Best Dessert Cookbooks 2020 | Unique Yet Approachable Recipes

dessert cookbooks

Without a dessert, a meal is never truly memorable. Dessert includes biscuits, cakes, cookies, custards, gelatins, ice creams, pastries, pies, puddings, and sweet soups, and tarts, etc. You'll get books that are filled with many recipes like pies, cakes, cookies, and puddings, as well as a chapter on diabetic-friendly recipes.

Here you will get some of the best dessert cookbooks in 2020.

BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts
Author: Stella Parks
Published at: 15/08/2017
ISBN: 0393239861

Brave Tart written by Stella Parks is a celebration of classic American desserts. You'll find all your favorites desserts here. As  Stella is always so friendly on Twitter and willing to help troubleshoot any issues you will get answers all of your questions about these desserts.

You'll be able to make the following items

  • Oreos
  • White Mountain Layer Cake
  • Cinnamon rolls
  • Apple pie
  • Pineapple upside-down cake
  • Chocolate chip cookies
  • Double vanilla ice cream
  • Cherry pie
  • Chocolate pudding
  • Lemon meringue pie
  • Coconut cream pie
  • Caramel sauce
  • Rice crispies, muffins, etc.

The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook: 100 Delicious Heritage Recipes from the Farm and Garden
Author: Josh Kilmer-Purcell,Sandy Gluck,Paulette Tavormina
Published at: 10/09/2013
ISBN: 1609615735
The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook recipes are so good and they are not difficult for an inexperienced cook. It is the best dessert cookbooks with stunning photography of the finished dishes, vintage kitchenware, and pastoral farm settings.

Inside the book, you'll find the following recipes

  • Fruitcake
  • Creamsicle angel food cake
  • Red currant jelly cake
  • Toasted coconut rice
  • Pudding with mango sauce
  • Double chocolate pudding
  • Banana pudding with home-made vanilla wafers
  • Butterscotch pudding with scotch;
  • Chocolate rocky road potstickers
  • Rocky road ice cream add-ins
  • Chocolate-espresso soup
  • Honey ice cream
  • Peanut butter ice cream
  • Pistachio-chip.

Desserts: More Than 140 of Our Most Beloved Recipes
Author: The Editors of Food & Wine
Published at: 05/09/2017
ISBN: 0848752252
People who are looking for unique yet approachable recipes for desserts will love this book.
This book includes 6 different sections that cover many types of dessert item with its own page, and gorgeous full-color images one could wish for. It also includes some combo items like miso banana bread.

You will find multiple recipes in here that you'll want to make like

  • Caramel Cake
  • Caramel frosting
  • Caramel sauce
  • Straight up caramels
  • Frozen desserts like puddings, and candies
  • Skillet graham cake with peaches and blueberries
  • Gooey chocolate chip
  • Sandwich bars
  • Star pastry
  • Cakes, pastries, cookies, and bars
  • Pies and tarts, frozen treats, etc.

The Deceptively Easy Dessert Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Extraordinary No-Bake & Baked Sweets
Author: Robin Donovan
Published at: 26/09/2017
ISBN: 162315989X

This dessert cookbook includes very easy to follow and budget-friendly recipes with 90 quick and easy recipes. You will be able to make a dessert using practical ingredients, clear step-by-step instructions, and quick prep and clean up. All the recipes are very simple and perfect.

Some of the recipes are

  • Pudding
  • Fudge
  • Chocolate-dipped fresh fruit
  • Gelatin-based desserts
  • Chocolate truffles
  • Ice cream desserts
  • Cakes, pies, cookies, and brownies
  • Brown sugar and butter
  • Scotch blondies
  • Chewy ginger cookies
  • Raspberry pie squares
  • No-bake lemon cheesecake
  • Classic red velvet cupcakes
  • 10-minute peanut butter
  • Easy homemade caramels.

