Desserts

Desserts

Having made this so many times with so many combinations, I can now say with confidence what Laurent told me when he first described the dish, “You’ll love it.”

The problem with pumpkin pie is pumpkin. Most pumpkins teeter toward tasteless. Instead, roast butternut squash and you get lush sweetness and kicks of caramel.

Before serving decorate with whipped cream and sprinkle with pecans. 

A lush, yet light dessert that's much better if made a day ahead.

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.

Using a good-quality olive oil makes a difference in this cake, which is dense and moist and just the right amount of sweet.

If you're a fan of the salt and caramel combination but haven't tried it at home yet, this is a delicious way to experiment.

Because this recipe has so few ingredients, it's critical that every element be at its best.

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