Serve delicious sweets in no time with our decadent dessert picks, ready in 10 minutes or less.
November 11, 2008
1 of 11Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
Warm Berry-Thyme Compote
Warm Berry-Thyme Compote Recipe 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.
2 of 11Photo: David Prince
Caramel-Chocolate Cream Puffs
Caramel-Chocolate Cream Puffs Recipe 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.
3 of 11William Meppem
Greek-Style Yogurt with Honey and Walnuts
Greek-Style Yogurt with Honey and Walnuts Recipe 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.
4 of 11Photo: Melanie Acevedo
Coconut Snowballs Recipe 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.
5 of 11Photo: James Baigrie
Raspberry S'Mores Recipe 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.
6 of 11Photo: Yunhee Kim
Easy Doughnuts Recipe 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.
7 of 11Photo: David Prince
Pears with Rosemary Sugar
Pears with Rosemary Sugar Recipe 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.
8 of 11Photo: Yunhee Kim
Easy Rice Pudding
Easy Rice Pudding Recipe 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.
9 of 11Photo: Antonis Achilleos
Cinnamon and Sugar Tortilla Strips
Cinnamon and Sugar Tortilla Strips Recipe 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.
10 of 11Photo: Maria Robledo
Stir-Fried Cherries with Chocolate Chip Cones
Stir-Fried Cherries with Chocolate Chip Cones Recipe 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.
11 of 11Photo: Michele Michael
Chocolate Bar Fondue
Chocolate Bar Fondue Recipe 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.