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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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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 Almond Dessert

Chocolate Almond Dessert

Chocolate Almond Dessert

Who wouldn’t love this rich and decadent finale? It’s absolutely perfect for any special occasion. —Heidi Hall, North St. Paul, Minnesota

Quick Cream Topped Grapes

Quick Cream Topped Grapes

Quick Cream Topped Grapes

You need just three ingredients to enjoy the rich taste of this treat. The sweet sauce looks lovely over red or green grapes when served in sherbet glasses.—Joyce Key, Snellville, Georgia

Contest-Winning Mud Pie

Contest-Winning Mud Pie

Contest-Winning Mud Pie

"Coming from the South, we fell in love with this chocolate pie that’s filled with pecans," Deboraha Woolard shares from Las Vegas, Nevada. "It could take all day to put together, but my version takes just 15 minutes of preparation before it’s stored in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve."
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Gingerbread Fruitcake Cookies

Gingerbread Fruitcake Cookies

Gingerbread Fruitcake Cookies

Two of my favorite things, gingerbread and fruitcake, meet in a truly great cookie. You’d never know this recipe starts with a mix. It's brimming with fruit, nuts and gingerbread flavor and topped with a delightful orange glaze. —Jamie Jones, Madison, Georgia

S'more Pudgy Pie

S'more Pudgy Pie

S'more Pudgy Pie

"Simply sinful" is how testers described this fresh take on s'mores. —Joanne Surfus, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Chocolate Berry Freeze

Chocolate Berry Freeze

Chocolate Berry Freeze

This lovely make-ahead cake tastes as good as it looks. Rich, creamy and decadent, it’s perfect for company! Thanks to Lisa Ruehlow of Blaine, Minnesota for the recipe.

Orange Slice Cookies

Orange Slice Cookies

Orange Slice Cookies

Soft candy orange slices are a refreshing addition to these crispy vanilla chip cookies from Britt Strain, Idaho Falls, Idaho. To quickly cut the orange candy, use scissors, rinsing the blades with cold water occasionally to reduce sticking.

Favorite Fruit Pizza

Favorite Fruit Pizza

Favorite Fruit Pizza

This is my favorite fruit pizza and my family loves it. I make it often for a cool, pretty and delicious dessert. —Gaynelle Henry, Newland, North Carolina

Coconut Ice Cream Torte

Coconut Ice Cream Torte

Coconut Ice Cream Torte

Guests will “ooh” and “aah” when you bring in this fabulous ice-cream torte ringed with chocolaty Almond Joy bars. But this is one summer showstopper our Test Kitchen created with busy hostesses in mind. It’s super easy, feeds a crowd and can be made days ahead for convenience.

Berry Compote Topping

Berry Compote Topping

Berry Compote Topping

“This recipe is fantastic served over toasted slices of pound cake as well as warm-from-the-oven biscuits!” Try it over ice cream, too! Wanda Wedekind — West Frankfort, Illinois

Granola Sundaes

Granola Sundaes

Granola Sundaes

Ice cream has long been a hassle-free dessert that complements any meal. Top it off with a yummy oat mixture, and you've got an instant success.—Kim Dunbar, Willow Springs, Illinois
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