Top Hot Desserts In St. Louis

December 9, 2015 7:00 AM

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Warm up with a hot dessert, the perfect, sweet accent to any meal. Let the sweet or savory flavors of warmth accent the end of a satisfying meal. Or, make a hot dessert your main reason for visiting your favorite area restaurant. When the weather is cool or downright cold outside, a sweet treat to warm up to is much more enticing than its summertime ice cream choice. Sink your teeth into melt-in-your-mouth warm desserts at these favorite locations for top hot desserts in St. Louis.
Floating Island
Brasserie by Niche
4580 Laclede Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 454-0600
www.brasseriebyniche.com

Known for its fine dining atmosphere, Brasserie by Niche makes a fantastic choice for celebrating a special event or impressing a date. As if its classy atmosphere complete with delicious cuisine isn’t enough, when it comes time for dessert, the chefs are holding nothing back. Save some room for the Floating Island, which is served on a warmed plate and ready to satisfy any taste bud with its creamy, crunchy, salted accent for the end of a perfect meal. It is a French dessert that presents a mountain of poached meringue setting on top of a layer of vanilla crème anglaise and garnished with toasted almonds, drizzled with caramel sauce.

Chocolate Souffle
YaYa’s Euro Bistro
15601 Olive Blvd.
Chesterfield, MO 63017
(636) 537-9991
www.yayasstl.com

Sustaining local farmers is at the heart of this quaint eatery in the Chesterfield Valley. The name comes from the Greek name for, “Grandma”, so you know it’s got to be the place to find delicious desserts. The chocolate souffle or chocolate ganache burrito will not disappoint when you’re hunting for something sweet to warm you up on a cold day. The burrito is a Greek version of melted sweet chocolate wrapped in phyllo dough, while the souffle mixes warm, chocolate, raspberries and a hint of ice cream to bring it all together.

Flourless Molton Cake
Bailey’s Chocolate Bar
1915 Park Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 241-8100
www.baileyschocolatebar.com

Combine chocolate with anything, especially when it’s melted, and you’ve got an instant place to bring a date. Of course, the atmosphere and delicious menu items makes it an ideal place to gather, date or not, because who doesn’t like chocolate! When it comes to hot desserts, this place knows how to make your mouth water with its chocolate brownie, flourless molten cake which is a good choice for special gluten-free diets or red velvet bread pudding soaked in caramel sauce. Any of these choices take warmed chocolate to a whole new level of sweet delight.

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Cravings Gourmet Desserts
8149 Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63119
(314) 961-3534
www.cravingsgourmetdesserts.info

When it comes to amazing desserts, this quiet little cafe in the Webster Groves area always knows how to satisfy. Order wedding cakes or other tasty treats for special occasions, or stop in on a cold day and warm up with some hot desserts. Bite into the perfect choice for one with the apple galettes, which is your own personal hot apple pie served with caramel sauce. Indulge in a gluten-free chocolate dessert, or ask for one of their amazing cookie varieties to be served warm.

Bread Pudding
Cyrano’s
603 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119
(314) 963-3232
www.cyranos.com

Known for its generous servings of ice cream desserts, this Webster Groves cafe also knows how to create melt-in-your-mouth warm desserts. Besides their fiery flambees, a favorite among locals is the bread pudding. This is not just any bread pudding, because the pastry chef uses fresh bread, instead of the typical stale variety, and brioche. It is then drizzled in a cherry bourbon sauce. The taste that makes this bread pudding stand out above the rest is not only the fresh bread, but the tart dried cherries that are added to accent the sweetness.

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Tere Scott is a freelance writer and author of e-books and two educational blogs. She loves to research information to share. She currently resides in St. Louis. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.