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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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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

Cinnamon & Sugar Cake

Cinnamon & Sugar Cake

Cinnamon & Sugar Cake

This winning combination makes everything nice with sugar and spice. You’d never guess it came from a box. —Maiah Albi, Carlsbad, California

Coconut Clouds

Coconut Clouds

Coconut Clouds

Coconut lovers will have extra reason to celebrate when they taste these cake-like drop cookies. The generous frosting and coconut topping make them a hit at holiday cookie swaps. —Donna Scofield, Yakima, Washington
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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.

Cinnamon Peach Cobbler

Cinnamon Peach Cobbler

Cinnamon Peach Cobbler

Prepared biscuit mix makes this comforting cobbler a quick favorite. "My husband loves the warm peaches, cinnamony sauce and golden crumb topping," mentions Victoria Lowe from Lititz, Pennsylvania.

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

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."

S'more Sandwich Cookies

S'more Sandwich Cookies

S'more Sandwich Cookies

Capture the taste of campfire s'mores in your kitchen. Graham cracker crumbs added to chocolate chip cookie dough bring out the flavor of the fireside favorite. Melting the cookies' marshmallow centers in the microwave makes them simple to assemble. —Abby Metzger, Larchwood, Iowa

Sweetheart Trifle

Sweetheart Trifle

Sweetheart Trifle

"If you're a peanut butter and chocolate lover, this fantastic trifle is for you," assures Lorie Cooper of Chatham, Ontario. "It's a hit every time I serve it. I always have requests for the recipe."

Apple Dumpling Bake

Apple Dumpling Bake

Apple Dumpling Bake

"I received this recipe from a friend of mine, then tweaked it to suit my family's tastes," says Chris Shields of Monrovia, Indiana. Mountain Dew is the "secret" ingredient in this rich apple dessert that's a snap to make.

Banana Bread Snack Cakes

Banana Bread Snack Cakes

Banana Bread Snack Cakes

This cake doesn't need any frosting—just a dusting of powdered sugar. Guests are always amazed that I made this treat from scratch.—Denise Loewenthal, Hinckley, Ohio
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