Peach and Crème Fraîche Pie

Whether you seek convention or innovation, you’ll find it in this haute yet humble peach pie, which draws on tradition yet still wields some surprises.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 8

Pâte Sucrée

The name of this sweet and sturdy pie crust in French means “so much better than your silly American pastry dough.”

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0

Cherry Clafouti

A simple, old-style French dessert that’s as easy to toss together as it is to tie a scarf.

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  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 6

Blueberry Tea Cake

An irresistible tea cake that’s essentially dessert masquerading as breakfast, lunch, or pretty much any nosh time when you crave something sweet.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 13

Rachel’s Very Beginner’s Cream Biscuits

Scandalously simple. Ethereally airy. Magical. That’s but a sampling of what folks are saying about these two-ingredient, Southern-style cream biscuits.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 26

Congo Bars

Better known as seven layer bars, this bewitching stack of graham cracker crumbs, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate, coconut, and nuts just may exceed your childhood memories.

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  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 22

Coconut Cake

Flaunting an ever-practical, always-stunning, goes-with-anything white, this coconut cake glams up holidays, dinner parties, bridal showers, weddings, birthdays, and Tuesday nights.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 23

Brioche

Sure, you could traipse to a bakery and buy brioche rather than make them yourself. But where’s the satisfaction in that?

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  • 25 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 11

Spoon Bread

From cooking icon Edna Lewis comes an airy spoon bread which whispers, in that inimitable Southern way, to be included on tables everywhere.

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  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 29

Lemon Chess Pie

This Southern creation is a simple affair. Just eggs, butter, sugar, and, of course, lemon, it’s a pleasantly homey dessert, perfect for any afternoon or occasion.

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  • 10 M
  • 55 M
  • 12

New York–Style Cheesecake

How do you define a true New York-style cheesecake? A sweet graham cracker crust cushioning a smooth, rich, moan-inducing filling with a lemony lilt. In other words, this recipe.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 22

Care Package Brownies

These brownies are the perfect treat to send to troops overseas or your kid in college. They’re chocolatey, moist and, best of all, can withstand the U.S. Postal Service.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 18

Cinnamon Pecan Blondies

Chewy, buttery, and teeming with toffee flavor, these are a sophisticated take on those made-from-a-box blondies you scarfed down with your carton of milk in the school cafeteria.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 43

Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake

Ah, blood orange olive oil cake. It’s moist, dense, and full of citrusy goodness. It makes a perfect ending to a meal or, even better, a great start to the day.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 17
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