A new cookbook filled with small batch dessert recipes for two.


Do you sometimes wish you could make a couple of servings of a dessert so you’re not tempted by the leftovers of a whole pie, cake, pan of brownies or big batch of cookies?  Well, your wish has been granted!  The new Dessert for Two Cookbook written by Christina Lane of the popular Dessert for Two blog is just what you need.  Christina takes regular recipes and scales them down to make reasonable serving sizes.

This cookbook would be a welcome addition in anyone’s kitchen.  With over 90 fabulous desserts in this cookbook, you could make two different desserts a week for almost a year.  Hmmm….who’s up for the challenge?

There are so many amazing recipes in this book that you won’t know where to start.  I think the desserts made in mason jar lids are just the cutest!  I’ve got a few lids in my cabinet.…maybe I’ll start with one of those treats first.  Here’s a sampling of some of the desserts in the book:

Creamsicle Meltaways / Lemon Meringue Pie Cookies / Salted Caramel Macarons

Chocolate Pecan Tassies / Buttered Grits Cookies

 Frozen Key Lime Pie on a Stick (above)

Mississippi Mud Bars / Rocky Road Brownie Bites / Peach Pie Bars

White Chocolate Almond Caramelitas / Pear Pandowdy 

Berry Mini Cheesecakes (above)

Mini Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake / Very Vanilla Cupcakes / Tres Leches Cake

Banana Split Cheesecakes / Snowball Cake / Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes

Warm Brownie Sundae (above)

Derby Pie / Black-Bottom Peanut Butter Pie / Blueberry Mason Jar Lid Pies

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Pie / Sweet Tea Lemonade Pie

Texas Peanut Patties / Pretzel Honey Corn / Peppermint Patties

Chocolate Caramel Mason Jar Lid Tarts (above)

My sweet tooth is kicking in after putting this post together!  This is a must have cookbook for any dessert lover.  Follow the instructions below to enter a giveaway to win a copy of this cookbook.  By the way, head on over to check out Christina’s Dessert for Two blog for more recipes when you get a chance. 

This giveaway has ended and the winner has been selected.

Congratulations to Sandi R.

Here’s how to enter the giveaway for this cookbook:  Leave a comment on this post and tell me which of the recipes listed above would be at the top of your list to make first.  

Details:  This giveaway closes on Thursday, March 12, at midnight EST.  Winner will be chosen at random and will have 48 hours to respond.  If winner does not respond within 48 hours, an alternative winner will be selected.  Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

Disclosure:  I was provided with a copy of the Dessert for Two cookbook for review purposes.  This giveaway and cookbook photos were provided by W. W. Norton & Company.  The opinions expressed in this post are my own.  This post contains affiliate links.

NOTE:  After this review was published, the distributor contacted me the next day stating that asking for social media follows as an entry could not be used for their giveaway; therefore, these comments have been removed.  This giveaway restriction was not provided beforehand.  Thank you for following and for your understanding.

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69 Responses to Dessert for Two Cookbook Review & Giveaway

  1. Liz says:

    I’ve been meaning to order this cookbook, but I’ll just keep my fingers crossed :) I’d make the warm brownie sundae first!

  2. Maureen says:

    Brownie sundae would be my choice.

  3. How fun does Sweet Tea Lemonade Pie sound? That would be my first recipe to make!

  4. bren says:

    I would really like to try the tres Leche. My son absolutely loves it and it would be great to have in small portions :)

  5. Michelle Davis says:

    I would love to try the key lime pie on a stick

  6. Kellie Jo says:

    Living in Kentucky, I would have to try the Derby Pie first. Always in search of the perfect recipe for Derby Day!

  7. Kim says:

    The frozen key lime pie on a stick!

  8. Sarah says:

    im a huge sucker for chocolate so those ice cream brownie sundaes for two would be perfect!

  9. Dena Sprague says:

    I would make the Frozen Key Lime pie on a stick.

  10. Gwen higgins says:

    texas peanut butter patties!!

  11. Pete Mathis says:

    Mason Jar lid tarts!

  12. Viki Riley says:

    I would try the Very Vanilla Cupcakes. Sounds delish.

  13. Tracy F says:

    the mason lid tarts are ingenious!!

  14. Shelly says:

    Creamsicle meltaways

  15. Tami Gifford says:

    The Brownie Sundae would be the 1st thing I would make.

  16. Mary Ann says:

    There’s just my husband and me, so I understand about making regular desserts. Sometimes I have to throw some dessert away. This cookbook sounds like the perfect answer. I would make a brownie recipe first, since that’s my husband’s favorite. For me, I would make a cobbler.

  17. Alison H. says:

    Apple cheesecake pie is what I would make first! Yum!!!

  18. Christina says:

    Brownie Sunday!!!!

  19. Karen says:

    I would make the Chocolate Pecan Tassies first as we are big Pecan and Chocolate Lovers. My husband would like to make the Buttered Pecan Cream Puffs. A cookbook for two would be perfect for us as we are always trying to eat less especially good desserts. Thanks.

  20. SaraM says:

    The Pretzel Honey Corn is calling my name – and ANYTHING made in a LID sounds ah-may-zing!!

  21. Craig Alan says:

    My favorite to try is key lime pie on a stick.

