By Emily Dorward

Published on August 27, 2015

Pin It
Photography by Finger For Knife

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.  

Get the recipe.

Pin It
Photography by How Sweet Eats

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.

Get the recipe.

Pin It
Photography by Huffington Post

Chocolate Almond Croissants

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

Get the recipe.

Pin It
Photography by In Sock Monkey Slippers

Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Bean Marscarpone with Salted Bourbon Caramel

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

Get the recipe.

Pin It
Photography by Martha Stewart

Blueberry Dutch Baby Pancakes

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

Get the recipe.

Pin It
Photography by Peonies and Pears

Lemon Panna Cotta with Blackberry Sauce

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

Get the recipe.

Pin It
Photography by The Complete Savorist

Apricot Gazpacho

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

Get the recipe.

Pin It
Photography by the tough cookie

Pear Souffle with Chocolate Sauce

This delicate soufflé becomes even tastier topped with chocolate sauce.

Get the recipe.