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

Fudgy Salty Peanut Butter Brownies

Decadent Brownie Pops

Mini Cherry Pies

Whoopie Pies

Other Worldly Sticky Buns

Pumpkin Maple Pecan Cheesecake

Strawberry-Rhubarb Napoleons with Creme Fraiche Ice Cream

Red Velvet Brains Cupcakes

Russian Tea Cakes

Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate Cake

Cheddar Cheese Apple Pie

Pumpkin Maple Pecan Cheesecake

Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Hot Cocoa Bar

Salted Caramel Apple Tart Tatin

Blueberry Almond Breakfast Tart

Bridge Mix Bark

Nutella Banana Brioche Bread Pudding

Deep Fried Cookie Dough with Fleur de Sel

Salted Caramel Banana Pudding Pie

Deep-Fried Cookie Dough with Fleur de Sel