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Simple Desserts

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Sacher Torte Squares

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Arlene Erlbach
Sacher torte is a classic Viennese cake that requires several steps. My squares give you an easy way out that still features the classic apricot and chocolate flavors. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, IL
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Strudel Pudding Dessert

Strudel Pudding Dessert

Strudel Pudding Dessert

Frozen toaster pastries make for a delightful crust in this quick four-ingredient creation. Chocolate pudding is easily transformed into a mousse-like layer of creamy goodness that is guaranteed to get rave reviews.

Warm Strawberry Fondue

Warm Strawberry Fondue

Warm Strawberry Fondue

For a delightful dessert, Sharon Mensing needs only a handful of ingredients to fix this unusual fruit fondue. "Use grapes, bananas, strawberries and angel food cake cubes as dippers," she suggests from Greenfield, Iowa.

Dunked Strawberries

Dunked Strawberries

Dunked Strawberries

Dressed-up strawberries give any meal an elegant finish. With brown sugar and a hint of lime, they’re sweet, tangy and so tasty, you’ll want more! —Jennifer Reid, Farmington, Maine
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Cinnamon Graham Sundaes

Cinnamon Graham Sundaes

Cinnamon Graham Sundaes

Many Mexican restaurants serve ice cream in deep-friend shells. I use cinnamon graham crackers and honey to get a similar taste.—Jennifer Villarreal, Texas City, Texas

Fruit Juice Pops

Fruit Juice Pops

Fruit Juice Pops

I've used this recipe for years as a refreshing treat. My children enjoyed these pops more than any store-bought ones I ever brought home. They taste great with either pineapple or orange juice. Try freezing and serving in cups made from hollowed-out oranges. —Barbara Stewart, Garland, Texas

Hawaiian Cake

Hawaiian Cake

Hawaiian Cake

Estella Traeger of Milwaukee, Wisconsin dresses up a boxed yellow cake mix with pineapple, coconut and a delightful blend of instant pudding, cream cheese and whipped topping. "This is a favorite dessert that suits any occasion. Try it once and you're sure to make it again," she promises.

Peanut Butter Cream Dessert

Peanut Butter Cream Dessert

Peanut Butter Cream Dessert

"With a few minor changes to the original cookies-and-cream recipe, I can please the peanut butter lovers in my family," writes Mary Ann Saam. The Cridersville, Ohio cook uses instant pudding mix, frozen whipped topping and store-bought sandwich cookies to hurry along preparation.

Blueberry-Rhubarb Crisp

Blueberry-Rhubarb Crisp

Blueberry-Rhubarb Crisp

This quick, easy and comforting recipe can also be microwaved to save on time and not compromise flavor. It's simply unbeatable warmed with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Strawberry Yogurt Trifle

Strawberry Yogurt Trifle

Strawberry Yogurt Trifle

"This dessert is a favorite in my family," notes Nella. "Since it requires only five ingredients, it's a breeze to put together. "You can even assemble it a few hours ahead of time," she adds.

Frozen Orange Cream Pie

Frozen Orange Cream Pie

Frozen Orange Cream Pie

Dessert doesn't get much easier than this frosty five-ingredient favorite from Nancy Horsburgh. "It's cool and refreshing," promises the Everett, Ontario reader "Children like it because it tastes like a popular ice cream treat."

Chocolate Espresso Lava Cake

Chocolate Espresso Lava Cake

Chocolate Espresso Lava Cake

When a chocolate craving hits, I whip up this cake my aunt inspired. It’s gooey and saucy but not crazy sweet. It’s also potluck perfect. —Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, MO
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