Desserts

A square baking dish filled with traditional Italian tiramisu with a spoon resting inside and a portion missing.

Traditional Italian Tiramisu

Layers of light and creamy mascarpone custard and boozy coffee-infused ladyfingers. It’s the reason why tiramisu never goes out of style.

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 scoop of easy strawberry icebox cake on a white plate with sliced strawberries and a glass baking dish with the rest of the cake beside it.

Easy Strawberry Icebox Cake

When we described this classic strawberry icebox cake as easy, we weren’t kidding. A quick strawberry puree is layered with whipped cream and vanilla wafers and you’re done. Easiest dessert ever.

Sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream on a white plate with a fork, beside a small bowl of extra toffee sauce.

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sweet, sticky, and classic. What else matters when you’re looking for a traditional dessert that tastes as good as this one does?

Wine-soaked autumn pudding in a white bowl with wine dripping down the side topped with a white plate and a bottle of whiskey.

Wine-Soaked Autumn Pudding

An autumnal take on the classic British summer pudding, melding booze and berries and apples and plums to really quite a lovely effect.

Two-thirds of a blueberry custard pie in a pie plate, with 2 dessert plates with a slice of pie on them, one with a fork and a bite missing.

Blueberry Custard Pie

A custardy pie, filled with summer’s favorite berry (come on, you know it’s true), and baked into your choice of crust. Sweet, silky perfection.

An apple rose tart on a glass cake stand.

Apple Rose Tart

Sweet, crispy apples crown this elegant apple rose tart. The apples aren’t baked, so their crisp bite of honey and citrus shine.

Two parfait-style serving dishes filled with raspberry fool, and topped with fresh raspberries.

Raspberry Fool

A luxurious and super simple dessert with a subtle sweetness and a lovely tanginess. Perfect for those extra soft berries.

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 white bowl filled with panna cotta with peaches, garnished with thyme and a spoon resting inside.

Panna Cotta with Peaches

This panna cotta has the most luscious of textures. How to best explain it? Hmmm. It’s sorta like swooping velvet over your tongue.

A slice of peach cream tart garnished with a mint sprig on a white plate with a fork, and a glass of milk in the background.

Peach Cream Tart

In this Paula Deen tart, a shortbread cookie crust cradles a sweet sour-cream custard and peach slices. A spell in the oven makes everything irresistibly golden.

A mint julep panna cotta in a blue bowl, garnished with mint sprigs and a silver spoon scooping it.

Mint Julep Panna Cotta

This mint julep panna cotta has all the minty essence of the classic cocktail but in a creamy dessert. A Kentucky Derby must.

A dark chocolate cream pie partially covered with whipped cream and a knife and a bowl of whipped cream on the side.

Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

Not so cloyingly sweet than the chocolate cream pie of our childhood, this dark chocolate beauty is a spectacularly satisfying remake of a classic.

Four individual servings of cardamom panna cotta with rhubarb on a serving tray.

Cardamom Panna Cotta with Rhubarb

A lovely and light refresher with a tangy topping, steeped with warming cardamom. Easier to make than you might think, this elegant panna cotta is a simple stunner.