Trifle, a layered dessert of sponge or pound cake, creme Anglaise, fruit and fresh whipped cream, has been showing up at Christmas dinners for centuries.
Alice Medrich strikes again with this flaky, buttery crust filled with rich chocolate custard infused with a hint of espresso.
Spicy and flavorful with a moist, pudding-like texture, this apple cake from Edna Lewis is truly easy—just stir together by hand.
Surprise is underrated. That’s exactly why we so like this unexpected yet inspired riff on winter squash roasted with maple.
This bread pudding has a decidedly Spanish-Moorish flavor from the orange zest as well as the blood orange caramel sauce. Delicious.
Chocolate crust, chocolate custard filling, ripe Bartlett pears? Need we say more about this incredibly decadent dessert tart?
What makes this apple cake stand out from the rest? The swirl of cream that’s poured on top and baked right in.
There’s nothing like fresh spicy gingerbread. This gingerbread cake is made with grated and ground ginger, cloves, and cinnamon for a rounded taste.
These doughnuts have a wonderful crisp gold-brown crust and tender insides, like a dessert version of hush puppies.
Dead-ripe pears and sweet-tart dried cranberries are the stars of this fruit crumble. The topping is an old-fashioned mix of oatmeal, brown sugar, and butter.
Chinese Five-spice cookies, basically sugar cookies perfumed with Chinese five-spice powder, are a great tea partner. The cookies can stand up to dunking.
An ethereally creamy, subtly sweet pistachio gelato that derives its pure flavor from nothing more than the essentials.
A clean-flavored ice cream laced with Armagnac is a perfect companion to fall fruits like plums, prunes, pears, and figs but adds a nice finish to summer meals.
The name says it all. Italian chocolate biscotti gilded with chocolate chips and drizzled with chocolate glaze. Thrice as nice.
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