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

Raspberry Crumble Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie

Bumbleberry Fool Parfait

Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee with Raspberries

Other Worldly Sticky Buns

Salted Caramel Apple Tart Tatin

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

Salted Caramel Banana Pudding Pie

Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate Cake

Christmas Cookies

Cheddar Cheese Apple Pie

Russian Tea Cakes

Peach Sparkler

Cherry Almond Clafouti

Deepest Darkest Chocolate Cheesecake

Petit Fours

Blueberry Almond Breakfast Tart

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

Pumpkin Maple Pecan Cheesecake

Other Worldly Sticky Buns

Strawberry-Rhubarb Napoleons with Creme Fraiche Ice Cream

Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Fleur de Sel Chocolate Chip Blondies

Mama Thornton's Peach Pie

Blueberry Almond Breakfast Tart

Death By Chocolate

Chocolate Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast with Strawberry Syrup