About the Show

In her "In the Kitchen" Food Network cooking series, Dessert First with Anne Thornton, expert pastry chef Anne Thornton shares indulgent recipes for tantalizing and tasty sweet treats. From fresh pie crust and creamy ice cream cake to flaky pastries and make-ahead tarts, Anne demystifies and simplifies the sweet world of pastry and dessert. While sprucing up old-fashioned favorites like apple turnovers and pecan pie, Anne teaches viewers the keys to no-fear baking, proving any home cook can create showstopping desserts. Whether she's planning a dinner party for friends or whipping up a quick weeknight meal, Anne always thinks about Dessert First.

About the Host

Anne Thornton

Expert pastry chef Anne Thornton shares recipes for tantalizing treats on her Food Network series, Dessert First with Anne Thornton.

Most Popular Recipes

All Dessert First Recipes

Petit Fours

Raspberry Crumble Bars

Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake

Coconut Cream Cake

Mama Thornton's Peach Pie

Deepest Darkest Chocolate Cheesecake

Fabulous Fudge

Death By Chocolate

Spicy Smoky S'mores Bars

Fudgy Salty Peanut Butter Brownies

Pumpkin Maple Pecan Cheesecake

Salted Caramel Banana Pudding Pie

Chocolate Cake

Mini Cherry Pies

Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee with Raspberries

Nutella Banana Brioche Bread Pudding

Creamy Caramel Sauce

Luscious Lemon Squares

Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate Cake

Whoopie Pies

Milk Chocolate and Almond Croissants

Fleur de Sel Chocolate Chip Blondies

Apple Turnovers with Caramel Sauce and Ice Cream

Salted Caramel Banana Macarons

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie

Russian Tea Cakes

Deep-Fried Cookie Dough with Fleur de Sel