Even the non-chefs among us realize there is something to be said for homemade desserts. There are just some times when store bought goodies won’t do. The holidays require a little more effort, even from those of us who tend to avoid the kitchen. Fear not, because below are five completely respectable, and relatively easy holiday dessert recipes for the non-chef. I’ve discovered a food website called spoonuniversity.com and it seems to be the perfect mix of yummy and easy.
Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake in a Jar
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Forget those salads in a jar that have taken over Pinterest. I want my dessert in a jar. This salted apple caramel cheesecake looks divine. It’s surprisingly easy, too. If you want to impress your guests, prepare a few of these to bring out after your meal.
Get details here.
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This recipe has two ingredients (one of which is chocolate) and involves a microwave. Obviously, I’m sold. Make some of this rich fudge in just minutes but be sure to act like you slaved over a stove to get it to just the right sugary consistency.
Make it like this.
Baked Apple Cider Donut Bites
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Yes, you can do this. It’s simpler than you think. I wouldn’t add a recipe that was too difficult for you, or myself for that matter. The bar is set pretty low for me, you see, so I need to find recipes that are simple but delicious. I think that should be the criteria for most recipes but some of you are fancy pants, and that’s okay, too.
Make it here.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
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These handy little to-go dessert muffins are a little more involved but should be no problem for most of us. Hey, if you can manage a group text you can probably manage these muffins. These are especially nice because you can send them home with your guests, easily, so you don’t end up eating them all.
Find instructions here.
Perfect Pecan Pie
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Don’t panic! Yes, pie is not easy, so to speak, but I chose one that isn’t more than you can handle. I promise, this is worth the little bit of extra effort. When they named this pie, they weren’t wrong. It’s absolutely scrumptious.
here for the recipe.