  22. Sandi Gravelle says:

    Thank you for always offering something worthwhile! I enjoy your emails, though this is my first time commenting. I would like the “Desserts for Two” cookbook & would make either the mini Texas sheet cake, the Key lime pie on a stick or the mason lid tarts – no, wait – I have a mini cast iron skillet just right for the brownie sundae. Sheesh – I’d probably make them all right away! Miniatures are my hobby (dollhouses), so I like all things with a mini version! Pick me! Pick me! (haha)

  23. Susan Broughton says:

    I think the recipe at the top of my list to make would be the Warm Brownie Sundae. I like the combination of warm and cold together!

  24. Katha Winchester says:

    Warm Brownie Sundae

  25. Lisa Barron says:

    It’s difficult to decide but I’d make the Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes

  26. Angela Alpaugh says:

    I would love the recipe for Chocolate Caramel Mason Jar Lid Tarts. Thank you for this giveaway.

  27. I would love to try the Chocolate Caramel Mason Jar Lid Tarts. They look delicious! Thank you for sharing this giveaway!

  28. I would like to try the Peppermint Patties recipe first.
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  29. Heather Johnson says:

    I would definitely make the Warm Brownie Sundae first.

  30. Donna Currie says:

    I’d go for the brownie sundae first, then the tarts baked in lids. I’ve wanted to try that for a while and haven’t gotten to it yet.

  31. sharyl wolter says:

    I would make the Texas Peanut Patties first.

  32. Karen says:

    I think I would love the Chocolate Caramel Tart. That being said, I think I would love all of them!

  33. Nikki says:

    the warm brownie sundae

  34. Cindy B says:

    Chocolate Caramel Mason Jar Lid Tarts would be my first choice!

  35. valerie sobus says:

    as someone with ZERO self-control in the sweet tooth department, portioned desserts like this are the most ideal way to bake! but i never feel like cutting down my favorite recipes into 2 serving sizes (mostly because i’d probably screw up somewhere along the way). i would make the rocky road brownie bites 😀

  36. I am intrigued by the Chocolate Caramel Mason Jar Lid Tarts recipe.

  37. Meghan says:

    I so want to make the warm brownie sundae. Looks just too delish!

  38. Alexis @ Upside Down Pear says:

    I’m in line with everyone else. That brownie totally tops my list! Looks amazing 😀

  39. Robin,
    Thanks for the giveaway. I would try the Mini Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake first. It would be so cute.

  40. Joan Rooney says:

    Would love to make key lime pie on a stick!

  41. Doris C Losey says:

    Mini Texas Chocolate Sheet cake

  42. sandi says:

    Chocolate caramel mason jar lid tarts are just too darn cute not to make!!!!

  43. Jan says:

    The Berry Mini Cheesecakes are beckoning and go straight to the top of the list!

    That said, there were several others that are tempting and could have nudged the cheesecakes to number two.

  44. Patty Lee Vasil says:

    I would love to try the Key Lime Pie on a Stick. It would be a cool and refreshing dessert. MMMM can taste it now. Thank You.

  45. Marguerite Trail says:

    My first pick would be the Texas Peanut Patties!

  46. Catherine says:

    Hands down, the first thing I would make is the Frozen Key Lime Pie on a Stick. Christine’s book looks marvelous. I would a copy! Thank you so much for hosting. xo, Catherine

  47. Deborah Munro says:

    I would make the White Chocolate Almond Caramelitas

  48. Katrina says:

    The warm brownie sundaes!

  49. Lien T says:

    Berry Mini Cheesecake would be my favorite to share

  50. Nadia Murray says:

    Chocolate Caramel Mason Jar Lid Tarts – I am a little mason jar obsessed and this would be a great use of the lids

  51. SharonJadick says:

    My Irish boyfriend is crazy about grits so I’d have to say I’d try the buttered grits cookies and surprize him for St Patrick’s Day

  52. Heather B says:

    Banana Split Cheesecakes! Two of my favorite desserts together? Win-win.

  53. Lyla says:

    I would try the Chocolate Caramel Mason Jar lid tart…….actually, I think I would just start with the first page and go one day at a time. Everything looks good!

  54. Alice says:

    frozen key lime pie on a stick for sure! 😉

  55. Victoria says:

    Wow, these all look amazing!

  56. Patrina Mitchell says:

    Banana Split Cheesecake!

  57. Willie Battle says:

    The Brownie Sundaes!

  58. Mary Beth Johnson says:

    Mississippi Mud Bars & Mini Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake would be my chose if I was lucky enough to win this cookbook!

  59. Susan Young says:

    Can’t wait to see the Creamsicle Meltaways!

  60. Patricia Cousins says:

    The Berry Mini Cheese cakes would be the first thing I would want to try! My husband I are now living alone. We had 5 kids and 6 of our grand kids living with us. We have since down sized since they all moved. It is still hard for me to make enough for 2! LOL! So these would be GREAT for him ad I!!

  61. Elizabeth Butcher says:

    You had me at Creamsicle Meltaways…

  62. Linda M says:

    I love the Chocolate Caramel Mason Jar Lid Tarts. What a cute idea and just the perfect size.

  63. Kerrey De Paoli says:

    I had frozen Key Lime Pie on a stick in Key West. It was fantastic! I’d make it first.

  64. Barb says:

    I would love to make caramel apple cheesecake pie

  65. Alice says:

    Warm Brownie Sundae is definitely my number 1 pick!!! Can’t wait t try it!

  66. itzia says:

    I’d say frozen key lime pie on a stick.

  67. Whitney says:

    Warm Brownie Sunday would be first for sure!

  68. Donna says:

    berry mini cheesecakes

  69. Annette says:

    I love lemon desserts, so the first recipe I’d make is the Lemon Meringue Pie Cookies.