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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.

Frosty Lemon Pie

Frosty Lemon Pie

Frosty Lemon Pie

Meet the Cook: This pie is a nice light and refreshing finish to a summer picnic or patio supper. I like that it can be made ahead. Married for 35 years, I've always enjoyed cooking. We have two grown sons and three small granddaughters. -Judith Wilke, Dousman, Wisconsin

Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Meet the Cook: It's the big flock of ducks my husband and I used to raise that inspired me to create this recipe. When we found ourselves with a surplus of their eggs, ice cream seemed a good place to put them. Our three children are 23, 15 and 3. -Sigrid Guillot, Thibodaux, Louisiana

Chocolate Peanut Ice Cream Dessert

Chocolate Peanut Ice Cream Dessert

Chocolate Peanut Ice Cream Dessert

Meet the Cook: If you're expecting company or simply want a convenient on-hand dessert, try this. It's easy, but people will think that you slaved for hours to make it. The nearest store is over 10 miles from our log house. So I've learned to improvise in the kitchen! My husband and I have two daughters, 18 and 16. -Jeanette Neufeld, Boissevain, Manitoba
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Dirty Ice Cream

Dirty Ice Cream

Dirty Ice Cream

A favorite of my husband's, this easy recipe comes from my sister-in-law.—Nora Troyer, Franklin, Kentucky

Cantaloupe Sherbet

Cantaloupe Sherbet

Cantaloupe Sherbet

I depend on this recipe often in summer. You can find me in the kitchen early in the day preparing it. Then we sit outside under the evening Texas sky and enjoy every spoonful!

Strawberry Meringue Pie

Strawberry Meringue Pie

Strawberry Meringue Pie

"This great dessert is simple, so don't be put off by the long directions," says Kathleen Mercier of Orrington, Maine.

Chewy Apple Candies

Chewy Apple Candies

Chewy Apple Candies

This chewy fruity candy is a refreshing change of pace from traditional chocolates and fudge. It keeps well in the refrigerator— if you have any left over!

Chocolate Cream Bonbons

Chocolate Cream Bonbons

Chocolate Cream Bonbons

My grandmother gave me this tasty recipe when I was a girl. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of her huge kitchen and all the delicious treats she made. —Joan Lewis, Reno, Nevada

Cathedral Cookies

Cathedral Cookies

Cathedral Cookies

Children love the colorful marshmallows in these festive confections, which look like stained glass when they're sliced. They practically light up the room from the serving platter at our holiday parties.

Lemon Coconut Bars

Lemon Coconut Bars

Lemon Coconut Bars

When I pull these cookies from the oven, everyone gathers to catch a citrusy whiff. The lemony filling, with its chewy coconut texture, squeezes a welcome hint of sunshine into each satisfying bite.

Marshmallow Chocolate-Covered Cherries

Marshmallow Chocolate-Covered Cherries

Marshmallow Chocolate-Covered Cherries

Each year, I have to plan on producing even more of these simple-to-make candies— they're the ones my husband likes best, and they're the first to disappear.
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