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Easy Desserts

Looking for easy dessert recipes? Find great tasting and easy dessert recipes including quick and easy desserts, easy to make chocolate desserts, and more easy dessert recipes and ideas.

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Paired with ice cream, this colorful sauce makes a special after-dinner treat in no time. “I came across this recipe, but was reluctant to try it,” Brenda White explains from Hagerstown, Maryland. “To my surprise, it was delicious on chicken and pork. Leftovers are also fabulous on pound cake and angel food cake.”
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Crisp Sugar Cookie Mix

Crisp Sugar Cookie Mix

Crisp Sugar Cookie Mix

I've relied on this mix for these light sugar cookies for years, even selling it at bazaars. I package it in a plastic bag tied with pretty ribbon and attach a cookie cutter and copy of the recipe. —Eneatha Attig Secrest, Mattoon, Illinois

Nuts-About-You Cookie Sticks

Nuts-About-You Cookie Sticks

Nuts-About-You Cookie Sticks

These cookies make a fancy meal finale that couldn’t be quicker to whip up. Start with purchased Pirouette cookies, dip in a rich creamy chocolate and peanut-butter coating, dust with nuts or sprinkles, serve with your favorite after-dinner beverage. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

German Chocolate Fondue

German Chocolate  Fondue

German Chocolate Fondue

German sweet chocolate gives rich flavor to this simple specialty from Helen Phillips. Just a handful of ingredients and a microwave make the sweet fondue a fast favorite at her Horseheads, New York home. "We like it with dippers such as bananas, strawberries and marshmallows," she writes.
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Microwave Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Microwave Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Microwave Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

"I do a lot of cooking and baking in spring and early summer when the rhubarb is tender," writes Lorraine Guzek of Thief River Falls, Minnesota. "This tangy-sweet sauce is delicious over ice cream and so easy to make."

Raisin Apple Tartlets

Raisin Apple Tartlets

Raisin Apple Tartlets

"I always get a kiss on the cheek when I make these individual pie-like treats for my husband," writes Claudia Jean Griffin of Beaver, Pennsylvania.

Pineapple Angel Food Torte

Pineapple Angel Food Torte

Pineapple Angel Food Torte

In Duncansville, Pennsylvania, Jane Lynn uses a few simple ingredients to transform prepared angel food cake into an impressive dessert. "It can be whipped up in 10 minutes and adds a festive look to your table," she promises.

Blueberry Shortcake Sundaes

Blueberry Shortcake Sundaes

Blueberry Shortcake Sundaes

These blueberry shortcake sundaes offer a summery conclusion to any meal. I make this recipe quite often. If you need to save even more time in the kitchen, just buy blueberry pie filling and thin it out with a little orange juice. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario

Candy Cane Reindeer

Candy Cane Reindeer

Candy Cane Reindeer

Our Test Kitchen staff had a blast creating these adorable candy cane stocking stuffers. Rudolph and his friends never looked sweeter than they do with pretzel antlers, chocolate eyes and red-hot candy noses.

Mousse-Topped Pound Cake

Mousse-Topped Pound Cake

Mousse-Topped Pound Cake

A smooth creamy filling with a mild cocoa flavor is spread on layers of pound cake, then topped with sliced kiwifruit for a pretty presentation.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Fresh Fruit Parfaits

Fresh Fruit Parfaits

Fresh Fruit Parfaits

“I fix this simple recipe when I want to prepare something impressive for company,” notes Karin Christian of Plano, Texas. “It makes a low-calorie breakfast that feels indulgent.”

Baked Apples on the Grill

Baked Apples on the Grill

Baked Apples on the Grill

Sweet coconut provides the delicious difference in this fun grilled great from Jodi Rugg of Aurora, Illinois. "Our two children enjoy helping me stuff the yummy filling into the apples," she reports. "It's so easy that sometimes we don't even bother to do the measuring!"
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