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Top Chef: Just Desserts Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

10 Episodes 2010 - 2010

Episode 1

Mr. Chocolate

Wed, Sep 15, 2010 60 mins

Twelve pastry chefs compete in creative dessert-preparation challenges in this "Top Chef" spin-off hosted by Gail Simmons. In the premiere, the dessert culinarians arrive in Los Angeles and whip up fare to impress chocolate master Jacques Torres. Johnny Iuzzini, Hubert Keller and Dannielle Kyrillos are the series judges.

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Episode 2

Cocktail With a Twist

Wed, Sep 22, 2010 75 mins

The 11 still-standing dessert culinarians must whip up sweet delectables from cocktails, but one chef's actions sour the others. Pastry chef Elizabeth Falkner is the guest judge.

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Episode 3

Glee Club

Wed, Sep 29, 2010 75 mins

The contestants try to make the grade by competing in a bake sale to raise funds for a high-school pep squad and glee club. Pastry chef Sylvia Weinstock guest judges.

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Episode 4

Lucent Dossier

Wed, Oct 6, 2010 75 mins

The pastry chefs create exotic flaming desserts as inspired by the Lucent Dossier Experience performance troupe, but one culinarian feels the heat of stressful competition and must leave the contest.

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Episode 5

Edible Fashion

Wed, Oct 13, 2010 60 mins

A style trial ensues when the pastry chefs whip up inventive fashion-themed edibles.

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Episode 6

Black & White

Wed, Oct 20, 2010 60 mins

Stop the presses---it's deadlines and headlines when the remaining contestants create bold black-and-white desserts for an anniversary party for the Los Angeles Times newspaper.

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Episode 7

Dessert Wars

Wed, Oct 27, 2010 60 mins

Battle lines are drawn when the six remaining pastry chefs wage culinary combat in the inaugural "Dessert Shop Wars."

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Episode 8

Celebritea Party

Wed, Nov 3, 2010 60 mins

The five remaining pastry chefs must whip up unique desserts for a magazine-sponsored shindig. Shinmin Li is the guest judge.

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Episode 9

Ben and Sylvia's 61st

Wed, Nov 10, 2010 60 mins

In the penultimate task, the final quartet of dessert artisans must produce an anniversary cake for noted cake maven Sylvia Weinstock. Pastry chef Francois Payard is the guest judge.

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Episode 10

Finale

Wed, Nov 17, 2010 60 mins

In the Season 1 finale, the final three dessert artisans square off in the crowning challenge, whipping up a four-course, sweet-meets-savory feast. The winner is then named.

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