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Budget Dessert Recipes

Looking for Budget Dessert recipes? Find budget dessert recipes including cheap and easy to make cookies, cakes, and more cheap dessert recipes.

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To me, a good cup of hot spiced cocoa is heavenly, and that's what these chocolate cupcakes remind me of. The drizzled desserts are a budget-friendly finish for any meal. —Shirley A. Glaab, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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Mock Apple Pie

Mock Apple Pie

Mock Apple Pie

My mother made this dessert often during the Depression, and our guests were always astounded that soda crackers could be such convincing 'apples'!—Shirley Hunter, St. Paul, Minnesota

Cinnamon-Chocolate Snackin' Cake

Cinnamon-Chocolate Snackin' Cake

Cinnamon-Chocolate Snackin' Cake

The secret to this tender cake is the cola in the batter and frosting. It's a good thing this recipe makes a large pan...everyone will want seconds!—Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana

Chocolate Pudding Sundaes

Chocolate Pudding Sundaes

Chocolate Pudding Sundaes

This smooth pudding tastes great over ice cream.—Ruth Peterson, Jenison, Michigan
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Homemade Eggnog Pie

Homemade Eggnog Pie

Homemade Eggnog Pie

This dessert is a festive finale. It is rich and scrumptious.—Katherine Kuhlemeier, Pearl City, Illinois

Rhubarb Berry Delight Salad

Rhubarb Berry Delight Salad

Rhubarb Berry Delight Salad

This recipe will be an instant success. This layered gelatin dish does take some time to prepare but it is worth the work.—Joan Sieck, Rensselaer, New York

Quick Cran-Apple Cobbler

Quick Cran-Apple Cobbler

Quick Cran-Apple Cobbler

"I developed this when I wanted a quick but special dessert for my hungry husband," recalls Joan Gocking of Moundsville, West Virginia. The yummy results are sweetly priced at 52¢ a helping.

Hot Water Gingerbread

Hot Water Gingerbread

Hot Water Gingerbread

This is a moist, old-fashioned dessert which your family will love!—Marjorie Green, South Haven, Michigan

Rich Chocolate Snack Cake

Rich Chocolate Snack Cake

Rich Chocolate Snack Cake

"You'd never guess this rich-tasting delicious chocolate dessert is much lighter than a traditional cake or brownie," says Carolyn Wolbers of Loveland, Ohio. "The applesauce adds moisture and helps reduce the fat."

Sweet Potato Custard Pie

Sweet Potato Custard Pie

Sweet Potato Custard Pie

I love to bake and experiment with ingredients. Sometimes I get lucky and produce something that's new and tasty, like this pie.—Kathy Roberts, New Hebron, Mississippi

Sugar 'n' Spice Cookies

Sugar 'n' Spice Cookies

Sugar 'n' Spice Cookies

An inexpensive meal can still include dessert like these simple cookies. They are a sweet and tart treat.—Dottie LaPierre, Woburn, Massachusetts

Pear-Filled Bundt Cake

Pear-Filled Bundt Cake

Pear-Filled Bundt Cake

“Pear-Filled Bundt Cake is yummy warm or cold,” says Barbara Sievert of Yorktown, Virginia. “It’s by far the best pear cake I’ve ever had.”
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