Dried figs and apricots come together in a vanilla-bean-and-cinnamon white wine syrup.To dress it up, serve it with whipped cream and toasted almonds on top.
A popular ingredient in many confections, candied orange peel is also delicious eaten plain or dipped in chocolate.
Clouds of meringue float in caramel sauce in this classic French bistro dessert.
Just one sip of this creamy icy blend of chocolatey goodness will make you want to blow bubbles through your straw. A crown of whipped cream is the final touch.
For this Italian treat, a sweet ricotta filing studded with chocolate and candied orange rind and flavored with citrus is nestled in a cookie-like crust.
Mascarpone cheese, whipped cream, and thin slices of pound cake make up this Italian torte that sits on a puddle of espresso sauce.
Nothing but classic blueberry betty here but with one unorthodox but welcome ingredient. (Hint: It’s brioche.)
Impossibly thin sheets of phyllo, or filo, are layered between a filling of sugar, honey, ground walnuts, cinnamon, and butter. What could be more irresistible?
These crunchy biscotti have a sprightly flavor thanks to fresh lemon zest, lemon oil, and a good splash of lemon-flavored vodka. A perfect snack or dessert.
Tart, sweet, and tangy, these lemon bars have a cookie crust and light dusting of powder sugar for a perfect balance of flavors.
Tuile is the French word for tile. Here, a chocolate-nut mixture is draped over a rolling pin to give these confections a curve that resembles a roof tile.
Rich, dark, fudgy, and, yes, sinful, these brownies are studded with chopped pecans and are perfect for Passover, as they don’t use and leavening.
Sweet and sour, chewy and crumbly, these easy and almost elegant bars are altogether appropriate for a little afternoon procrastination.
These easy peasy cupcakes are easy enough to mix up for a random Tuesday night, elegant enough to woo even the most annoying mother-in-law.
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