Wheatgrass Shots
Course/Dish - Dessert
Cookies / Brownies / Bars

Tortes / Cakes / Gateaus

Pies / Flans / Tarts

Pastry Cream / Custards / Mousse

Candy / Truffles / Petite Fours

Ice Cream / Sorbet / Sherbet

Bread Pudding / Cobblers


This grown-up gourmet treat with a twist takes little effort and makes an excellent dessert. Creamy pumpkin and mascarpone, punctuated with a touch of cinnamon and vanilla, are balanced by the crunch of almond praline and delicate ladyfingers.

Serves: 4
Difficulty: moderate
Active time: 30 min
Non-active time: 4 hr or overnight
Special tools: silicone mat, heat-resistant rubber spatula, electric mixture, four 10-oz glass jars/bowls/ramekins
Note: can make one day ahead

Nothing says fall like spiced apple cider. This popular recipe incorporates those fantastic fall flavors into baked doughnuts, which are easy to make and less fuss than frying. They disappear fast, so consider making a double batch!

Serves: 4 (8 doughnuts total)
Difficulty: easy
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min
Special tools: doughnut pan, piping or plastic bag

"That is the BEST muffin I have ever had – gluten-free or otherwise!" exclaimed one of our taste testers, and we believe you will agree. The addition of nutrient-rich avocado replaces some of the butterfat with heart-healthy oleic acid.* Creamy Greek yogurt and fresh blueberries add moisture and round out the wholesome goodness of these delicious treats.

Yield: 8 jumbo muffins or 12 standard
Difficulty: easy
Prep time: 20 min
Inactive time: 30 min
Bake time: 35-40 min
Special equipment: mixer, muffin tin and paper cups (PaperChef Lotus Cups pictured)

Warm waffles make a wonderful holiday treat. Our recipe produces waffles that are crisp on the outside yet light and airy inside. Serve them with an irresistible combination of hot apples, butter, cinnamon, walnuts and maple syrup with a spoonful of creamy mascarpone or whipped cream.

Serves: 6 (approx. 12 waffles)
Difficulty: easy
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 25 min total
Special equipment: waffle iron

An Easter tradition from the Balkans, this beautiful babka coffee cake with a ribbon of rich, chocolate hazelnut spread is excellent served for breakfast or enjoyed as a midday snack.

Serves: 6-8
Difficulty: moderate
Active time: 30-40 min
Non-active time: 5-12 hr
Bake time: 40 min
Equipment: loaf pan, stand mixer, pastry brush

Easy and elegant, this flan recipe is infused with dark French roast coffee and real Tahitian vanilla bean. Make this delicious, romantic dessert a day ahead for a beautiful Valentine's Day finale that you're sure to love.

Serves: 6
Difficulty: moderate
Special tools: medium soufflé cups or 8"-9" pie pan, strainer
Make ahead: prepare at least 1 day and up to 3 days ahead, chilled

This playful dessert combines creamy peanut butter with a moist chocolate brownie and a crunchy center. Perfect for graduation get-togethers!

Makes: 12 servings
Difficulty: moderate
Active prep time: 45 min
Special tools: standard muffin pan, stand mixer
Make ahead: brownie cups and crunch balls can be frozen up to 2 weeks in advance; assemble finished cups up to 2 days ahead and chill

Aromatic hibiscus flowers and sweet figs flavor these airy, moist scones, paired with deep-red raspberry jam. Easy to prepare and wonderful for guests, they make a gathering extra special. Delicious and easy Quick Raspberry Jam is a smart, 12-minute recipe for preserving fresh-picked berries or stone fruits.

Makes: 16 mini scones
Difficulty: intermediate
Prep time: 20 min
Bake time: 20 min
Special tools: parchment paper, pastry brush

Our buttermilk fried chicken and waffles are gluten-free, delicious and oh-so-satisfying. You can use any of your favorite gluten-free waffle mixes or recipes, and whip together this hot, buttery syrup to top it all off. You're sure to love every bite!

Serves: 4
Difficulty: moderate
Prep time: 30 min
Inactive time: 2 hr
Special tools: waffle iron, parchment

This cheesecake is made with protein-packed Greek yogurt instead of cream cheese for a light, bright, sunny dessert.

Prep Time: 20 min
Bake time: 90 min
Special tools: 9-inch springform pan, parchment paper, bamboo skewer
Difficulty: Medium
Advance prep: Cake has to be made a day in advance and rest overnight (at least 8 hours) in the refrigerator.

Enjoyed by the English for centuries, trifles are layered with color, texture and flavor. For best results, prepare the Pastry Cream* at least 6 hours in advance. Makes four individual trifles.

This quick and easy cooking method results in a deep color and bright flavor. Great for berries, cherries – even apricots or plums (stone fruit should be pitted and cut into pieces). Want more than a pint? The general ratio by weight is one part fruit, one part sugar.

Makes: 1 pint
Difficulty: easy
Prep: 5 min
Cook time: 12 min (or longer)
Special tools: large, deep, non-reactive heavy saucepan, long-handled spoon or heat resistant spatula

This beautiful cake combines four sophisticated flavors: tangy rhubarb, tart grapefruit, mellow ricotta and nutty Oregon hazelnuts. Enjoy it for a weekend brunch, alongside your favorite coffee or tea.

Servings: 12-16
Difficulty: easy to moderate
Prep time: 30 min
Bake time: 60 min
Special tools: food processor, parchment paper, 9-inch springform pan
Make ahead: Streusel can be made and frozen up to 2 weeks in advance. Compote can be made and refrigerated a day ahead.

This festive, braided-bread centerpiece makes a delicious accompaniment to your holiday turkey, ham or prime rib.

Serves: 8-10
Difficulty: moderate
Active time: 1 hour
Non-active time: approx. 2 hours
Special tools: food processor, stand mixer, parchment paper, pastry brush

“Tiramisù” is Italian for “pick me up” and this espresso-infused treat will do just that. Layers of goodness make this mouthwatering dessert hard to refuse. Makes 9-inch spring form or 9-inch square pan.

Elegant and simple, this indulgent custard can be quickly assembled and enjoyed as a New Year's Eve dessert, or anytime a chocolate craving hits. Beautifully finished with a white chocolate cream, our recipe is a delicious way to ring in the New Year.

Serves: 6
Difficulty: moderate
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 10 min
Chill time: 2-24 hr
Special equipment: blender

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