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

Apple Turnovers with Caramel Sauce and Ice Cream

Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee with Raspberries

Whoopie Pies

Deep Fried Cookie Dough with Fleur de Sel

Creamy Caramel Sauce

Deepest Darkest Chocolate Cheesecake

Peach, Mascarpone and Pecan Wontons

Mama Thornton's Peach Pie

Pumpkin Maple Pecan Cheesecake

Red Velvet Brains Cupcakes

Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake

Russian Tea Cakes

Creamy Caramel Sauce

Milk Chocolate Graveyard Cake

Nutella Banana Brioche Bread Pudding

Luscious Lemon Squares

Blueberry Almond Breakfast Tart

Blueberry Almond Breakfast Tart

Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Milk Chocolate and Almond Croissants

Cheddar Cheese Apple Pie

Salted Caramel Banana Pudding Pie

Fleur de Sel Chocolate Chip Blondies

Salted Caramel Banana Pudding Pie

Coconut Cream Cake

Other Worldly Sticky Buns

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cake