The Best Ina Garten Dessert Recipes Ever

All hail the Barefoot Contessa

By now it should be abundantly clear that we basically worship at the throne of Ina Garten. We love her show, we love her husband and we love her recipes—notably her desserts. Here, 16 of our favorites.

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ina icebox
Food Network

Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake

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Quentin Bacon/Barefoot Contessa

Ultimate Pumpkin Pie With Rum Whipped Cream

It’s pumpkin season, y’all.

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The Crepes of Wrath

Ina Garten's Outrageous Brownies

…And it’s always brownie season, y’all.

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Quentin Bacon/Barefoot Contessa

French Chocolate Bark

Ooh, French…très fancy.

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Food Network

Raspberry Crumble Bars

When it comes to powdered sugar, more is more.

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Quentin Bacon/Barefoot Contessa

Dark Chocolate Terrine With Orange Sauce

We hope you like chocolate.

ina applecrostada
Leanne Bakes
ina pecansquares
Inquiring Chef

Pecan Squares

So sticky, so sweet, so delicious.

ina lemonbars
Something Swanky

Lemon Bars

Good luck just having one.

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Merry Gourmet

Brownie Pudding

Giant scoop of vanilla ice cream optional (but highly recommended).

ina palmiers
Fancy Casual


Dip these into coffee for good measure.

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Quentin Bacon/Barefoot Contessa


Whatever you do, don’t go light on the chocolate drizzle.

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Fifteen Spatulas

Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Raspberry, strawberry, apricot—the jam possibilities are almost endless.

ina pavlova
Food Network

Mixed Berry Pavlova

FYI, Ina made this for Jeffrey’s surprise birthday party one year.

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Main St. Cuisine

Chocolate Peanut Butter Globs

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Food Network

Carrot And Pineapple Cake

Weird combo, but it totally works.

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