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

Decadent Brownie Pops

Peach Sparkler

Christmas Cookies

Pumpkin Maple Pecan Cheesecake

Strawberry-Rhubarb Napoleons with Creme Fraiche Ice Cream

Fudgy Salty Peanut Butter Brownies

Red Velvet Brains Cupcakes

Red Velvet Brains Cupcakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie

Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee with Raspberries

Pumpkin Maple Pecan Cheesecake

Almond, Pear and Cherry Pocket Pies

Milk Chocolate Graveyard Cake

Whoopie Pies

Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate Cake

Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Hot Cocoa Bar

Russian Tea Cakes

Other Worldly Sticky Buns

Spiced Tea with Cardamom

Creamy Caramel Sauce