POPSUGAR Celebrity

Light My Fire: Hot V-Day Dessert Recipes

Feb 14 2013 - 6:12pm

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 [1] sweets that are guaranteed to heat things up — in the kitchen and beyond.

— Additional reporting by Lisette Mejia

Source: Just a Taste [2], A Cup of Sugar . . . A Pinch of Salt [3], Evil Shenanigans [4], Cookin' Canuck [5]

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 [6] and grilled strawberries?

Source: Cookin' Canuck [7]

Lemon Meringue Cups

Consider them mini pies. We think these lemon meringue cups [8] made using graham cracker crumbs and lemon juice would be perfect for a Valentine's Day dinner party.

Source: A Cup of Sugar . . . A Pinch of Salt [9]

Baked Alaska

The butter poundcake inside this baked Alaska [10] isn't the only thing that's brown — 
toasted meringue tops off the delicious cake and ice cream.

Source: Dessarts [11]

Bananas Foster

Don't be intimidated by this flambéed dessert [12] — it's actually quite simple. Finish it off by adding rum and igniting it for a crisp and sweet treat.

Source: Savour the Senses [13]

Apple Tart

Crispy crust, soft apples, crunchy sugar, and — you guessed it — a torch are key to this tart dessert [14].

Source: Evil Shenanigans [15]

S’more Pie

What gets better than a s'more pie [16]? What gives the dessert an edge is the homemade marshmallow topping, which is browned for a crackly, sticky top.

Source: Just a Taste [17]

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