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What kind of dessert should I bring to an Ocktoberfest pot luck?

Thanks! (Nothing to difficult please.)

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    1. Apple or cherry strudel. You can cheat by using frozen filo dough instead of making your own strudel dough.

      Apple or pear kuchen.

      1. A Black Forest cake isn't too bad. You could wing it by just making a chocolate cake and using cherry pie filling either between the layers or on top. Make a dam with frosting to keep it from running down the side. You could add a little cherry brandy to the pie filling.

        If you really want easy, make these mini cheesecakes http://allrecipes.com/recipe/mini-che...

        You can improve them with cherry brandy of course... go with the sweeter DeKuyper's rather than Kirschwasser unless your friends really like alcohol.

        Variations on these: Use an oreo wafer or a graham cracker wafer instead of the vanilla wafer.

        As simple as these mini cheesecakes are, you will be surprised how fast they go at a pot luck.

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        1. re: Hank Hanover

          I don't have a recipe, but maybe a brownie or bar *with Black Forest cake* flavors like chocolate and cherry. Just a little easier to transport and divide for a potluck.

        2. More Bier!!

          Just kidding - like above posters I would recommend a traditional European desert like a chocolate cake or streudel. Another option is a Eurpoean cheese/chocolate platter but that is probably too involved.

            1. re: Scoutmaster

              Agree--anything pumpkin. Great for fall, great flavor,and you can send any leftovers my way.