Menu Ideas

10 Desserts with 5 Ingredients (Or Fewer!)

By • November 8, 2011 • 7 Comments

Don't get us wrong -- we love our layer cakes, pastries, and pies over here. But as simple weeknight desserts (or midday snacks, for that matter) they can be daunting tasks.

Here, then, are 10 delicious, dinner-party worthy desserts -- including ice creams, tarts and puddings -- that are five ingredients or fewer. Because sometimes you just want some dessert, without all that fuss.

Burnt Caramel Pudding by Midge

Burnt Caramel Pudding

 

Affogato by amanda

Affogato

 

Chocolate Mousse with Cointreau and Chocolate Shards by merrill

Chocolate Mousse

 

Apples Baked in Cider by Sally

Apples Baked in Cider

 

Cream Cheese Cookies by merrill

Cream Cheese Cookies

 

Banana Cardamom Milkshake by merrill

Banana Shake

 

Lazy Mary's Lemon Tart by dymnyno

Lemon Tart

 

Foolproof Ice Cream by Tammy

Foolproof Ice Cream

 

Lemon Posset by mrslarkin

Lemon Posset

 

The Best Lime Ice Cream by merrill

Lime Ice Cream

 

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almost 3 years ago smartcat

Oh for the YUM! I want to make all of these right now......at 5:30 AM.

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almost 3 years ago smartcat

Oh for the YUM! I want to make all of these right now......at 5:30 AM.

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almost 3 years ago STC

Simple, but so satisfying and elegantly presented.

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almost 3 years ago Lizthechef

I have lost count of how many of Mary's lemon tarts and Liz's lemon possets I have served to guests.

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almost 3 years ago Bevi

Thanks for this great 5 Ingredient line up. I can attest that Merrill's Mother's cookies are delicious, as is Lazy Mary's Lemon Tart, which graced us with its presence, courtesy of wssmom, at the Food52 Metro Potluck Party hosted by sdebrango. Lemon Posset is in rotation this week at ChezBevi.

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almost 3 years ago Bevi

I can now vouch for the baked apples - wildcard win. They are so delicious and too easy to not make!

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almost 3 years ago blondebomber

This is a brilliant post! I love dessert, but it can be very expensive to buy all of the ingredients! The burnt caramel is a great one. I just had one of the best cupcakes ever and it was basically a burnt caramel dream! I need to use these idea s - thank you very much.