Perfectly Portioned Desserts for Two

Date night coming up? Don't skip dessert for fear of lingering leftovers. These classic treats are perfectly portioned for two.

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Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©Copyright 2015

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Date-Night Desserts

If you've ever decided against making dessert because there weren't enough people around to help you finish a whole cake or pie, you aren't alone. Food Network Kitchen has tips and tricks for scaling down classic desserts like bread pudding and chocolate cake just in time for date night. We promise you won't be stuck with leftovers.

Carrot Cake for Two

A single sheet of carrot cake becomes two rich, four-layer slices in this easy recipe. Although the cream cheese frosting recipe is seriously pared down, it still leaves you with enough for two generously frosted slices.

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Caramel Bread Pudding for Two

Just two small croissants make enough decadent bread pudding for two people, with no leftovers! Ovenproof coffee mugs are the best vessels for individual portions.

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Apple Cobbler for Two

Prepare classic apple cobbler in 6-ounce ramekins and you won't be tempted by leftovers for days and days. It takes only one Honeycrisp apple!

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Cheesecake for Two

Don't be haunted by too-tempting leftovers. Make just enough cheesecake for two. With a jumbo muffin tin and scaled-down ingredients, it's possible!

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Chocolate Cake for Two

One thin layer of chocolate cake becomes a decadent dessert for two in this easy recipe. Serve with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream for a creamy and delicious slice of layer cake.

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Cherry Crumble Bars for Two

These sweet and salty bars are the ideal treat for two people who don't want to be tempted to overindulge. The filling flavors are easily interchangeable: Try substituting your favorite preserves and dried fruits. Enjoy with a scoop of ice cream for a perfectly portioned dessert.

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Sweet Potato Pie for Two

Assembling this decadent sweet potato pie in disposable 5-inch tins allows you to make just enough for two. You can substitute an equal amount of pumpkin puree for the sweet potato if you like.

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Lemon Meringue Pie for Two

A classic lemon meringue pie should have the perfect balance of a buttery crust, tart filling and sweet meringue topping. We kept all the quintessential components but scaled it down to serve just two thanks to premade miniature graham cracker pie crusts and cutting down on some ingredients.

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Pumpkin Pie for Two

There’s no need to wait until Thanksgiving to whip up these mini pumpkin pies. The small scale is the best way to get maximum flaky crust to match every creamy bite of filling.

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