Dessert Recipes

Whether you crave sweet, savory, decadent or healthy, we have hundreds of top-rated dessert recipes to satisfy your taste buds.

Staff Picks

Guinness®, Chocolate, and Caramel Tart

A bittersweet, dark, Guinness®-chocolate layer sits atop chewy caramel and salty pretzels for a rich dessert that's sure to wow. Plan ahead as this takes quite a bit of prep and cooling time. Make sure to read through the entire recipe before starting. Serve this tart at room temp, topped with some whiskey whipped cream, extra pretzels, and a sprinkle of sea salt to taste.

Chef John's Peanut Butter Cookies

Rating: 4.65 stars 362
These classic cookies don't get much easier.

Lemon Meringue Cheesecake

Rating: 4.76 stars 161
Love lemon meringue pie and cheesecake? Well this is the best of both worlds. Great any time of year and sure to impress your guests.

12 Butterscotch Desserts

Who doesn't love the sweet, creamy, and unmistakably rich flavor of butterscotch?
By Rai Mincey

45 Classic American Desserts for the History Books

From old fashioned banana splits to New York cheesecake, these uniquely American desserts go beyond just apple pie (but don't worry, we included it too).
By Melanie Fincher

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies I

Rating: 4.39 stars 2301
This moist and chewy oatmeal raisin cookie recipe makes the best version of an old favorite.

Irish Cream Chocolate Cheesecake

Rating: 4.67 stars 588
If you like Irish cream and chocolate, you'll love this recipe. After numerous attempts with the ingredients this is the recipe I now use.

Phoenician's Key Lime Pie

Rating: 4.79 stars 231
When I moved from Lebanon to Florida spring of 1999, I brought with me my love for cooking and search for new recipes. The famous key lime pie was new to me. It was a friend's best dessert, and he used to buy it from Costco every time we go for shopping. I tasted the pie at several places, but they were missing that wow flavor. I kept playing with the recipe, and the right flavor is found. I live now in North Bay, Ontario, and we only get the Key Limes twice a year, so sometimes I substitute with fresh lime juice. I hope you all enjoy!!

Easy, Chewy Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Rating: 4.55 stars 48
This simple, tasty recipe yields 12 to 16 cookies, but is so simple that it can be doubled (or tripled!) easily.

Royal Rhubarb Crisp

Rating: 4.86 stars 12
If you love rhubarb-strawberry mixtures, you'll love this sweet rhubarb crisp.

Irish Cream Sugar Cookies

Rating: 3.68 stars 40
These are deliciously soft moist sugar cookies with the creamy richness of Bailey's Irish Cream! Wonderful as a St. Patrick's day treat or for any day you're craving a sugar cookie. I brought these to a party and within minutes, they disappeared. Feel free to omit the Bailey's and just cut down the flour by about half a cup.

Inspiration and Ideas

15 Vintage Easter Desserts That Are a Hop Back in Time
From lamb cakes to cream pies, these nostalgic sweets deserve a place at the holiday table this spring.
Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
Rating: 4.61 stars

Crisp edges, chewy middles, and so, so easy to make. Try this wildly-popular chocolate chip cookie recipe for yourself.