Trisha Yearwood's Best Dessert Recipes

Trisha's craveworthy sweet treats are ideal for special occasions and everyday indulgences alike.

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Eboo's Wild Scuppernong Pie

New to scuppernongs? No need to fret. They're a kind of Southern grape, and they turn soft and juicy when baked in a pie. But if you can't find them by you, opt for seedless black grapes instead, and boost the flavor of the filling with Concord grape jelly.

Get the Recipe: Eboo's Wild Scuppernong Pie

Vanilla-Orange Tart

Featuring a base of buttery vanilla wafers, Trisha's party-ready tart is filled with a sweet custard, which gets blanketed with candied orange slices. 

Get the Recipe: Vanilla Orange Tart

Boston Cream Pie

Moist and buttery, Trisha's easy-to-make cake layers are sandwiching a rich vanilla custard. She tops the dessert with a blanket of smooth chocolate ganache.

Get the Recipe: Boston Cream Pie

Angel Food Cake with Grapefruit Compote

Trisha's tart, cinnamon-spiced grapefruit compote pairs perfectly with her angel food cake.

Get the Recipe: Angel Food Cake with Grapefruit Compote

Peanut Butter Mug Cake with Chocolate Icing and Potato Chips

When your sweet tooth kicks in and you simply need to satisfy that craving, this 15-minute, individual-serving cake will come to the rescue. It takes only a few everyday ingredients to put this treat together, and, perhaps best of all, you don't need to turn on the oven to cook it — just quickly zap it in the microwave.

Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter Mug Cake with Chocolate Icing and Potato Chips

Glazed Limoncello Cookies

With fresh lemon in both the butter cookies and the spiked glaze, there's no shortage of bright citrus taste in these simple rounds.

Get the Recipe: Glazed Limoncello Cookies

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

The key to an upside-down cake is layering ingredients in the pan — when you flip it over, what was once on the bottom will become the crowning top of the dessert. Here the pineapple rings and bright maraschino cherries steal the spotlight.

Get the Recipe: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

These bite-size beauties are enrobed in a thick layer of melted chocolate for over-the-top decadence.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Joe's "Say Cheese" Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Rich, creamy and slightly tangy, Trisha's top-rated cheesecake gets a boost of welcome texture from a buttery graham cracker crust.

Get the Recipe: Joe's "Say Cheese" Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Apple Dumplings

Follow Trisha's lead and opt for canned biscuit dough to serve as the delicate pastry for these fuss-free dumplings. They can be ready to eat in less than an hour.

Get the Recipe: Apple Dumplings

Chocolate Cake with Divinity Icing

Fluffy whipped egg whites and gooey melted marshmallows are combined to create a light-as-air frosting to dress up this moist chocolate cake.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Cake with Divinity Icing

Bess London's Pecan Tassies

It's all about the buttery brown sugar-pecan filling in these party-ready treats. 

Get the Recipe: Bess London's Pecan Tassies

Malted Milk Fudge

Chocolate lovers, you'll surely want to check out this over-the-top treat. Not only does Trisha create a buttery fudge base laced with two kinds of chocolate chips, but she tops it with crushed malted milk balls for extra indulgence and welcome crunch.  

Get the Recipe: Malted Milk Fudge

Tiramisu Affogato

You've had tiramisu before, right? And you're familiar with an affogato, the Italian dessert that features hot espresso poured atop cool ice cream? Here Trisha combines those beloved desserts into one, pouring rich espresso over a scoop of vanilla ice cream that's served on espresso-soaked tiramisu.

Get the Recipe: Tiramisu Affogato

Blueberry Pie Bars

Thanks to Trisha's easy technique, there's no need to roll out the dough for this pie-inspired dessert. She simply dumps the buttery, cinnamon-laced mixture into the pan and uses her hands to press it into a crust. And as for the topping, it's sprinkled across the bright fruit filling.

Get the Recipe: Blueberry Pie Bars

Cran-Apple Crisp

The beauty of a crisp is that, unlike pie, there's no need to roll out a finicky dough. Here Trisha makes a fruity base with cranberry sauce and fresh apples before sprinkling on top a simple combo including oats and brown sugar.

Get the Recipe: Cran-Apple Crisp

Banana Pudding

With layers of creamy banana and sweet vanilla wafers, this crowd-pleasing dessert is on the table in 45 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Banana Pudding

Chocolate Pound Cake

Pound cake is always satisfying, but this one really packs in the flavor. With cocoa mixed into the batter, you're guaranteed to get chocolate in every bite.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Pound Cake

Marbled Chocolate Brownies

The marbling effect in Trisha's easy brownies comes from a sweetened cream cheese mixture, which she dots over the brownie batter and gently swirls in.

Get the Recipe: Marbled Chocolate Brownies

Butterscotch Pie

The secret to making Trisha's easy yet impressive pie quickly is starting with a ready-to-go crust (store-bought is A-OK). When it comes to the filling beneath that blanket of fluffy meringue, she achieves the craveable flavor of butterscotch by combining a buttery brown sugar sauce with egg yolks for thick, rich results.

Get the Recipe: Butterscotch Pie

Coffee Coffee Cake

While many coffee cakes don't feature one seemingly obvious ingredient — coffee — Trisha's recipe lets that flavor shine. She adds brewed coffee to the batter and includes a bit of instant coffee powder in the sweet, buttery topping.

Get the Recipe: Coffee Coffee Cake

Beignets

Light and fluffy on the inside, with a slight crisp on the outside, Trisha's sugar-dusted beignets are the ultimate in hand-held decadence.

Get the Recipe: Beignets

Bread Pudding with Strawberry Sauce

It's all about the cinnamon-orange zest custard in this comforting dessert. The creamy mixture soaks into brioche bread, which turns out moist and flavorful after baking. Trisha serves the sweet casserole with a simple combination of strawberries and orange juice for an impressive finish.

Get the Recipe: Bread Pudding with Strawberry Sauce

Praline Cheesecake Bars

The secret to Trisha's craveworthy dessert is using dark brown sugar in the cream cheese filling, as the flavor of molasses will lend warmth and a rich taste. 

Get the Recipe: Praline Cheesecake Bars

Zucchini Bread

Studded with maraschino cherries and laced with fragrant cinnamon, Trisha's easy loaves get their moisture from oil and eggs.

Get the Recipe: Zucchini Bread

Cinnamon Cookies

A fragrant spice blend of cinnamon, ginger and cloves adds warmth to Trisha's sweet treats.

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Cookies

Want More Trisha Yearwood?

Check out Food Network's Trisha's Southern Kitchen headquarters for more recipe inspiration.

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