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Make Ahead Desserts

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Cranberry Orange Cheesecake

Cranberry Orange Cheesecake

Cranberry Orange Cheesecake

I can't go to any Christmas gathering without this show-stopping dessert in tow. The combination of cranberries, chocolate and orange is a winner. —Laura Lufkin, Essex, Massachusetts

Eggnog Cream Pies

Eggnog Cream Pies

Eggnog Cream Pies

"I created this recipe for my bother, who just happens to love eggnog," shares Anna Long of Modesto, California. "He was delighted, to say the least, when he tasted this sweet treat."

Lemon Custard Ice Cream

Lemon Custard Ice Cream

Lemon Custard Ice Cream

I found this recipe several years ago and make it whenever I have the opportunity. One thing I like about this ice cream--other than the pleasant lemon taste--is that it does not turn icy the next day. -Susan Litwak Bellevue, Nebraska
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Marbled Cappuccino Fudge Cheesecake

Marbled Cappuccino Fudge Cheesecake

Marbled Cappuccino Fudge Cheesecake

I came up with this recipe because I love the frozen cappuccino drinks at coffee shops and wanted a cheesecake with the same goods. If you try it, don't hold the whip. The creamy mocha-infused topping is the best part! —Becky McClaflin, Blanchard, Oklahoma

Strawberry Rhubarb Torte

Strawberry Rhubarb Torte

Strawberry Rhubarb Torte

This pretty, airy cake will delight your tastebuds! My children, especially my son, really enjoyed this dessert while they were growing up. —Kathleen Kowski, Trinity, North Carolina

Creamy Coffee Pie

Creamy Coffee Pie

Creamy Coffee Pie

It’s easy to stir mini marshmallows, mini chocolate chips and crushed sandwich cookies into coffee ice cream to create this irresistible frozen dessert. —Cherron Nagel, Columbus, Ohio

Favorite Tres Leches Cake

Favorite Tres Leches Cake

Favorite Tres Leches Cake

During our extensive travels to Central America, my husband and I have sampled many kinds of the popular tres leches (three milks) cake. We think this is the absolute best! --Joan Meyers, Palos Park, Illinois

Blueberry Ice Cream

Blueberry Ice Cream

Blueberry Ice Cream

The wild blueberries on our property spark recipe ideas. When my daughter and I made this ice cream at a Girl Guide meeting, it was well received. Even today, our 10 children, 19 grandkids and 4 great-grandchildren think it tastes great. —Alma Mosher, Mohannes, New Brunswick

Favorite Lemon Cheesecake Dessert

Favorite Lemon Cheesecake Dessert

Favorite Lemon Cheesecake Dessert

Everyone will know spring is here when you serve these yummy, yellow cheesecake squares. Cool and refreshing, this dessert cuts easily and keeps for several days in the refrigerator. —Patty Auxier, Royalton, Kentucky

Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake

Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake

Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake

I'm an avid recipe collector and can't recall where I found this one. I do know its delicate flavor is well received whenever I make it for a special occasion.

Marshmallow Chocolate-Covered Cherries

Marshmallow Chocolate-Covered Cherries

Marshmallow Chocolate-Covered Cherries

Each year, I have to plan on producing even more of these simple-to-make candies— they're the ones my husband likes best, and they're the first to disappear.
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