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Need a recipe for a fancy looking but fairly easy dessert

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Replies to: Need a recipe for a fancy looking but fairly easy dessert

  • gearmomgearmom Registered User Posts: 1,886 Senior Member
    @dadoftwingirls You're an overachiever. Lol
  • bevhillsbevhills Registered User Posts: 1,381 Senior Member
    Banana cream mousse-isn a la Magnolia Bakery.

    Jello banana cream dessert cooked to directions. When cool stir . Gold in whipped cream (home made add vanilla and sugar to taste) Open box of vanilla wafers. cut two bananas

    Get out a pretty crystal or glass bowl.

    layer..banana cream/wafers /fresh bananas. Keep going until you run out of stuff. Put a few wafers on top artisitically. Needs about 3 hours to blend.
  • bevhillsbevhills Registered User Posts: 1,381 Senior Member
    not golf...fold gently...whipped cream into banana pudding
  • HannaHanna Registered User Posts: 14,124 Senior Member
    Luscious, impressive-looking, and easy:

    Graham cracker crust (homemade or bought -- homemade is MUCH better and still easy, but a ready crust is good too)

    Mix together 1 can sweetened condensed milk and 1/2 cup key lime juice (and zest from 1 if you have fresh limes)

    Pour the mixture into the crust. That's it.

    Heap a pint of fresh berries on the filling. I like blueberries, but blackberries or raspberries or any mixture would be delicious.

    Melt half a cup of apple or red currant jelly in the microwave. Brush the liquid jelly over the berries as a glaze. Stick the pie in the fridge. Done.
  • dadoftwingirlsdadoftwingirls Registered User Posts: 603 Member
    @gearmom, here giving the male slacker perspective.
  • gearmomgearmom Registered User Posts: 1,886 Senior Member
    edited October 10
    @dadoftwingirls I just going to put this out there. My grandfather did the cooking for his family. And My brother in law and his brother and his father all do the cooking. And it's gourmet like Emeril. Those Italian men picking up the slack for the slackers.

    *and grandpa washed all the dishes. Probably to get some quiet time away from the 8 kids though.
  • 1214mom1214mom Registered User Posts: 3,711 Senior Member
    @onward, you will have to tell us how much your dessert goes for. I hope it turns out well.
  • Ohiodad51Ohiodad51 Registered User Posts: 2,138 Senior Member
    Those Italian men picking up the slack for the slackers.

    My wife is Norwegian, and her idea of cooking is to boil some protein until it floats and then salt it. It took me a decade of Sunday morning phone calls to get my mom's red sauce correct. I have done all the cooking (when I have been home) for thirty years, to the rejoicing of all involved.

    I know it is kind of late, but my favorite easy dessert that makes a nice visual impact is a Jalouise, which is a kind of fruit tart in a puff pastry crust. It should be easy to find a basic recipe on line. The usual is an apple brown butter filing with walnuts and maybe whipped cream on top, but I have done some for similar auctions with a strawberry compote filling, and topped it with sliced fresh berries, mint, powdered sugar and a drizzle of chocolate.

    Real cooks make this with homemade puff pastry, but Peppridge Farm can be your friend, and I have never been able to tell the difference. Honestly, my favorite Jalouise is just a frozen puff pastry crust and a filling made of a couple cups of GFS frozen "blend o berries" with a bit of sugar and lemon juice.
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