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Quick Desserts

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Cherry Cheesecake

Cherry Cheesecake

Cherry Cheesecake

When I worked full-time and needed a quick dessert to take to a potluck or a friend's home, this pie was always the answer. You can substitute a graham cracker crust or use another type of fruit pie filling for a change of pace. Even the chilling time is flexible if you're in a big hurry. -Mary Smith Bradenton, Florida

Quick Frosty Chocolate Treat

Quick Frosty Chocolate Treat

Quick Frosty Chocolate Treat

“This recipe has been in our family for many years,” writes Juanita Michael of Florence, Alabama. “The thing we like most about it is that it doesn't freeze very hard, and if you have any leftover, which we hardly ever do, you can place it in the freezer and it will stay slightly soft.”

Sweetened Whipped Cream

Sweetened Whipped Cream

Sweetened Whipped Cream

Sometimes a dollop of sweetened whipped cream is all you need to top your favorite cake or other dessert. To make ahead, slightly underwhip the cream, then cover and refrigerate for several hours. Beat briefly just before using.
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Chocolate Pizza Heart

Chocolate Pizza Heart

Chocolate Pizza Heart

I found this recipe in an old cookbook and changed a few ingredients to suit my family's taste. They really enjoy this candy. You'll love how fast, fun and simple it is! Get the kids to help you spread the toppings. —Becky Thesman, Enid, Oklahoma

Ice Cream Sandwich Desserts

Ice Cream Sandwich Desserts

Ice Cream Sandwich Desserts

No one will believe this awesome dessert is just dressed-up ice cream sandwiches. "For my son's birthday party, I decorated it with race cars and checkered flags because he's a big racing fan," recalls Jody Koerber of Caledonia, Wisconsin. "It was a huge success!"

Rich Chocolate Frosting

Rich Chocolate Frosting

Rich Chocolate Frosting

My husband, Doug, loved his chocolate groom's cake that was topped with this smooth, creamy frosting and accented with chocolate-covered strawberries. Some were made to look like tuxedos.

No-Cook Coconut Pie

No-Cook Coconut Pie

No-Cook Coconut Pie

This creamy No-Cook Coconut Pie proves that a quick meal doesn't have to go without dessert. —Jeanette Fuehring, Concordia, Missouri

Frozen Mocha Marbled Loaf

Frozen Mocha Marbled Loaf

Frozen Mocha Marbled Loaf

This showstopping marbled dessert seems fancy, but it's really simple to prepare ahead of time and pop in the freezer. Frosty slices have a creamy blend of chocolate and coffee that's delightful anytime of year. —Cheryl Martinetto, Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Pumpkin Mousse

Pumpkin Mousse

Pumpkin Mousse

If you've had your fill of pumpkin pie, this cool and creamy mousse is just right for you. Its light and fluffy texture won't make you feel "stuffed" after your favorite turkey dinner.

Peanut Butter Pie with Cream Cheese

Peanut Butter Pie with Cream Cheese

Peanut Butter Pie with Cream Cheese

Smooth and creamy, this yummy dessert is popular with our family. It's so quick and easy to prepare, and the recipe makes two pies...one for now and one to refrigerate or freeze for later. -Denise Bitner Reedsville, Pennsylvania

Red, White and Blue Berry Pie

Red, White and Blue Berry Pie

Red, White and Blue Berry Pie

To me, this colorful pie is the epitome of summer. Bright blueberries and raspberries sandwich a cream cheese layer in the pie that’s quite festive. I can’t imagine a holiday party without this tasty treat! —Cindy Zarnstorff, Anchorage, Alaska
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