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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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Apricot jam provides the fruit flavor in this small pan of sweet dessert bars shared by Olga Wolkosky of Richmond, British Columbia. "They freeze well and are always a hit," she relates. "They're also good with seedless raspberry jam instead."
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Caramel Pecan Cookies

Caramel Pecan Cookies

Caramel Pecan Cookies

You’re sure to impress guests with these show-stopping treats. A golden sugar cookie is the base for an artful arrangement of creamy caramel, sweet milk chocolate and crunchy pecan halves.

Pecan Cream Cheese Pie

Pecan Cream Cheese Pie

Pecan Cream Cheese Pie

Toasted coconut, nuts and caramel sauce top a cream cheese layer in this special pie from Mildred Troupe of Wartrace, Tennessee. "A friend who loves to give out recipes shared this with me...I'm so glad she did!" Mildred reports.

Rhubarb Mallow Cobbler

Rhubarb Mallow Cobbler

Rhubarb Mallow Cobbler

My mom used to make this cobbler every year when I was growing up. Now we take fresh rhubarb to my son in Texas so he can share this recipe with his family. —Judy Kay Warwick, Webster City, Iowa
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Quicker Lemon Angel Food Supreme

Quicker Lemon Angel Food Supreme

Quicker Lemon Angel Food Supreme

Boxed angel food cake speeds prep time but retains the cake's home-baked taste. And the no-cook version of sauce uses handy prepared lemon pie filling and whipped topping for fuss-free fixing and old-fashioned results.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Molten Peppermint-Chocolate Cakes

Molten Peppermint-Chocolate Cakes

Molten Peppermint-Chocolate Cakes

I doctored up a recipe I found in the newspaper years ago. When you see the gooey chocolate dripping out, you know you're in for an awesome dessert. —Genise Krause, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Chocolate Orange Pie

Chocolate Orange Pie

Chocolate Orange Pie

From North Richland Hills, Texas, Laurie LaClair shares this make-ahead delight that's just in time for your Halloween bash. "I dreamed up this wonderful concoction when I was yearning for the creamy orange ice cream treat of my childhood," she writes.

Red Velvet White Chip Cookies

Red Velvet White Chip Cookies

Red Velvet White Chip Cookies

These cookies are soft, chewy and taste as good as they sound. The first time I baked them, I took them to an aunt's yard sale. Now they’re my go-to for any special event. —Samantha Gstalder, Montoursville, PA

Frosted Anise Cookies

Frosted Anise Cookies

Frosted Anise Cookies

I love anise flavoring, and my nana loved sugar cookies, so I put them together. These have a soft, from-scratch texture. It’s hard to stop at just one! —Rachele Angeloni, North Providence, Rhode Island

Easy Lemon Ice

Easy Lemon Ice

Easy Lemon Ice

Kathleen takes advantage of convenient pantry items to dress up Lemon Ice. "I concocted this refreshing dessert when I wanted to turn plain lemon ice into something more satisfying. "The raspberry preserves and chocolate syrup reduce the prep time to almost nothing," Kathleen notes. "A sprinkling of slivered almonds makes it even better," she assures.

Christmas Gingerbread Trifle

Christmas Gingerbread Trifle

Christmas Gingerbread Trifle

Trifle desserts make eye-catching centerpieces. I garnish mine using candy canes and red and green M&M's. Think of the merry possibilities as a kid-friendly project. —Cheryl Tompkins, Kingsville, MO

Sugar Cone Spruce Trees

Sugar Cone Spruce Trees

Sugar Cone Spruce Trees

I capitalized on the idea at Christmastime by sprucing up ice cream cones to fashion some frosted firs. I made these for a school Christmas party.—Carla Harris, Trenton, Tennessee
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