Sweet Pastry Dough

This all-butter, no-fuss pastry crust comes together with ease and flakiness thanks to a little well-worded hand-holding that caters to pastry-making virgins.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 2

Poached Pears with Warm Coffee Sauce

Simply stunning. Stunningly simple. Either way you look at it, these fancy pants pears are pretty much perfect after being poached in a cinnamon-infused syrup and napped with a coffee-infused caramel sauce.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 1

Halloween Hot Chocolate

There’s gonna be some meeeeelting the morning after Halloween, though it ain’t what you’re expecting.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 8

Glow in the Dark Jello Recipe

Rest assured, the spirits summoned for this ghostly gin and tonic gelatin hail from a bottle, not the supernatural. Whew.

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  • 25 M
  • 11 H, 35 M
  • 34

Tarte Tatin

A tarte Tatin is nothing more than a tart turned upside down, nothing less than pastry perfection. Its name is French for “caramely apple goodness atop a buttery crust.”

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 8

Caramel Apples

Forget bobbing for apples. Try this equally apple-y endeavor instead that requires far less effort yet yields way more caramel-cloaked gratification.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 2

Brown Sugar Cookies

These beauties aren’t unlike classic sugar cookies in terms of ease and appeal. They’re just a little richer and a lot less expected.

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  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 23

Butter Pecan Affogato

Straight from Venice by way of Charleston, this Southern belle cheats a little, usurping the role of vanilla gelato with butter pecan ice cream.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0

Sesame, Pistachio, and Honey Candy | Pastelli

A sweet something that evokes the memory of travels to Greece or the bulk bins of ’70s-era health-food stores. Either way, these are so good they’ll put the past to shame.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 10

Apple Chips

Why pay an absurd amount of money for a teensy bag containing a couple shriveled slices when you can instead DIY a slew of slightly sweet and eminently easy snacks?

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  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 4

Doughnut Pudding

When life hands you too many doughnuts—yes, it’s possible—make pudding. You heard us. Doughnut pudding.

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  • 5 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 7

Fresh Figs with Ricotta and Honey

Indulgence rarely comes as easily as this inspired creation, keeping the attention squarely where it ought to be: figs, ricotta, pistachios, and honey.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 14

Chocolate Tart with Pine Nuts | Torta al Cioccolato con Pignoli

We don’t know Italian, but we’re pretty certain this tart, with its molten filling and brownie crust, translates to “Damn good!”

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  • 40 M
  • 3 H, 20 M
  • 9

Crisp Peanut Butter Cookies

These uncannily crisp, seemingly shortbreadish cookies from San Francisco’s Miette are–and we mean this–unlike any you’ve ever encountered.

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  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 25
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