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Make Ahead Desserts

Looking for more make ahead desserts? Find many more make ahead desserts, make ahead holiday desserts, and easy make ahead desserts.

Pumpkin Mousse Cheesecake

Pumpkin Mousse Cheesecake

Pumpkin Mousse Cheesecake

Fresh from the vine comes my merry after-dinner delight! The scrumptious pumpkin filling makes this cheesecake different from most, and the glaze adds a nice touch. It's a big hit among my family and friends.

Pfeffernuesse

Pfeffernuesse

Pfeffernuesse

"These mild spice cookies, perfect for dunking, come from an old family recipe," shares Betty Hawkshaw of Alexandria, Virginia.

Cherry Almond Cheesecake

Cherry Almond Cheesecake

Cherry Almond Cheesecake

Cherry marbling and topping bring a holiday look to this lovely dessert. Its graham cracker crust includes ground almonds, which give it a crunchy texture. The nutty flavor complements the cream cheese filling nicely.
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Boot Cake

Boot Cake

Boot Cake

This cute boot cake is easily shaped from pieces of a 9-inch x 13-inch cake. I tinted some of the cream cheese frosting to pipe on details. It was a fitting and delicious centerpiece for our cowboy buffet.

Chewy Walnut-Apricot Candies

Chewy Walnut-Apricot Candies

Chewy Walnut-Apricot Candies

A bit old-fashioned, these fruit-and-nut confections are both different and delicious. Munching on one is like biting into a fresh-picked gift from the orchard.

Nutty Citrus Candy

Nutty Citrus Candy

Nutty Citrus Candy

A friend shared the recipe for these refreshing tangy-sweet goodies. Whenever I need a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, I roll them out by the dozens.

Date Pecan Fudge

Date Pecan Fudge

Date Pecan Fudge

As a new bride, my Texas-born mother made this recipe to remind her of home. Now, when I make the mellow date-filled candy, happy family times come to mind.

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

My love for chocolate-covered cherries inspired this fun and fancy cheesecake that's perfect for Christmas.

Cinnamon Chocolate Angel Pie

Cinnamon Chocolate Angel Pie

Cinnamon Chocolate Angel Pie

Our Christmas dinner wouldn't be complete without a festive finale. I've served this satisfying pie for so many years that it's become a holiday tradition.

Cheesecake Diamonds

Cheesecake Diamonds

Cheesecake Diamonds

Here's a simple recipe that's good to have when guests are coming over. I found it in an old cookbook.

Chocolate Cheese Pie

Chocolate Cheese Pie

Chocolate Cheese Pie

Mark and I were married in a casual outdoor ceremony. Our "wedding cake" consisted of 30 delicious cheesecakes, including this easy but special one.
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