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

Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake

Pumpkin Maple Pecan Cheesecake

Cheddar Cheese Apple Pie

Salted Caramel Banana Pudding Pie

Apple Cider Beignets with Butter-Bourbon Dipping Sauce

Chocolate Pot de Creme Brulee

Spicy Smoky S'mores Bars

Strawberry, Mint and Thyme Shortcake

Couture Caramel Apples

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie

Apple Cider Beignets with Butter-Bourbon Dipping Sauce

Salted Caramel Banana Pudding Pie

Peach Mascarpone and Pecan Wontons

Cookie Dough Truffles with Sea Salt

Peach Sparkler

Deep-Fried Cookie Dough with Fleur de Sel

Death By Chocolate

Fabulous Fudge

Russian Tea Cakes

Cherry Almond Clafouti

Fleur de Sel Chocolate Chip Blondies

Salted Caramel Apple Tart Tatin

German Chocolate Cupcakes

Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate Cake

Hot Cocoa Bar

Other Worldly Sticky Buns

Petit Fours