Low-Effort Desserts

Chowhounds share their favorite no-muss, no-fuss desserts.

Peel and slice very good ripe peaches. Top with sour cream…and grate some dark chocolate over the top…and sprinkle with cinnamon (kittyfood).

Slice orange rounds and lay out prettily on plates. Heat about a cup of raspberries (fresh or frozen) with about 2 T lemon juice, about 1/4 cup sugar, and a couple dashes of cinnamon until sugar is dissolved, raspberries are warm, and the liquid is slightly reduced. Pour sauce over oranges (Snackish).

Peel and cut up one orange per person, removing all pith, membranes, and seeds. Put orange segments in a bowl and drizzle with sweet Marsala. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts (AnneInMpls).

Toss fresh blueberries and green seedless grapes gently together; top with a dollop of sour cream, sprinkle with brown sugar. Serve cold (checkman).

Cut figs in half. Sprinkle with a little sugar, broil or torch to caramelize, and serve with rich yogurt and a drizzle of honey (curiousbaker).

Dip strawberries in sour cream and brown sugar (MollyGee).

Microwave some frozen raspberries until very warm. Mix in a few chocolate chips and top with a bit of whipped cream (marcia2).

A couple for those who don’t mind serving uncooked eggs:

Put 2 or 3 egg whites in a bowl and whip until foamy with an electric mixer. Add sugar until pretty sweet. Beat until glossy and holds firm peaks. Fold in applesauce–homemade if possible. (danna).

Butter a springform pan and sprinkle bottom with gingersnap crumbs. Make a standard key lime pie filling, fold in whipped cream. Spoon into the springform pan and freeze. Thaw somewhat, then slice and serve (curiousbaker).

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