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Updated on February 23, 2020
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I am interested in making delicious, unusual meals and desserts, particularly for special occasions. Quick and easy meals are also great.


Easy Black Cherry Brownies with Cherry Frosting

Having a good dessert recipe especially easy recipes for summer treat are appreciated by family and friends.

You can make this delicious dessert in 15 minutes.


  • 1 (19.5) package Duncan Hines family-style Chewy Fudge Brownie mix
  • 2 cups frozen dark, sweet pitted cherries
  • 1 (16.2 oz.) container Duncan Hines Fluffy White Frosting
  • 1/2 cup black cherry preserves (Stir preserves in small bowl after measuring to smooth consistency.


Preheat oven to 350²

  • Prepare brownie batter according to package directions for cake-like brownies. Pour into a lightly greased 13" X 9" pan. Sprinkle Batter with frozen cherries.
  • Bake for 27-30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out with a few crumbs.
  • Cool completely in pan on a wire rack (about 45 minutes).
  • Spread frosting over cooled brownies.
  • Spoon preserves over frosting gently swirl with a long wooden skewer or knife.
  • Cut into squares.


Frozen Strawberry Salad

This is a light delicious dessert that can be served as a salad or as a dessert.


  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar and mix with cream cheese
  • 1 pkg. (10 oz) frozen strawberries -light syrup
  • 12 oz. Cool Whip
  • 2 bananas, diced


  • Mix together and freeze in individual cup cake liners.
  • You may also add nuts of your choice.

Yield: 24 cupcakes

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Peanut Brittle Brownie Bites


  • 1 (19.95-02.) package DUNCAN HINES Family-Style Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 3 Tbsp. whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup chopped peanut brittle


Preheat oven to 350º

  • Prepare brownie batter according to package directions for fudgy brownies, stirring peanuts into batter.
  • Pour into 2 (24-cup) lightly greased miniature muffin pans.
  • Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  • Cool in pans on wire racks 5 minutes.
  • Microwave chocolate morsels and cream in a microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 30 to 45 seconds or until melted and smooth, stirring at 15-second intervals.
  • Spread chocolate mixture over brownies, and sprinkle with peanut brittle.

White Chocolate Blondies - Dessert Recipes - Rachel Allen


Frozen Cranberry Salad


  • 1 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup Cool Whip
  • 1 small can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts ( pecans or walnuts)

Mix and freeze in paper cupcake cups.

Yield: 12 cups

How to Cake Make Molten Chocolate

Mint Brownie Ice-Cream Pie

Mint Brownie Ice-Cream Pie


  • 1 (4.67-oz.) package thin creme de menthe chocolate mints
  • 1 (17.6-02.) package DUNCAN HINES Chocolate Lover's Walnut Brownie Mix
  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream
  • Chop chocolate mints; reserve 3 Tbsp. chopped mints.


  • Preheat over to 350º
  • Prepare brownie batter according to package directions for cake-like brownies, stirring remaining chopped mints into batter.
  • Pour batter into a lightly greased l0" spring form pan.
  • BAKE for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  • Cool completely in pan on a wire rack (about 1 hour).
  • Meanwhile, LET ice cream stand at room temperature 20 minutes or until slightly softened.
  • Spread over cooled crust in pan. Freeze 3 hours or until firm.
  • Remove sides of pan. Let pie stand at room temperature 10 minutes before serving.
  • Top with reserved chocolate mints.

Hands-on Time: 15 min., Total Time: 4 hr., 50 min

Yield: 10-12 servings

Apple Slab Pie


4 cups all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)

1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon granulated sugar

1 and 3/4 cup (3.5 sticks) unsalted butter, very cold and cubed

3/4 cup very cold ice water

egg wash: 1 large egg, lightly beaten with 1 Tablespoon milk

optional: coarse sugar for sprinkling on top


10 cups peeled and chopped apples (about 4 – 5 lbs)

2/3 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted

2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup

enough milk or heavy cream to thin (a couple teaspoons)


Make the pie crust: Mix the flour, salt, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add the butter. Using a pastry cutter or two forks, cut the butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse meal (pea-sized bits with a few larger bits of fat is OK).

A pastry cutter makes this step very easy and quick.

Drizzle the cold water in, 1 Tablespoon at a time, and stir with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon after every Tablespoon added.

Do not add any more water than you need to. Stop adding water when the dough begins to form large clumps. I always use about 3/4 cup water.

Transfer the pie dough to a floured work surface. Using floured hands, fold the dough into itself until the flour is fully incorporated into the butter pieces. The dough should come together easily and should not feel overly sticky.

