Desserts

Desserts

Cherry recipes were a favorite in the Pollock family.

These creamy pops are like a smoothie on a stick.

You can make upside-down cakes with all kinds of fruit, but you just can’t beat our take on the classic.

Crisp and buttery, they are layered with bright flavor from lemon juice, zest, and extract.

Rich and buttery with big almond flavor, this cake is mixed in seconds in a food processor, but it tastes fancy and sophisticated, and it keeps for days.

A simple and delicious dessert, it is much more interesting when the caramel has a bitter edge.

For the lemon lover, delicate sandwich cookies that can either contain a gilding of jam or be made extra lemony with lemon buttercream or lemon curd.

They’re a crumbly Spanish shortbread most popularly known as Mexican wedding cookies or Russian tea cakes.

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