19 Easy Desserts for that Backyard Get-Together

Slaving in the kitchen in the hot days of summer is something no one likes to do.. but as parties a place to showcase great foods and beverages... slave most of us will... well I'm here to give you some ideas for desserts from the simply to the not so simple.. these will not only please but some will even look like you spent hours in the kitchen...

Let's start with the simple...

Fruit Salad - I always like to include Fruit salad on my summer desserts list.. it's not only easy.. but a great healthy alternative for guests not wanting to partake in sweets. Serve this with a Yogurt Sauce... it's delicious!

Tarts make such a fabulous presentation and are surprisingly easy to make...

Amaretto Peach Tart

Very Berry Tart - this looks like you slaved hours... but it really is not too bad on time and is easy.. my step by step instructions and tips to getting the fruit to look just right makes this recipe a snap.

TRIFLES - are always a great dessert...individual or one big one... they always seem to please... here are a few..

Tropical Trifle - this quick and easy recipe combines coconut and fruit flavors like pineapple and strawberry... make this as individual desserts or one big beautiful trifle..

Banana Strawberry Trifle

Red White and Blue Amaretto Mascarpone Trifle

Triple Chocolate Trifle

No-Bake Pies are quick and easy.. and always a crowd pleaser! Here are a few favorites...

Pina Colada Pie

No-Bake Chocolate Cream Cheese Pie

Bananas Foster No-Bake Cream Cheese Pie

Chocolate Hazelnut No-Bake Cream Cheese Pie

Banana Pie

White Chocolate Amaretto No-Bake Cream Cheese Pie

No-Bake Banana Split Pie

Pound Cake Desserts - Store bought or made ahead pound cake makes a terrific base for many desserts... here are just two suggestions... you can adapt these in countless ways to make quick and easy desserts...

Patriotic Star Pound Cake Dessert

Grilled Pound Cake with Strawberry Cream

Mini Desserts are also easy and give your guests a chance to have a little sweet without over-eating.. and if you make a variety.. they can have fun taste testing!

Mini Banana Cream Pie Desserts

Cheesecake Dessert Shooters

Boston Cream Dessert Shooters

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