Course/Dish - Dessert
Cookies / Brownies / Bars
Pastry Cream / Custards / Mousse
Candy / Truffles / Petite Fours
Ice Cream / Sorbet / Sherbet
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
Prep time: 20 min
Bake time: 20 min
Special tools: parchment paper, pastry brush
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
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
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.
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.
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.