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Top 6 Easy Dessert Recipes

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Chinese desserts tend toward one of two extremes; a few pieces of fresh fruit, or a decadent concoction that can take hours to prepare. While both have their place, sometimes you want something in the middle: a dessert that is easy to make but will still impress family and friends. Here are my favorite easy dessert recipes:

1. Almond Float

A simple dessert made with almond flavored gelatin and topped with frut. This recipe is very adaptable - feel free to use various types of canned or fresh fruit as desired.

Top Pick:
Almond Float

2. Chilled Melon Fruit Salad

An assortment of fruits are lightly coated with a sugar syrup and attractive arranged in hollowed melon halves. A great recipe to serve guests.

Top Pick:
Chilled Melon Fruit Salad

3. Steamed Pears With Honey

In this simple dish pears are filled with honey and dates and gently steamed. It's an excellent choice for anyone suffering from a cold or sore throat.

Top Pick:
Steamed Pears With Honey

4. Pina Colada Tofu Shake

This simple shake makes a great dessert, snack or a breakfast when you're on the run. To turn this into a high protein shake, use soy milk and add a small amount of wheat germ.

Top Pick:
Pina Colada Tofu Shake

5. Hot Bananas in Coconut Milk

Coconut milk lends a sweet flavor to bananas in this quick and easy recipe. It makes a light dessert for two, or can easily be doubled to serve four people.

Top Pick:
Hot Bananas in Coconut Milk

6. Bananas in Cinnamon Coconut Sauce

Coconut milk, cream and cinnamon make a rich topping for steamed bananas. Feel free to add other Asian fruit, such as mangoes or starfruit.

Top Pick[br] Bananas in Cinnamon Coconut Sauce

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