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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.

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'.”

Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce

Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce

Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce

A simple baked pear becomes an elegant dessert when drizzled with chocolate sauce that's laced with cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg. This light and lovely dessert is from Payson, Arizona's Patti Haggard.

Pear Compote

Pear Compote

Pear Compote

"I'm always looking for new ways to use fresh pears, and this recipe from my sister was a hit," shares Eileen Bishop of Vale, Oregon. Serve the pears for dessert , over oatmeal or alongside ham or chicken.
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Special Ladyfinger Dessert

Special Ladyfinger Dessert

Special Ladyfinger Dessert

Folks will swear you fussed over our Test Kitchen’s party-pretty dessert, but it couldn’t be much easier or quicker to whip up. Best of all, who’d believe such a sweet finish to the meal could be so light?

Ricotta Pear Dessert

Ricotta Pear Dessert

Ricotta Pear Dessert

Looking to pare down fat and calories? Try this perfect little pear dessert from Lee Bremson of Kansas City, Missouri. “Apples would be a tasty substitute for this fruity dessert,” she says.

Pumpkin Pudding Dessert

Pumpkin Pudding Dessert

Pumpkin Pudding Dessert

With their nicely spiced pumpkin pie flavor, these cute layered desserts from Nicole Werner of Ann Arbor, Michigan make a great alternative to the usual holiday dinner finale.

Meringue-Topped Sherbet Oranges

Meringue-Topped Sherbet Oranges

Meringue-Topped Sherbet Oranges

"My mother started serving this recipe, doubled for four, a few years ago for Christmas dinner," notes Elissa Armbruster of Medford, New Jersey. "It's a special-occasion favorite that's fancy but light."

Macadamia-Coconut Lime Bars

Macadamia-Coconut Lime Bars

Macadamia-Coconut Lime Bars

Katie Rose from Pewaukee, Wisconsin shares this sweet-tart dessert. The shortbread-nut crust and tangyy filling make it a satisfying dessert or afternoon snack.

Mini Apple Rustic Tarts

Mini Apple Rustic Tarts

Mini Apple Rustic Tarts

Need to use up leftover pie filling? These cute tarts from our Test Kitchen have a golden crust brimming with a sweet-tart apple and cherry filling.

Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake

Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake

Old-Fashioned Yellow Cake

This makes a perfect cake for a special dinner for two. I have made lots of cakes and this one is easy. There have been many suppers for two since our family has grown and flown the nest. —Diane Still, Monroe, Georgia

Cocoa Ripple Squares

Cocoa Ripple Squares

Cocoa Ripple Squares

This moist and tender cake from Phyllis Rank of Wapato, Washington is rippled with layers of chocolate and chopped walnuts. It's great for snacking or even breakfast on a cold winter day.
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