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 Apple Tart Tatin

Cheddar Cheese Apple Pie

Mini Cherry Pies

Whoopie Pies

Other Worldly Sticky Buns

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

Mama Thornton's Peach Pie

Cheddar Cheese Apple Pie

Bumbleberry Fool Parfait

Apple Cider Beignets with Butter-Bourbon Dipping Sauce

Cherry Almond Clafouti

Russian Tea Cakes

Apple Turnovers with Caramel Sauce and Ice Cream

Fabulous Fudge

Peach, Mascarpone and Pecan Wontons

Spiced Tea with Cardamom

Creamy Caramel Sauce

German Chocolate Cupcakes

Raspberry Crumble Bars

Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake

Creamy Apricot Rice Pudding