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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.

Speedy Brownies

Speedy Brownies

Speedy Brownies

Since you "dump" all the ingredients together for these brownies, they take very little time to prepare. There's no mistaking the homemade goodness of a freshly baked batch—they are rich and fudgy! —Diane Heier, Harwood, North Dakota

Nutty Cracker Delights Cookie

Nutty Cracker Delights Cookie

Nutty Cracker Delights Cookie

I always receive compliments when I serve these crispy snacks. Both sweet and salty, they're fun as appetizers or for munching. They freeze well, too, so you can make them ahead if you're planning a party.

Quick Coconut Cream Pie

Quick Coconut Cream Pie

Quick Coconut Cream Pie

I've found a way to make coconut cream pie without a lot of fuss and still get terrific flavor. Using a convenient purchased crust, instant pudding and frozen whipped topping, I can enjoy an old-time dessert even when time is short.
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Strawberry Sponge Cake

Strawberry Sponge Cake

Strawberry Sponge Cake

For dessert, this dessert uses purchased sponge cake. So there's no need for baking. To showcase its pretty strawberry-red layer, I dish it up in clear dessert glasses or dishes like a trifle.—Ruth Taylor, Greeneville, Tennessee

Chewy Macaroons

Chewy Macaroons

Chewy Macaroons

These coconut cookies are lightly crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. "Sometimes I make them a bit larger so I can top them with a scoop of ice cream and some strawberry sauce," jots Herbert Borland from Des Moines, Washington.

Berry Applesauce Gelatin

Berry Applesauce Gelatin

Berry Applesauce Gelatin

Applesauce and strawberry chunks give substance to this lovely rose-colored treat from Julie Bick of Lyons, Ohio. "My mother-in-law shared the recipe for this refreshing gelatin salad, which is not only great-tasting, but good for you!"

Rich Chocolate Wraps

Rich Chocolate Wraps

Rich Chocolate Wraps

Never thought of using a tortilla to wrap something sweet? This novel treat will make a believer out of everyone from the very first bite. It's smooth creamy filling has a wonderfully rich chocolaty taste and a hint of cinnamon.

Tropical Stuffed Pears

Tropical Stuffed Pears

Tropical Stuffed Pears

Deborah Reno of Central City, Kentucky fills pear halves with a sweet and creamy concoction of pineapple, coconut and pecans. "This tempting dessert is special enough for guests but so easy to make. You can serve it after a quick lunch or dinner," she says.

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.

Yogurt Fruit Dressing

Yogurt Fruit Dressing

Yogurt Fruit Dressing

"This lightly sweet dressing tastes great over fruit or in a Waldorf salad," comments Fran Roberts from Hessel, Michigan. "Best of all, it tastes just seconds to stir up."

Minty Fruit Ice

Minty Fruit Ice

Minty Fruit Ice

Pineapple topped with sherbet and mint jelly makes a refreshing end to this easy meal. "Servings of Minty Fruit Ice go well with lamb. We especially enjoy this combination on warm days," she notes.
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