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In her "In the Kitchen" Food Network cooking series, Dessert First with Anne Thornton, expert pastry chef Anne Thornton shares indulgent recipes for tantalizing and tasty sweet treats. From fresh pie crust and creamy ice cream cake to flaky pastries and make-ahead tarts, Anne demystifies and simplifies the sweet world of pastry and dessert. While sprucing up old-fashioned favorites like apple turnovers and pecan pie, Anne teaches viewers the keys to no-fear baking, proving any home cook can create showstopping desserts. Whether she's planning a dinner party for friends or whipping up a quick weeknight meal, Anne always thinks about Dessert First.

6 episodes

1x01 Fried Desserts

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Deep Fried Cookie Dough? Yes, please! Anne shares one of the simplest and most delicious ways to make dessert - by deep frying. You'll want to try her Apple Cider Beignets with Butter-Bourbon Dipping sauce, Deep Fried Cookie Dough with Fleur de Sel, and easy peach hand pies with creamy mascarpone cheese.

1x02 Thanksgiving Desserts

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Traditional Thanksgiving desserts get an upgrade with Anne's unique touch - like Pumpkin Maple Pecan Cheesecake, and Deep Dish Apple Pie with Cheddar Cheese crust.

1x03 Caramel

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Ooey-gooey sweet and so easy! Anne starts with her simple and versatile Creamy Caramel Sauce and uses in 2 different desserts: her award-winning Salty Caramel Banana Pudding Pie, and on top of Apple Turnovers. It also goes great with just a spoon.

1x04 Anne's Christmas

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Tis the season to eat dessert first! Wow your guests with Anne's impressive Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cake. And for an easy edible gift, you won't want to miss this Fabulous Fudge. Plus, effortless festive cookies!

1x05 Breakfast Sweets

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Make your day sweeter - start with dessert. Anne shares her favorite breakfast sweets - Other Worldly Sticky Buns drizzled with icing, Blueberry Almond Breakfast Tart that can be made ahead, and her famously fragrant Spiced Coffee.

1x06 Scary Sweet

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Anne's Halloween treats are scary sweet. Check out her outrageous graveyard decorations for any cake, spooky Red Velvet Brain Cupcakes, and an easy twist on old-fashioned caramel apples.