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

Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee with Raspberries

Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate Cake

Apple Turnovers with Caramel Sauce and Ice Cream

Other Worldly Sticky Buns

Other Worldly Sticky Buns

Chocolate Pot de Creme Brulee

Cheddar Cheese Apple Pie

Apple Cider Beignets with Butter-Bourbon Dipping Sauce

Blueberry Almond Breakfast Tart

Peach, Mascarpone and Pecan Wontons

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

Christmas Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

Deepest Darkest Chocolate Cheesecake

Cookie Dough Truffles with Sea Salt

Cherry Almond Clafouti

Salted Caramel Apple Tart Tatin

Peach Mascarpone and Pecan Wontons

Petit Fours

Almond, Pear and Cherry Pocket Pies

Bridge Mix Bark