Delightful Desserts In No Time

From p. 52 of the July/August 2007 Issue
of Simple & Delicious

Topped Cheesecake Squares Recipe

Topped Cheesecake Squares Recipe

When you're heading to a friend's, attending a family reunion or bringing a dish to a potluck, quick-and-easy desserts are hard to pass up.

These recipes are ready in just 10 minutes or can be made ahead and refrigerated—so they free you up to enjoy more time with the people you love!

Whipped topping, instant pudding and a prepared crust hurry along this no-bake dessert, which was shared by Mary Fuller of Le Mars, Iowa. For a fast finishing touch, place individual slices of Raspberry Mousse Pie on dessert plates decorated with melted chocolate chips.

Frozen pound cake, pudding mix and whipped topping make Five-Minute Trifle easy to assemble…and true to its name. "Any type of cake can be used," says Julia Trachsel of Victoria, British Columbia. "Then add your favorite berries or fruit and any flavor of pudding. Chocolate cake, canned cherry filling and chocolate pudding make it a Black Forest variation that's delicious."

Rich white chocolate and whipped cream combine in these fast-to-fix berry-topped treats. "Although Mousse Tarts originally called for dark chocolate, I prepare them with white chocolate," says Angela Lively of Cookeville, Tennessee. "I double the recipe when I'm asked to bring a dessert to special events. They're always a hit."

Donna Gonda from North Canton, Ohio says, "Tiramisu is Italian for 'pick-me-up,' and Tiramisu Toffee Torte truly lives up to its name. It's worth every bit of effort to see my husband's eyes light up when I put a piece of this delicious torte in front of him."

"Relatives at our reunion were quick to request the recipe when I brought Fluffy Raspberry Torte," says Dorothy Meyer of Markesan, Wisconsin. "It's chock-full of fresh berries."

Topped Cheesecake Squares from our Test Kitchen are sure to steal top billing at any summer meal or social. Let family and friends choose from a warm drizzle of caramel and almonds, a dollop of fresh fruit and jam or a chocolate-dipped strawberry to top off their cheesecake. Each topping takes only three or four ingredients and mere minutes to microwave.

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