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6 Creamy Dreamy Desserts

04/26/2015 07:11 am ET | Updated Jun 23, 2015

Sweet, smooth and oh so delicious. Don't be intimidated: Anyone can make these creamy creations.

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Pretty enough for an Italian pastry shop window, this light and creamy cheesecake is adapted from Gina DePalma's wonderful cookbook Dolce Italiano, Desserts from the Babbo Kitchen. GET THE RECIPE

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With a coconut-scented cookie crust and creamy coconut custard, all covered in a pillow of whipped cream and heaps of toasted coconut, this pie is truly dream-worthy. GET THE RECIPE

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This fun twist on tiramisu -- from one of my all-time favorite cookbooks, Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson -- is a dinner party regular at my house. With layers of espresso-soaked lady fingers and light mascarpone cream, you'll be surprised how easy it is to make. GET THE RECIPE

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Silky-smooth and intensely chocolate -- if you've never had homemade chocolate pudding, you're in for a treat! GET THE RECIPE

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This light and fluffy cake, popular in Latin America, is soaked with a mixture of three milks: sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and heavy cream. In this version, rum is added to the soaking liquid and a simple rum-spiked dulce de leche glaze covers the cake. GET THE RECIPE

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With a dark chocolate cookie crust, silky chocolate pudding center and generous whipped cream topping, this pie a chocolate lover's dream. GET THE RECIPE