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Steak Dinner...Need Dessert Ideas

Having a small gathering of my husband's executive team. Most of the men are meat and potato eaters, so I'm making Filet Oscar w/ stuffed twice bakes and creamed spinach.
I haven't a clue about dessert, but would like it to make a nice impression.

Any suggestions?

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  1. maybe it is because I lived in NY for a while, but when I think steak, I think cheesecake. Alternatively, a really beautiful trifle could be impressive.

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    1. re: elfcook

      My first thought was cheesecake too. Second thought Creme Brulee'

      1. re: elfcook

        I recently made the White Chocolate, Raspberry, and Almond Trifle from BA on epicurious. I made them in individual serving sizes in stemless martini glasses. Very pretty, can be made ahead, and my guests all seemed to enjoy them.

        1. re: mountaincachers

          I really like the idea of individual servings and making ahead. REALLY LIKE.

          1. re: mountaincachers

            That sounds extremely elegant and very fitting for a steak dinner. Nice idea to serve them in stemless martini glasses. Class in a glass!

          2. This is a recipe of my mother's that is, in consistency, between a brownie and fudge. It's insanely rich and with a scoop of vanilla ice cream I think it's the perfect finish to a meal like that. (I don't believe I'm breaking any copyright laws with this as I'm 62 and my mother made it forever.)

            FRANCES OLIVER’S BROWNIE PIE

            6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate pieces
            ½ C butter
            1 C sugar
            2 eggs
            ½ C sifted plain flour
            ¼ t salt
            1 C coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts
            ½ t vanilla

            Melt chocolate pieces over hot water. Cream butter. Add sugar to butter gradually, cream well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Sift the flour and the salt; beat again. Mix in the nuts, melted chocolate and vanilla. Pour into greased 9” pie plate. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Cool. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.

            Note: I often make this in a square pan and cut up like brownies. Great to take to a party.

            1. Yum! Individual Chocolate Molten Cakes (not as hard as it sounds) or Cheese Cake

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              1. re: care11

                I second the notion of Chocolate Molten Cakes. When I've finished a steak dinner, the urge for something sweet and chocolaty is overwhelming.

              2. with such a rich dinner i would go for something to cut through the fat. it's a no-make, no-bake suggestion but i've had great success with putting out a platter of sliced oranges (make sure they're tart and juicy) and a variety of chocolate. i've done truffles and a broken bar of dark and one of milk. coffee and a cognac.

                1. If you're going old school, what about bread pudding with a vanilla-bourbon sauce?

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                  1. re: alanbarnes

                    Another super-old school steak dinner dessert is cherries jubilee. All the old time steak houses have it as one of the favorites on their menu. The richness of the steak is cut by the cherries.