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Quick Cooking: Three Simple Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

by Maia Muttoo Jul 22, 2019

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If you’ve ever watched the Cooking Channel, you know that dessert is often the most complex and time-consuming course to make.

Luckily, there are plenty of quick dessert recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth when you’re low on time.

Here are three simple treats you can make in no time.

Mini Apple Pies

Image via Taste of Home.

Apple pie is a classic dessert that combines the sweetness of apples with the warmth of cinnamon in a buttery, flaky crust.

Unfortunately, making a crust from scratch can take a minimum of four hours! When your craving strikes last-minute, remember that there’s no shame in store-bought crust. You can find frozen crusts that are just as delicious as a homemade one.

Taste of Home’s recipe for bite-sized apple pies takes less than 20 minutes and is fun to make with the whole family.

Add a scoop of ice cream to take this already delicious dessert to the next level.

Rocky Road Parfaits

Image via Midwest Living.

If you love Rocky Road ice cream but don’t have the right tools or the time to make your own frozen dessert, this Midwest Living recipe is for you.

Parfaits are some of the fastest desserts to make; this one layers all the classic flavours of Rocky Road: chocolate, peanuts and marshmallows. All you need is five ingredients, a jar, and 15 minutes.

For an even faster parfait, replace the pudding mix and milk with pre-packaged pudding.

Banana Splits

Sure, you could have plain ice cream for a quick dessert, but why not jazz it up a bit and make a banana split instead?  The banana, nuts, and a drizzle of chocolate or caramel will add texture and more flavours to your treat. The best part is that it doesn’t take long to make.

Food and Wine’s recipe takes just 30 minutes. For an even quicker option, buy pre-roasted nuts and packaged sauces.

Sometimes you just need something sweet, and stat! These three recipes are quick, easy, and guaranteed to delight your taste buds.

Sources: Taste of Home, Midwest Living, and Food and Wine.