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 …

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…

Rum Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

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

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

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

Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake

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

Maple Cheesecake

Dense and creamy and full of pure maple flavor, this cheesecake is just right fo…

Chocolate Pecan Pie

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

Old-Fashioned Pecan Pie

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

Southern Pecan Praline Pie

We wanted to make a foolproof pecan praline pie with true Southern flavor-not ju…

Virginia Peanut Pie

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

Deep-Dish Apple Pie

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

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

A chewy caramel-coated apple on a stick is a whimsical fall orchard or county fa…

Gluten-Free Deep-Dish Apple Pie

The simplest recipes for deep-dish apple pie call for piling sliced apples, toss…

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…

Apple Slab Pie

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

Cast Iron Apple Pie

There is nothing quite like a perfect apple pie.

Butternut Squash Pie with Browned Butter and Sage

Classic fall ingredients work perfectly together in this holiday pie.

Apple Pandowdy

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

Apple Turnovers

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

Apple Crumble

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

Slow-Cooker Apple-Oat Crisp

This great fruit crisp marries sweet, almost fall-apart-tender fruit with a butt…

Skillet Roasted Apples with Dried Figs and Walnuts

We wanted a homey apple dessert that didn't rely on buttery pastry or loads of s…

Sweet Potato Pie

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

Sweet Potato Sonker

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

Cranberry-Orange Olive Oil Cake

Bring the magic of snow inside with this dazzling and delightful cake.

Cranberry-Pecan Spice Cake

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

Maple Walnut Cake

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

Maple-Pumpkin Stack Cake

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

Pouding Chômeur

This maple syrup cake was born of the Great Depression—yet it is decidedly rich.

Cider-Glazed Apple Bundt Cake

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

Caramel Apple Cake

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

Olive Oil Cake

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

Torta Caprese

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

Gluten-Free Almond Cake

Almond cake is typically a simple, unfrosted single-layer cake with rich nut fla…

Pear-Walnut Upside-Down Cake

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

Gluten-Free Rustic Plum Torte

Many European cuisines have recipes for dense, single-layer cakes topped with se…

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

We wanted a pumpkin bread that not only was gluten-free but also had just the ri…

Slow-Cooker Rum-Raisin Bread Pudding

Our slow-cooker bread pudding boasts tender bread cubes enveloped by a rich cust…

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

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

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 …

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 …

Financiers (Almond–Browned Butter Cakes)

These buttery, nutty, two-bite treats with chewy centers and crisp shells are a …

Raspberry Financiers

These buttery, nutty, two-bite treats with chewy centers and crisp shells are a …

Chocolate Chunk Financiers

These buttery, nutty, two-bite treats with chewy centers and crisp shells are a …

Plum Financiers

These buttery, nutty, two-bite treats with chewy centers and crisp shells are a …

Pistachio Financiers

These buttery, nutty, two-bite treats with chewy centers and crisp shells are a …

Lemon–Olive Oil Tart

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

Cranberry Curd Tart with Almond Crust

Silky cranberry curd cradled in a nutty, buttery crust has the bracing punch of …

Cranberry-Pecan Tart

What’s not to love about the combination of crunchy pecans, chewy cranberries, …

Gluten-Free Rustic Walnut Tart

This rustic yet beautiful tart features our gluten-free tart shell and a simple …

Poached Pear and Almond Tart

A soggy crust, sodden filling, and lackluster pears often afflict this French cl…

Pecan Tartlets

The higher ratio of crust to filling in pecan tartlets automatically makes them …

Individual Free-Form Apple Tartlets

Since we had already had success supersizing galettes to serve a crowd, we decid…

Tarte Tatin with Pears

For a quick tarte, cook the fruit and crust separately.

Buttermilk-Vanilla Panna Cotta with Berries and Honey

Interested in a luxurious make-ahead dessert that comes together with just a few…

Buttermilk-Grapefruit Panna Cotta with Caramel-Coat...

Interested in a luxurious make-ahead dessert that comes together with just a few…

Chocolate Mousse

Fluffy. Rich. And … easy?

Chocolate Semifreddo

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

Slow-Cooker Tea-Poached Pears

Poaching pears in tea creates a fragrant and delicate dessert.

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.

Gluten-Free Prebaked Pie Shell

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