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Jiffy Dessert

on January 13, 2017

This recipe comes from one of Grandma’s sisters but originally came from her daughter, who is my godmother. I just love these easy desserts where you just need a couple of ingredients and you can pull it together quickly at the last-minute. I mean, if you have surprise guests show up, this one can be made in a jiffy! Ha! Hence the name. You can have the ingredients for this Jiffy Dessert in the cupboard and on hand at any time. Perfect. Nobody has to know that you didn’t work all day on this dessert.

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This really is incredibly easy.

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Jiffy Dessert

Mix together until crumbly:

1 package Jiffy Cake Mix (I could only find a yellow one, but they used to have white and chocolate, too – you could use whatever you can find or, since these cake mixes are a single layer size, double the recipe, use a regular cake mix and put it in a 9″x 13″ pan)

1/3 margarine (I used butter)

Pour half in the bottom of an 8″ x 8″ pan.


1 can pie filling (you can use any kind, but for this I used blueberry)

Pour on top of crust in bottom of pan.

Sprinkle rest of crumbs on top of pie filling.

Sprinkle on top:

1/2 cup nuts, chopped (I used pecans)

Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour.


I finally found the Jiffy Cake Mix at our local Fleet Farm (farm supply store) store. It’s kind of hard to find it these days.


Before and after baking, this comes together really fast.


On the card she said it would be good with ice cream or Cool Whip, and she was right. I used whipped cream – the kind that comes out of a can.


This easy dessert is great when you need something really fast. It’s delicious (it was best warm) and your guests won’t have to know how quick and easy it is. They’ll think you were baking all day anticipating their arrival. I won’t tell if you don’t!




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