Sugar cookies flavored with vanilla and orange zest are covered with icing and decorated with sanding sugar and silvery dragees for a Christmas-y look.
Shortbread wedge cookies rife with ginger and lemon zest are baked to a lightly golden then topped with a creamy lemon glaze. A perfect tea treat of dessert.
Sour cherries and apples get a kick from orange juice, cardamon, and cherry liqueur then are rolled up in phyllo dough, sometimes called filo, and baked.
Here the classic French custard with a wallop of ginger in addition to vanilla. On top are blackberries in a sweet-tart sauce.
Sliced papaya and mango are coated in a rich caramel sauce then rolled in lacy crepes. The dish is topped with a powered sugar and a sprig of zippy mint.
This eye-popping granita, or ice, is make from strong-brewed espresso. Layered between and dolloped on top is softly whipped cream.
This lighter version of bread pudding uses brioche, has a minty-lemon flavor, and is bursting with deep-purple baked blueberries.
There’s a double whammy of chocolate in these sweet treats: chocolate cookies studded with chunks of chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt.
Creamy, tart lemon curd is lightened with whipped cream, spread on a large crispy meringue, rolled up like a jelly roll, and served with fresh fruit.
A thick, decadent Italian chocolate pudding made all the more sinful by the addition of chopped roasted hazelnuts and crumbled butter cookies.
This lofty cake is so crammed full of chocolate and butter, there’s no room for flour–though we made sure to leave space for ample swoops of softly whipped cream.
The flaky, tender, flavorful piecrust you’ve long for but may not have had the nerve to make. It’s rich with butter and the now un-demonized fat: lard.
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