desserts

100 Years Of American Cult Desserts

From S’mores to Molten Lava Cake to the Cronut
Oct 20, 2014 9:00 am

As the United States marks its second year of Cronut™ mania, writer Emily Saladino examines the content of America's confectionary character. From Dole canned fruit rings in the post-industrial age, to the early aughts’ cupcake craze in downtown Manhattan, here is a spin through a century of iconic American desserts.

Vegan Saffron-Almond Rice Pudding Recipe

Delicious, creamy rice pudding for everyone!
Oct 17, 2014 12:00 pm

Looking for a vegan recipe everyone will love? We're sure your strategy of "just make it without the bacon" will work and everything, but just in case it doesn't, there's Robin Robertson, author of more than 20 healthy living cookbooks. Her latest, Vegan Without Borders, is a trove of nutritious vegan recipes that don't lack anything but a big group of hungry people chowing down on it. Make this creamy rice pudding and you may never go back to the original recipe. 

7 Sweet And Savory Recipes For The Caramel Fiend In Your Life

Don't just do dessert: caramelize everything!
Oct 3, 2014 1:00 pm

Hey, what're you doing this weekend? Need a project? Try caramelizing. Yes, caramelizing, that amazing phenomenon that turns sugars into nutty, flavor-packed goodness. And we're not just talking onions or, um, caramel. Caramelization can be used in the making of delicious desserts, but it also naturally increases the richness of savory dishes. Give it a try! Here are seven great recipes to try from both the sweet and savory side of the caramelization process. 

Apple Honey Financier Tart Recipe

Apples and honey in a silky, delicious tart
Sep 24, 2014 3:00 pm
honey apple financier tart

Says renowned pastry chef Francois Payard, "Ever since Payard Bistro opened on the Upper East Side years ago, I've had a lot of demand for desserts for the Jewish holidays. There aren't that many people working on this kind of thing, so I wanted to make something special and unique. I love the Apple Honey Financier Tart because it's inspired by the Jewish Holidays, but still has a French flair!"

8 Ways To Use Juicy, Seasonal Pears Tonight

From savory to sweet, sandwich to dessert and more
Sep 23, 2014 2:00 pm

Just because stone fruit and melons are disappearing from the markets doesn't mean baking with fruit is over til next year. If you've never experienced the silky, velvety, fruity flavor that pears lend to your favorite baked goods, now's the time to go all in. Feel like something a little heavier? The other thing that pears are good for is meat. Use them in a sweet glaze for a standing rib roast or to add complexity to a hearty roast beef sandwich. Here are our 8 favorite ways to work this seasonal fruit into your game.

Jerusalem Kugel Recipe

A peppery kugel encased in a crunchy shell
Sep 23, 2014 10:00 am
Photo: Evan Sung

This is the first recipe in Crispianity, a weekly column devoted to all foods crispy and crunchy, two of the most underappreciated attributes of a great dish. Unlike the kugels most of us are familiar with from Rosh Hashanah meals or Yom Kippur breakfasts, this one packs a wallop of heat thanks to a pile of black pepper. Don't tackle the Jewish holidays without this sweet, spicy, crunchy comfort food.

Burnt Caramel And Sea Salt Sticky Buns Recipe

Brunch called. It wants you to serve these buns.
Sep 20, 2014 10:00 am

Afraid to bake because you think you'll mess it up? Grab a copy of blogger-turned-cookbook author Charmian Christie's The Messy Baker and break out that flour. Whether you're a shaky-handed cake fiend or a pie lover who just can't seem to make an aesthetically pleasing pastry, there's a recipe in here for you. Enjoy these sticky buns warm out of the oven for an unforgettable treat.

Pecan And Pear Upside-Down Cake Recipe

Bake your way through the fall with seasonal pears
Sep 19, 2014 12:00 pm

When the temperature starts to drop, reach for award-winning British food writer and cookbook author Diana Henry's new guide to cold weather comfort food. From rib-sticking braises to the best fall fruit desserts, Roast Figs Sugar Snow is the key to staying warm this fall and winter. If you're looking for a go-to dessert recipe for chilly months, Henry's pecan and pear upside-down cake is simple, delicious and perfectly seasonal.

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