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

Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate Cake

Salted Caramel Apple Tart Tatin

Cheddar Cheese Apple Pie

Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Hot Cocoa Bar

Russian Tea Cakes

Red Velvet Brains Cupcakes

Fabulous Fudge

Strawberry-Rhubarb Napoleons with Creme Fraiche Ice Cream

Ruby Royale

The Elvis Milkshake

Chocolate Cake

Apple Cider Beignets with Butter-Bourbon Dipping Sauce

Pumpkin Maple Pecan Cheesecake

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

Other Worldly Sticky Buns

Red Velvet Brains Cupcakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie

Almond, Pear and Cherry Pocket Pies

Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee with Raspberries

Milk Chocolate Graveyard Cake

Deepest Darkest Chocolate Cheesecake

Milk Chocolate and Almond Croissants

Blueberry Almond Breakfast Tart

Nutella Banana Brioche Bread Pudding

Deep Fried Cookie Dough with Fleur de Sel

Decadent Brownie Pops