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

Hot Cocoa Bar

Other Worldly Sticky Buns

Petit Fours

Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake

Russian Tea Cakes

Mama Thornton's Peach Pie

Deep Fried Cookie Dough with Fleur de Sel

Creamy Caramel Sauce

Deepest Darkest Chocolate Cheesecake

Peach, Mascarpone and Pecan Wontons

Apple Turnovers with Caramel Sauce and Ice Cream

Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee with Raspberries

Milk Chocolate Graveyard Cake

Whoopie Pies

Other Worldly Sticky Buns

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

Apple Turnovers with Caramel Sauce and Ice Cream

Creamy Caramel Sauce

Raspberry Crumble Bars

Fudgy Salty Peanut Butter Brownies

Spiced Tea with Cardamom

Chocolate Cake

Luscious Lemon Squares

Blueberry Almond Breakfast Tart

Decadent Brownie Pops

Milk Chocolate and Almond Croissants

Cheddar Cheese Apple Pie