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Scrumptious And Really Easy
Dessert Recipes

Our easy dessert recipes are exactly that, E-A-S-Y! What we do to reduce the hands-on time is to mix the ingredients and either chill or bake the dessert. These recipes take under 20 minutes in hands on preparation time and it's then popped into the oven to bake or chilled for a couple of hours.

Lemon Tart. So Easy So Delicious

Delicious So Simple
Lemon Tart

No Fail
Dessert Brownies

Mango Mousse


Bread to make this easy bread pudding recipe

Bread Pudding
Comfort Food

ripe peaches to make this easy peach cobbler recipe

Peach Cobbler

Coconut Cobbler
In 20 Minutes

Butterscotch and
Peanut Squares

Chocolate Dessert

The 20 Minute Cook's Short Cuts

  • Always use non-stick cook and bake ware to save time washing up
  • Always have handy basic stuff like olive oil, butter, sugar, brown sugar, flour, chocolate, coconut, honey, dried or canned fruit
  • Put the dessert mixture into the oven as you sit down to dinner. It'll be ready by the time you've finished the main dish
  • For a chilled dessert, make this the evening before or in the morning before heading off to work
  • Use attractive oven to table type ware - don't waste time decanting onto a platter. For most desserts, I omit the step with the mixing bowl and mix the ingredients in the bakeware itself, bake and serve from the same dish.
  • Remember, you can always substitute butter with healthier oil. I prefer to use rice bran or olive oil
  • NEVER ever eat synthetic food. I never add margarine, for example in my cooking. 

Pumpkin Cobbler

Easy Clafoutis

Rum and
Banana Pudding

Easy Dessert

Quick! Easy!

Delicious Baked
Egg Custard

Pina Colada

Panacotta With

Best Pumpkin

a slice of pumpkin cheesecake


Delicious No Bake
Pumpkin Pie

Chocolate Pie

A selection of homemade apple pies

Apple Pies

A slice of traditional pumpkin pie

Pumpkin Pie

No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

An easy lemon pudding recipe

Lemon Pudding

A slice from an easy sticky date pudding recipe

Luscious Sticky
Date Pudding

This delicious baked pudding is from an easy banana pudding recipe

Easy Banana
Pudding Recipe

These apple triangles are from our easy apple recipes

Yummy Easy
Apple Recipes

Delicious Easy Cobbler Recipes

Easy Cobblers

A heritage easy rice pudding

Heritage Recipe
Burmah Road

This lovely slice of tart topped with cream is from a jamie oliver recipe for chocolate tart

Chocolate Tart

A tart from our peach tart recipe

Peach Tart

Two slices of the best easy brownies served for dessert with cream

Jamie Oliver
Inspired Brownies

Sultana cake with icing

Sultana Cake

This upside down pear flan is from our easy pie recipe

Upside Down
Pear Flan

Pudding from an easy cobbler recipe. Just out from the oven


Super Easy
Mango Mousse

A tray of apple turnovers

A Heritage Recipe
Of Apple Turnovers

A scoop of homemade ice cream in a waffle cup

Ice Creams

Scrumptious But Takes Longer Than 20 Minutes Hands-On

No-bake easy cheesecake recipes like this lemon cheesecake

Easy No-Bake

easy apple pie recipe - latticed pastry apple pie

Super Easy
Apple Pie

A bowl of creamy rice pudding topped with Kiwi Fruit

Rice Pudding

Decadent Double
Chocolate Pie

pumpkin roll from a pumpkin roll recipe

Pumpkin Roll

Chocolate and
Coconut Cupcakes

Pumpkin Pie

An elegant pumpkin dessert of Pumpkin and Chocolate Slice

Elegant Pumpkin
& Chocolate Slice

A bowl of milky oozy creamy rice pudding with a dollop of jam

Milky Oozy
Rice Pudding

Peggy's Baked
Rice Pudding

More Quick and Easy Dessert Ideas

Check out our Gallery Of Easy Pudding Recipes

The secret to creating an easy dessert is to find a dessert recipe that takes just minutes in preparation time. The cooking time in the oven or chilling time in the refrigerator is not an issue as it leaves you free for your other work.  To create a dessert with ease and to save time, look for a dessert recipe with these criteria:

  • takes minimal preparation time
  • cooked in the oven - so frees up time
  • chilled or frozen  - this also frees up time
  • no layering - it's lovely but too painstaking
  • easily "dressed" with cream or fruit
  • must be delicious
  • looks sensational when served on good tableware - it matters not that it is simple to make, but it must look appetizing
I know you're busy just as I always seem to be rushed off my feet so here are some of my fail safe recipes. As with all my other recipes, I've worked out how to make a dish tasty and presentable in the fewest possible steps.

But there are some recipes, that while uncomplicated, do take a little effort. For example the no fail cheese cake does require a crumb crust and these crumbs do need to be crushed.

I've discovered the fastest way with the least washing up is to use oatmeal cookies, pop them in a zip lock bag and crush them with a heavy saucepan. It doesn't take me long.

Now, the custards and puddings are one pot desserts and always popular.

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