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5 Last-Minute Desserts from Alice Medrich

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Throughout the holiday season, you're bound to have a few Home Alone "Kevin!" moments—and while you may not have forgotten your child in the airport, it's possible that you neglected to prepare a dessert for the guests arriving in a couple short hours.

No need to panic. Alice Medrich is the queen of show-stopping, simple desserts. You'll pull these recipes together well before any early birds show up at your door—you'll even have time to have a drink first.

Lemon Curd in a simple Brown Butter Tart Crust


Ice Cream + Honey Balsamic Sauce


Pumpkin Pudding (a.k.a No-Pie Pumpkin Pie)


Grilled Chocolate Sandwiches


Chilled Oranges in Rum-Caramel Syrup


What's your go-to last-minute dessert? Tell us in the comments!

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Tags: Entertaining, Hanukkah, Holiday, Bake, Quick and Easy, Holiday Entertaining