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Strawberry Cream Dessert

Strawberry Cream Dessert

Strawberry Cream Dessert

This fluffy creation is a variation on two recipes - a delicious four-layer dessert my mom used to make and a gelatin pie I came up with one day when I was short on ingredients. My family just loves it! -Rachel Lynn Rioux, Lisbon, Maine

Contest-Winning Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake

Contest-Winning Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake

Contest-Winning Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake

This is my favorite blueberry recipe, which I often make for family get-together.—Cathy Medley, Clyde, Ohio

Frozen Mocha Marbled Loaf

Frozen Mocha Marbled Loaf

Frozen Mocha Marbled Loaf

This showstopping marbled dessert seems fancy, but it's really simple to prepare ahead of time and pop in the freezer. Frosty slices have a creamy blend of chocolate and coffee that's delightful anytime of year. —Cheryl Martinetto, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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Strawberries and Champagne Cheesecake

Strawberries and Champagne Cheesecake

Strawberries and Champagne Cheesecake

I bake from scratch because I believe that love—and sweetened condensed milk—are the best ingredients. —Kathryn Work, Louisville, Kentucky

3D Chocolate Cheesecake

3D Chocolate Cheesecake

3D Chocolate Cheesecake

A cheesecake that is deep, dark and decadent earns the right to be called "3D." This version always looks its chocolate best, because the ganache coating blankets any cracks you may experience, as cheesecakes sometimes like to show. —Vanassa Hicks, Flint, Michigan

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

I'm originally from Paraguay, and dulce de leche reminds me of where I came from. If you can't find it at your grocery store, try caramel ice cream topping instead. It tastes different, but this decadent dessert will still be amazing. —Sonia Lipham, Ranburne, Alabama

Eggnog Cheesecake

Eggnog Cheesecake

Eggnog Cheesecake

I make good use of extra eggnog by creating this luscious cheesecake. A bit of rum extract adds a special taste. —Kristen Grula, Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Raspberry Ribbon Cheesecake

Raspberry Ribbon Cheesecake

Raspberry Ribbon Cheesecake

Here's a mouthwatering dessert that's sure to impress family and friends. Not only does it taste wonderful with its chocolate cookie crust, rich creamy cheesecake and tangy raspberry center and topping...it also looks lovely!—Peggy Frazier, Indianapolis, Indiana

Frosted Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Frosted Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Frosted Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

“Heavenly” is a good description for this luscious dessert, conveniently made a day ahead. When I don’t have a candy bar on hand, I melt ¾ cup of chocolate chips to use in the frosting. Whipped cream can be used in place of the whipped topping.—Arlene Butler, Ogden, Utah

Peanut Butter Cream Pie

Peanut Butter Cream Pie

Peanut Butter Cream Pie

During the warm months, it's nice to have a fluffy, no-bake dessert that's a snap to make. Packed with peanut flavor, this pie gets gobbled up even after a big meal! —Jesse & Anne Foust, Bluefield, West Virginia

Caramel Cheesecake

Caramel Cheesecake

Caramel Cheesecake

This caramel-topped cheesecake is a divine way to savor the goodness of cream cheese. It always gets rave reviews whenever I serve it to friends and family alike.—Rena Fields, Sackets Harbor, New York
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