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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.

Tangy Lemonade Pie

Tangy Lemonade Pie

Tangy Lemonade Pie

I really enjoy lemon pie, but I have to watch my sugar intake. So I experimented with sugar-free gelatin and lemonade mix to come up with this light pie that's absolutely delicious. —Carol Anderson, West Chicago, Illinois

Chocolate Cream Torte

Chocolate Cream Torte

Chocolate Cream Torte

"This cake is so good, I can serve it as an everyday dessert or for special occasions," writes Dorothy Monroe, Pocatello, Idaho. Chocolate cake layers are jazzed up with whipped cream and a quick chocolate frosting.

Favorite Fudgy Brownies

Favorite Fudgy Brownies

Favorite Fudgy Brownies

I've made these moist brownies many times and they're always a hit. —June Formanek, Belle Plaine, Iowa
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Brownie Cheesecake

Brownie Cheesecake

Brownie Cheesecake

"I don't remember where I got this recipe, but it's so good!" comments Dorothy Olivares of El Paso, Texas. Before baking the smooth and creamy chocolate cheesecake, she stirs crumbled brownies into the batter for a delectable touch.

St. Patrick's Day Pistachio Cupcakes

St. Patrick's Day Pistachio Cupcakes

St. Patrick's Day Pistachio Cupcakes

"On St. Patrick's Day our family gets together for a special dinner and other festivities," explains Susan Frantz of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. "Green is dominant in most of the food we serve, so these cupcakes tinted with pistachio pudding mix are a perfect addition.

Chocolate Chip Mint Cookies

Chocolate Chip Mint Cookies

Chocolate Chip Mint Cookies

Patricia Kaesta of Brockton, Massachusetts jazzes up a packaged cookie mix, then lets Junior Mints melt on top of the warm treats to create an easy frosting. "These delicious cookies are requested at every gathering," she says.

Peanut Butter Graham Bars

Peanut Butter Graham Bars

Peanut Butter Graham Bars

In Boissevain, Manitoba, Mina Dyck relies on her microwave to hurry along assembly of these yummy make-ahead bars. With their pleasant peanut butter and chocolate flavor, they're sure to disappear quickly.

Easter Bunny Treats

Easter Bunny Treats

Easter Bunny Treats

These cute treats were easy for our kids to assemble, and the whole family had fun making them. —Holly Jost, Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Crunchy Candy Clusters

Crunchy Candy Clusters

Crunchy Candy Clusters

Before she retired, Faye O'Bryan took these yummy peanut butter bites to work for special occasions. "They're so simple," says the Owensboro, Kentucky cook. "I still make them for holidays because my family looks forward to the coated cereal and marshmallow clusters."

Chocolate Cream Puffs

Chocolate Cream Puffs

Chocolate Cream Puffs

Our Test Kitchen staff used a bit of cocoa to turn traditional cream puffs into these extraordinary desserts. Guests will think you spent hours fussing over the tender chocolate pastries, which are filled with a rich creamy mixture and fresh strawberries.

Cream Puff Pyramids

Cream Puff Pyramids

Cream Puff Pyramids

From West Columbia, South Carolina, Saundra Busby celebrates holidays by topping store-bought miniature cream puffs with canned pie filling and melted chocolate. "These quick-to-assemble dessert call for only five ingredients," she says. "Nothing could be simpler or more elegant."
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