Make-ahead Baking

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  • Best fruit cake on a serving platter
    2 hrs, 15 min
    This easy Christmas fruitcake is perfect for the holidays. It's light, tender, and full of dried fruits and nuts. Sprinkle the loaf with brandy, or leave it out! Either way, this fruit cake is a welcome addition to the holiday table.
  • Mini Salmon Quiches
    50 min
    Super easy mini salmon quiches. Puff pastry crust. Salmon, cream cheese, and scallion filling. Make-ahead and freeze. Great party or brunch appetizer.
  • Walnut Mocha Torte
    1 hr, 25 min
    German-style torte made with ground walnuts, whipped eggs, and bread crumbs, and a mocha whipped cream frosting.
  • Grain Free Apple Cake
    1 hr, 35 min
    Allergy-Friendly, Gluten-Free
    Apple Honey Cake! Made with almond flour, eggs, honey, apples, and spices. Grain-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free. Make it a day ahead or whip it up at the last minute!
  • Apple Slab Pie
    2 hrs
    Apple Slab Pie! The perfect dessert for a crowd, plus more flaky crust in every bite. Use a mix of apples for best flavor. Great for apple-picking parties, Thanksgiving, or holiday gatherings.
  • No-Knead Pizza Dough
    2 hrs, 5 min
    Vegan, Vegetarian
    No-knead pizza dough! So EASY. Make it ahead so it's ready when you want it. Use with any pizza recipe.
  • Bakery Style Cinnamon Roll
    9 hrs, 50 min
    These Homemade Cinnamon Rolls only taste like they came from a bakery! Soft and fluffy, and topped with a thick layer of cream cheese frosting. A make-ahead dough breaks up the work.
  • Coconut Whipped Cream
    20 min
    Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan
    Here's how to make dairy-free whipped cream with a can of coconut milk! Keeps for several days. Great for topping vegan or Paleo desserts.
  • Coconut Banana Cream Pie
    1 hr, 10 min
    Coconut Banana Cream Pie! Two great pies, combined in one. Graham cracker crust, creamy coconut custard, ripe bananas, and whipped cream topping.
  • Lemon Blueberry Scones
    2 hrs, 33 min
    Glazed lemon blueberry scones! Made with yogurt to keep them light and fluffy. Easy food processor dough.
  • Blueberry Crumb Bars with Shortbread Crust
    1 hr, 15 min
    Don't feel like fussing with pie but still want a blueberry treat? These crumb bars with their jammy sweet berry filling should do the job nicely!
  • Mint Chocolate Cream Pie
    6 hrs, 40 min
    Mint Chocolate Cream Pie! Like instant chocolate pudding in pie form, but way better. A hint of peppermint makes this dessert festive.
  • Vanilla Pound Cake with Vanilla Glaze
    1 hr, 30 min
    This vanilla pound cake is classic in all the best ways. It has a buttery, soft crumb and a decadent glaze, an it's just begging for some fresh berries and whipped cream on top.
  • Coconut Cake with Lemon Curd and Vanilla Buttercream
    1 hr, 30 min
    This coconut cake is a total showstopper at any gathering. With lemon curd filling and vanilla buttercream frosting. Make-ahead options; keeps well.
  • Almond Shortbread Cookie
    1 hr, 20 min
    Almond Shortbread Cookies! For the holidays or "just because." Made with a mix of almond flour and regular flour, and topped with sliced almonds for even more almond flavor.
  • Easy S'mores Pie
    5 hrs, 16 min
    Love s'mores but don't have a campfire? Make this ooey, gooey chocolatey s'mores pie instead! It's waiting for your next summertime gathering.
  • Lemon Icebox Pie recipe
    7 hrs, 30 min
    Fluffy, creamy and tangy—and super cooling on a hot summer afternoon. It's hard to beat the appeal of this old-fashioned Lemon Icebox Pie.
  • Easy Pecan Pie Bars
    1 hr, 35 min
    Pecan Pie Bars are easy to make for the holidays, easy to transport, and even easier to eat. They're just like pecan pie, but no need for the knife and fork!

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