Pastry Dessert Recipes
From caramelized apple to chocolate ganache, to a tart or a puff pastry, we have tips and techniques that will ensure your dessert looks and tastes like you put some serious love into it.
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.
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Puff Pastry TartsEveryday Food editor Sarah Carey makes an impressive yet easy tart that assembles quickly thanks to frozen puff pastry sheets.
Puff Pastry DessertsNick Malgieri shows how to make three impressive desserts using a simple recipe for puff pastry.
Fruit Tart Dessert and Puff PastryChef Jacques Pepin chops apples for his puff pastry and serves garnished with apricot. Emeril Lagasse serves his fruit tart dessert brushed with a brandy apricot glaze.
Apple-Cinnamon StrudelBusy times call for easy desserts that have a sweet simplicity, like these flaky apple-cinnamon pastries. For our streamlined strudel, we folded convenient store-bought puff pastry around a four-ingredient filling of sauteed fruit.
Pastry CreamThis recipe for pastry cream, from the "Martha Stewart Baking Handbook," is used to make delicious Heart-Shaped Raspberry Napoleons.
Cinnamon-Sugar PalmiersIt takes just four ingredients to make these easy, crispy cookies.
Puff Pastry DoughPuff pastry is not complicated to make; it just cannot be rushed. If at any point in the rolling process the dough becomes too soft or elastic, return it to refrigerator to rest for at least thirty minutes. The dough can be made in advance through the fourth turn and then stored overnight in the refrigerator or for up to one month in the freezer before continuing. You can also freeze the finished dough for several months before using.
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Pumpkin Crunch PieAdd a pecan crumble topping for a new twist on traditional pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving.Recipe
Virginia Peanut PieThis pie is inspired by the version served at the Virginia Diner, a landmark restaurant in Wakefield, Virginia, that's renowned for this dessert. Martha made this recipe in episode 709 of Martha Bakes.Recipe
Navy Bean PieA custardy navy bean puree is generously spiced with cinnamon for the filling of this fall-friendly pie. Martha made this recipe on episode 703 of Martha Bakes.Recipe
Martha's Sour Cherry PieMartha made this recipe on episode 703 of Martha Bakes. The pie can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 days.Recipe
Cherry TartKirsch brings out the sweet, juicy flavor of fresh Bing cherries in this sophisticated tart. Martha made this recipe on episode 611 of Martha Bakes.Recipe
Individual Blueberry Pies a la ModeTo serve a crowd, don't double the pate brisee recipe; make as many single batches as needed. This recipe also will make one twelve-inch pie.Recipe
Warm Nectarine TurnoversBursting with the sweet-and-tart taste of nectarines, these turnovers are the perfect way to end a picnic lunch.Recipe
Berry TartletsThese dainty tartlets are perfect for parties.Recipe
Puff-Pastry Tarts with Stone Fruits and FrangipaneYou can make smaller tarts with extra puff-pastry dough after cutting: Use two or three pieces of stone fruit and bake about 20 minutes. The leftover frangipane, or almond mixture, is a great addition to French-toast batter.Recipe
NapoleonA perfectly layered napoleon is a showstopping dessert; slicing it, however, can be a tricky matter. Don't be discouraged if yours doesn't cut neatly into serving pieces; even if it's slightly flattened and oozing pastry cream, each bite will still be delicious.Recipe
PithiviersThis classic tart, essentially a frangipane filling enclosed between two layers of puff pastry, is named for the French town in which it was created.Recipe
Apricot Cherry BakeApricots offer both floral sweetness and slightly astringent tanginess. In a classic combination, we pair apricots with cherries -- adding sugar and a little flour for thickening -- and top the dessert with enough crust to ensure a bit in every bite.Recipe
Fresh Cherry PieThis pie combines fresh yellow and red cherries.Recipe
Cecilia's Sweet Potato PieJoyce Sangirardi, who works in the Martha Stewart Living test kitchen, borrowed this recipe from her sister, Cecilia Stella. We can't promise your satisfied guests won't beg to borrow the recipe from you, too.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Pumpkin-Pecan PieThis Pumpkin-Pecan Pie is two classic Thanksgiving desserts unexpectedly -- and deliciously -- combined.Recipe
New York-Style Cheesecake with Cookie CrustA picture of smooth, creamy perfection, the New York cheesecake made its debut in the 1920s. Ours, with a cream cheese and sour cream mixture over a cookie crust, is sure to become ever popular, too.Recipe
Deepest-Dish Apple PieThis is an apple pie that manages to be both refined and rustic.