Just Dessert

Peach & Pine Nut Cake Recipe

Baking + stone fruit season = perfect dessert
May 30, 2014 2:00 pm
Photo: Ali Allen

Food stylist Amber Rose, called "Britain's most glamorous baker" has every dessert-worthy occasion covered with her new book, Love Bake Nourish. Experiment with heritage flours, seasonal fruits and the lighter side of sweet fare with Rose's expertly tested recipes. This peach and pine nut cake is as simple to make as it is easy to eat. Maybe too easy. 

Vietnamese Coffee Tart With Fresh Pomegranate Recipe

Strong coffee makes a buzzy classic Asian dessert
Oct 14, 2013 1:00 pm

Luke Nguyen's new cookbook, The Food Of Vietnam, is an impressive, thick tome of first-hand tales and history, and of course, beautifully photographed dishes. All your favorite Vietnamese food lies within, plus a few extras you never saw coming. But you really need to know how to make this silky yet strong coffee tart sprinkled with fresh pomegranate seeds.

Whole Baked Cinnamon-Cardamom Apples Recipe

Try out this not-so-guilty pleasure for dessert
Oct 4, 2013 11:00 am

You're going to need a few great recipes for the bounty of apples that's about to drop this season. Thankfully, we have a copy of Apples: From Harvest To Table, by cook, author and urban farmer Amy Pennington. Look beyond the classic apple pie to other sweet (and savory) applications of the perfect seasonal fruit. Baked apples need no frills at all. Just maybe some ice cream.

Pear-Cranberry Strudel Recipe

In case you already bought cranberries
Sep 30, 2013 4:00 pm

We're loving award-winning cookbook author Jenny McCoy's new dessert cookbook, Desserts For Every Season, which highlights the sweeter sides of seasonal fruit. When a famed pastry chef develops recipes for some of the nation's top restaurants, we're going to need her cookbook. If you've already been struck with a cranberry craving, consider this simple strudel.

Asian Pear Fritters Recipe

A light, crisp dessert in tempura-style beer batter
Sep 19, 2013 3:30 pm

When a famed pastry chef develops recipes for some of the nation's top restaurants, we're going to need her cookbook. First up, simple Asian pear fritters you can dress up however you like (but we're going straight for the vanilla ice cream).

Watermelon Granita Recipe

A slushy frozen treat for prime watermelon season
Aug 16, 2013 12:00 pm

Paying homage to the season, Antonella Rana, co-owner of Rana Pastificio in NYC's Meatpacking District, wanted to showcase watermelon, a coveted summer ingredient in her native Italy.

Grilled Lemon-Saffron Pound Cake Recipe

Wrap up Grilling Month with a sweet grilled dessert
May 24, 2013 12:02 pm
grilled pound cake
Photo: Frankie Frankeny

Michael Chiarello is a master of cooking over fire — we don't call him a Grilling God for nothing. His new book, Live Fire, is an aptly named volume full of professional tips for some of the best food you've ever tasted off the grill. Including dessert. 

Polenta Custard Recipe

Three pronged corn attack: sorbet, milk and bread
Jan 14, 2013 4:01 pm
Photo: Rebecca Fondren

We're big fans of Uchi, well worth a trip to Austin by itself. But, you know, get tacos and stuff too. Ready to put some effort into one of the best desserts we've ever tasted? These folks cook methodically (for good reason), so break out that scale and get ready to show your sweet tooth a little love. 

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