American Classics

Lost classic desserts from our wide and varied past.

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Boston Cream Doughnuts

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This homemade version of Boston Cream doughnuts makes sure every component rocks thanks to a dark chocolate glaze, vanilla bean pastry cream, and tender yeasted dough. More

Homemade Chocolate Graham Crackers

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Like their store-bought counterparts, these graham crackers have a mild chocolatey flavor while still retaining that slightly salty, honey-tinged wheatiness of a regular graham cracker. More

Hot Cross Buns

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These traditional sweet Easter buns are filled with raisins and cherries and topped with a frosting cross. More

Lucky Charms Marshmallow Squares

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Lucky Charms! They're magically delicious. And if you're a marshmallow lover like me, what could be more magically delicious than adding extra marshmallows to make marshmallow squares? More

Mardi Gras Tie-Dye Cake

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If you're looking for something delicious and fun to put everyone in the Fat Tuesday spirit, try out this Mardi Gras-themed tie-dye cake. More

Classic Egg Creams

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Egg creams have been a popular beverage at soda fountains and delis in NYC for well over a century. Here's how to make the classic concoction at home. More

Easy Frosted Valentine's Brownies

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Easy chocolate brownies are dolled up with tinted buttercream for Valentine's Day. More

Chocolate Frosted Heart-Shaped Doughnuts

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With a heart-shaped cookie cutter it's easy to make a special treat for your favorite doughnut-loving Valentine. More

Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch Squares

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For a quick snack for a crowd, try these easy peanut butter cereal bars topped with dark chocolate. More

Chocolate Buttermilk Pudding

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A tangy chocolatey pudding that's quick, easy, and a great way to use up leftover buttermilk. More

Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Sherbet

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In this sherbet, the balsamic and strawberries are up front and center on the initial taste but it finishes with the tang of buttermilk. More

Challah Monkey Bread

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What could possibly make ooey gooey pull apart monkey bread better? Using eggy sweet challah as the base. More

Apple Cinnamon Kringle

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This tender, buttery, fruit or nut-filled pastry takes its name from the Danish word for pretzel. But make no mistake, it's not your supermarket Danish. More

Iced Lemon Cookies

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These cookies are a hybrid of a classic Italian and a classic American treat. They're soft and chewy like a really good sugar cookie, but with more than a hint of pucker from lemon juice, zest, and extract. More

Peppermint Brownie Cookies

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These fudgy, cakey cookies are perfect for those of us who love brownies but perhaps don't trust ourselves around a full unguarded pan. My favorite thing about making my own homemade "bake and slice" logs is that it allows you to enjoy these cookies at their peak, ie fresh and warm from the oven, as you need them. More

Browned Butter Squash Pie

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When it's turkey time, pumpkin pie takes center stage, but a humble squash can still steal the show especially when it's dressed up with browned butter and plenty of spices. More

Gouda and Tart Apple Pie

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When it comes to cheese infused apple pies, cheddar isn't the only game in town. This Pushing Daisies inspired pie pair the tartness of Granny Smith apples with nutty Gouda cheese. More

Easy Caramel Apple Sticky Buns

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These gooey apple caramel sticky buns can be made from start to finish in about an hour. More

Spooky Chocolate "Salami"

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This spooky chocolate treat is filled with chopped up marshmallows and comes together in a flash. More

Pumpkin Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

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Pumpkin ice cream is studded with Oreo cookies in this merger of two great treats. More

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