Caramel Apple Tarte Tatin
Tarte Tatin is an upside-down pastry with buttery, sugary caramelized fruit. Valerie cuts back on prep time by using frozen puff pastry, filling it with sweet Honeycrisp apples.
Pumpkin Love Cake
Valerie’s love cakes are the answer to whipping up dessert with minimal effort. In this version, she layers a spice cake mix on a ricotta-mascarpone base, and tops it with a creamy pumpkin pudding frosting.
Cannoli are one of Italy’s most famous desserts. Valerie makes hers Sicilian-style, carefully crafting deep-fried pastry shells and filling them with a sweet ricotta mixture.
Rhubarb Jam Bars
Whether you have an abundance of fresh rhubarb in your garden, or you have some stowed away in your freezer, you’ll want to bake up a batch of these sweet bars. They’re the perfect treat to bring along to a potluck or party.
Chocolate-Mint Love Cake With Mint Ganache
Chocolate and mint are perfectly paired in this yummy love cake. The ricotta and mascarpone add a creaminess to it, and the ganache is the perfect topping.