6 Celebratory Desserts for New Year's Eve

Ring in 2016 with these classic, individually-portioned desserts.
By: Emily Lee

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Ring in the new year with Food Network’s classiest desserts, from molten chocolate cake to delicate lemon bars finished with a sweet dusting of confectioners’ sugar. Best of all? Each recipe is individually portioned for easier serving and cleanup.

Molten chocolate cakes couldn’t be easier to make, but thanks to their soft, oozy center, they always steal the show. Anne Burrell’s decadent recipe features a cool peppermint topping — a perfect seasonal accent, and a great opportunity to use up the last of your Christmas candy canes.

Squares of dessert topped with powdered sugar


Squares of dessert topped with powdered sugar

If you're craving a traditional lemon bar at the end of your New Year's feast, look no further: Buttery shortbread crust and zesty lemon curd are here in abundance.

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Food Stylist: Jamie Kimm

If you're looking for something to make beforehand, pop in the fridge and serve quickly after dinner, try this panna cotta recipe. It's vanilla, so it goes great with almost any fruit topping.

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Food Stylist: Cyd Raftus McDowell Prop Stylist: Barb Fritz

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Steve Giralt

Rich yet mellow, Ina Garten's fudgy brownies rely on flaky salt and store-bought caramel sauce for their sophisticated toffee flavor.

Far easier to serve than a full cheesecake, these tender bars feature a classic graham cracker crust and a swirl of luxurious raspberry jam on top.


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This classic custard is simply flavored with vanilla and Grand Marnier. Ina lets her friends put on the finishing touch by caramelizing their own sugar topping with a kitchen blowtorch.

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