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Family reunion, need to impresses, dessert.

Having dinner with my fiance's family, this will be the 1st time meeting some of them. I need a really kick ass, blow their socks of dessert to bring.

Any suggestions?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:21 PM on Oct. 11, 2009 in Food & Drink

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Answers (14)
  • Make a black forest cake!

    It's always a big hit! If they don't drink you can just use the juice from the cherries.

    Answer by Annabel1809Lee at 11:30 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • This is simple, but I get compliments everywhere I take it.....make it once, & you'll know how it got it's name, it's basically a cinnamon bundt cake. stays moist for days

    Delicious Cake

    1 yellow cake mix
    1 small box instant pudding
    1 cup sour cream
    1/2 cup vegetable oil
    1/2 cup water
    4 eggs

    1 T. Cinnamon
    1/4 cup sugar

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease and flour (or spray) a bundt pan. Combine cinnamon and sugar and set aside.

    Combine cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, oil, water and eggs in a mixing bowl, mix on low speed until all ingredients are incorporated, then on medium until well blended. The batter will be thicker than a regular cake batter. Pour half of batter into bundt pan, and spread evenly. sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Spread remaining batter over the top. Bake for 45-55 min. Cool 5 min. loosen, and invert onto serving plate. (I usually sprinkle with extra cinnamon suga

    Answer by ohwrite at 11:40 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • First do some research and find out what they like the most. Some people love cookies and hate ckaes. Some love pies. Some like nothing too sweet. Knowing what they like in general will help you decide what direction to go in. If all else fails...make something to please/impress future MIL. LOL

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 11:41 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • continued.

    if you want to change it for the season, replace the yellow cake mix with a spice cake mix, and the sour cream with a cup of pumpkin......really delcious, or replace the yellow cake mix with chocolate, and the pudding mix with chocolate...leave the sour cream.....I use chocolate chips and finely chopped walnuts in the center, and drizzle a chocolate glaze and more walnuts.

    Easy versatile recipe, and everyone loves it.....

    Answer by ohwrite at 11:42 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • These are soooo easy and taste so good. I won a bake off making these.



    I couldn't find any cooler cookies, so I bought some lime flavored cookies and crushed them and added a touch of butter, like a graham cracker crust.


    Answer by Nathskitten at 1:06 AM on Oct. 12, 2009


    i made this to bring to SO's family's for last Thanksgiving & i've been told i MUST make it every year now. i'm not a terrific baker, but it was very simple & so freakin' delicious. and the cranberries with the creamy mascarpone look so lovely.

    Answer by Wheepingchree at 8:44 AM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • You should find out what the entree is and then make something to compliment that meal.
    I am a Pastry Chef turned SAHM and I have a few items that everyone freaks out over...
    4 layer strawberry cake
    Cheesecakes- I make about 50 different varieties
    Raspberry Tiramisu
    Just to name a few...

    Answer by mcginnisc at 9:16 AM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • I just had a cake at my MIL's for my b-day she called it Pineapple Yum Yum cake.. it was really good and different.

    Answer by VikkiMarie21 at 12:30 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • Ingredients

    1 box yellow cake mix
    1 - 5-1/2 oz. vanilla instant pudding
    1 8 oz. cream cheese
    1-1/2 cups milk
    1 13-1/2 oz. cool whip
    1 large No. 2 can crushed pineapple
    chopped nuts

    How To Mix and Bake

    Make cake mix as directed.
    Bake in 9 x 12 inch cake pan for 25 to 30 minutes. Set aside and cool.

    Beat together pudding, cream cheese, and milk until spreading consistency.
    Spread over cooled cake.
    Drain pineapple and spread over pudding.
    Spread cool whip over pineapple.
    Sprinkle with coconut and chopped nuts as desired.

    To give this cake additional color, Nunny would sometimes sprinkle chopped marachino cherries over the top.

    Answer by VikkiMarie21 at 12:32 PM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • I don't know the name but I got the recipe from a lady and it's too die for!

    It is a berry fluff desert with gram cracker crust

    You will a total of 60 large marshmallows 40 white and 20 strawberry
    1 pint heavy whipping cream
    1 cup no less then 2% milk
    2 sticks butter
    2 cups crushed gram cracker crumbs
    1 pint of rassberries

    Heat butter and gram crackers until butter is melted, press into a large pan
    Put marshmallows and milk over low heat, stirring until melted
    Whip cream with an electric mixer until thick and heavy
    Fold whipped cream into the marshmallow mixture
    pour onto crust
    gently place berries on last and place in fridge 2 hours until set

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 1:36 PM on Oct. 12, 2009