3 Yummy Dessert Recipes with Less Than 10 Ingredients

Sometimes you want a homemade sweet treat, and sometimes you don’t have a lot of time, energy, or ingredients. Here are 3 delicious dessert recipes that are quick, easy, and take 10 ingredients or less that are perfect for a last-minute sweet tooth!


1) Buttery Jam Thumbprint Cookies
This recipe from Chew Out Loud is a huge hit with everyone in the family. This simple recipe takes just 6 ingredients and can be customized to your tastes with any flavour jam or preserves. 

  • 1 cup softened butter (not melted)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar + more for dusting
  • 2 tsps pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup jam or preserves (flavour of choice)

Use a stand mixer with the paddle attachment for about 2-3 minutes to combine butter and sugar until creamy. Add vanilla and salt and then lower speed and pour in flour just until combined. The dough should be a little sticky. Form a ball, cover, and chill for 30-60 mins. 

Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a reusable silicone sheet. Roll tablespoons of dough into 1 inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet. Press down the centre of each ball to create a well and fill it with a dollop of jam or preserves. Bake 20-25 minutes or until slightly golden and puffy. Let cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to wire rack. Once completely cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar.


2) The Ultimate Chocolate Brownie
If you are a chocolate lover, these fudgy cocoa brownies from Cafe Delites are a must-try. They are truly one of the most scrumptious things you will ever eat and there are only 8 ingredients!

  • 1/2 cup hot melted butter
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 1/8 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 

Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C) and lightly grease an 8-inch square baking pan. Line with parchment paper and set aside. 

After melting butter, while still hot combine with oil and sugar in a stand mixer bowl. Use the whisk attachment to combine well for about a minute. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until light in colour (about one minute). Sift in flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Use a wooden spoon or rubber spatula to gently fold in until just combined (do not overbeat). Pour into prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the centre is set to touch. Remove from oven and allow to cool at room temperature before cutting.


3) Summer Berry Crisp
There’s nothing like a fresh berry crisp topped with some vanilla ice cream and this recipe from Epicurious knocks it out of the park with just 8 ingredients. 

Filling 

  • 6 cups mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/4 cup white sugar 
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Topping

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter (cut into small pieces)
  • Ice cream or whipped topping (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C) and butter a 9 x 13 baking dish. Gently combine berries with sugar, flour, and cinnamon and place in the prepared dish. Combine oats, flour, both sugars, and salt in a bowl. Use a mixer or 2 knives to work in the butter until topping resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle evenly over berries.

Cook for about 1 hour or until the fruit is bubbling and the top is golden brown. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Serve with whipped topping or ice cream.


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Terra Rosas

Terra is freelance writer, content creator and illustrator. She dabbles in art using a variety of mediums including watercolour and embroidery. In her free time you can find Terra trying new recipes or curled up with a good book and cat. Check out her work on Instagram @terrarosasdesigns.

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