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6 inspiring dessert sauces, chutneys and creams

Dessert is always the best part of any meal. These quick and easy extras will make even the most ordinary dessert pop!

By Madeline Morra
6 inspiring dessert sauces, chutneys and creams

6 inspiring dessert sauces, chutneys and creams

Inspiring dessert sauces, chutneys and creams

If you're going to do dessert, do it right. These quick recipes will match with whatever dessert you choose to whip up. Perfect for a family bbq, dinner with friends or just a sweet ending to a Monday night dinner.

6 inspiring dessert sauces, chutneys and creamsphoto: KurtandKristina/Flickr

Buttercream and variations

Buttercream frosting is classic. Flavour it with vanilla or chocolate, give it a dash of lemon or invent your own creation. It's your frosting now, baby.

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And for the perfect pairing to this frosting? Try our Canada's Day Fireworks Cake for an explosive, festive dessert that will be delicious anytime of year.

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Cream cheese frosting

Cream cheese frosting is a kid-friendly way to top almost any dessert. For a nutrition-conscious version substitute light or non-fat cream cheese.

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And for a perfect pairing try this with our Delicate Carrot Cake for a nutrition-packed dessert that's fresh for the summer.

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Peach chutney

Chutney is often forgotten when it comes to desserts. This recipe, however, is great in the summer on your favourite cake or even on pies and ice cream.

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And for the perfect pairing try this fruity chutney with our Practically Perfect Pound Cake, a great combination after dinner or for an after-school snack.

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Very strawberry sauce

Here's a quick, yummy topping for trifle (or plain ice cream!) that you can whip up ahead of time.

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And for a perfect pairing try this colorful topping with our Ice Cream Sundae Pie for a refreshing dessert for the many hot days of summer.

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Maple walnut sundae sauce

You can simply pour maple syrup over your ice cream, and it will be quite lovely. But if you want a really goopy, nutty sauce that will stand up to whatever ice cream you happen to glop it over, you'll want to make this.

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And for a perfect pairing try this sweet sauce with our Apple Caramel Flip Tart for a decadent dessert that also works wonderfully well with brunch.

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Warm blueberry sauce

Make this sauce the night before and reheat it in the microwave when you want to serve it.

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And for a perfect pairing try this bright sauce with our Two-Berry Phylllo Wraps for a no-cook and no-bake alternative to dessert

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6 inspiring dessert sauces, chutneys and creams
This article was originally published on Jun 11, 2012

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