Budget Dessert Recipes

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Almond Cookies

Beverly Preston of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin started making Almond Cookies after enjoying similar ones at her favorite Chinese restaurant. “These crisp cookies have a wonderful almond flavor,” she says.
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Hot Water Gingerbread

Hot Water Gingerbread

Hot Water Gingerbread

This is a moist, old-fashioned dessert which your family will love!—Marjorie Green, South Haven, Michigan

Mock Apple Pie

Mock Apple Pie

Mock Apple Pie

My mother made this dessert often during the Depression, and our guests were always astounded that soda crackers could be such convincing 'apples'!—Shirley Hunter, St. Paul, Minnesota

Cinnamon-Chocolate Snackin' Cake

Cinnamon-Chocolate Snackin' Cake

Cinnamon-Chocolate Snackin' Cake

The secret to this tender cake is the cola in the batter and frosting. It's a good thing this recipe makes a large pan...everyone will want seconds!—Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana
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Chocolate Pudding Sundaes

Chocolate Pudding Sundaes

Chocolate Pudding Sundaes

This smooth pudding tastes great over ice cream.—Ruth Peterson, Jenison, Michigan

Scalloped Pineapple Casserole

Scalloped Pineapple Casserole

Scalloped Pineapple Casserole

My family can't get enough of this sweet and satisfying side dish. This casserole disappears quickly whenever I prepare it.—Judy Howle, Columbus, Mississippi

Spiced Cocoa Cupcakes

Spiced Cocoa Cupcakes

Spiced Cocoa Cupcakes

"To me, a good cup of hot spiced cocoa is heavenly, and that's what these remind me of," points out Shirley Glaab of Hattisburg, Mississippi. Priced at a mere 15¢ per cupcake, the drizzled desserts are a budget-friendly finish for any meal.

Rhubarb Berry Delight Salad

Rhubarb Berry Delight Salad

Rhubarb Berry Delight Salad

This recipe will be an instant success. This layered gelatin dish does take some time to prepare but it is worth the work.—Joan Sieck, Rensselaer, New York

Sweet Potato Custard Pie

Sweet Potato Custard Pie

Sweet Potato Custard Pie

I love to bake and experiment with ingredients. Sometimes I get lucky and produce something that's new and tasty, like this pie.—Kathy Roberts, New Hebron, Mississippi

Quick Cran-Apple Cobbler

Quick Cran-Apple Cobbler

Quick Cran-Apple Cobbler

"I developed this when I wanted a quick but special dessert for my hungry husband," recalls Joan Gocking of Moundsville, West Virginia. The yummy results are sweetly priced at 52¢ a helping.

Pear-Filled Bundt Cake

Pear-Filled Bundt Cake

Pear-Filled Bundt Cake

“Pear-Filled Bundt Cake is yummy warm or cold,” says Barbara Sievert of Yorktown, Virginia. “It’s by far the best pear cake I’ve ever had.”

Rich Chocolate Snack Cake

Rich Chocolate Snack Cake

Rich Chocolate Snack Cake

"You'd never guess this rich-tasting delicious chocolate dessert is much lighter than a traditional cake or brownie," says Carolyn Wolbers of Loveland, Ohio. "The applesauce adds moisture and helps reduce the fat."
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