Dorie Greenspan's 10 cookbooks have won a total of six James Beard and IACP awards, including Cookbook of the Year. She is the author of Around My French Table and Baking Chez Moi (October 2014).
The tart looks homey, but it's oddly sophisticated in its own way and not-so-oddly very satisfying, particularly after a hearty meal.
That it can be served minutes out of the oven makes this the perfect last-minute sweet.
The cookies are chubby and chewy and just a little soft at the center -- altogether great.
Egg whites are the key element in this recipe.
It's one of few restaurant desserts that can be made at home with foolproof results, even if you're not a star baker.
The classic Opera Cake is a work in six acts.