It's one thing to light some candles on Valentine's Day, but why not ignite the passion by setting your dessert aflame? Get the mood going with these torched, fiery, and flambéed  sweets that are guaranteed to heat things up — in the kitchen and beyond.
— Additional reporting by Lisette Mejia
Grilled Strawberries With Gingersnap Meringue
What better way to celebrate a day of love than with a red dessert in the form of browned gingersnap meringue  and grilled strawberries?
Lemon Meringue Cups
Consider them mini pies. We think these lemon meringue cups  made using graham cracker crumbs and lemon juice would be perfect for a Valentine's Day dinner party.
The butter poundcake inside this baked Alaska  isn't the only thing that's brown —
toasted meringue tops off the delicious cake and ice  cream .
Don't be intimidated by this flambéed dessert  — it's actually quite simple. Finish it off by adding rum and igniting it for a crisp and sweet treat.
Crispy crust, soft apples, crunchy sugar, and — you guessed it — a torch are key to this tart dessert .
What gets better than a s'more pie ? What gives the dessert an edge is the homemade marshmallow topping, which is browned for a crackly, sticky top.