Quick and Easy Dessert
Recipes for Family or Entertaining
quick and easy
dessert recipes? Our desserts found here
are so easy to make that even a child
could make these. Really simple desserts and recipes that look great
Why be a slave to your kitchen when you can knock up
desserts that taste and look just as good, get eaten in the same
of time, and level of satisfaction are equally comparable?
The first simple
recipe on the list is our Poached
Pear and Almond Tart . I
have another firm favorite that is an upside down dessert using canned
pears with a chocolate sponge, but later...First
this recipe for you.
EASY DESSERT RECIPES: Poached Pear and Almond
Tart with a Toffee Glaze
1 sheet sweet short pastry
6 pears, peeled
a handful of dried beans for blind baking
1/2 cup sliced toasted almonds
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 liter water
2 orange rinds
Grease a 20 cm tart tin. Line with a
sheet of baking paper. Roll out the pastry and line the tin. Top with
the dried beans. Bake at 200° C oven until cooked; 10 - 12 minutes.
Place cinnamon, sugar, water and orange
rinds into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Add the pears and poach
for 5 minutes or until soft.
Remove pears, drain completely and
allow to cool. Once cooled, slice length ways into halves, remove core
and seeds and place face down onto the pastry. Top with the roasted
For the Toffee Glaze
1 cup caster sugar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon white vinegar
Place all ingredients
together in a
saucepan and boil until
the liquid thickens and darkens to the color of a golden syrup. As
soon as this happens quickly spoon glaze over the pears until the whole
tart is covered. Serve with double cream or ice cream.
EASY DESSERT RECIPES: Rhubarb and Butterscotch
1 cup flour
50 g butter
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vinegar
2 large eggs
4 tablespoons brown sugar
4 tablespoons golden syrup
4 tablespoons flour
6 tablespoons cream
2 - 3 cups rhubarb, chopped
Rub butter into the flour until it
resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add egg yolk and vinegar. Mix to form a
dough using as much iced water as needed to bind the flour mixture
together. Press into a 20 - 25 cm pie dish.
Beat filling ingredients. Place the cut
rhubarb into the dish evenly and pour filling mixture over the fruit.
Bake at 180°C for 20 - 25 minutes, or until firm.
EASY DESSERT RECIPES: Cherry Clafouti Recipe
2 x 410 g cans pitted black cherries, drained
3/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
1/3 cup icing sugar
1/3 cup plain flour
1 teaspoon mixed spice
Lightly grease 26 cm pie dish. Spread
cherries over base. Beat milk, eggs, essence and sifted sugar into a
small bowl. Combine with an electric beater until combined. Gradually
beat in sifted flour and spice. Beat until smooth. Pour batter over
cherries. Bake in moderate oven for about 50 minutes or until set and
browned. Serve warm or cold.
EASY DESSERT RECIPES: Apple Pie Recipe
1 quantity shortcut pastry
4 granny smith apples
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon raisins
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Cold milk and white sugar to finish.
Line a buttered 25 cm pie dish with
half the pastry, leaving the other half for the top.
Peel the 4 apples, slicing thinly and
discarding core. Layer the apple slices and then sprinkle over a little
of the sugar and spices. Keep layering until the apples, sugar and
spices have been used and the pie shell is full.
Dampen the edges of the pie shell, and
put on the pastry lid, pressing the edges together well. Neaten and
flute edges if desired.
Brush the pie with cold milk, sprinkle
with sugar and cut 4 small slits in the lid.
Bake in a pre-heated oven set at 200°C
for 25-30 minutes, until the crust is a pale golden color.
EASY DESSERT RECIPES: Baked Plums and
Simple dessert recipes for fruit season time. Although this one is for
plums you could also ring the changes and use fresh peaches instead.
Take 6-8 plums, stone and halve. Place in an oven proof dish and pour
some pure apple juice over the plums. About 3/4 cup. Cover tightly with
tin foil and bake in a moderate oven until plums are soft. Serve with
lashings of custard.
EASY DESSERT RECIPES: Poached Pears
6 medium pears
1 3/4 cups castor sugar
5 tablespoons honey
1 vanilla pod
2 1/2 cups red wine
1 teaspoon whole cloves
3 inch cinnamon stick
Peel pears but leave them whole with the stalks on. Put the sugar,
honey, vanilla pod, wine, cloves and cinnamon stick in a large pot. Add
the pears and poach over a low heat until pears are soft. Approximately
30 minutes. When the pears are tender remove them from the pot and keep
them warm. Remove the vanilla pod, cloves and cinnamon stick and boil
the liquid until it is reduced by half. Serve spooned over pears with
either clotted cream or yogurt for a healthier alternative.
EASY DESSERT RECIPES: Lemon Cheese Cake
Simple desserts like this are great, especially when you need to knock
one up in a hurry.
2 cups sweet biscuit crumbs (arrowroot biscuits, Marie biscuits etc)
125 g butter, melted
1 packet lemon jelly crystals
3/4 cup boiling water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 dsp grated lemon rind
1 x 375 g evaporated milk, well chilled
250 g cream cheese
1 cup castor sugar
1 tsp vanilla
To make crust, combine crumbs and melted butter. Press on to a bottom
and sides of bettered 23 inch spring-form baking tin. Bake at 180°C for
10 minutes. Cool and chill.
To make filling, dissolve jelly crystals in the boiling water, add
lemon juice and rind. Cool slightly. Beat evaporated milk until thick.
In another bowl beat cream cheese until smooth and blend in sugar,
vanilla essence and beaten evaporated milk. Fold in warm jelly mixture.
Pour into prepared crust and chill for several hours, or over night.
Decorate with whipped cream rosettes and thinly sliced lemon cut into
EASY DESSERT RECIPES: Baked Apples
Easy desserts like these - even a child can make this one!
Core out 4 apples, making sure you remove the core and pips.
knife and lightly score a ring around the center of each apple. 3/4
the middle with pieces of cut up dates. Fill the rest of the space with
high for about 8 minutes or so, until cooked.
Serve with cream, ice
cream or yogurt .
Take a thumbnail of butter
and squeeze down over the hole.
Place in the microwave on
EASY DESSERT RECIPES: Rhubarb Delight
1 packet red jelly crystals
1 cup boiling water
1 cup milk
2 cups cooked rhubarb pieces
Dissolve jelly in water. Cool, then add milk. Stir well. Add rhubarb,
fold in. Set in fridge. Decorate with whipped cream.
EASY DESSERT RECIPES: Pumpkin Pie
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups pumpkin, cooked and mashed
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 eggs beaten
Line a flan dish with rolled out pastry. Mix all filling ingredients
together and spoon on to pastry base. Bake about 200°C for 20 minutes.
Then lower the temperature to 180C and bake for another 30 - 40 minutes
until filling has set.
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