Dessert Recipes

I've never been much good at baking. I have a fear of flour. Desserts spelled backwards is stressed. But there are some fun things you can do outdoors that will put a crown on a great meal.

pecan tassie
Pecan Tassies are mini bite size pecan pies, addictive little mouthfuls that are crunchy, nutty, gooey, flaky, and easy to pop one after another.... read more
Lou's Apple Pie
What could be better after an All-American barbecue than All-American Apple Pie, cooked on the already warm grill. You can use a single crust below... read more
pie crust
My wife is named Mary Lucille, but her friends call her Lou, so you can too. She's a Ph.D. microbiologist and a food safety expert, but she'd rather... read more
Bowl of Dutch Oven Apple Cranberry Crisp
Pie is the best dessert known to man because fruit is so much better than flour (OK, cake fans, let me have it). But they are a bit tricky to make... read more
grilled avocados
Yes, avocado is a fruit, so don't be surprised to see me make a dessert with it, OK? This recipe is delightful on a hot summer evening after a... read more
chocolate truffles
The fastest way to a woman's heart is with chocolate. Actually, it works on me, too. And even though working with chocolate is tricky, nothing could... read more
grape pie with lattice top
Naples is a quiet agricultural village at the south end of Canandaigua Lake in the Finger Lakes wine district of Western New York, about 40 miles... read more
peaches and ice cream
Peaches and cream, a classic summer treat and a combo as natural as peanut butter and jelly. Here's a variation on the theme inspired by an old... read more
smores
Every kid loves s'mores, those heavenly melanges of graham crackers, milk chocolate, and toasted marshmallows toasted on warm summer nights over... read more
barbecued ice cream
I introduced this recipe to national television on Live with Regis and Kelly in 2001. Since then, I've repeated the demonstration of this fun dish on... read more

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