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Desserts for Two

Looking for desserts for two? Find dessert for two recipes including romantic desserts for two, chocolate desserts for two, and more desserts for two recipes from the cooking for two magazine.

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Whenever I serve this pie, someone at the table usually asks for a second piece. It has old-fashioned goodness and a delicious, crunchy topping.
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Cheese Danish Dessert

Cheese Danish Dessert

Cheese Danish Dessert

I SAW this recipe in our local newspaper and modified it so that it serves two. Cheese Danish has become standard fare at our house. When company drops by, I simple double the recipe to accommodate my guests. They love this sweet treat, and so do I - it's delicious and preparation time is minimal. -Mary Margaret Merritt, Washington Court House, Ohio

Cranberry Almond Macaroons

Cranberry Almond Macaroons

Cranberry Almond Macaroons

You'll relish this guilt-free take on a classic cookie, enhanced with cranberries and luscious dark chocolate. “My son is diabetic, and he loves these,” says Ramona Cornell of Levittown, New York. “A co-worker calls them 'a piece of coconut heaven'.”
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Coconut Parfaits

Coconut Parfaits

Coconut Parfaits

EVERY TIME I serve this simple but elegant dessert to guests, I have to give them the recipe, too. I found this dessert recipe in the early '50s and since then, it has earned a place in my tried-and-true file. I had to make adjustments to prepare it for two people, but it can be easily increased to serve any number. -Merval Harvey, Glennie, Michigan

Old-Fashioned Cutout Cookies

Old-Fashioned Cutout Cookies

Old-Fashioned Cutout Cookies

These simple cookies are so crisp and buttery, it's hard to eat just one. I make them for special holidays, but they're welcome anytime. -Elizabeth Turner, Lula, Georgia

Doughnut Cakes

Doughnut Cakes

Doughnut Cakes

Need something sweet after dinner? Use up leftover cake doughnuts and cream cheese in this recipe. If you don't have lemon curd, use a teaspoon of lemon extract in the frosting and any other preserves that you have on hand.

Poached Pears in Almond Sauce

Poached Pears in Almond Sauce

Poached Pears in Almond Sauce

Lillian Julow likes to serve these luscious pears whenever she is celebrating a memorable occasion. "They always make a pretty addition to a special dinner for two," she writes from her home in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Orange Almond Cake

Orange Almond Cake

Orange Almond Cake

"This flourless cake has become a favorite at our house," Maryalice Wood writes from Langley, British Columbia. "Now, those with wheat allergies don't have to pass on dessert. The orange and clove flavor is wonderful."

Chocolate Malted Bread Pudding

Chocolate Malted Bread Pudding

Chocolate Malted Bread Pudding

“Some leftover bread, an open can of chocolate syrup and a package of malted milk balls inspired this yummy recipe. Adding almonds gave the pudding a pleasing crunch,” writes Roxanne Chan from Albany, California.

Mocha Cream Puffs

Mocha Cream Puffs

Mocha Cream Puffs

Looking for a special-occasion dessert that's easy to fix? Try these golden puffs with a chocolaty filling from Aimee Kirk (at right with husband Rance) of Jacksonville, Alabama.

Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These rich, fudgy cookies from Trisha Kruse in Eagle, Idaho are chewy and studded with tangy dried cherries. “It’s a good thing the recipe makes only a small batch,” she laughs, “because we eat them all in one night!”
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