Butternut Squash Tart with Pomegranate-Cranberry Glaze

Butternut Squash Tart with Pomegranate-Cranberry Glaze

This tart is full of surprises- the shiny tangy, pomegranate-cranberry glaze pretties up the sometimes dowdy squash tart. Under the creamy filling is another surprise- a thin layer of chocolate that adds another layer of complexity and luxury- as well as keeping the crunchy crust, well, crunchy.

  • Servings: 10-12
Apricot Pavlova

Apricot Pavlova

Did you know that part of the reason it’s hard to find a tasty apricot is that the largest orchards in California used to be where Silicon Valley is now? This was the ideal place for apricots to grow, so sadly, we will never taste that particular fruit again. Cooking is the best way to…

  • Servings: Serves 6
Chocolate Beet Cake

Chocolate Beet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

You might be surprised that there are a full two cups of cooked beets in this moist chocolate cake. You wouldn’t know it by tasting it or by looking at the baked cake, but the batter will be bright pink in the mixing bowl.

  • Servings: Serves 8 to 10
Chocolate Dipped Bacon

Chocolate Dipped Bacon

Photo: Romoulo Yanes

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: Makes 1 dozen pieces
Pecan Honey Buns

Pecan-Honey Buns

The honeyed glaze on these sticky, nutty breakfast rolls is luscious and soft when warm, then turns nicely chewy when cool.

  • Active: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Servings: Makes 12 buns
Key Lime Bars

Key Lime Bars

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Servings: Makes 16
Raspberry Macarons

Raspberry Macarons

Photo: David Meredith

  • Servings: Makes 12 macarons
Lime Alaska

Lime Alaska

  • Servings: Makes 1-10 inch tart
Granita

Dirty Chai Granita

This layered dessert combines alternating layers of espresso and chai spice flavored granitas, with some whipped cream in between. It’s a riff on the popular coffee bar order known as a “Dirty Chai Latte”.

  • Servings: Makes 8 servings
Chocolate Malt Ice Cream with Sugared Almonds

Chocolate Malt Ice Cream with Sugared Almonds

  • Servings: Makes 4-6 sundaes