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Old 08-25-2010, 05:43 PM   #1
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Easy Desserts?

Hey guys,

What are some easy desserts (other than cookies haha) that I can make that don't take too long? Something I can just whip up but that will look like I spent a long time on!

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Old 08-25-2010, 05:47 PM   #2
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poach some hollowed out pears in red wine and stuff them with ice cream when they cool.

I also poach them in white wine and stuff them with a gorganzola mousse and then roll them in chopped pecans or pistachios

Grilled peaches are great too.
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:52 PM   #3
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Buy a short cake, slice it into individual serving dishes, top with canned fruit, a scoop of ice cream and whipped topping. Chopped nuts or shaved almonds make a nice finish.
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:55 PM   #4
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poach some hollowed out pears in red wine and stuff them with ice cream when they cool.

I also poach them in white wine and stuff them with a gorganzola mousse and then roll them in chopped pecans or pistachios

Grilled peaches are great too.
Wow sounds so fancy! About how long would that take?
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:48 PM   #5
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BLACK MAGIC CAKE
HERSHEY'S Kitchens: Recipes: Black Magic Cake

PHILADELPHIA CLASSIC CHEESECAKE
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CREAMY CHOCOLATE PUDDING http://www.recipezaar.com/12431

LEMON ICE CREAM SURPRISE
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CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE CUPCAKES
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STRAWBERRY CREAM PIE
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Wow sounds so fancy! About how long would that take?
Poaching only takes about an hour.I use hard pears so they hold up.
You can add some cinnamon sticks ,peppercorns,allspice,orange peel or whatever to the wine.

Peel the pears first and core from the bottom!

You can put a plate on top of them to hold them down if they float.

You can reduce the poaching liquid for a sauce while the pears cool.
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:45 PM   #7
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Buy some berries - several different kinds if possible. Sort through them and set aside some of the less pretty or smashed ones. Toss the rest with sugar.

Use a FP to puree the damaged berries in sour cream with sugar to taste.

Serve the sweetened berries in a wine glass or stemmed water glass and top with the flavored sour cream. Looks elegant and is a snap to make.
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This one is as easy as they come. To make it even easier you could use a pre-made graham cracker crust from the grocery.

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Buy some berries - several different kinds if possible. Sort through them and set aside some of the less pretty or smashed ones. Toss the rest with sugar.

Use a FP to puree the damaged berries in sour cream with sugar to taste.

Serve the sweetened berries in a wine glass or stemmed water glass and top with the flavored sour cream. Looks elegant and is a snap to make.

I am going to try this one tonight. It sounds easy and delicious! Thank you Andy :)
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:31 PM   #10
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I don't make many deserts, but this is very easy and delicious. I've had this recipe for over 40 years.

Ritz cracker pie

3 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
25 Ritz crackers, crushed
1 c. chopped nuts
1 tsp. vanilla

Beat egg whites very stiff with an electric beater, then slowly add the sugar and vanilla; set aside. Crush the Ritz crackers in a plastic bag. Add the nuts and baking powder to the plastic bag, and shake. Fold the bag mixture into the egg white mixture in the bowl. Spread into a well buttered 9 inch pie plate. Bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool completely, and spread any kind of fruit jam you like on top, or you could use fresh seasonal berries, if they're available. Top the whole thing with whipped topping if you're serving guests. Otherwise, top each slice with whipped topping.
I like Redi Whip, myself.

I'll post this also in the desert section for safe keeping.
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