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

Petit Fours

Apple Cider Beignets with Butter-Bourbon Dipping Sauce

Apple Cider Beignets with Butter-Bourbon Dipping Sauce

Cherry Almond Clafouti

Russian Tea Cakes

German Chocolate Cupcakes

Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate Cake

Fabulous Fudge

Cookie Dough Truffles with Sea Salt

Peach Sparkler

Deep-Fried Cookie Dough with Fleur de Sel

Death By Chocolate

Peach Mascarpone and Pecan Wontons

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

Other Worldly Sticky Buns

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

Apple Turnovers with Caramel Sauce and Ice Cream

Red Velvet Brains Cupcakes

Fabulous Fudge

Red Velvet Brains Cupcakes

Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake

Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee with Raspberries