Your spectacular NYE's dessert!!!!
Need a terrific dessert for Thursday evening dinner party, could be chocolate but doesn't have to. Having a prime ribs dinner first. Really want a WOW factor for taste!
I don't cook with much chocolate...but since you're open to ideas! How involved do you want to get with the recipe?
A few simple ideas - simple to execute but get that WOW with a nice presentation, and would go nicely with prime rib (comfort) dinner:
- pecan pie (I can share my mom's stellar recipe if you'd like)
- pumpkin custard
- apple crisp (really, my fav is thinly sliced baked apples w/ topping sprinkled)
- poached pears
DUTCH APPLE CHEESECAKE WITH CARAMEL DRIZZLE
I made a test one Monday night and the office went crazy for it
This is a Rose Levy Berenbaum recipe that I make whenever I want to knock a chocoholic's socks off. I often decorate it with a white marzipan rose, but I've also decorated it with a real red rose and a real white gardenia (Damn! Gardenia's are hard to find these days!) People ooh and ahh when they see it, and then start to moan when they taste it. As I've mentioned before on these boards, I even got a marriage proposal from someone to whom I served it.
She doesn't seem to mention it in this link, but Berenbaum recommends serving it with it with a raspberry sauce, and I nearly always do--in which case I'll decorate with a white, instead of a red, flower.