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

Mama Thornton's Peach Pie

Raspberry Crumble Bars

Petit Fours

Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake

Coconut Cream Cake

Deepest Darkest Chocolate Cheesecake

Fudgy Salty Peanut Butter Brownies

Spicy Smoky S'mores Bars

Fabulous Fudge

Mini Cherry Pies

Death By Chocolate

Cherry Almond Clafouti

Luscious Lemon Squares

Salted Caramel Banana Pudding Pie

Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate Cake

Milk Chocolate and Almond Croissants

Deep-Fried Cookie Dough with Fleur de Sel

Whoopie Pies

Creamy Caramel Sauce

Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee with Raspberries

Fleur de Sel Chocolate Chip Blondies

Chocolate Cake

Nutella Banana Brioche Bread Pudding

German Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie

Pumpkin Maple Pecan Cheesecake

Russian Tea Cakes