custard for its silky texture. Instead, a small amount of cream cheese and gelatin is used to set the filling in the refrigerator.Post
This Fall Dessert Party is All About That Apple, Pumpkin, and Cinnamon Spice Sweetness
With National Dessert Day on October 14 — that's today! — there's no better time than the present to plan a decadant autumnal soirée centered around sweets, treat, and all things caramel-covered.Recipe
Kentucky Bourbon-Brown Butter CakeUse a high-quality bourbon -- we like Bulleit -- for the glaze; the flavor will shine through.