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Simple Desserts

Find simple desserts from our Simple and Delicious Magazine. Get easy to make, simple desserts featured in our publication.

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Pecan Butter Tarts

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Susan Kieboam
I searched for the perfect butter tart for ages. After many attempts, I discovered this favorite that begs for a scoop of ice cream on top. —Susan Kieboam, Streetsboro, OH
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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.

No-Fuss Pumpkin Cake

No-Fuss Pumpkin Cake

No-Fuss Pumpkin Cake

In Larsen, Wisconsin, Nancy Heider makes the most of convenience items to come up with this moist old-fashioned cake. "It goes together quickly," she writes. "That's a plus for me, because I have a husband who loves desserts."

Classic Sweet Potato Pie

Classic Sweet Potato Pie

Classic Sweet Potato Pie

Paul Azzone relies on this simple but special deep-dish pie to provide a down-home finish to hearty autumn meals served at home in Shoreham, New York. Pecans and pumpkin pie spice make this one comforting seasonal classic.
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Tricky Taco Cups

Tricky Taco Cups

Tricky Taco Cups

Fools of all ages will fall in love with these sensationally sneaky sweets that look like taco salads. Crunchy waffle bowls are filled with chocolate ice cream, then topped with tinted coconut "lettuce" and "cheese", maraschino cherry "tomatoes" and black licorice "olives".

Minty Cocoa Mousse

Minty Cocoa Mousse

Minty Cocoa Mousse

Junior Mints give the refreshing mint taste to this scrumptious smooth-as-silk mousse. It's one of my best desserts because it's a snap to prepare, yet the flavor is beyond compare. -Melissa Tarbox, Allen, Texas

Two-Tone Butter Cookies

Two-Tone Butter Cookies

Two-Tone Butter Cookies

During the hectic holiday season, you'll appreciate the ease of these irresistible butter cookies from Kathy Kittell of Lenexa, Kansas. It's wonderful to pull the two-tone dough from the freezer and bake a festive batch in no time.

Cookie Pizza a la Mode

Cookie Pizza a la Mode

Cookie Pizza a la Mode

This yummy dessert can't be beat—especially because it's so easy to make. It's like eating a chocolate chip cookie and ice cream sundae all in one! —Dee Drew, Aliso Viejo, California

Gelatin Game Chips

Gelatin Game Chips

Gelatin Game Chips

It's a safe bet these gelatin gems will delight a full house of friends. The white ones have a creamy vanilla taste while the others are sweet and fruity.

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

Rocky Road Grilled Banana Splits

Rocky Road Grilled Banana Splits

Rocky Road Grilled Banana Splits

There's no wrong turn when you travel down this rocky road. Toasty-warm bananas filled with gooey goodness and topped with heaping scoops of (pause for drool) creamy perfection are a new cookout must-have. —Loretta Ouellette, Pompano Beach, Florida

Ocean Cake

Ocean Cake

Ocean Cake

Whether it's for a pool or birthday party, this fish-themed cake will snag smiles from kids of all ages! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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