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Easy Dessert Recipes

Looking for more easy dessert recipes? Find many more easy dessert recipes, easy chocolate dessert recipes, and easy dessert recipes for parties.

Pumpkin Ice Cream Delight

Pumpkin Ice Cream Delight

Pumpkin Ice Cream Delight

Pumpkin Ice Cream Delight really appeals to those who might not like the traditional pie. You can make it ahead of time to have on hand when extra guests or unexpected guests arrive.—Dixie Terry,Goreville, Illinois

Toffee Crunch Dessert

Toffee Crunch Dessert

Toffee Crunch Dessert

This light and fluffy after-dinner delight was Kim Belcher's signature dessert. The Kingston Mines, Illinois reader loved the recipe's candy topping and creamy layers, but hated all of the fat and calories it offered. That's why she lightened it up herself. See Makeover Toffee Crunch Dessert for the skinny on her revision.

Makeover Toffee Crunch Dessert

Makeover Toffee Crunch Dessert

Makeover Toffee Crunch Dessert

I cut 90% of the fat and nearly half the calories from one of my favorite desserts. Try it for yourself! Guests will never suspect the fluffy, layered specialty is on the light side. —Kim Belcher, Kingston Mines, Illinois
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Apricot Lemon Ice

Apricot Lemon Ice

Apricot Lemon Ice

Frosty, fruity and full of flavor, this pretty iced treat from Elizabeth Montgomery in Allston, Massachusetts, is sure to melt any resistance to dessert! “It’s a nice ice-cream substitute for lactose-intolerant friends and family,“ she notes. And with only 5 ingredients, it couldn’t be easier.

Little Holiday Cakes

Little Holiday Cakes

Little Holiday Cakes

My college friend shared this cupcake recipe that has pie crust on the bottom, raspberry jam in the middle and cake on top—scrumptious for a buffet or potluck. —Dana Beckstrom, Salt Lake City, Utah

Cranberry Sorbet

Cranberry Sorbet

Cranberry Sorbet

This sorbet's sweet-tart taste is so refreshing after a hearty meal. My mother made a batch at least once a year, either for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Warm Pear Sundaes

Warm Pear Sundaes

Warm Pear Sundaes

“This is a simple, attractive way to dress up fresh pears,” says Janice Mitchell of Aurora, Colorado. “You don’t need a lot of time or ingredients, and you can easily double or triple the recipe for guests.”

Peach Freeze

Peach Freeze

Peach Freeze

Donna Jo Cuddy of Gainesville, Georgia dresses up vanilla ice cream with fresh peaches, cinnamon and vanilla for a yummy Peach Freeze that’s ready to serve in no time.

Coconut Raspberry Trifle

Coconut Raspberry Trifle

Coconut Raspberry Trifle

Raspberry Zingers cut into quarters and layered with instant French vanilla pudding and fresh raspberries make a tasty and fun trifle—perfect for potlucks;Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Sparkling Fresh Fruit

Sparkling Fresh Fruit

Sparkling Fresh Fruit

“This fruit-filled dessert is yummy,” promises Nancee Melin of Tucson, Arizona. “For even faster preparation, you can buy cut-up fruit from the produce department. For an elegant touch, I like to garnish it with fresh mint sprigs.”

Coffee Whip Dessert

Coffee Whip Dessert

Coffee Whip Dessert

Field editor Marian Platt of Sequim, Washington shares her luscious Coffee Whip Dessert, a smooth and creamy finale fit for everyday meals or even special occasions ...and it takes just minutes to prepare!
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