Easy Simple Easter Desserts
If you find yourself running low on time in preparing Easter dinner don’t skip dessert. These easy dessert recipes are “simply” delicious and take little time to prepare. They are attractive, as desserts are, and budget-friendly to help keep down the cost of Easter dinner. Fresh fruit in Berry Shortcake Stackers and Easiest Ever Strawberry Pie add healthy flavorful color. The Easiest Ever Ice Cream Cake is dreamy and easy on the pocketbook. The following recipes and photos will make it difficult to decide just which one to plan. They are so easy and tasty! But Easter dinner is not the only occasion that calls for dessert! These easy dessert recipes will be great all Spring and into Summer-especially as the season for fresh fruit approaches! Local in-season fruit is usually plentiful, less expensive and definitely healthier!
Berry Shortcake Stackers
Berry Short Cake Stackers have fresh blueberries and strawberries for a healthier dessert.
Ingredients for Berry Shortcake Stackers
- one pint blueberries, fresh
- one pint strawberries, fresh
- 2-4 tablespoons honey
- one loaf store-bought pound cake, sliced
How to Make Berry Shortcake Stackers
Add a pint of blueberries to boiling water just long enough for most of them to pop open. This will help release juice from the berries that will soak into the pound cake.
Slice the strawberries into a bowl. Some strawberries are juicier than others. At your discretion add a tablespoon or so of water. Coat the strawberries with about 2 tablespoons of honey per 8 ounces of berries. Use only a tablespoon for the blueberries. They are naturally sweeter than strawberries. Place a slice of pound cake on a dessert plate. Top with strawberries, Cool Whip, and then add another slice of cake. Continue alternating layers of berries. Top the Berry Stackers with Cool Whip and then garnish with a few berries.
Easiest Ever Ice Cream Cake
Turn two simple and inexpensive purchases at the grocery store into this dreamy ice cream cake. You will want to make this easy ice cream cake again over the Summer!
Ingredients for Easiest Ever Ice Cream Cake
An Angel-food cake from the store bakery and a carton of strawberry ice cream. That’s it!
How to Make an Ice Cream Cake
Soften the ice cream. Using a large serrated knife, cut the Angel-food cake in half horizontally. Spread the softened ice cream on top of the bottom half. Place the top of the cake on the ice cream layer. Place the ice cream cake in the freezer until the ice cream re-freezes solid. Slice, decorate with strawberries and enjoy!
Easiest Ever Strawberry Pie
The secret to this tasty pie is the almond extract. This will not be the most attractive dessert of the set because a clean cut slice is a bit difficult. But the gourmet-like taste will make up for it! It is relatively low in calories as desserts go and there is plenty of fresh fruit in the pie.
Ingredients for Easiest Ever Strawberry Pie
- Frozen pie crust (2 or 3 depending on the number of guests),
- 8 ounces of strawberries per pie
- Almond extract
- Confectioners sugar
- Cool whip or vanilla ice cream.
Easy Strawberry Pie
Thaw the frozen pie crusts for 15 minutes. Add some fork indentions and sprinkle about a teaspoon of almond extract over the bottom and sides. Fill the pie shell with berries and sprinkle 1/4 cup of confectioner’s sugar over them. Bake at 400 degrees in a pre- heated oven. Cool and serve with Cool Whip or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.