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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.

White Chocolate Lime Mousse Cake

White Chocolate Lime Mousse Cake

White Chocolate Lime Mousse Cake

The line at the dessert table convinced me this cake was a winner when I served it at a party. It makes a pretty presentation, baking up nice and high. The zippy lime and gingersnap flavors really come through.

Cool 'N' Creamy Chocolate Pie

Cool 'N' Creamy Chocolate Pie

Cool 'N' Creamy Chocolate Pie

My mother-in-law fixes this pie often for family get-togethers. It's one of my husband's favorite desserts. My two sons love it as well.—Christie Pyle, Owasso, Oklahoma

Caramel Cheesecake

Caramel Cheesecake

Caramel Cheesecake

This caramel-topped cheesecake is a divine way to savor the goodness of cream cheese. It always gets rave reviews whenever I serve it to friends and family alike.—Rena Fields, Sackets Harbor, New York
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Swirled Blueberry Cheesecake

Swirled Blueberry Cheesecake

Swirled Blueberry Cheesecake

My wife, Gail, and I host an annual cheesecake party. For the event's 10th anniversary, we prepared 10 family favorites, including this fruity creation.—Scott Fox, Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Fabulous Fudge Cheesecake

Fabulous Fudge Cheesecake

Fabulous Fudge Cheesecake

This fudgy cheesecake is particularly popular with my two children. It's also a favorite with guests at the cheesecake party my wife and I host every year.—Scott Fox, Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Strawberry Custard Torte

Strawberry Custard Torte

Strawberry Custard Torte

"This elegant dessert is as beautiful as it is delicious," says Brenda Bodnar from Euclid, Ohio. "Not only is it ultra-easy to prepare, but it's a make-ahead recipe, so there's no last-minute fussing when company is coming."

Peanut Cake Squares

Peanut Cake Squares

Peanut Cake Squares

When I was in high school, I worked for an Irish family...and they made these yummy treats each year for St. Patrick's Day. The sweet frosting and salty peanuts are an irresistible combination. The only complaint my husband has is that I make them just once a year! -Bridget Jones, Veyo, Utah

Nut-Filled Butterhorns

Nut-Filled Butterhorns

Nut-Filled Butterhorns

These rich flaky butterhorns were made on Good Friday morning or Christmas Eve morning when I was growing up. We used them to celebrate the end of Lent or Advent and the joy of family and friends coming together. They're so special, they're worth the bit of extra effort. -Michael Engerson, Hustisford, Wisconsin

Rhubarb Frozen Yogurt

Rhubarb Frozen Yogurt

Rhubarb Frozen Yogurt

My frozen yogurt makes a refreshing end to any meal. The rhubarb flavor is fantastic.—Sarah Bradley, Athens, Texas

Almond Sunshine Citrus

Almond Sunshine Citrus

Almond Sunshine Citrus

I adapted this recipe from one I found in a newspaper. The tangy combination of citrus fruits is welcome as a light dessert after a big meal of as a refreshing addition to a brunch. Friends and family rave about it. —Geri Barr of Calgary, Alberta

Crustless New York Cheesecake

Crustless New York Cheesecake

Crustless New York Cheesecake

This rich and flavorful cheesecake uses an abundance of dairy products. Even though the cake doesn't have a crust, I guarantee everyone will love it. —Mrs. George Parsell, Flushing, New York
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