F&W's Ultimate Guide to Desserts
Here are dozens of F&W's most delicious desserts, from healthy fruit dessert recipes to towering frosted layer cakes.
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The Best Panettone Recipe
Did you know that panettone should melt in your mouth? It should be buttery and rich, but with a light, fluffy texture—kind of the perfect blend of brioche and cotton candy.
Apricot Pâte de Fruit Recipe
The French roll them in sanding sugar, which has large crystals that cling to the candy without melting. Table sugar also works, as long as the jellies are rolled in it just before serving.
Persimmon, Whipped Goat Cheese, and Hazelnut Parfaits
Louisa Shafia’s recipe for Persimmon, Whipped Goat Cheese, and Hazelnut Parfaits layers persimmons, goat cheese, and cardamom-glazed hazelnuts.
Caramel Popcorn Shooters Recipe
Nostalgic for the caramel popcorn he loved as a kid, Achatz captures the flavor in the brilliant warm dessert drink he serves at Alinea. It has two parts: a rich, buttery popcorn broth and a frothy, light caramel topping.
Layer Lemon Flavor With This Frozen Citrus 'Soufflé'
Silky lemon custard is layered with orange zest–infused whipped cream and tangy lemon curd in this no-bake soufflé from pastry chef Michael Werrell of Audrey in Nashville. The silky base layer is studded with crunchy poppy seeds.
Crown a Pillowy Pavlova Wreath With White Chocolate Bark This Winter
This stunning Pavlova with Caramelized White Chocolate Bark from cookbook author Kristina Cho is shaped like a wreath and topped with crumbled freeze-dried red raspberries and bright green chopped pistachios for a festive holiday dessert presentation.
Pastillas, sometimes called pastillas de leche, are a milky, chewy candy from the Philippines. We also added salt, vanilla, and ground cinnamon to our pastillas dough to complement the candy's smooth, milky flavor.Learn to make chewy pastillas with Food & Wine.
Lemon Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
This one-bowl lemon cake with lemon-cream cheese frosting is layered with flavor from honey and olive oil and topped with a light, soft, tangy icing.
How to Make Caramel
Learn how to make caramel and how to make caramel sauce at home. It is very easy, and once you understand the process you can make it yourself so you can have caramel on hand
Peanut Butter–Chocolate Pie Recipe
This peanut butter–chocolate pie recipe tastes like an upgraded and grownup version of homemade Reese's peanut butter cups.
White Chocolate-Swirled Malted Milk Fudge
Paige Grandjean's White Chocolate–Swirled Malted Milk Fudge is just as much of a delight to look at as it is to taste. Robust malt flavor perfectly balances its sweet richness.
Classic Chocolate Cake
You can make chocolate cake from scratch with this easy chocolate cake recipe. Moist, decadent, and deep in chocolate flavor, the secret to this cake is the unsweetened chocolate added to the batter. The recipe has been passed down through generations.
18 Raspberry Desserts, Including Cake, Crullers, and Sorbet
Sweet-tart raspberry desserts are a delight. From raspberry cake and tarts to raspberry sorbet, macarons, and pie, these are the raspberry recipes to put on repeat.
21 Pumpkin Dessert Recipes to Make This Fall
These pumpkin desserts are perfect for fall, ranging from pumpkin pie to pumpkin cookies, cake, and cheesecake. Here are recipes ready for post-pumpkin patch weekend baking projects and holiday dessert tables.