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Jill O'Connor

  • Magazine

    Bake Now, Eat Later

    Just in time for the holiday crunch: four irresistible and completely make-ahead sweet endings for your Thanksgiving meal.

  • Recipe

    Maple-Walnut Tart

    For a delicious riff on pecan pie, look no further than this sweet, earthy tart. Toasting the nuts helps release their oils and intensify their flavor; it also helps keep…

  • Recipe

    Cranberry-Almond Shortbread Tart

    Inspired by fregolatas (large, crisp Italian cookies flavored with almonds and cornmeal), this sturdy bar-cookie-disguised-as-a-tart features a tangy cranberry filling between two tender layers of almond-cornmeal shortbread.

  • Recipe

    Chocolate-Honey Ganache Layer Cake

    The combination of natural and Dutch-processed cocoa powder, coffee, and mild honey gives this cake an incredibly moist texture and an intense, complex, and very grown-up chocolate flavor. Making the…

  • Recipe

    Pumpkin-Pecan Cake with Brown Sugar and Bourbon Glaze

    This cake’s warm spices are complemented by bourbon or Cognac and the crunch of sweet candied pecans. Bake the cake at least a day ahead to let the flavors deepen.