For a comforting finale to a delicious meal, try one of these heart-warming desserts.
Don't let the comfort food end with the main course. Top off your mealtime with a delicious and comforting dessert that will
prove to be the perfect finishing touch.
First up, Rich Chocolate Pudding Pie. Melted chocolate binds cookie crumbs for the crust—and makes it extra delicious. Substitute 1 teaspoon vanilla extract for the rum.
View Recipe: Rich Chocolate Pudding Pie
Try this in a cocktail glass with a shot of chilled dark rum spooned over the top. FYI: Make sure you buy ripe fruit. Papayas
yellow as they ripen: Look for full, yellowish skin with slightly soft flesh for the best musky melon flavor. The base of
a pineapple should be red-orange in color. Smell it and check for a sweet aroma.
View Recipe: Tropical Sherbet
This smoky-sweet brittle is a great snack; substitute pecans or almonds, if you prefer. For plain peanut brittle, omit the
View Recipe: Chipotle Peanut Brittle
This half-oil, half-butter version yields a crisp, delicate cookie. The cookies can be made in advance and will keep for several
days stored in an airtight container.
View Recipe: Vanilla Bean Shortbread
Fluffy, topping, silky filling, and crisp crust: This cream pie is truly dreamy.
View Recipe: Lemon Cream Pie
Crisp vanilla cookies add a textural twist to conventional banana split ingredients in this delightful sweet treat.
View Recipe: Banana Split Ice-Cream Sandwiches
If your coconut water does not measure 1 cup (8 fluid ounces), add enough tap water so the liquid measures 1 cup. Even though
fresh coconut is sublime, you can use Goya brand coconut water in place of fresh coconut water and buy coconut flakes in the
baking aisle. A cooked Italian-meringue does big-time nutritional pinch-hitting for a high-fat cream-based frosting.
View Recipe: Fresh Coconut Cake
Matzo and almond flour sponge cake is delightful—floral and sweet, with lemon, orange, and tangy berries. This cake is a winner
View Recipe: Sponge Cake with Orange Curd and Strawberries
Many folks say banana pudding is best the next day, after the flavors have blended overnight and the cookies have softened.
In our classic recipe makeover, roasting the bananas in the peel intensifies the flavor.
View Recipe: Roasted Banana Pudding
These cookies are big with lots of chocolate chips. They're also easy to freeze—just wrap individually in heavy-duty plastic
wrap, and store in a zip-top bag.
View Recipe: Giant Chocolate Chunk Cookies
The cranberry steeping liquid clings to the berries and helps the sugar adhere for the sparkling, jewel-like effect. You can
use the liquid drained from the cranberries in cocktails or over ice cream. If you can't find mascarpone cheese, use regular
View Recipe: Chocolate-Cranberry Parfaits
Warm spices and brown sugar add rich, caramelized flavors to this carrot cake. If you can't find fromage blanc, use more cream
View Recipe: Carrot Cake
Vodka keeps the sherbet from freezing rock hard, but it's optional. For a delicious garnish, boil julienne strips of grapefruit
rind in simple syrup for 30 minutes; drain and toss in sugar.
View Reicpe: Grapefruit-Buttermilk Sherbet
Vegetable shortening gives this piecrust—which we've deemed our best ever—a delicious, flaky texture. Be sure to read the
nutrition labels and buy a brand with no trans fats though.
View Recipe: Spiced Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
This make-ahead creamy treat makes an ideal dessert for summertime entertaining. Not a mint fan? Substitute toasted coconut
View Recipe: Fresh Mint Ice Cream
It is hard to beat the sweet and salty flavor of this indulgent yet lightened ice cream.
View Recipe: Salted Caramel Ice Cream