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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.

Breakfast Bread Pudding

Breakfast Bread Pudding

Breakfast Bread Pudding

Alma Andrews of Live Oak, Florida notes, "I assemble this dish the day before our grandchildren visit, giving me more time for fun with them!"

Chocolate Almond Cheesecake

Chocolate Almond Cheesecake

Chocolate Almond Cheesecake

My family enjoys a good meal, but we all save room for dessert when this cheesecake is part of the menu. Its rich chocolate flavor is so satisfying when we're craving something sweet and creamy. -Jeri Dobrowski, Beach, North Dakota

Chocolate Coconut Cake

Chocolate Coconut Cake

Chocolate Coconut Cake

Field editor Joanie Ward of Brownsville, Indiana says her sweet treat satisfies both chocolate and coconut lovers.
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Fluffy Cranberry Cheese Pie

Fluffy Cranberry Cheese Pie

Fluffy Cranberry Cheese Pie

This pie has a light texture and zippy flavor that matches its vibrant color. It's festive for the holidays or anytime, and easy because you make it ahead.

Luscious Almond Cheesecake

Luscious Almond Cheesecake

Luscious Almond Cheesecake

I received this recipe along with a set of springform pans from a cousin at my wedding shower 11 years ago. It makes a heavenly cheesecake. My son Tommy has already told me he wants it again for his birthday cake this year. -Brenda Clifford, Overland Park, Kansas

Peach Bavarian

Peach Bavarian

Peach Bavarian

Fruit molds are my specialty, and I enjoy making and serving them. This one, with its refreshing peach taste, makes a colorful salad or dessert.

Spiced Peaches

Spiced Peaches

Spiced Peaches

This is a super summer dessert because peaches are plentiful. The sweet chilled fruit topped with sour cream and brown sugar is so refreshing. When fresh peaches aren't available, use canned peach halves with tasty result.—Norma Erne, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sugar-Free Chocolate Fudge

Sugar-Free Chocolate Fudge

Sugar-Free Chocolate Fudge

"I am borderline diabetic," relates Kaye Hartley of Jacksonville, Florida. "This fudge appeases my sweet tooth."

Turtle Cheesecake

Turtle Cheesecake

Turtle Cheesecake

"Our guests love this rich, delicious make-ahead dessert," field editor Jo Groth of Plainfield, Iowa relates.

Tapioca Pudding

Tapioca Pudding

Tapioca Pudding

The best thing about this creamy, old-fashioned pudding is that it's made the night before. That's a real plus when cooking for a crowd.—Bernice Hartje, Cavalier, North Dakota

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

When I was young we produced several ingredients for this longtime favorite on the farm. We raised pumpkins in our large vegetable garden, and made homemade butter and lots of sour cream from our dairy herd.
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