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2 Dessert Recipes Perfect for Parties

Finish your party in style with these decadent dessert recipes. Our stunning yet simple recipes are sure to impress.

Key Lime Pie

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A simple pastry base paired with a sweet and sour cream will delight everyone. 

Serves: 10-12

Time required: 2 hours + more for chilling

Ingredients:

To make the pastry:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 125 cold butter, diced
  • 75 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp ginger, ground
  • 50 g almonds, ground
  • 200 g plain flour + more for dusting

To prepare the filling:

  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • Juice of 9 limes, zest of 6 limes and 1 parted finely to serve
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 cans condensed milk

For the cream:

  • 100 ml cream, soured
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50 g light brown soft sugar
  • 200 ml double cream

Method:

  1. Add butter, sugar, almonds, and flour into a food processor. Process until the consistency such as that of breadcrumbs is obtained. Add egg yolks and grind until the pastry comes together. 
  2. Remove onto the kitchen counter and knead into a smooth ball. 
  3. Lightly flour the surface before rolling it out. If it cracks, use trimmings to patch up. Line the tart tin with a slight overhang and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. 
  4. Heat the oven to 180C. Prod the base of the roll using a fork before spooning in dried beans or rice and baking beans. Bake for 8-10 minutes before removing from the oven. Discard the foil and bake again for 20 more minutes until it turns golden brown. 
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the filling by whisking lime zest, icing sugar, egg yolks, and condensed milk. 
  6. Remove the tart once it’s ready and lower the temperature to 160C. Trim the overhanging pastry pour the filling and bake for 30 minutes until set. 
  7. Remove and let it cool in the tin before chilling for an hour. 
  8. At the time of serving, prepare the topping by wicking sea salt, vanilla, light brown sugar, and double cream. Fold in the soured cream and whisk again. 
  9. Remove the tart from the tin and spoon the cream onto the tart. 
  10. Sprinkle pared lime zest, cut into slices and serve.

Nutritional value (per serving):

  • 0.3 g salt
  • 10 g protein
  • 1 g fibre
  • 49 g sugar
  • 62 g carbs
  • 17 g saturates
  • 31 g fat
  • 569 kcal

 

Millionaire’s Cheesecake

 

This no-bake cheesecake is perfect after a special dinner. 

Serves: 10-12

Time required: 35 minutes + more for chilling

Ingredients:

  • 50 g chopped dark chocolate
  • ½ can caramel
  • 300 ml double cream
  • 40 g cocoa powder
  • 50 g icing sugar
  • 300 g full-fat soft cheese
  • 250 g mascarpone
  • 250 g shortbread biscuits
  • 75 g melted butter +  more to grease the tin
  • Chocolate stars or star sprinkles (optional)

Method:

  1. Grease and line the base of a cake tin. 
  2. Grind the biscuits into fine crumbs before adding the butter and grinning again. 
  3. Spoon the mixture into the tin and chill in the refrigerator.
  4. Meanwhile, mix cocoa, icing sugar, soft cheese, and mascarpone until smooth. 
  5. In another bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks begins to form. Mix the cream into the mascarpone mixture. 
  6. Spoon the whole mixture on top of the biscuit base. Chill again for an hour.
  7. Warm caramel in a pan. Pour onto the cheesecake, spread, and chill again. 
  8. Melt the chocolate and drizzle it in a criss-cross manner on top of the caramel. Add the stars or sprinkles and chill again. 
  9. Carefully remove the cheesecake from the tin and serve. 

Nutritional value (per serving):

  • 0.5 g salt
  • 6 g protein
  • 1 g fibre
  • 19 g sugar
  • 29 g carbs
  • 27 g saturates
  • 43 g fat
  • 534 kcal

You can serve this cheesecake with my special cheesecake cake batter dip. It’s a no butter, no egg, and no-bake recipe that can be put together under 10 minutes.

Time required: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet of dairy cream cheese at room temperature
  • ¼ cup sprinkles
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup white cake mix
  • ½ cup sour cream

Method:

  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese on medium-high until whipped or for 3 minutes.
  2. Reduce the speed to the medium before adding vanilla and continue to beat until well combined. Gently add the cake mix and powdered sugar. 
  3. Remove in a serving bowl using a rubber spatula. Drizzle sprinkles before serving.

 

Tip: You can also serve fresh fruit slices, pretzels, and graham crackers with this dip.

Wrap Up

There you have it — two fabulous dessert recipes that will make you look like a gourmet chef. 

Let us know which was your favorite recipe and if you had any suggestions for us in the comments section below!

About the authorShristi Patni

Shristi is a content writer and owner of F and B Recipes. Formerly the Chief Content Officer at Raletta, she is currently working on her second cookbook. Feel free to connect with her via Linkedin or drop an email at shristipatni@gmail.com.

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