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Make ahead desserts

Especially when you are entertaining, the last thing you want to do is spend lots of time distracted in the kitchen.  So why not take out the stress with one of these make ahead desserts.

Be inspired!

Mango panna cotta

Panna cotta is an Italian dessert that's basically a set cream. You can change up the flavor such as this mango version - easy and delicious.

Tarta de Santiago

This Spanish almond cake needs only a few ingredients (and is naturally gluten free). It's sweet, moist and delicious.

Banoffee pie

This pie is so easy to make, with a pastry or cracker crust (you can always buy one) topped with layers of dulce de leche, banana and cream. So good!

Crema Catalana

Crema Catalana is similar to creme brulee, but even easier! It has gentle orange and cinnamon flavors, and is creamy delicious.

Rhubarb fool

This super easy dessert combines lightly stewed rhubarb with cream and yogurt. It's light, creamy and shows rhubarb off at its best.

Strawberry mousse

This mousse only takes a little preparation then you leave it to firm up in the fridge. It's creamy and fruity all in one.

No churn cherry ice cream

Ice cream is always a great back up dessert option, though this one you might want to plan for. It has lots of delicious cherry flavor, plus it's easy being no churn.