Food52 Genius Desserts: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Bake (Food52 Works)
Author: Kristen Miglore
Published at: 04/09/2018
ISBN: 1524758981

Food52 Genius Desserts include many different and interesting recipes. Here the recipes have been chosen and tested for their genius qualities like 3 ingredients basic peanut butter cookie recipe is genius on its own. But if we added some more ingredients it will be more tested.
This book provides you

  • Genius baking tools
  • Roadmap to all of the genius tips
  • Cookies & candy
  • The brownie-chocolate chip family
  • Best cocoa brownies from Alice Medrich
  • Blondies from America's test kitchen
  • Secretly vegan chocolate chip cookies from Agatha Kulaga Erin Patinkin
  • Chocolate chip cookie brittle from Shauna Sever
  • Gloriously chewy
  • Coconut custard macaroons from Danielle Kartes
  • Nonfat gingersnaps from David Lebovitz
  • Peanut butter candies from Julia Moskin & city bakery
  • The world's easiest cookies from Elizabeth Barbone
  • Candy for non-candy makers.

Dessert Cookbook - Top 200 Dessert Recipes: (Delicious and Healthy Recipes for Any Occasion - Christmas, New Year's Eve, etc. Cakes, Muffins, Cookies, Chocolate Bars, Ice Cream, Marshmallow, Candy)
Author: Jamie Stewart
Published at: 13/09/2016
ISBN: 1537637460

If you are looking for the best dessert cookbooks then this is the right book for you. Here the writer includes many easy to make and well-explained recipes. All recipes are very unique to cheer up your family and friends.

It includes good cake, cookies or other brilliant desserts. Without these items, we can't imagine a great family lunch, holidays and family gathering.

Southern Italian Desserts: Rediscovering the Sweet Traditions of Calabria, Campania, Basilicata, Puglia, and Sicily
Author: Rosetta Costantino,Jennie Schacht
Published at: 08/10/2013
ISBN: 1607744023

It includes a traditional southern Italian dessert, like fruit, nuts, and citrus. All desserts are very unique and there includes a photo for every recipe with a good amount of history regarding ingredients.

Some traditional Italian desserts are

  • Candied citrus peel
  • Orange olive oil cake
  • Pasta Frolla 
  • Pastry cream 
  • Lemon cookies
  • Pear ricotta cake
  • The pistachio mousse cake.

500 Desserts: The Only Dessert Compendium You'll Ever Need (500 Series Cookbooks) (500 Cooking (Sellers)) (500...cookbooks/Recipes)
Author: Wendy Sweetser
Published at: 21/03/2012
ISBN: 1416206523

Wendy Sweetser includes 500 desserts in this book. Without a dessert, a meal is never truly memorable. This book contains many exclusive dessert recipes for you.

This book includes

  • All the techniques you need to produce the desserts of your dreams
  • The recipe chapters
  • Everything from the most decadent creations to the more everyday delights of cookies and brownies.
  • Items like a creamy cheesecake, a rich chocolate mousse swirled with cream
  • The nuts
  • The bowl of ice cream.

Desserts LaBelle: Soulful Sweets to Sing About
Author: Patti LaBelle
Published at: 25/04/2017
ISBN: 1455543403

Desserts LaBelle filled with many recipes like pies, cakes, cookies, and puddings, as well as a chapter on diabetic-friendly recipes. Here you'll find the personal stories from Patti LaBelle's career and life.

This book includes the following 

  • Patti's kitchen 
  • Fancy Cakes 
  • Make it quick-bread, muffins, and more
  • The cookie jar
  • Love me tender pies, cobblers, and more
  • Dish-it-up puddings and custards
  • Breakfast time
  • New attitude desserts
  • Baking, Patti-style: tips, tricks, and techniques.

The Elements of Dessert
Author: Francisco J. Migoya,The Culinary Institute of America (CIA)
Published at: 05/11/2012
ISBN: 047089198X

This book includes more than 200 recipes and variations from artisan chocolates to French macarons to complex masterpieces like bacon ice cream with Crisp French Toast and Maple Sauce. The most helpful part is a list of online resources at the end of the book where unique ingredients or tools can be purchased.

The Elements of Dessert includes

  • The basic elements 
  • Pre-desserts
  • Plated desserts 
  • Dessert buffets 
  • Passed around desserts
  • Cakes (entremets) 
  • Petits fours (mignardises).

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