Fruit

A fennel, orange, and watercress salad on a decorative platter with a cup of dressing and a spoon on the side.

Fennel, Orange, and Watercress Salad

Quick and easy to toss together with all the flair of a French woman slinging a scarf and instantly seeming elegant with ease. Which is exactly how we like our salads.

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  • 25 M
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A partially cut orange chocolate chunk cake on a round wire rack.

Orange Chocolate Chunk Cake

The combination of tart, citrusy orange with not-too-dark chocolate was a smashing success at the Barefoot Contessa. It’s just as much a hit at home.

  • (10)
  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 51
A glazed ham on a cutting board with several slices cut from the end and a carving fork and knife resting beside it.

Glazed Ham

Plonk this brown sugar glazed ham on your holiday table, step back, and listen to the gasped oohs and aahs, accept all manner of accolades, and watch it disappear.

  • (5)
  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 32
Six apple crumb bars on a white sheet.

Apple Crumb Bars

“Better than pie.” We’ve been hearing that from more than one person about these apple crumb bars—and we’re pretty big pie people around here. So that’s saying a heck of a lot.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2
A clementine cake on a round silver platter with one slice on a plate beside it.

Clementine Cake

Looks like upside-down cake. Tastes like upside-down cake. Yet this sticky citrusy dessert couldn’t be more right side up as far as we’re concerned.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 72
A decorative plate topped with a slice of drunken apple cake that is drizzled with cream.

Drunken Apple Cake ~ Kuchen Borracho

A boozy keeper of a cake, this recipe takes its title from a shot of rum, its compelling taste from ample butter, eggs, and cream, and its inimitable texture from layer after layer of apples.

  • (9)
  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 102
Three pieces of grape focaccia on a wooden board.

Grape Focaccia

A Tuscan tradition we learned from Italian winemakers that’s essentially flatbread baked with grapes that turn magnificently jammy and sweet and lovely.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
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A white bowl with a little bit of stovetop fruit pie filling in the bottom and a spoon resting inside.

Stovetop Fruit Pie Filling

Our go-to approach for slightly-less-than-stellar fruit when we want exponentially-better-than-average results.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
A loaf of applesauce bread in a parchment-lined loaf pan

Applesauce Bread

Comfort finds us in unexpected ways. Thank goodness for that. And thank goodness for this not-too-sweet, subtly apple-y, kid-friendly quick bread.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 76
A baked hot buttered rum apple pie on a wooden board.

Hot Buttered Rum Apple Pie

An unconventional approach to apple pie that happily involves booze and lotsa butter. Even more memorable than the classic.

  • (13)
  • 45 M
  • 4 H, 25 M
  • 41