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Maple Glaze for Doughnuts

Cider doughnuts are a tradition in Vermont, but here in Texas, we love maple flavors, too. Our glaze of choice features delicious maple syrup. Barbara Elliott, Tyler, Texas
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Cherry Mousse

Cherry Mousse

Cherry Mousse

This fluffy dessert is a wonderful way to end a meal. I just know your family will find it as find it as tasty as mine does—Becky Lohmiller, Monticello, Indiana

Caramel Pecan Cookies

Caramel Pecan Cookies

Caramel Pecan Cookies

You’re sure to impress guests with these show-stopping treats. A golden sugar cookie is the base for an artful arrangement of creamy caramel, sweet milk chocolate and crunchy pecan halves.

Gelatin Fruit Salad

Gelatin Fruit Salad

Gelatin Fruit Salad

"This gorgeous salad is so refreshing and bursting with flavor that you won't think of it as sugar-free," says Eleanor Mielke of Snohomish, Washington. "A diabetic friend shared the recipe."

Orange-Sugared Pecans

Orange-Sugared Pecans

Orange-Sugared Pecans

I regularly cook up these candied pecans for Christmas gift-giving and family munching. The citrusy-sweet flavor is different and delicious.

Gumdrop Cereal Bars

Gumdrop Cereal Bars

Gumdrop Cereal Bars

"I was planning to make traditional marshmallow treats but didn't have enough Rice Krispies on hand, so I used Corn Pops instead," recalls Laura Tryssenaar of Listowel, Ontario. "I added gumdrops for color, and the result was spectacular."

Banana Butterfinger Pudding

Banana Butterfinger Pudding

Banana Butterfinger Pudding

You can substitute other kids of candy bars to suit your preference. The pudding flavor can be changed as well—perhaps to vanilla or butterscotch.—LaVerna Mjones, Moorhead, Minnesota

Lemon Sorbet

Lemon Sorbet

Lemon Sorbet

Whether you serve it in chilled bowls or scooped into cut lemon halves, this creamy four-ingredient sorbet is both sweet and tart. “It makes a delightfully refreshing finish to any meal,” says Goldene Petersen of Brigham City, Utah.

Apple Graham Dessert

Apple Graham Dessert

Apple Graham Dessert

MY favorite after-school snack was applesauce with graham crackers. I started cooking and baking when I was a very young child, and as far as I can remember, this cake was my creation. -Rita Ferro, Alameda, California

Circus Peanut Gelatin

Circus Peanut Gelatin

Circus Peanut Gelatin

Circus Peanuts were one of the most talked-about candies in my hometown's old-fashioned candy shop. When I saw this gelatin recipe that called for Circus Peanuts, I knew just where to buy them and tried the recipe. Kids love its cool fruity taste, and older folks enjoy the trip down memory lane. -Ruthanne Mengel, Demotte, Indiana

Frozen Mousse Brownie Sandwiches

Frozen Mousse Brownie Sandwiches

Frozen Mousse Brownie Sandwiches

Try this tempting take on store-bought ice cream sandwiches that relies on convenient brownie and pudding mixes. The frosty hand-held treats have a sweet filling tucked between fudgy brownie layers. --Test Kitchen

Dunked Strawberries

Dunked Strawberries

Dunked Strawberries

Dressed-up strawberries give any meal an elegant finish. With brown sugar and a hint of lime, they’re sweet, tangy and so tasty, you’ll want more! —Jennifer Reid, Farmington, Maine
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