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Quick dessert recipes

48 Recipes

Speedy sweets and easy, fuss-free puddings for those times when you need an after-dinner fix on the double. These recipes are ready in 20 minutes or under... 


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  • Panna cotta on plates with strawberries and coulis with pot of coulis

    Vanilla panna cotta

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.28 ratings

    Try making this classic Italian dessert with delicate vanilla and a fresh strawberry topping. The perfect light sweet for a chilled summer gathering

  • Two blackberry & lemon fools served in small glasses

    Blackberry & lemon fool

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.14 ratings

    Create this delicious pudding in just 10 minutes, then pop it in the fridge. Serve in glasses and garnish with fresh blackberries for an elegant summer dessert

  • Quick peach Melba crumbles

    Quick peach Melba crumbles

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Raspberries, peaches and a crunchy granola topping make for an easy 10-minute dessert that's perfect for summer

  • Quick & easy tiramisu

    Quick & easy tiramisu

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.18 ratings

    Condensed milk is the secret to this super snappy Italian dessert. Coffee and chocolate are a classic combo, simply layer them up and enjoy

  • Chocolate mousse in pot with cream and chocolate shavings with spoon

    Easy chocolate mousse

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.37 ratings

    Make this classic chocolate dessert in minutes with just a few ingredients – light yet delicious. Perfect for fuss-free entertaining to end a rich meal

  • Quick mango pudding

    Quick mango pudding

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.6 ratings

    If you've taken time to make a special main course, why not take the pressure off and serve this simple but delicious pud

  • Quick plum crumble

    Quick plum crumble

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.1 rating

    Cheat your way towards a baked fruity warmer by using leftover madeira sponge cake as the topping to a juicy pud

  • Funfetti cheesecake served on a cake stand

    Funfetti cheesecake

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.9 ratings

    Get the family in the kitchen with this simple ‘funfetti’ cheesecake. It uses just seven ingredients and requires no cooking – perfect for making with children

  • Chocolate hazelnut ice cream cheesecake

    Chocolate hazelnut ice cream cheesecake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.41 ratings

    No one will guess that this easy, rich and creamy no-cook, make-ahead cheesecake uses only 4 ingredients - ideal for a dinner party

  • Microwave banana pudding

    Microwave banana pudding

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.122 ratings

    This pud will be a hit with all the family, and it only takes 20 minutes to make

  • Frozen tropical fruit yogurt served in tubs

    Frozen tropical fruit yogurt

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.8 ratings

    Try this genius recipe – as if by magic, the frozen tropical fruit freezes the yogurt when blended together. Use a food processor rather than a blender

  • 5-minute mocha pots

    5-minute mocha pots

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    This dreamy dessert is ready in under 10 minutes. Use milk chocolate if you're feeding young children

  • Chocolate tiffin squares

    Chocolate tiffin

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.69 ratings

    Go all out and treat yourself to these chocolate tiffin slices, full of milk and dark chocolate, raisins and biscuit. Be warned: they won't last long!

  • Salted caramel no-bake cheesecake on a cake stand

    Salted caramel no-bake cheesecake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.4 ratings

    Looking for a centrepiece dessert? Our salted caramel no-bake cheesecake is a winner every time and it's so easy to put together

  • Bakewell trifles

    Bakewell trifles

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    These cherry and almond desserts will really impress your guests. The amaretti biscuits give it a special touch

  • Raspberry fool with whisky & toasted oats

    Raspberry fool with whisky & toasted oats

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Fresh, pink raspberries with whipped cream is the perfect summer dessert. Add a splash of whisky and toasted oats for a subtle nutty flavour

  • One rum ‘n’ raisin ice cream sandwich

    Rum ‘n’ raisin ice cream sandwich

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Mix plump raisins and dark rum with creamy vanilla ice cream then sandwich between two oat and raisin cookies to make this decadent grown-up dessert

  • Apple crumble sundae

    Apple crumble sundae

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.19 ratings

    Ready in no time, this simple budget sundae will satisfy any midweek sweet cravings. If you're looking for a pudding you can whip up in a flash, this is it

  • Frozen blackberry yogurt

    Frozen blackberry yogurt

    A star rating of 3.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Showcase ripe, seasonal blackberries in this simple-to-make dessert with honey and Greek yogurt

  • Lemon curd & yogurt fool

    Lemon curd & yogurt fool

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.51 ratings

    Treat yourself to a delightfully easy family dessert - ready in just five minutes

  • Banoffee splits

    Banoffee splits

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.4 ratings

    A simple pudding with a creamy and indulgent chocolate sauce, ready in just 10 minutes

  • After-dinner mint cream

    After-dinner mint cream

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.5 ratings

    This creamy syllabub is a spin on classic mint choc chip and a great way to use up leftover chocolates


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