Easy Dessert Recipes

What are easy dessert recipes?  They are dessert recipes that need just a few on hand ingredients, or at least with ingredients easily found in a quick trip to the supermarket.  Oh yes, they also taste great and get you out the kitchen in no time.  Does that sound right? 

Easy Dessert Recipes

Serve warm or cold with whipped cream or ice cream. Also, sprinkle with toasted chopped pecans after cooking
Banana's Foster Crisp
Serves 4-6
6 medium bananas -- peeled
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon dark rum (optional)
3/4 cup vanilla wafer crumbs
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 F. Slice the bananas into 1/2-inch rounds. Grease a large casserole and arrange the banana slices on the bottom. Sprinkle with salt and rum if using. In a bowl, combine the vanilla wafer crumbs with the melted butter. Add the brown sugar and cinnamon and mix well. Sprinkle over the bananas. Bake for about 20 mins, or until browned. 

Serve with whipped cream and chocolate syrup.  
A Chocolate Filled Angel
Serves 6

1 small purchased angel food cake
1 pint heavy whipping cream, whipped
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon sugar

Cut off top of angel food cake.  Cut out center, leaving sides about an inch thick. This may be easier if the cake is slightly frozen. Place cake in freezer, 30-45 mins. 

Gently fold cocoa powder, vanilla and sugar into the whipped cream.  Replace top and refrigerate for at 3 hours before serving. 

Always an easy dessert recipe. 
Berry Easy Cream Pie Recipe
1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk 
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1½ to 2 cups assorted fresh berries.  Best to use are strawberries, raspberries and blackberries.  Slice larger berries in half
1 8-oz container frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed
1 8-9 inch homemade or purchased graham cracker or cookie crust. If homemade, try vanilla or chocolate wafers or animal crackers for a change of pace

In a large bowl, mix together sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice. Stir well.  Mix in berries.  Fold in whipped topping.  

Spoon mixture into crust. Freeze 5 hours or until firm.  Let stand 20 to 30 minutes before serving.

Garnish with chopped berries, mint leaves or chocolate curls if desired.  Store leftovers in freezer.


For the not too sweet sweet tooth!
Baked Apples with Fig Stuffing

Serves 4
4 firm, tart apples
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Zest of 1 lemon
1/2 cup dried figs, chopped
1/2 cup orange juice

Core apples and peel 1/3 way down. Mix cinnamon, zest and chopped figs with 2 tablespoons of orange juice. Using a small spoon stuff center fairly tightly. Cover tops of apples with fig mixture. Arrange in shallow baking dish and pour remaining orange juice over apples. Bake at 350 degrees 45 to 60 
minutes, basting occasionally with orange juice, until apples are tender.  

Serve this super easy dessert recipe cobbler warm with poured cream. Sprinkle with more nutmeg
Easiest Peach Cobbler Ever
Serves 4

1 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice, or to taste
1 cup milk
1 large can peaches, drained, juice reserved

Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder spices and milk.  Melt 1 stick of margarine in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Pour flour/milk mixture into dish. Spoon peaches over mixture and pour 1/4 cup of peach juice over the top. 
Bake in preheated oven at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees for 30 minutes. 


This is it, seriously! Dust with a mixture of cocoa powder and powdered sugar for a super fast topping.  Serve with berries and whipped cream
Easy Chocolate Cake
Makes 1 sheet cake

2-2/3 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2/3 cup cocoa powder
2 cups white sugar
1 tablespoon salt
2 cups water
2 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons white vinegar

Sift dry ingredients into a bowl. Add liquid. Mix well. Transfer to greased 13"x9"x2" pan. Bake at 350' for 35 minutes. 


Makes 16 rolls
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (to taste)
Juice of 1 lemon
8-ozs. cream cheese, softened to room temperature
2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Mix first 4 ingredients together in bowl. Separate rolls, and roll them out about 1/8 inch thick. 

Place 2 - 3 TB of filling in middle of long edge. 
Fold corners up and roll up remaining flap. 

Bake at until brown, about 10-12 minutes. 

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