Easy 30-Minute Desserts

End your day on a sweet note with these delightful ideas, from creamy malts to luscious fruit cobblers.


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Mocha Pound Cake Stacks
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Mocha Pound Cake Stacks

    Fresh orange adds a tangy contrast to the rich and creamy chocolate sauce poured over lightly toasted slices of pound cake.

    Start to finish: 20 minutes

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Nutty Maple Pudding

    Toasted pecans add crunch while slices of fresh pear balance the sweetness in this rich maple-infused vanilla pudding.

    Start to finish: 20 minutes

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Stove-Top Peach-Raspberry Cobbler

    Get the slow-simmered flavor you love in traditional cobblers in half the time with this version that's topped with twists of baked puff pastry.

    Start to finish: 20 minutes

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Brie-Apple Quesadillas

    Tart Granny Smith apples and rich Brie cheese drizzled with caramel fill these irresistible dessert quesadillas.

    Start to finish: 20 minutes

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Wonton Dessert Stacks

    Crisp wonton wrappers are filled with creamy lemon yogurt and fresh slices of strawberry and kiwi.

    Start to finish: 20 minutes

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PB&J Ice Cream Sundaes

    Get the flavors of your favorite peanut butter and jelly sandwich in an ice cream sundae. Ice cream is topped with jelly-glazed fresh fruit and crumbled peanut butter cookies.

    Start to finish: 15 minutes

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Double-Berry Soup

    Strawberries and blueberries are simmered in sugar-kissed orange juice and topped with a scoop of ice cream and fresh mint.

    Start to finish: 20 minutes

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Caramelized Apples with Ice Cream

    Get the melt-in-your-mouth texture of baked apples in half the time with these caramelized apples that cook on the stove. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar for an even more decadent treat.

    Start to finish: 20 minutes

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Super Simple S'mores

    Ooey, gooey, and delicious, s'mores got their name because nibblers usually ask for more. This speedy version is made with chocolate-hazelnut spread and raspberry jam so you can have "some more" in no time flat.

    Start to finish: 10 minutes

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Rocky Road Malts

    Despite their name, these chocolate-peanut malts go down smooth and creamy.

    Start to finish: 10 minutes

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Easy Spiced Pastries

    These crisp and sweet pastries are a snap to make with store-bought piecrust. Serve the spiced squares alongside your favorite ice cream for an indulgent treat.

    Start to finish: 23 minutes

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Crunchy Pound Cake Slices

    Perfectly toasted and broiled pound cake slices are topped with rich chocolate-hazelnut spread and salty chopped nuts. Serve with a dollop of cool but spicy cinnamon ice cream.

    Start to finish: 15 minutes

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Maple-Glazed Bananas

    Warm bananas and cool ice cream are an out-of-this-world combination! Be sure to choose bananas that are ripe but still somewhat firm so they will hold together during cooking.

    Start to finish: 15 minutes

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Fruity Waffle Bowls

    This simple dessert is super flexible -- just pick your favorite pudding flavor and your favorite fresh fruit.

    Start to finish: 15 minutes

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Can-Do Cannoli

    A plastic bag makes easy work of piping luscious ricotta filling into purchased cannoli shells. Garnish them with fresh fruit and chocolate chips for an attractive and tasty finish.

    Start to finish: 15 minutes

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Sweet Basil Peaches

    The unique flavor of basil complements sweet and juicy fresh peaches beautifully.

    Start to finish: 22 minutes

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