Quick 10-Minute Treats

Serve delicious sweets in no time with our decadent dessert picks, ready in 10 minutes or less.

  • Warm Berry-Thyme Compote
    Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon

    Warm Berry-Thyme Compote

    Dress up vanilla ice cream with a berry delicious fruit-and-sugar topping. The chunky syrup gets a punch of flavor from lemon juice and fresh thyme. Simply cook the berries for about four minutes in a saucepan and serve warm.
  • Caramel-Chocolate Cream Puffs
    Photo: David Prince

    Caramel-Chocolate Cream Puffs

    Start with frozen, store-bought cream puffs and dessert is a snap. Let the puffs thaw during dinner, then roll them in warm caramel sauce and serve on a bed of hot fudge or dark-chocolate sauce. The three ingredients in this dish have a solid shelf life, so keep them on hand for unexpected guests.
  • Greek-Style Yogurt with Honey and Walnuts
    William Meppem

    Greek-Style Yogurt with Honey and Walnuts

    Pick up the four ingredients for this recipe at the store and you'll be ready to serve a dessert anytime in about five minutes. Use Greek yogurt—it's creamier and gives the dish a sweeter flavor that goes nicely with the honey and toasted walnuts.
  • Coconut Snowballs
    Photo: Melanie Acevedo

    Coconut Snowballs

    These adorable dessert bites need a little time in the freezer to harden, but take only minutes to prep. Scoop balls of French vanilla ice cream with a small scoop and roll in shredded coconut. Line them up on a cookie sheet or in individual mini-muffin wrappers and freeze for a few minutes before serving.
  • Raspberry S'Mores
    Photo: James Baigrie

    Raspberry S'Mores

    Update your favorite childhood dessert with the help of a broiler or toaster oven. Broil marshmallows on graham crackers until browned, then top with chocolate and raspberries. The result is a dessert that's easy to make, pretty to look at, and fun to eat.
  • Easy Doughnuts
    Photo: Yunhee Kim

    Easy Doughnuts

    Get fresh, hot doughnuts anytime of day with our simple four-ingredient recipe. Fry refrigerated biscuits in oil then let them dry before topping with a sugar-cinnamon mixture. Cut holes in the center of the doughnuts with a cookie cutter or shot glass and fry them up as doughnut holes.
  • Pears with Rosemary Sugar
    Photo: David Prince

    Pears with Rosemary Sugar

    Turn the season's favorite fruit into a light and tasty dessert. Top pear wedges with a drizzle of orange juice and a sprinkle of rosemary and sugar for a sweet and savory treat that's ready in about five minutes.
  • Easy Rice Pudding
    Photo: Yunhee Kim

    Easy Rice Pudding

    Indulge in a comforting childhood favorite. Cook instant rice, then add ice cream and top with ground cinnamon and serve. It's the perfect dessert for cool-weather nights.
  • Cinnamon and Sugar Tortilla Strips
    Photo: Antonis Achilleos

    Cinnamon and Sugar Tortilla Strips

    Brown flour tortillas with sugar and cinnamon and serve them in a dish as a bite-sized dessert or on top of vanilla ice cream for a delectable crunch. Make extra servings of these four-ingredient crisps–they're guaranteed to go quickly.
  • Stir-Fried Cherries with Chocolate Chip Cones
    Photo: Maria Robledo

    Stir-Fried Cherries with Chocolate Chip Cones

    Serve a quick version of cherries jubilee by making a simply cherry sauce from cherry jelly, sweet cherries, and cherry brandy. Invert an chocolate chip ice cream cone into a serve dish for a playful, festive dessert in minutes.
  • Chocolate Bar Fondue
    Photo: Michele Michael

    Chocolate Bar Fondue

    Fondue is a super easy (and fun!) time-saver–simply melt chocolate with heavy cream and then let guests dive into this do-it-yourself dessert. Be sure to provide slices of fruit and cake, large marshmallows, and bite-sized pretzels for easy dipping.

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