Just Desserts

Just Desserts

amly's picture

I'm looking for a dessert that travels well and can serve at least 20 persnickety people. Have any suggestions?

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TheMorrigan's picture

Do you have something particular in mind? Like..pumpkin themed for Thanksgiving? I know some really good simple ones that are always popular then some elegant ones. 20 people is a tall order so I'm thinking you are looking at a cobbler type thing or something that can be expanded to a 13x9 size.

amly's picture

No theme really but I want to avoid doing something too traditional simply because I want to be sure there won't be 3 of the same dish.

(Thank you for responding!)

amly's picture

quote:
Do you have something particular in mind? Like..pumpkin themed for Thanksgiving? I know some really good simple ones that are always popular then some elegant ones. 20 people is a tall order so I'm thinking you are looking at a cobbler type thing or something that can be expanded to a 13x9 size.

I've never made a cobbler before, what's the usual prep time?

TheMorrigan's picture

Here's a decent cobbler recipe I've used before.

http://www.epicurious.com/reci...ipe_views/views/102277

I do recommend doubling the crust called for, though. Otherwise it's a little anemic. I have made this a lot quicker by using this recipe for the crust and using canned pie filling or frozen fruit, thawed with the juices reserved. If you are able to throw a little fresh made whipped cream on it..yummy!

Another super easy, sounds silly, but everyone eats 3 servings recipe, you can make my grandmother's nanner pudding..lol.

Just take a large lasagne pan, layer across it Nilla Wafers and banana slices until you reach the top of the pan, alternating. Prepare 2 large boxes of instant vanilla pudding and pour over to cover. Put in the fridge to set. For the topping you can either use whipped cream (fresh or tub) or you can cover it with meringue. The meringue travels surprisingly well if you make really sure the edges are sealed to the pan. Otherwise it will shrink like crazy. If you use meringue, bake at 350 for about 10 mins or until the peaks turn golden. Then stick it back in the fridge until you are ready to leave. The advantage to the whipped cream is that you can take it separate and apply right before serving.

BlackRosie's picture

Cherry Pineapple Crunch

Heat oven to 350

1 can cherry pie filling

1 can crushed pineapple sqeeze juice out

1 stick butter ( sometimes a little more)

1 box yellow cake mix

Mix the cherry and pineapple in baking dish

add dry cake mix on top( level out)

slice butter

and bake

It's really sweet serve with van. ice cream.

I play around with it and do strawberry filling and chocolate cake mix.

TheMorrigan's picture

quote:
Cherry Pineapple Crunch

Heat oven to 350

1 can cherry pie filling

1 can crushed pineapple sqeeze juice out

1 stick butter ( sometimes a little more)

1 box yellow cake mix

Mix the cherry and pineapple in baking dish

add dry cake mix on top( level out)

slice butter

and bake

It's really sweet serve with van. ice cream.

I play around with it and do strawberry filling and chocolate cake mix.

Yum, I'm going to try this this weekend. Thank you Rosie

BlackRosie's picture

If your ever looking for a recipe message me my husband is a chef

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