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This easy pie dough recipe doesn't require special equipment or training.
An elegant tart for the holiday season.
Roasted butternut squash and homemade condensed milk are the secret ingredients to the best pumpkin pie around.
With Dutch cocoa, dark chocolate, and vanilla, these brown butter brownies have it all.
The secret to this pie dough? Vodka.
How to make dulce de leche from a can of sweetened condensed milk.
These giant cookies aren't for the faint of heart.
A no-fuss method for classic apple pie.
The secret to this pie filling’s unbelievable texture is the addition of cream cheese, which, happily, also helps keep the crust from getting soggy and adds a little pleasant tang.
Chewy chocolate chip cookies with crisp edges, a rich, buttery, toffee-like flavor, big chocolate chunks, and a sprinkle of sea salt.
Our pecan pie calls for honey, brown sugar, vanilla, and freshly roasted pecans for deeper, richer flavor and a big nutty crunch.
Crème fraîche is easy to make at home.
Done right, chocolate cream pie is a study in contrast: rich and light, creamy and fluffy, chocolate and vanilla, too.
We’ve tested dozens of apple varieties, pie crusts, and baking techniques to develop the ultimate apple pie. Still easy as…you know.
A fully DIY approach to a Southern classic.
A simple crepe batter that'll allow you to whip up French crepes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Just 25 minutes and five basic ingredients stand between you and these fluffy, tender drop biscuits.
Fried dough orbs soaked in an aromatic spiced syrup.
Grab your popsicle molds and get ready to rejoice in the flavors of your childhood.
These sweet treats are refreshing to eat and mercifully cool to make.
Show off the best of your ripe, sweet, and tart summer fruit with these recipes for pies, galettes, crisps, and cobblers.
Cakes, cookies, custards, and more dessert recipes that don't require any flour.
No ice cream maker? No problem.
A sweet breakfast bun for every day of the week.
Toasted sugar takes these ten sweets to the next level.
Homemade edible gifts to satisfy any sweet tooth, for a deliciously DIY holiday season.
Nine ooey, gooey, chocolate chip cookie recipes.
Buttery shortbread, chocolate-covered digestive biscuits, and even homemade Chipwiches can all be yours if you keep egg-free.
Apple slices and honey may be the most traditional symbols of prosperity, but adding an extra dessert to the mix must mean extra good luck, right?
Easy as... cake!
10 tart, creamy, and perfectly balanced buttermilk desserts.
Recipes for silky, luxurious custard desserts, equally perfect for a fancy dinner party or a comfort-food snack.
Sweet and savory pies for 𝜋 Day (and all days).
The best holiday cookie recipes, whether you're giving them, swapping them, or keeping them all to yourself.
26 desserts for Thanksgiving that aren't pies.
13 desserts made in a cast iron skillet.
Never bite into a dull, dry deli-case rugelach again.
The most important thing a stand mixer has to offer isn't convenience; it's power.
All the basic cake frostings and when to use them.
Exploring the complexities of commercial vanilla extract and the failings of homemade.
How baking on parchment versus silicone can affect the color, texture, and size of a cookie.
How to use essential oils, extracts, and herbal distillates to flavor (or enhance) your favorite desserts.
How to resize your favorite cakes to bake in other pans.
Everything you need to know about Bundt cakes, from preparing the pan to how to Bundt-ify your favorite cake.
Never scrub a dirty pot of caramel or fudge again!
How to make a classic parchment cone for birthday-cake inscriptions, frosted sugar cookies, and all sorts of other pastry projects.
Everything you need to know when making a pie dough from scratch.
Don't let those pricey pods go to waste.
Make those summer pies last into the winter.
How to save a Swiss meringue buttercream when things go wrong.
How to swap frozen fruit for fresh in your favorite pie.
What is malted milk powder, and why does a canister belong in your pantry?
It may be called blackstrap "molasses," but in the kitchen, blackstrap should never be confused with true molasses.
Filling a piping bag can be an awkward proposition, but not if you know a few simple tricks.
Forget the North Pole—the magic of Santa's workshop is right in your kitchen.
Make the most of your time in the kitchen with a few simple tips for holiday cookie baking.
Six tips for a perfectly pre-baked pie crust.
When things heat up in the kitchen, don't give up on pie!
Do you know the muffin pan, the muffin pan, the muffin pan?
Low-tech, flaky, and delicious.
Because knowing is half the battle.
What are those eggs doing in your cookie dough?
Different sugars do very different things in cookie doughs.
Answers to all your baking powder questions.
The mysteries of baking soda explained.
The science behind creaming butter and sugar.
Make pie dough the fearless, foolproof, @thefoodlab way. Now with step-by-step photos!
How well do you *really* know your ice cream?
The geniuses of @ideasinfood developed three gluten-free flours you can use in ANYTHING
The secrets to awesome boozy ice cream, revealed
The Food Lab's guide to the ultimate chocolate chip cookie.
Why our resident pastry wizard is so obsessed with one stand mixer in particular.
A custom-made cheesecake pan for extremely tall and creamy cheesecakes, BraveTart-style.
Sturdy and well balanced, these stands are so much more than just a pretty base.
The most delicious chocolate bunnies, chocolate eggs, and other classic Easter candy from our taste test.
Our absolute favorite pan for sheet cakes.
From a creamy pumpkin pie that never cracks to a juicy cherry pie that's crispy on the bottom, successful pie-making depends on having the right tools for the job.
The best homemade ice cream needs a good ice cream maker.
We tested 17 ice cream scoops to find the shape and design that work best.
All the equipment you need for a well-stocked pastry kitchen.
How different types of cake pans can make or break your favorite recipe.
When it comes to pie plates, you don't always get what you pay for.
Who makes the best ready-to-bake cookie dough? We ate hundreds of cookies to find out.
What "gluten-free" actually means, and how wheat protein enhances doughs, batters, and baked goods of all kinds.
Astronaut ice cream's journey from fad to gift shop staple.
The origins and legacy of the mini frozen ice cream balls.
Join Kenji Lopez-Alt and Katie Quinn as they break down the science behind our excellent chocolate chip cookies.
Spoiler alert: It didn't start with a rolled-up waffle.
[email protected] shows how banana pudding became Banana Pudding
An ode to chocolate sprinkles.