Desserts

A cheese pie with a homemade crust cut into four slices in an antique tin pie plate on top of a napkin

Chess Pie

If in the beginning there was pie, it was probably chess pie seeing as it comes together soooooo simply from pantry staples.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 0
8 crescent-shape blueberry fried pies with Meyer lemon drizzle sauce nearby all on a piece of slate

Blueberry Hand Pies

Handheld love: Simply envelope fruit filling in pastry dough and fry until golden and crisp outside, bubbling and lovely inside. Then drizzle with a tartly sweet lemon icing.

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  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 2
A skillet lemon souffle made entirely in a frying pan, sitting on a wire rack, blue cloth wrapped around the handle

Skillet Lemon Soufflé

Forget fussy souffle dishes. This recipe for lemon souffle is made in an ordinary skillet. Simple and perfect.

  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 6
A red, white, and blue tart with a graham cracker crust, cream cheese filling, and raspberries, blueberries, and blackberry on top

Red, White, and Blue Tart

Simple and stunning. That’s what we think of this ridiculously easy tart made with a graham cracker crumb crust, a luscious cheesecake-like filling made of cream cheese, cream, and sugar, and a scattering of summer berries.

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  • 30 M
  • 40 M
  • 2
A 16-layer red-eye devil's food cake--alternating layer of chocolate cake and chocolate frosting

Red Eye Devil’s Food Cake

This caffeinated incarnation of a classic chocolate cake comprises cocoa-y layers that take their jolt from a cup of joe and ample fudgy ganache that make everything, even chocolate cake, better.

  • 50 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 36
Chocolate Bread Pudding

Chocolate Bread Pudding

This homey chocolate bread pudding transcends its arguably homey origins of brioche, milk, cream, sugar, eggs, and bittersweet chocolate.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 4
A slice of blueberry buckle with layers of blueberries and a crumb topping of butter, flour, sugar, cinnamon, and ginger

Blueberry Buckle

Not familiar with buckle? It’s essentially a ginormous muffin that’s generously strewn with ample amounts of everyone’s favorite part— the crumbly streusel.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
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Spiced Peach Shortcakes

Spiced Peach Shortcakes

This riff on classic shortcake swaps gently spiced peaches for strawberries and they take their place between layers of tender biscuits and softly whipped cream with grace and ease. You’re welcome.

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  • 30 M
  • 55 M
  • 0
Sour Cherry Pie

Sour Cherry Pie

Sweet cherries are for eating out of hand but sour cherries are for pies. Like this pie. Best darn sour cherry pie we’ve ever encountered.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2
A raspberry crostata--a rustic tart with the crust folded over a filling of raspberries--on a sheet of parchment

Raspberry Crostata

Sometimes a pie craving is just too strong to wait for a plate and fork and fussily crimping a top crust. Enter this easy peasy yet elegant crostata.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 2
Madeleines

Madeleines

Buttery, cake-y, crisp at the edges, and with a slight lilt of lemon, this cookie launched a thousand memories—and a literary masterpiece—for Marcel Proust.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Baked Feta

Baked Feta and Figs

“Comes together in no time.” “Immensely delicious.” “A keeper.” That’s what folks are saying about this ridiculously easy yet elegant appetizer (or, who are we kidding, simple summer supper).

  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 8