Form dough into a ball. Divide dough in half. Flatten each half into 1-inch thick discs using your hands. Wrap each tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours (and up to 5 days) or freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before using.

Make the filling: Mix all of the filling ingredients together in a large bowl. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Roll out the chilled pie crust: Remove 1 disc of pie dough from the refrigerator. Keep the other in the refrigerator as you work. On a lightly floured work surface, roll the dough out into (roughly) an 18×13-inch rectangle. Make sure to turn the dough about a quarter turn after every few rolls. Carefully place the dough into the pan; there will be overhang on the sides– trim it to be about 1 inch. Smooth the crust out so it fits nicely into all the corners of the pan.

Spread filling evenly on top of crust.

Roll out the 2nd pie dough disc in the same manner and size as the first. Drape over filling and fold the bottom crust’s overhang over the edges. Seal them shut with your fingers and crimp down the sides with a fork. Cut slits into the top of the crust, then brush with a thin coating of egg wash. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.

Bake the slab pie for about 40-46 minutes until the crust is golden brown and you can see the filling bubbling. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on top of a wire rack for a few hours. You can serve this pie a little warm or at room temperature (or cold!).

Before serving, whisk all of the glaze ingredients together and drizzle over pie. Cut into slices and serve. Cover leftovers tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

The pie crust dough can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before using. Baked pie freezes well for up to 3 months.

Use a couple different apple varieties for best flavor– always a tart variety like Granny Smith and a sweeter variety like Pink Lady, Fuji, Honeycrisp, etc.

Special Tools: 10×15-inch Jelly Roll Baking Pan/Sheet Pan


It is always fun to try new deserts and, of course, our families love it when we are motivated to do make dessert. The strawberry (my favorite) and cranberry frozen desserts are delicious, especially in the summer heat. The other chocolate dessert recipes are delicious, and there is no bad time for chocolate. These are each a bit different, and I hope you will find one to try.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.


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  • Pamela99 profile imageAUTHOR

    Pamela Oglesby 

    21 months ago from Sunny Florida

    Hi Rebecca, I really like chocolate and cherries also. Thanks so much for your comments.

  • rebeccamealey profile image

    Rebecca Mealey 

    21 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

    How yummy these sound! I'll take the top one. I love the taste of chocolate together with cherry!

  • Pamela99 profile imageAUTHOR

    Pamela Oglesby 

    10 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Nancy, We like all of them and I hope you do to. Thanks for the comment.

  • nancy_30 profile image


    10 years ago from Georgia

    These recipes sound and look so good. I can't wait to try the black cherry brownie recipe.

  • Pamela99 profile imageAUTHOR

    Pamela Oglesby 

    11 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Support Med, I feel the same way, just take a deep breath! Thanks for your comment.

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    Support Med. 

    11 years ago from Michigan

    I can feel myself gaining weight just looking at them. Delicious! Voted/rated.

  • Pamela99 profile imageAUTHOR

    Pamela Oglesby 

    11 years ago from Sunny Florida

    LeanMan, You live just a bit too far away. Try out the recipes. Thanks for your comment.

  • LeanMan profile image


    11 years ago from At the Gemba

    You have me quite peckish, could you send me some around?

  • Pamela99 profile imageAUTHOR

    Pamela Oglesby 

    11 years ago from Sunny Florida

    IzzM, These recipes are delicious and I've removed the calories. Thanks for your comment.

  • IzzyM profile image


    11 years ago from UK

    I'm hungry now! These recipes look delicious :)

  • Pamela99 profile imageAUTHOR

    Pamela Oglesby 

    11 years ago from Sunny Florida

    G L Strout I'm glad you enjoyed the article and I appreciate your comments.

  • G L Strout profile image

    G L Strout 

    11 years ago from Ohio, USA

    I think I gained 3 pounds just reading these recipes! I thinkyou hit all of my favorite foods at once! Wonderful article, thanks.

  • kaltopsyd profile image


    11 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

    MMMMMMM!!! I may just have a day of baking tomorrow! Or this weekend maybe. You're making me feel like throwing an entire baking party! :D

  • ladyjane1 profile image


    11 years ago from Texas

    The brownie pie looks scrumscious I have to try it thanks for sharing. Cheers.

  • Pamela99 profile imageAUTHOR

    Pamela Oglesby 

    11 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Roberta, Make a plan and stick to it! :} I hope you enjoy the recipes. Thanks for the comment.

  • Roberta99 profile image


    11 years ago

    Every recipe looks and sounds delicious. Which one whould I try first?

