Last Minute Dessert Recipes

Quick Dessert Recipes

Plate with grilled pineapple slices and ice cream on wooden table
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Searching for quick dessert recipes? While last-minute appetizers can be as simple as a box of crackers and some sliced cheese, last-minute dessert recipes take a bit more thought. But by keeping some crucial items on hand, you can whip up a quick dessert recipe in as little as 10 minutes.

Ice cream, of course, is an instant dessert, which you can make more special by topping with different sauces. Try mixing some Grand Marnier into fudge sauce, or add some rum to a butterscotch sauce for an adult sundae. Enjoy these quick and easy dessert recipes.

Last Minute Dessert Recipes

  • Blueberry Cookie Parfaits
    Any fresh fruit could be used in this fresh and gorgeous combination of simple ingredients.
  • Minute Pear Tart
    To me, pears are a bit more special than apples. I like the addition of pistachios to this super simple dessert.
  • Grilled Pineapple
    Grilled pineapple, topped with sorbet, ice cream, whipped cream, or fudge sauce, is a healthy and instant dessert.
  • Easiest Fudge in the World
    You can roll this fudge into truffles, serve it as-is, or add everything from crushed candy bars to nuts and dried fruits.
  • Fastest Cheesecake
    Put this cheesecake in the freezer for about 20 minutes, and it should set up so you can serve it that quickly!
  • Creamy Fruit Parfaits
    Keep different kinds of fresh fruit on hand during this busy time of year. Along with parfait glasses and iced teaspoons, you'll never be at a loss for dessert.
  • Ice Cream Tartlets
    With tartlet shells and ice cream on hand, these sweet little pies can be ready in about 10 minutes.