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Make Ahead Desserts

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Chocolate-Swirled Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate-Swirled Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate-Swirled Peanut Butter Cookies

Our kids most requested cookies are peanut butter and chocolate chip, so I came up with this recipe combining those favorite flavors. The two doughs swirled created a lovely pattern on the cookie. There's no need for additional decoration.—Lori Kesinger, Baker, Montana

Magnolia Dream Cheesecake

Magnolia Dream Cheesecake

Magnolia Dream Cheesecake

"This is the best cheesecake you will ever taste!" You'll love the light, creamy texture bursting with peach and hazelnut flavor. Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida

Peaches and Cream Torte

Peaches and Cream Torte

Peaches and Cream Torte

This is the dessert I make when I'm craving something cool and fruity. It's a lovely ending to any meal. The cream cheese adds zing to the fluffy filling. —Elva Roberts, Summerside, Prince Edward Island
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Fluffy Cranberry Cheese Pie

Fluffy Cranberry Cheese Pie

Fluffy Cranberry Cheese Pie

This pie has a light texture and zippy flavor that matches its vibrant color. It's festive for the holidays or anytime, and easy because you make it ahead.

Frozen Strawberry Shortbread Dessert

Frozen Strawberry Shortbread Dessert

Frozen Strawberry Shortbread Dessert

This is a cool and refreshing dessert. Strawberry flavor comes through in this fresh-tasting dessert with a nice chewy shortbread crust and crumbled topping. —Gayleen Grote, Battle View, North Dakota

Island Crunch Cheesecake

Island Crunch Cheesecake

Island Crunch Cheesecake

Inspiring ideas come from many places, and often when we least expect them. I enjoy making cheesecakes for family and friends, and I came up with this recipe after eating ice cream on vacation. Featuring pineapple and coconut, this cheesecake will remind you of a trip to an island paradise. —Ellen Batenhorst, Omaha, Nebraska

Raspberry Cocoa Trifle

Raspberry Cocoa Trifle

Raspberry Cocoa Trifle

"This lovely layered dessert is my husband's favorite," relates Karen Bourne of Magrath, Alberta. "I always make it for our Christmas dinner, but it's excellent after any special meal."

Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Pie

Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Pie

Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Pie

I use jam made from plentiful wild raspberries on our farm to give this pretty dessert its marbled effect. While the cheesecake refrigerates overnight, its flavors blend beautifully.

Strawberry French Toast

Strawberry French Toast

Strawberry French Toast

Fresh berries and cream cheese create the creamy middle in these French toast sandwiches. "Because you prepare this breakfast bake the night before, it's perfect for overnight guests," writes Karen Sharp from Harvard, Illinois. "Serve it with bacon and fresh fruit."

Turtle Cheesecake

Turtle Cheesecake

Turtle Cheesecake

"Our guests love this rich, delicious make-ahead dessert," field editor Jo Groth of Plainfield, Iowa relates.

Anniversary Cheesecake

Anniversary Cheesecake

Anniversary Cheesecake

Our test kitchen experts turned out a special treat by using tinted batter to "paint" a picture atop a basic cheesecake. You can follow our design...create your own...or leave it plain. Any way you slice it, this dessert serves up sweetness.
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