  • Pamela99 profile imageAUTHOR

    Pamela Oglesby 

    11 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Wendy, Thanks for your comment.

  • Wendy Krick profile image

    Wendy Henderson 

    11 years ago from Cape Coral

    These all look so yummy!

  • Pamela99 profile imageAUTHOR

    Pamela Oglesby 

    11 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Audry, Thanks so much for your comment.

  • akirchner profile image

    Audrey Kirchner 

    11 years ago from Washington

    Yum - it must be lunch time and I probably should not be looking at these but they sure look and sound delish!

  • Pamela99 profile imageAUTHOR

    Pamela Oglesby 

    11 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Hello, Everything in moderation. Thanks for the comments.

    BPOP, Thanks for the comments. Enjoy!

    Sheila, I think that would work for Thanksgiving. Thanks for the comment.

  • sheila b. profile image

    sheila b. 

    11 years ago

    Your frozen cranberry salad sounds like something great to make with leftover cranberry sauce, which I always have after Thanksgiving. So that's my plan for this year.

  • breakfastpop profile image


    11 years ago

    They all sound delicious. Now all I have to do is decide what to try first!

  • Hello, hello, profile image

    Hello, hello, 

    11 years ago from London, UK

    Wow, these are really something to think about seriously. Who cares about my wasteline? hahaha

  • Pamela99 profile imageAUTHOR

    Pamela Oglesby 

    11 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Cagsil, Good luck swith all your new recipes. Thanks for the comments.

    pakpub, Thanks for your comments.

  • pakpub profile image


    11 years ago from Florida

    These recipes look and sound delicious. Can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing.

  • Cagsil profile image

    Raymond D Choiniere 

    11 years ago from USA

    Hey Pamela, more great recipes. This is cool. You know, you'll have me getting fat. LOL! If I make everything you have written and then some. I'm just kidding. It wouldn't do anything to my weight. I watch her make the blondies and it was pretty cool by itself. I'm the cooker in my home, so between a few here and a couple on your other hub. I guess I'll be busy for awhile. LOL! Another vote up too. :) Thank you for sharing again too. :)

  • Pamela99 profile imageAUTHOR

    Pamela Oglesby 

    11 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Lady E,I;m sure your will be fine. Thanks for the comments.

    Jane, Thanks for your comments.

    Viking, Me too. Thanks for the comments.

    North Wind, That does look good. Thanks for the comment.

    drbj, I agree with you as calorie free sounds like a winner. Thanks for your comments.

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    drbj and sherry 

    11 years ago from south Florida

    What delicious-looking easy-to-make desserts, Pamela. They look like the kind of sweets that if you eat them very fast, they just slide right down without sticking to you anywhere. True???

  • North Wind profile image

    North Wind 

    11 years ago from The World (for now)

    That peanut brittle is what made me look twice a brownie with peanut brittle? You can't go wrong with that!

  • viking305 profile image

    L M Reid 

    11 years ago from Ireland

    I do love most deserts and these look delicious. Always prefer something that is made with icecream.

  • Jane@CM profile image


    11 years ago

    Yummy! These look mouthwatering!

  • Lady_E profile image


    11 years ago from London, UK

    Thanks for the nice Recipe's - the instructions are pretty straight forward. I hope mine look as nice as yours.

    Good luck with 60dc.

  • Pamela99 profile imageAUTHOR

    Pamela Oglesby 

    11 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Coolmon, I think they all are good, except I can't vouch for the videos but they seemed to look good. Thanks for your comment.

    Mutiny, Glad to assist with your appetite! Thanks for your comments.

  • Mutiny92 profile image


    11 years ago from Arlington, VA

    Wow! I was hungry for breakfast, but these look a lot better than scrambled eggs! Nice job

  • Coolmon2009 profile image


    11 years ago from Texas, USA

    They all sound good to me. I especially like the frozen strawberry salad.

  • Pamela99 profile imageAUTHOR

    Pamela Oglesby 

    11 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Quill, Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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    11 years ago

    Breakfast on the Mac... well love what I see, could you pass a fork pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese.

    Blessings and Hugs

  • Pamela99 profile imageAUTHOR

    Pamela Oglesby 

    11 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Tom, I should have known you would have been first at the table for dessert. :} I appreciate you comments and hope you like that cherry one as I think it is excellent, but I haven't met many desserts I don't like.

  • Tom Whitworth profile image

    Tom Whitworth 

    11 years ago from Moundsville, WV


    Thanks for the great compilation of recipes. I have to try the black cherry brownies with cherry frosting. It sounds to die for.


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