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

Cheddar Cheese Apple Pie

Cookie Dough Truffles with Sea Salt

Peach Sparkler

Deep-Fried Cookie Dough with Fleur de Sel

Death By Chocolate

Peach Mascarpone and Pecan Wontons

Fabulous Fudge

Baked Alaska

Couture Caramel Apples

Chocolate Pot de Creme Brulee

Spicy Smoky S'mores Bars

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

Bridge Mix Bark

Strawberry-Rhubarb Napoleons with Creme Fraiche Ice Cream

Creamy Apricot Rice Pudding

The Elvis Milkshake

Salted Caramel Banana Macarons

Blueberry Almond Breakfast Tart

Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Couture Caramel Apples

Mini Cherry Pies

Salted Caramel Banana Pudding Pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie

German Chocolate Cupcakes

Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate Cake

Russian Tea Cakes