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Cooking for two can be a challenge. The idea of making some really elegant desserts for your spouse can be frightening when you are just NOT…let’s say “skilled” in the kitchen. And you also don’t want to make a ton of food when it is for just a date night OR just a cheat night on your diet and you don’t want those tempting leftovers around the house.
Most recipes serve four to six so you either have to adapt the recipe or have tons of leftovers (or just eat a lot!). This is especially true when it comes to desserts. If it’s just you and your spouse, you don’t need a whole cake, right? But, it doesn’t have to be that way. You CAN have some easy yet elegant desserts for two for those romantic evenings at home!
We’ve curated 8 of the best dessert recipes for two from the best food blogs on the web. These are some great food bloggers who have amazing recipes so be sure to check out some of the other recipes they feature on their blogs as well!
You will love theses delicious, elegant desserts that will leave you thinking you just dined at a fine restaurant rather than your own kitchen. Just enough to satisfy your sweet tooth without making too much that may go to waste.
And making these will make you feel like a Master Chef but be careful…your spouse may want you to make these on a regular basis so a fun idea might be to make them together! That way both of you can whip these up at any time!
We love these small batch recipes with big flavor and that is what put these at the top of our list.
Yes, but most you would find on any high quality restaurant’s menu! Whether you just want a snack or to add dessert to a special meal, you’ll find something that you’ll love on this list of easy, amazing and elegant desserts for two.
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Find the dessert recipes for two below. The pictures and descriptions are credited to the blog the recipe is from.
Which dessert recipe for two do you plan to make? Personally, I can’t decide so I plan to make them all, one each week! After all, I curated them! Life is too short to go without dessert right?
From Carol at A Chef's Kitchen, "Classic Creme Brulee looks and tastes complicated with the sinfully rich, velvety-smooth custard and crusty, caramelized sugar topping. However, it’s easy to make yourself and perfect for an intimate dinner for two at home."
I am featuring another from Carol because this one just looked too amazing when she shared it with me!
Carol, from A Chef's Kitchen, says "Wine-poached pears–whether in red wine or white wine–are a classic, French preparation that doesn’t require an Escoffier degree. Serving them only makes you look like you attended a French culinary school!"
(And maybe you can make these the next time your in-laws come over and impress them with your culinary skills!)
I love bread and butter puddings and this dessert just looks so amazing and delicious!!
Brian from Krumpli says "Crispy slightly salty but sweet bread on top, baked raisings and sultanas and soft and juicy custard soaked bread at the bottom. True comfort food heaven for fans of retro desserts."
Another fabulously elegant dessert from Brian at Krumpli! I am a big fan of Yorkshire pudding (having a Great Grandmother who immigrated to the US from England) so when I saw the batter was similar, I knew this was for me!
This recipe, according to Brian, is "a classic French dessert from Limousin my version features fresh cherries soaked in amaretto cooked in a sweet batter.
You can make this classic dessert with both fresh or frozen cherries, and mine cooks in individual single serving pots."
Brian, you are turning me into a culinary genius with these amazing (and surprisingly easy to make) desserts!
I love some strawberry mousse and I love brownies so the combination is so amazing!
This recipe from Michele at Flavor Mosaic is very simple to make with only 15 minutes of prep time!
Michele says "Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Brownies are layered with a chocolate fudge brownie base, topped with a layer of light, creamy chocolate mousse, further topped with a layer of whipped cream, and luscious fresh strawberries, drizzled with a chocolate ganache. It makes a beautiful and impressive Valentine’s Day dessert and pairs well with the Gallo Family Vineyards Riesling wine."
Riesling is my favorite Michele so thank you for that pairing!
More Recipes For Two Coming…
We love these elegant desserts of course but we will have so many more recipes for two from amazing food bloggers that we will share in an upcoming post on Simple and Easy Recipes for Two so stay tuned for more!