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

Pumpkin Maple Pecan Cheesecake

Deepest Darkest Chocolate Cheesecake

Raspberry Crumble Bars

Fabulous Fudge

Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake

Coconut Cream Cake

Creamy Caramel Sauce

Peach, Mascarpone and Pecan Wontons

Mama Thornton's Peach Pie

Deep Fried Cookie Dough with Fleur de Sel

Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee with Raspberries

Apple Turnovers with Caramel Sauce and Ice Cream

Hot Cocoa Bar

Other Worldly Sticky Buns

Red Velvet Brains Cupcakes

Cookie Dough Truffles with Sea Salt

Salted Caramel Apple Tart Tatin

Whoopie Pies

Cherry Almond Clafouti

Petit Fours

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie

Salted Caramel Banana Pudding Pie

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

Other Worldly Sticky Buns

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

Apple Turnovers with Caramel Sauce and Ice Cream

Red Velvet Brains Cupcakes