I fell for the Bakewell tart, a British dessert, while stationed in Dubai with the Navy. Jam with almond filling is traditional, but red velvet makes this a holiday dazzler. —Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, Colorado
Brighten up a dark winter day with this sunshiny peach pie! The mouthwatering dessert from Margaret Hanson-Maddox of Montpelier, Indiana is yummy with a dollop of whipped cream. "This was one of my father's favorites."—Margaret Riley, Tallahassee, Florida
My husband and I love pie, but we can't eat a whole 9-inch pie by ourselves. So I make these easy tarts using rhubarb and raspberries picked at home. Sometimes I substitute apples, peaches or our garden blueberries for the rhubarb.—Naomi Olson Hamilton, Michigan
Don't look for the meringue on top of this deep-dish chocolate pie- it's on the bottom! "I used meringue to make the crust," jots Florence Oblander from Hillsboro, Kansas. "This has been a favorite dessert for many years."
Our Test Kitchen staff came up with this peachy change of pace from a traditional baked fruit pie. Great for company, it's sure to impress guests--especially when it's served warm from the oven. For pretty presentation, serve slices with a dollop of reduced-fat whipped topping or a scoop of low-fat frozen yogurt.
From Dickinson, North Dakota, Lila McNamara relates, "Fresh or frozen rhubarb works equally well in this pie. It's delicious served with ice cream. And it's quick and easy if you use ready-made crusts."
No one can resist a slice (or two!) of this tart "cherry-berry" pie. Growing up, my sister and I requested this pie for our birthdays instead of cake. Now it's a favorite of my own family.
-Mari Anne Warren
"I love mixing rhubarb with different fruits, combining its tart goodness with something sweet," says Pam Cheney, who farms 40 acres of rhubarb in Onalaska, Washington. Her pie starts with a prepared crust, is filled with rhubarb and raspberries, and its topped with streusel.