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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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Heavenly Chocolate Marshmallow Fondue

Heavenly Chocolate Marshmallow Fondue

Heavenly Chocolate Marshmallow Fondue

Guests won’t be able to resist this silky chocolate fondue made extra-special with butterscotch chips, marshmallow creme and coconut. “Bananas are my favorite fruit for dipping, but apple wedges, pineapple chunks and maraschino cherries work, too.”—Sarita Naegeli, Edmond, Oklahoma

Cola Floats

Cola Floats

Cola Floats

These thick, frosty floats from our Test Kitchen add fun to any casual meal. TIP: Try substituting other soda-ice cream blends for the floats, such as root beer and caramel-swirl vanilla.

Apple Dessert Sauce

Apple Dessert Sauce

Apple Dessert Sauce

Purchased pound cake gets dressy with this quick and creamy sauce. “It's so easy, even kids can make this!” —Jacqueline Graves, Cumming, Georgia
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Edible Poinsettia Christmas Clay

Edible Poinsettia Christmas Clay

Edible Poinsettia Christmas Clay

To make a cake extra special during the holidays, add this decorative poinsettia to the top. Your guest will be thrilled!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Simple Lemon Ice Cream

Simple Lemon Ice Cream

Simple Lemon Ice Cream

Just five ingredients (and no ice cream maker!) are all you need to make this refreshing ice cream. We enjoy generous scoops of it in summer. —Janet Eisner, Portland, Oregon

Quick Cream Topped Grapes

Quick Cream Topped Grapes

Quick Cream Topped Grapes

You need just three ingredients to enjoy the rich taste of this treat. The sweet sauce looks lovely over red or green grapes when served in sherbet glasses.—Joyce Key, Snellville, Georgia

Sugarless Licorice Stars

Sugarless Licorice Stars

Sugarless Licorice Stars

You can enjoy this candy even if you are on a restricted diet since it's sugar-free. Use small seasonal cutters to make shapes everyone will be sweet on.

Peanut Butter Sundaes

Peanut Butter Sundaes

Peanut Butter Sundaes

This is a peanutty change of pace from traditional ice cream sundaes with chocolate sauce. It's a delicious recipe that proves even a quick meal doesn't have to go without dessert. ---Susan Mowery, Newville, Pennsylvania

Three-Fruit Frozen Yogurt

Three-Fruit Frozen Yogurt

Three-Fruit Frozen Yogurt

I received this super-easy recipe from a friend. It takes just minutes to combine the bananas, strawberries and pineapple with a few other ingredients before popping everything in the freezer. I've been told the luscious mixture tastes even better than ice cream.

Fancy Mousse Towers

Fancy Mousse Towers

Fancy Mousse Towers

You simply will not believe how easy it is to make Christine Dohlmar’s elegant mouthwatering chocolate dessert! “This recipe is so quick and easy, but looks and tastes like you really fussed.“—Christine Dohlmar, Valrico, Florida

Frosty Chocolate Pie

Frosty Chocolate Pie

Frosty Chocolate Pie

"This chilled treat takes me back to my childhood because it tastes like a Fudgesicle," shares Maria Regakis. THe Somerville, Massachusetts reader turns sandwich cookies, chocolate pudding and vanilla ice cream into a dessert guaranteed to satisfy the kid in everyone.
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