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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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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

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.

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
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Brown Sugar Shortbread

Brown Sugar Shortbread

Brown Sugar Shortbread

These rich buttery cookies have just three ingredients! They're a snap to make for a last-minute gift or when guests will be arriving on short notice. For best results, gradually stir the flour into the dough. -Shirley Gardiner Clearwater, Manitoba

Candy Corn Cookies

Candy Corn Cookies

Candy Corn Cookies

Get a head start on these buttery cookies by shaping and chilling the homemade dough ahead of time. When you're ready, just slice and bake the tricolor treats.

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!"

Pistachio Eclair Dessert

Pistachio Eclair Dessert

Pistachio Eclair Dessert

This yummy dessert, sent in by Lisa Givens of Austin, Texas, whips up minutes and can be chilled until ready to serve. "It's tasty and easy to fix," she notes. "I've often brought it to family gatherings and office parties, and it's always the first to go."

Yummy Chocolate Double-Chip Cookies

Yummy Chocolate Double-Chip Cookies

Yummy Chocolate Double-Chip Cookies

I first time I made these cookies, I sent them to my stepson in the Marines. The next time he phoned, guess what he requested? More of these cookies! —Marcella Moore, Washburn, Illinois

Cheesecake Strawberry Trifle

Cheesecake Strawberry Trifle

Cheesecake Strawberry Trifle

"The only drawback to this lovely dessert is that there's never any left over," laughs Lori Thorp from Frazee, Minnesota. "For a patriotic look, replace one of the layers of strawberry pie filling with blueberry...or use whatever filling you prefer."

Pineapple Cake

Pineapple Cake

Pineapple Cake

"I often prepare this moist golden cake at Easter, but it's wonderful just about any time of year," relates Linda Sakal of Biloxi, Mississippi. Pineapple frosting provides the fast finishing touch.

Calgary Nanaimo Bars

Calgary Nanaimo Bars

Calgary Nanaimo Bars

This version may claim roots in Alberta, but the original was said to be dreamed up in a Nanaimo, British Columbia kitchen. They're three delicious layers of Canadian goodness. —Carol Hillier, Calgary, Alberta
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