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Fresh Fruit Tart
Published: July 2017
Fresh Fruit Tart
A showpiece when whole, a classic fresh fruit tart rarely retains its good looks…
Apple Strudel
From the EpisodeJust Add Apples
Published: November 2016
Apple Strudel
Unless you’re a skilled pastry chef, wrapping ultrathin, delicate dough around a…
Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie
Published: March 2011
Wicked Good Boston Cream Pie
This triple-component dessert would deserve a revival—if only we could make the …
Boston Brown Bread
Published: January 2017
Boston Brown Bread
Colonists knew how to mix up batter and steam it over an open fire to make a re…
Gâteau Breton with Apricot Filling
From the EpisodeElegant Desserts
Published: January 2017
Gâteau Breton with Apricot Filling
Hailing from France’s Brittany coast, gâteau Breton boasts a bright jam filling …
Millionaire's Shortbread
From the EpisodeElegant Desserts
Published: November 2016
Millionaire's Shortbread
Britain’s triple-decker combo of buttery cookie, sweet caramel, and dark chocola…
German Pancake
From the EpisodeBrunch at Home
Published: May 2017
German Pancake
What’s the secret to achieving a tender, custardy base and a crispy, puffy rim? …
Olive Oil Cake
From the EpisodeMediterranean Sweets
Published: May 2017
Olive Oil Cake
Repurpose one of your favorite savory ingredients for a cake that’s light yet pl…
Baklava
From the EpisodeMediterranean Sweets
Published: March 2004
Baklava
Part pastry, part confection, baklava often combines the downfalls of both: too …
Cider-Glazed Apple Bundt Cake
From the EpisodeJust Add Apples
Published: September 2017
Cider-Glazed Apple Bundt Cake
The unique properties of a Bundt pan can help produce an apple cake that’s wond…
Chocolate Sheet Cake with Milk Chocolate Frosting
Published: March 2017
Chocolate Sheet Cake with Milk Chocolate Frosting
Our cake boasts a deeply chocolaty crumb, plush frosting, and a fuss-free method…
Sticky Buns
From the EpisodeThe Ultimate Sticky Buns
Published: May 2016
Sticky Buns
Sticky buns look inviting, but most are dry and overly sweet, with a topping th…
Ginger Frozen Yogurt
From the EpisodeRefreshing Desserts
Published: July 2016
Ginger Frozen Yogurt
In most homemade fro yo, tangy taste and a creamy, smooth texture are mutually e…
Almost No-Knead Sourdough Bread
From the EpisodeComfort Classics
Published: September 2016
Almost No-Knead Sourdough Bread
For an easy bread recipe that allowed us to put our Sourdough Starter into actio…
Pear-Walnut Upside-Down Cake
From the EpisodeSummer Dinner Party
Published: January 2016
Pear-Walnut Upside-Down Cake
The underrated pear makes for a more refined version of this simple cake—if you …
Classic Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
From the EpisodeAutumn Desserts
Published: September 2016
Classic Chewy Oatmeal Cookies
Knowingly or not, most folks use the cookie recipe from the Quaker canister. We …
Ultranutty Pecan Bars
From the EpisodeAutumn Desserts
Published: November 2015
Ultranutty Pecan Bars
By banishing the custard filling in favor of a topping that emphasizes the pecan…
Baked Alaska
From the EpisodeBaked Alaska Showstopper
Published: November 2015
Baked Alaska
The classic cake, ice cream, and meringue combo is a science experiment you can …
Lemon Posset with Berries
From the EpisodeRefreshing Desserts
Published: March 2016
Lemon Posset with Berries
This classic English specialty transforms cream, sugar, and lemon into a lush pu…
Really Good Garlic Bread
Published: September 2017
Really Good Garlic Bread
How do you make the ultimate version of this classic? It’s a pressing issue.
Snickerdoodles
From the EpisodeNew England Classics
Published: January 2017
Snickerdoodles
With their crinkly tops, slightly tangy flavor, and liberal dusting of cinnamon …
Cherry Clafouti
Published: July 2015
Cherry Clafouti
This baked French custard studded with fresh fruit would be a simple and satisfy…
Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie
Published: May 2015
Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie
Because strawberries and rhubarb both contain loads of moisture, avoiding a mush…
Roasted Pears with Dried Apricots and Pistachios
From the EpisodePork and Pears
Published: September 2014
Roasted Pears with Dried Apricots and Pistachios
A two-stage cooking process yields tender, beautifully caramelized fruits.
Chocolate-Caramel Layer Cake
Published: September 2015
Chocolate-Caramel Layer Cake
The cake and frosting we weren’t worried about. But a caramel filling that was c…
New York Bagels
From the EpisodeNew York Natives
Published: May 2015
New York Bagels
It doesn’t get any better than the crackly-crisp shell, tender chew, and subtle …
Foolproof New York Cheesecake
From the EpisodeNew York Natives
Published: January 2015
Foolproof New York Cheesecake
Our recipe produced lush texture and a beautiful brown top—but not for everyone.…
Raspberry Charlotte
From the EpisodeFrench Bistro Favorites
Published: March 2015
Raspberry Charlotte
Cake surrounding creamy fruit mousse promises the best of old-world elegance. Bu…
Authentic Baguettes at Home
From the EpisodeBaguettes at Home
Published: September 2014
Authentic Baguettes at Home
Most American baguettes are doughy and pale, and the recipes we found weren’t mu…
Zucchini Bread
From the EpisodeLet's Make Bread
Published: July 2014
Zucchini Bread
What should be a light, moist snack is often a dense, greasy disappointment. Cou…
Easy Sandwich Bread
From the EpisodeLet's Make Bread
Published: January 2014
Easy Sandwich Bread
A tasty, even crumb and a tender crust, requiring minimal kneading and no shapin…
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Published: April 2015
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Gluten-free chocolate chip cookies as good as the original.
Fresh Strawberry Mousse
From the EpisodeSpringtime Sweets
Published: May 2014
Fresh Strawberry Mousse
Here’s a juicy problem: How to get a creamy mousse with bright, concentrated fru…
Lemon Pudding Cakes
From the EpisodeSpringtime Sweets
Published: March 2014
Lemon Pudding Cakes
During baking, this dessert’s batter separates into two distinct layers. To ens…
French Apple Tart
From the EpisodeClassic Fare with Flair
Published: November 2014
French Apple Tart
Classic form and good looks are compulsory for a holiday centerpiece, but they d…
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Published: November 2014
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
These eye-catching cookies are as much about looks as they are about flavor. The…