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

Chocolate Pot de Creme Brulee

Spicy Smoky S'mores Bars

Strawberry, Mint and Thyme Shortcake

Chocolate Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast with Strawberry Syrup

Couture Caramel Apples

Mama Thornton's Peach Pie

Creamy Caramel Sauce

Apple Cider Beignets with Butter-Bourbon Dipping Sauce

Apple Cider Beignets with Butter-Bourbon Dipping Sauce

Deepest Darkest Chocolate Cheesecake

Peach, Mascarpone and Pecan Wontons

Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee with Raspberries

Pumpkin Maple Pecan Cheesecake

Red Velvet Brains Cupcakes

Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake

Russian Tea Cakes

Other Worldly Sticky Buns

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

Apple Turnovers with Caramel Sauce and Ice Cream

Apple Turnovers with Caramel Sauce and Ice Cream

Whoopie Pies

Milk Chocolate Graveyard Cake

Bridge Mix Bark

Couture Caramel Apples

Mini Cherry Pies

Milk Chocolate Graveyard Cake

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cake