Pies, Tarts, Crisps

A giant peanut butter cup on a plate, cut into 15 wedges.

Giant Peanut Butter Cup

If you’re a peanut butter cup lover (and really, who isn’t?), then this is the dessert of your dreams. Creamy peanut butter filling is encapsulated by a milk chocolate shell. Enough said.

A slice of chocolate cream pie with Oreo crust and chocolate curls on a white plate with a fork resting beside it.

Chocolate Cream Pie with Oreo Crust

First you make an Oreo cookie crust. Then you smother it with a bittersweet and semisweet chocolate custard. The final flourish is whipped cream infused with vanilla. Sigh.

A white baking dish filled with easy rhubarb crisp and a spoon resting in the center.

Easy Rhubarb Crisp

An obscenely easy, sweetly tart rhubarb crisp that you simply must experience at least once. (Although we doubt you’ll be able to stop at just once.)

Two coconut cream pies with meringue tops, pastry crusts, and sprinkled with shredded coconut

Coconut Cream Pie

A retro classic with a velvety coconut custard buried beneath billows of sweet, luscious, airy meringue and cushioned by a tender, flaky, buttery lard crust. You’re welcome.

Cheese danish braided and sprinkled with sugar, on a sheet of parchment paper.

Cheese Danish

A startlingly spectacular made-from-scratch cheese Danish that is going to forever change your notion of what a cheese Danish ought to be.

A salted caramel tart on a white cake stand on a table

Salted Caramel Tart

A ridiculously creamy–and relatively simple–homemade caramel filling graces this properly flaky pastry. Salted butter–lots of it–lends this dessert just the right amount of indulgence.

A slice of sweet potato pie on a large metal plate with a napkin and a knife.

Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Sugar and spice and everything nice—that’s what you’ll find in this magnificently spiced traditional Southern pie from baker extraordinaire, Cheryl Day.

A slice of caramelized butternut squash pie with a dollop of whipped cream on a plate with a fork.

Caramelized Butternut Squash Pie

This un-pumpkin pumpkin pie is made with caramelized butternut squash, spices, and a splash of brandy. It’s subtly different from the classic yet still oh-so-perfect for Thanksgiving.