25 Decadent Desserts for Any Occasion
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Chocolate Panna Cotta
Top off the evening with something sweet and chic, like this creamy Italian custard. Your guests will enjoy digging in to each of the three delicious layers — dark chocolate, praline and vanilla. Get the recipe.
Lemon Meringue Tartlets
Topped with a toasty meringue, these tangy citrus treats are the perfect not-too-sweet ending to any meal. Get the recipe.
Pomegranate Blood Orange Tiramisu
Take advantage of in-season blood oranges to make this irresistible dessert that's sure to impress your dinner guests. Sweet-tart oranges and pomegranates pair perfectly with creamy mascarpone cheese. Get the recipe.
Chocolate Brownie Pudding
This chocolate brownie pudding is the ultimate sinful treat. One part brownie and one part molten lava cake, it's 100 percent delicious. Get the recipe.
Champagne-Glazed Fruit Tarts
These bite-size nibbles are the perfect light ending to a heavy meal. Glaze the mini tarts with leftover Champagne or sparkling wine for a sweet finishing touch. Get the recipe.
S'mores Spiked Pie
Kids may be tempted to dive right in to this take on the fire-side favorite but a heavy dose of bourbon makes this boozy, chocolate dessert adults only. Get the recipe.
This Italian trifle layers coffee-soaked ladyfingers with a rich mascarpone custard. Marsala wine, Grand Marnier and Kahlua give this traditional confection a sophisticated twist. Get the recipe.
Chocolate-Dipped Kettle Chips
We promise: You can't eat just one. Super-crunchy, salty, kettle-fried potato chips are the perfect canvas for a thick coating of chocolate. A thin layer of caramel and chopped nuts ensures this treat will satisfy all your cravings at once. Get the recipe.
Cashew Dulce de Leche Cookies
Dress up basic sugar cookies with chopped cashews, cinnamon and creamy dulce de leche for a new spin on a classic. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Tiramisu Layer Cake
Top moist pumpkin-and-spice cake layers with rich mascarpone cream and crunchy amaretti cookies for a seasonal dessert your guests won't soon forget. Get the recipe.
Savory hints of ginger and rosemary add an unexpected flavor to this fresh and fruity dessert while the homemade nut crust is the just-right crunchy contrast to the smooth pastry cream. Get the recipe.
Cranberry Orange Linzer Cookies
Sweet and tart, these sandwich cookies combine two favorite seasonal flavors and taste just as good as they look. Get the recipe.
Send your guests off on a citrus-sweet note by topping light and fluffy cream cheese cupcakes with a homemade limoncello buttercream. Get the recipe.
Chocolate-Dipped Pumpkin Madeleines
These traditional French cookies are the just-right treat to serve at any fall get-together. They're also the not-too-sweet complement to a cup of tea and party of one. Get the recipe.
Lemon Curd Tart
Tangy lemon curd combined with fresh whipped cream, a homemade pie crust and gorgeous berries make this tart one for the record books. The pie crust is super easy to make, so don't fear. And the lemon curd filling will have you licking the bowl. Get the recipe.
Baklava With Nutella Glaze
This flaky, nutty, layered dessert is easier to make than you might think. Add a homemade Nutella glaze for a chocolatey twist. Get the recipe.
Cranberry Bliss Dacquoise Recipe
This impressive, towering dessert combines the flavors of cranberries and almonds with a decadent white chocolate mousse layered between homemade meringues. Make the components ahead of time and assemble just before serving to really wow your guests. Get the recipe.
Maple Nut Toffee
Take the traditional taste of toffee up a notch with the addition of real maple syrup. Topped with a layer of semisweet chocolate, it's hard to resist snacking on just one more piece. Get the recipe.
Tasty Pecan Tassies
Maple syrup adds a warm flavor to this nutty, bite-size dinner party classic. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Mousse and Ginger Parfaits
Layers of creamy pumpkin mousse, crunchy graham cracker streusel and dense maple-ginger cake combine to create this delicious after-dinner treat. Get the recipe.
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies Recipe
Treat your guests to rich cheesecake with the indulgent flavors of chocolate brownies and two kinds of chocolate chips. Get the recipe.
Carrot Cake Cookies Recipe
This iced cookie recipe is a refreshing twist on the classic cake. Best of all, you can spread the homemade cream cheese icing on top of each cookie or layer them to create a sandwich cookie. Get the recipe.
Pecan Pie Tartlets
Pecan pie is a can't-miss treat. Our twist turns them into mini hand-held tartlets, perfect for treating your guests to a dessert buffet or serving after a large meal when just a few bites are all you need. Get the recipe.
Salted Caramel-Topped Chocolate Brownies Recipe
Top dense, moist chocolate brownies with a gooey salted caramel layer for a decadent dessert worthy of a special occasion. Get the recipe.
The Perfect Pumpkin Pie Recipe
The pilgrims were onto something — dense, spicy pumpkin pie is a tried-and-true crowd pleaser. Our recipe adds a dash of sea salt to bring out the pumpkin's mild sweetness. Get the recipe.