Big glass bowl of layers of vanilla wafer banana pudding topped with sliced bananas, Nilla wafers, and whipped cream

Vanilla Wafer Banana Pudding

Not a lot has changed since you last had this after-school classic. It’s still easy. It’s still quick. And it’s still gosh darned comforting as heck.

One glass dish of orange flan on a lace tablecloth

Spanish Orange Flan

Made from just three ingredients, this classic flan is ridiculously easy to toss together. A tangy, rich, creamy coda to a luxe dinner or a simple brunch.

A parfait glass filled with raspberry fool on a decorative glass plate with a silver spoon and two heart-shaped cookies.

Irish Raspberry Fool

We’ve no idea where this name came from, as there’s nothing foolish about conjuring a conversation-stopping dessert from just three ingredients. Nothing foolish at all.

Five small tarts filled with orange curd and topped with candied orange slices on a cooling rack

Orange Curd Tartlets

A riff on the classic lemon tart that’s ubiquitous in pâtisseries all across Frances, these orange tartlets are comfort food extraordinaire.

A slice of cheesecake topped with cranberries on a silver cake lifter.

Cranberry-Orange Cheesecake

Sweetly tart cranberries make an unexpected yet inspired match for this rich, creamy, vanilla-inflected, perfect-for-fall cheesecake. Bye bye, pumpkin pie.

Three plates, each with a creme caramel on them with spoons resting on the side.

Crème Caramel

Similar to flan in its delicate texture, this classic creme caramel is as simple as it is sophisticated. You’d expect nothing less from the French, yes?

A coconut panna cotta topped with peanut brittle crunch on a white plate.

Coconut Panna Cotta

“The easiest panna cotta I have made.” “Absolutely delicious.” “Very dangerous.” That’s what folks are saying about this dessert.

Four individual white bowls of avocado chocolate pudding with spoons on a wooden table.

Avocado Chocolate Pudding

This recipe is easy, elegant, dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, kid-approved, and vegan. You’re welcome.

Cardamom Yogurt Mousse

Cardamom Yogurt Mousse

Uh, it’s got yogurt in it, so clearly this is health food and can be eaten in excess, yes? Well, that’s what we’re telling ourselves.

Flan in a can on a plate, in front of a can of cat food.

Flan in a Can

Michael Procopio’s midlife crisis prompts him to think creatively in terms of using empty cat food cans. Shame he doesn’t have cats.

A chocolate pot de crème topped with chocolate shavings in a white cup with two spoons resting beside.

Chocolate Pots de Crème

A choose-your-own-ending recipe, with varying outcomes depending on whether you use bittersweet or semisweet chocolate. Suspenseful!

White casserole dish half filled with chunks of doughnuts in a pudding drizzled with a sugar glaze

Doughnut Pudding

When life hands you too many doughnuts—yes, it’s possible—make pudding. You heard us. Doughnut pudding.

A bright pink summer pudding with one piece missing, sitting on a white plate with a spoon.

Summer Pudding

This proper summer pudding, made from late-season berries, currants, sugar, and sliced bread, is utterly British. Not to mention stunning. And sublime. And summery.

Lemon Semifreddo

Lemon Semifreddo

This recipe for a frozen terrine, called semifreddo, is an ideal dessert to make ahead and pull out, slice, and serve. A great ending to an outdoor meal.

Zabaglione with Summer Fruit

Zabaglione with Summer Fruit

For this twist on the Italian classic egg cream dessert, Riesling wine spikes a jumble of peaches, nectarines, and summer berries. A refreshing dessert.

A silver tray with two Turkish coffee creams and two silver coffee spoons.

Turkish Coffee Creams

Similar to coffee custards or pots de creme, these little cups filled with cardamom-scented Turkish coffee pudding are an elegant ending to a Turkish meal.

Two pastry cups filled with creamy caramel mousse.

Creamy Caramel Mousse

A rich, deep caramel flavor and a velvety, creamy texture. There isn’t much else you could possibly want from a mousse.

Pumpkin Trifles

Pumpkin Trifles

Pumpkin bread—homemade or store-bought—is layered with vanilla pudding, pumpkin butter, and caramel sauce.