Three of my favorite foods–chocolate, hazelnuts and puff pastry–come together for an impressive dessert. Dress them up with a drizzle of melted chocolate and sprinkling of chopped nuts. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
Perfectly sized for two, this luscious layer cake is easy to prepare. “A jar of chocolate hazelnut spread makes a sweet, creamy frosting without any of the work,” says Michaela Rosenthal of Woodland Hills, California.
Get your knife and fork ready for this one! Our Test Kitchen uses delectable layers to create a mouthwatering, eye-appealing main course that eats like a meal. This savory “pie” with pears and two kinds of cheese will get rave reviews!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
"This beautiful dessert is a very big hit at parties," relates Phyllis Amboss of Pacific Palisades, California. "The tender meringues have a wonderful hazelnut flavor with layers of chocolate, whipped cream and berries.
"I got the recipe when we were in Israel for a few months in 1979. I had no cookbooks with me, and my hairdresser gave me an old Australian cookbook with this recipe in it. I made a few changes and this is the result."
This elegant appetizer features a creamy blue cheese and apple spread inside crunchy endive leaves. You can use pears instead of apples or use the spread to top crackers.—Katie Fleming, Edmonds, Washington