Do You Make Dessert Ahead of Time? 5 Recipes to Make and Freeze Now

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I’m preparing to bring fancy cookies to an engagement party later this week and, while trying to figure out my schedule, it dawned on me: I could just make the dough today and freeze it! Somehow my busy life and, more significantly, my last-minute nature, means I hardly ever think to make dessert in advance. Do you?

Cookies – Freeze the dough in a log or in individual portions and bake according to the recipe: Mini Molasses Cookies with Lemon Filling

Crème Brûlée – Freeze the custard and pick up the recipe where you left off once it has thawed: Crème Brûlée

No Bake Desserts – The ultimate in time saving, just pull it out of the freezer and serve: No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake

Popsicles – No, we’re not talking the Push Pop variety; grown-up popsicles make a fun and easy to prepare ahead of time treat (hint: don’t forget the booze!): Boozy Campari Citrus Pops

Fruit Pies – Ok, this one takes some preparation to bake, but if you freeze the filling and the crust, your next step is the oven: Apple-Blackberry Pie with Ginger

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