Five Ingredient Dessert Recipes

Cakes, Cookies, Pies, and More

Chocolate Mousse Pie. Jonelle Weaver/Photolibrary/Getty Images

Everybody loves dessert. But in the busy rush of today's lifestyles, dessert often gets relegated to third or fourth place. Not with these recipes! All of these five ingredient dessert recipes, for cakes, cookies, and pies, are super simple and fast. They are all easy, but are special enough to be served to company, so don't feel ashamed that the dessert was super easy!

Since these are mostly baking recipes, especially the recipes for cookies and cakes, be sure to follow instructions carefully and don't substitute ingredients unless the recipe says it's okay. These treats are so easy to make that even non-bakers can make them! They are ideal for beginning cooks, especially young children, to make - as long as Mom or Dad is around to supervise the stovetop and oven. Try to make some for Mother's Day or Father's Day.

You can substitute some things in these recipes. Use peach pie filling instead of apricot in the Apricot Fool. Use plums or pears in the recipe for Baked Peaches. Use apple pie filling in Crockpot Cherry Cobbler. Easy Strawberry Shortcake can be made with raspberries. Or make Lemonade Pie with lime curd. You get the idea!

Remember, all of my five ingredient recipes do not include flour, sugar, water, oil, salt, or seasonings, including vanilla. If you don't have those things on hand, you really can't bake anything! So with just a few minutes and a few ingredients and a little bit of effort, you can serve a delicious dessert to your family this week. They'll love it!

Five Ingredient Dessert Recipes

Five Ingredient Cookie Recipes

Five Ingredient Cake Recipes

Five Ingredient Dessert Pie Recipes