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I'm making dinner for my boyfriends family this weekend. I'm going to do the sunday pork ragu, (His mother is doing a side) and I need a dessert. I love to bake; however, he doesn't have a huge sweet tooth. My cakes are very sweet to him =(

Any ideas will be most welcomed.

asked by sdunleavy over 5 years ago
8 answers 1316 views
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added over 5 years ago

Hardlikearmour has a wonderful recipe for parsnip cake that doesn't taste too sweet for my palate http://www.food52.com/recipes...

Antonio James has a savory pan de higo I love http://www.food52.com/recipes...

And Syronai has an amazing recipe for lemon coconut macaroons http://www.food52.com/recipes...

Love these!

You might also check out all the savory desserts at Food52

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added over 5 years ago

My husband doesn't like overly sweet desserts either...since tangerines are very flavorful right now, my tart might be a good choice.


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AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 5 years ago

Ambrosia -- one made simply, and without, of course, any marshmallows -- works well as a winter dessert, especially after a hearty stew such as the one you're planning. Here's my recipe: http://www.food52.com/recipes.... I know you like to bake, so if I were you, I'd make the ambrosia (which only takes a few minutes, but do make it at least a few hours ahead of time, but not the day before) and then would bake some molasses/spice, vanilla or lemon cookies to serve on the side. There are plenty of recipes for those here on FOOD52. (I'd probably make my St. Clements cookies, which have both lemon and orange in them.) That way, people who appreciate a bit more sweetness after dinner will be able to enjoy them. Plus, you'll be able to bake! ;o)

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added over 5 years ago

I'd do Lazy Mary's Lemon Tart--not too sweet, foolproof and delicious!

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added over 5 years ago

For not too sweet you could do a tangerine mousse--fresh and tart. Or an olive oil cake topped with barely sweetened whipped cream. I do a bettermilk-polenta peach cobbler that is wonderful but you'd have to use frozen peaches.

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added over 5 years ago

Or, you could make biscotti and coffee/cocoa to serve with small pears and dried fruits. Or to get adventurous, carmel oranges. This would be especially convenient as you could make the day or two before.

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added over 5 years ago

What about a bittersweet chocolate tart or flourless chocolate cake.

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added over 5 years ago

How about a few different cheeses with fresh fruit (or preserves) and yummy crackers? You could also offer chocolates ...

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