Pies & Desserts

This is what everyone’s saving room for. Our sweets—from pitch-perfect pies to elegant cakes—will make for a grand finale.

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[object Object]Perfect Pecan Pie

After patiently scouring dozens of recipes, we finally create a pie with silky …

[object Object]Maple Syrup Pie

We wanted to take this classic New England pie back to its roots, with real mapl…

[object Object]Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Pie

This rustic holiday pie boasts a subtly creamy filling. The key ingredient was h…

[object Object]Pumpkin Pie

The best thing about pumpkin pie shouldn't be that you only have to eat it once …

[object Object]Sweet Potato Pie

Pies with heavy, grainy, cloying fillings were not our idea of holiday dessert. …

[object Object]Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake

Some 30 cheesecakes later--that's more than 11,000 grams of fat and 150,000 calo…

[object Object]Chocolate Pecan Pie

We love pecan pie, but we were looking for something more.

[object Object]Deep-Dish Apple Pie

We wanted mounds of tender, juicy apples in our deep-dish pie, but first we had …

[object Object]Apple-Cranberry Pie

Adding cranberries to an apple pie can result in out-of-balance flavors.

[object Object]Marlborough Apple Pie

Once, there were nearly as many types of apple pie as varieties of apples. Why d…

[object Object]Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

Our gluten-free version of this seasonal favorite boasts the most flavorful pump…

[object Object]Pumpkin-Praline Pie

What's not to like about a pie that combines the familiar spiced custard of a pu…

[object Object]Cranberry-Pecan Spice Cake

Some of our favorite elements of fall—toasty pecans, fragrant spices, and tart c…

[object Object]Torta Caprese

Flourless chocolate cake often trades on cloying fudge-like density and one-note…

[object Object]Maple Walnut Cake

A great American ingredient, maple syrup, makes for a Great American Cake. Its …

[object Object]Apple Slab Pie

Big enough to feed 20 people, traditional apple slab pie is a two-crusted affair…

[object Object]Sweet Potato Sonker

Is pumpkin pie your default dessert for Thanksgiving? Shake things up with this …

[object Object]Old-Fashioned Pecan Pie

A pecan pie without corn syrup. We certainly don't miss it.

[object Object]Maple-Pumpkin Stack Cake

Why stop at two? Spice up your holiday table this year with four layers of moist…

[object Object]Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

We dug deep into the cookie jar this year and found some unexpected treats.

[object Object]Pear-Walnut Upside-Down Cake

The underrated pear makes for a more refined version of this simple cake—if you …

[object Object]Gluten-Free Prebaked Pie Shell

Using some careful technique, this easy shell can be baked and held up to one da…

[object Object]Classic Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

Knowingly or not, most folks use the cookie recipe from the Quaker canister. We …

[object Object]Rum Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

Pumpkin pie is great. But this year, we were in the mood for something exception…

[object Object]Apple Pandowdy

Say bye-bye to pie (for now) and howdy to Apple Pandowdy.

[object Object]Cast Iron Apple Pie

There is nothing quite like a perfect apple pie.

[object Object]Millionaire's Shortbread

Britain’s triple-decker combo of buttery cookie, sweet caramel, and dark chocola…

[object Object]Gâteau Breton with Apricot Filling

Hailing from France’s Brittany coast, gâteau Breton boasts a bright jam filling …

[object Object]Olive Oil Cake

Repurpose one of your favorite savory ingredients for a cake that’s light yet pl…

[object Object]Cider-Glazed Apple Bundt Cake

The unique properties of a Bundt pan can help produce an apple cake that’s wond…

[object Object]Chocolate Semifreddo

Italy's elegant alternative to gelato (and ice cream) is rich and decadently cre…

[object Object]Virginia Peanut Pie

One bite and you’ll go nuts for this Old Dominion pie.

[object Object]Apple Turnovers

Two convenience items—apple butter and frozen puff pastry— make bakery-qualit…

[object Object]Make-Ahead Pumpkin Pie with Maple-Cinnamon Whipped ...

What we wanted: a pumpkin pie we could freeze whole. What we got: an excellen…

[object Object]Caramel Apple Cake

For an awesome dessert to showcase fall's bounty of apples, we sandwiched slight…

[object Object]Belgian Spice Cookies (Speculoos)

Passengers can’t get enough of Delta Air Lines’ in-flight snack of Biscoff, the …

[object Object]Belgian Spice Cookies (Speculoos) with Almonds

Passengers can’t get enough of Delta Air Lines’ in-flight snack of Biscoff, the …

[object Object]Apple Crumble

A rustic dessert such as crumble should show off the fruit's tangy freshness—not…

[object Object]Lemon–Olive Oil Tart

Butter isn't always better. An unorthodox ingredient is the key to this simple, …

[object Object]Three-in-One All-Butter Pie Dough

It took us more than 80 attempts, but we created a recipe for a tasty all-butte…

[object Object]Pie Dough for Lattice-Top Pie

The perfect way to top our Fresh Peach Pie.

[object Object]Pat-in-the-Pan Pie Dough

When it comes to frustration, few kitchen tasks can rival that of making pie dou…

[object Object]Gluten-Free Single-Crust Pie Dough

We built a gluten-free pie dough from the bottom up that bakes up tender, but al…

[object Object]Gluten-Free Double-Crust Pie Dough

Perfect pie dough has just the right balance of ­tenderness and structure.

[object Object]Foolproof All-Butter Dough for Single-Crust Pie

Our ultimate pie dough. It uses all butter, it’s dead easy to roll, and it bake…

[object Object]Foolproof Pie Dough for Double-Crust Pie

We wanted a recipe that is tender, flavorful, and—most important—consistent.

[object Object]Foolproof Pie Dough for a Single-Crust Pie

We wanted a recipe that is tender, flavorful, and—most important—consistent.

[object Object]Foolproof Whole-Wheat Dough for Single-Crust Pie

Once you truly understand how pie dough works, incorporating the flavors and tex…

[object Object]Foolproof Whole-Wheat Dough for Double-Crust Pie

Once you truly understand how pie dough works, incorporating the flavors and tex…

[object Object]Foolproof Rye Dough for Single-Crust Pie

Once you truly understand how pie dough works, incorporating the flavors and tex…

[object Object]Foolproof Rye Dough for Double-Crust Pie

Once you truly understand how pie dough works, incorporating the flavors and tex…

[object Object]Foolproof All-Butter Dough for Double-Crust Pie

Our ultimate pie dough. It uses all butter, it’s dead easy to roll, and it bake…