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by Emily Dorward

The only thing better than not skipping dessert is having it for dinner in the first place! Read on for our favorite ways to incorporate a little something sweet when you need a break from savory. 

Blood Orange Pistachio Pudding

Blood oranges and pistachios make this bread pudding main-course-worthy.  

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Roasted Strawberry, Brie, and Chocolate Dark Chocolate

A simple but luxurious take on a comfort food classic, this gooey grilled cheese would make for a perfect night in paired with a glass of red wine.

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Chocolate Almond Croissants

If you love bread and chocolate (and who doesn’t?) look no further than these flaky French treats.

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Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Bean Marscarpone with Salted Bourbon Caramel

This perfect combination of sweet and serious is sure to impress.

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Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancakes

These fluffy, fruity individual pancakes should be served fresh, but no worries, there definitely won’t be leftovers.

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Lemon Panna Cotta with Blackberry Sauce

This rich Italian dessert is refreshed with an injection of lemon and a topping made of fresh blackberries.

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Apricot Gazpacho

This fruit-based gazpacho is a welcome twist on a summer standby.

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Pear Souffle with Chocolate Sauce

This delicate soufflé becomes even tastier topped with chocolate sauce.

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