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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Perfect Pecan Pie

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

Maple Syrup Pie

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

Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Pie

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

Pumpkin Pie

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

Sweet Potato Pie

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

Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake

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

Chocolate Pecan Pie

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

Deep-Dish Apple Pie

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

Apple-Cranberry Pie

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

Marlborough Apple Pie

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

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

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

Pumpkin-Praline Pie

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

Cranberry-Pecan Spice Cake

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

Torta Caprese

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

Maple Walnut Cake

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

Apple Slab Pie

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

Sweet Potato Sonker

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

Old-Fashioned Pecan Pie

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

Maple-Pumpkin Stack Cake

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

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

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

Pear-Walnut Upside-Down Cake

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

Gluten-Free Prebaked Pie Shell

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

Classic Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

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

Rum Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

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

Apple Pandowdy

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

Cast Iron Apple Pie

There is nothing quite like a perfect apple pie.

Millionaire's Shortbread

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

Gâteau Breton with Apricot Filling

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

Olive Oil Cake

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

Cider-Glazed Apple Bundt Cake

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

Chocolate Semifreddo

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

Virginia Peanut Pie

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

Apple Turnovers

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

Make-Ahead Pumpkin Pie with Maple-Cinnamon Whipped ...

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

Caramel Apple Cake

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

Belgian Spice Cookies (Speculoos)

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

Belgian Spice Cookies (Speculoos) with Almonds

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

Apple Crumble

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

Lemon–Olive Oil Tart

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

Three-in-One All-Butter Pie Dough

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

Pie Dough for Lattice-Top Pie

The perfect way to top our Fresh Peach Pie.

Pat-in-the-Pan Pie Dough

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

Gluten-Free Single-Crust Pie Dough

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

Gluten-Free Double-Crust Pie Dough

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

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…

Foolproof Pie Dough for Double-Crust Pie

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

Foolproof Pie Dough for a Single-Crust Pie

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

Foolproof Whole-Wheat Dough for Single-Crust Pie

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

Foolproof Whole-Wheat Dough for Double-Crust Pie

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

Foolproof Rye Dough for Single-Crust Pie

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

Foolproof Rye Dough for Double-Crust Pie

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

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…