Make-ahead Dessert

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  • Lemon Curd Cheesecake - whole cheese cake with lemon curd on top and someone is about to take a slice out of it
    9 hrs, 30 min
    This is the creamiest, most delectable, most lemony cheesecake! It's speckled with lemon zest and topped with tart, luscious lemon curd. It's just what you need to satisfy that sweet-tart craving.
  • 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.
  • Best Bread Pudding served on a plate with bourbon sauce
    2 hrs, 10 min
    This best-ever Bread Pudding is so easy to make. Just soak bread cubes with eggs, sugar, and milk, then bake. Add bourbon-soaked raisins and spices to make it extra-special. This New Orleans dessert is a classic for Christmas, Mardi Gras, or any special meal.
  • Tiramisu
    45 min
    Here's how to make a classic tiramisu, step-by-step. Made with whipped egg yolks, sugar, rum, mascarpone, and whipped cream, layered with coffee-dipped ladyfingers. Great make-ahead dessert for Christmas, Thanksgiving, and holiday parties.
  • How To make Crepes
    25 min
    Vegetarian
    Homemade French crêpes are so much fun and surprisingly easy to make using a simple blender batter and a nonstick skillet. They can go sweet or savory, depending on your preference!
  • Peanut Brittle Recipe
    1 hr, 30 min
    Gluten-Free
    Peanut Brittle is easy to make at home and great for holiday gifts, or just to have around the house when unexpected guests show up. Breaking apart the brittle is a fun holiday tradition!
  • Chocolate Ganache Torte
    1 hr, 15 min
    This over-the-top rich chocolate ganache torte is made with two pounds of chocolate, a stick of butter, and a cup of cream. It earns being called Death-By-Chocolate!
  • 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 Lemon Pudding
    2 hrs, 15 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
    This is THE EASIEST lemon pudding EVER. Just 4 ingredients. No gelatin. No eggs. Gluten-free. Great for Easter, Mother's Day, or dinner parties.
  • 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.
  • Paleo Chocolate Mousse
    4 hrs, 20 min
    Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan
    Incredibly easy vegan chocolate pudding. Just 2 ingredients: coconut milk and chocolate. Dairy-free and paleo.
  • Easy Cheesecake Cooked Sous Vide
    1 hr, 40 min
    Foolproof cheesecake, cooked sous vide? Yes, please! The best part of this dessert is that you can make it ahead of time, chill it in the fridge, and have individual servings of cheesecake at your disposal.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • How to Make Chocolate Cream Pie
    5 hrs, 13 min
    Chocolate, pudding, and pie—the best of all possible worlds! This easy, make-ahead pudding pie sets up in a few hours in the fridge, just in time for dessert.
  • Chocolate Mousse
    8 hrs, 35 min
    Chocolate mousse is a great dessert for entertaining because 1) it looks pretty, 2) everyone gets their own serving, and 3) you can make it a day ahead of time.
  • Snowman Chocolate Icebox Cake
    4 hrs, 30 min
    This Snowman Chocolate Icebox Cake is such an easy, fun, and kid-friendly dessert around the holidays. Made with chocolate wafer cookies and whipped cream, decorated with candy. Chill and serve!
  • Chilled Grasshopper Pie on Wood Table
    3 hrs, 45 min
    Here is Grandma's favorite Grasshopper Pie. Her version is made with marshmallows in the filling (skip the gelatin!) and an Oreo cookie crust. A classic!

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