Looking for the perfect sweet for your sweetie? How about something that says "let's splurge, but without the guilt"? Serve up one of these indulgent, yet healthier, treats for a delightful dessert on your romantic evening.
Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce
A simple baked pear becomes an elegant dessert in Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce when drizzled with chocolate sauce that's laced with cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg.
—Patti Haggard, Payson, Arizona
Ruby-Red Strawberry Sauce
My best friend, Lynn Young, and I came up with this recipe after our husbands requested it. In addition to ice cream, it can be served over pancakes and waffles.
—Terri Zobel, Raleigh, North Carolina
Valentine Candy Hearts
These special sweets for February 14 are so simple to fix, you'll want to skip the store-bought kind for good ... and make more batches on other occasions besides! Are you planning a Valentine's Day party, wedding shower or other event? Add a guest's name to each heart and use them as place cards...or dangle the treats from a festive tree centerpiece.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
Raspberry Cream Torte
Raspberry yogurt gives a lovely pink color to the frosting for this tempting dessert. Fresh raspberries and curled strips of orange zest are simple yet elegant garnishes.
——Amy Freitag, Stanford, Illinois
Makeover French Silk Pie
A chocolaty rich, smooth and creamy dream of a makeover that mimics Cindy Evanoff’s original recipe in everything but calories, fat and cholesterol! Even our Test Panel had a hard time believing this fantastic makeover with nearly 200 fewer calories and half the fat and saturated fat wasn’t the original recipe.
—Cindy Evanoff, Louisville, Ohio
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