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19 Best Cookbooks for People Who Love Dessert

Really great dessert isn’t just about chocolate or caramel or sprinkles. It’s your mom’s pecan pie, homemade ice cream, that yellowed handwritten recipe you found tucked in your grandma’s photo album from before she married your grandfather or even that really cool recipe you found that uses rosewater.

And even more than finding the perfect recipe, dessert is about sharing, learning and growing. And that’s why we crave cookbooks from those who truly understand what the final course is all about. From “biblical” how-tos to expert recipes to contemporary ideas, true dessert connoisseurs want it all. We want cupcakes made with love (but no food coloring) and gorgeous photography and soul-feeding stories — because that’s everything dessert is and should be.

Whether you love heirloom recipes, modern baking trends or quick and easy ways to satisfy your family and friends, these cookbooks will inspire you to make dessert more than an afterthought.

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