Desserts

A white plate with four long slices of banana, covered in melted sugar and rum sauce, with a scoop of ice cream and a spoon.

Bananas Foster

We bet you’ve always wanted to try your hand at this lush dessert, if you haven’t already. It might even be easier to pull off than you think.

A glass bowl filled with a poached nectarine half and raspberries with a spoon on the side.

Poached Nectarines

A stunningly chic summer dessert with a taste that belies its ease of prep. We promise, we won’t tell if you don’t.

Small white bowls with spoons, filled with apricot and blackberry compote, coered with dollops of sugared biscuit topping.

Apricot Blackberry Cobbler

Given this cobbler’s delicately sweet filling and crumbly, flaky topping, our search for the perfect cobbler ends here—and, we dare say, so will yours.

An apricot tart with high sides and a crumble topping, sitting on a metal cookie sheet.

Apricot Tart

Sweet but not too sweet, this simple summer dessert is essentially the French take on fruit crumble. Mon Dieu, we love the French.

A frosty, hollowed out lemon wih leaf, filled with pale lemon sorbet on a glass plate.

Sparkling Lemon Sorbet

A refreshing finish to dinner, or just to cleanse your palate, this sparkling sorbet is easy and utterly delish.

Three glass bowls filled with coffee mousse sprinkled with nuts, on a

Whipped Coffee Mousse

A lovely coffee-flavored dessert that’s reminiscent of tiramisu but much, much easier. Coffee, ricotta, heavy cream, and amaretti make it possible.

A frozen tub of plum sorbet, with a scoop of sorbet and some sugar cookies lying beside it.

Plum Sorbet

This plum sorbet is going to change your late-summer fruit strategy. And you don’t even need an ice cream maker. Now that’s easy and elegant.