Create a scrumptious dessert that pleases family and guests without adding to your dinnertime workload with one of our make-ahead dessert recipes. Our delicious make-ahead cakes, pies, and tarts will help you finish most of the preparation well before dessert time.
Mimic the flavor of your favorite Christmastime drink with our delicious eggnog and rum pie recipe. The fudgy ice cream cake is a fantastic make-ahead option thanks to the 24 hours it spends in the freezer before serving.
Peanut butter blossoms are a classic holiday cookie, but when paired with rich and creamy cheesecake, they're a delightful treat year-round. A crushed-peanut crust adds even more yummy flavor to the make-ahead cake recipe.
Double the deliciousness of regular raspberry pie and you've got our chocolaty dessert. Raspberry liqueur, a white chocolate topping, and mild mascarpone cheese add elegance to the make-ahead pie.
Our frozen make-ahead cake recipe features the ooey-gooey flavors of your favorite campfire treat. Dulce de leche and coffee ice cream paired with marshmallow creme update the classic dessert.
Our frosty peppermint masterpiece is the perfect finale to any feast. Alternating red and white layers dressed with white chocolate frosting decorate every slice of the make-ahead dessert recipe, and the festive colors make it a stunning Christmas cake.
Get a double dose of cheddar cheese in our rustic apple tart: The savory add-in is featured in both the flaky crust and the crunchy crumb topping. After just one bite, you'll be adding the delicious flavor combo of sweet apples and sharp cheddar to your baking again and again.
The base of every delicious pie starts in one place: a standout piecrust. Learn how to make the dough like the pros!
Just one bite of our delightfully rich white chocolate cheesecake and your guests will be clamoring for more. A sweet raspberry sauce tops the make-ahead cake recipe.
We love the classically elegant flavors found in this make-ahead Bundt cake. Rich vanilla bean, warming rum, and a topping of powdered sugar upgrade a basic vanilla cake.
Classic tiramisu earns a fall flourish as pumpkin cake and a maple-infused mascarpone cream transform the traditional Italian dessert. Bonus: This cake recipe can be frozen for a full month, making it one of our favorite make-ahead recipes.
Key lime pie lovers will adore our creamy blackberry-lime tart. Crushed pretzels add a hint of salty flavor to the bright, citrusy tart.
This streusel-topped pie is easily one of our top pie recipes ever. Use tart cooking apples such as Rome Beauty or Granny Smith -- their firm texture holds up better than sweet apples, and they get sweeter as they bake.
Packed with the zesty influences of grapefruit, lime, and orange, this pound cake combines richness and freshness in a party-perfect package. Top the delicious cake recipe with an easy powdered sugar drizzle to finish.
Pretty chocolate ganache envelops a gorgeous red velvet cake with layers of mascarpone and vanilla bean filling. We love the fact that the cake can be made ahead and frozen for up to three months.
Guests will love the hint of citrus that kisses this rich, caramel-inspired cake. You'll love how easy it is to make the day before your big event.
A rosemary-flecked sugar syrup adds exotic appeal to this autumnal favorite. We love the tantalizing aroma that fills the air as the apples and herbs bake together.
Tart lemon peel balances the sweetness of the raspberry filling in our fruit-filled make-ahead pie. The delicious combination of sweet and citrus is a delicious update to the classic dessert recipe.