Just Dessert

Whole Baked Cinnamon-Cardamom Apples Recipe

Try out this not-so-guilty pleasure for dessert
Oct 4, 2013 10:00 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 3:00 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 2:30 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 11:00 am

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 11:02 am
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 3:01 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. 

Pistachio And Almond Cake With Orange Salad Recipe

A nutty, citrusy dessert from the hills of Italy
Dec 24, 2012 1:01 pm
Photo: Ed Anderson

This homespun loaf cake evokes the nut tree-covered hills of Avellino and the lemon-scented Amalfi coast. The cake batter is primarily ground raw nuts, generously flavored with lemon zest. The latter gives the finished cake a pronounced citrus flavor that pairs well with the orange salad.

The Only Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe You Need To Know

Crisp cinnamon sugar cookies à la Pichet Ong
Dec 17, 2012 3:01 pm

We're big on desserts by pastry chef Pichet Ong (and we won't turn down his style advice, either). His recipe for snickerdoodles is perfect when the urge to bake holiday cookies strikes. No fussy chopping of nuts or fine grating of chocolate, no salted goat milk caramel. Just crisp, chewy, cinnamon-sugar cookies you might want to bake by the double-batch.

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