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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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Ruby Breakfast Sauce

Ruby Breakfast Sauce

Ruby Breakfast Sauce

"Brighten a Valentine's Day breakfast with this delicious cherry sauce on French toast, pancakes or waffles," recommends Edie DeSpain of Logan, Utah. With a hint of cranberry flavor, the mixture also is nice served over ham, pork or chicken.
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Confectioners' Sugar Glaze

Confectioners' Sugar Glaze

Confectioners' Sugar Glaze

This versatile glaze is shared by our Test Kitchen. You can make the basic recipe and tint it with food coloring if desired. For chocolate lovers, skip the food coloring and stir in some baking cocoa.

Fruit-Filled Quesadillas

Fruit-Filled Quesadillas

Fruit-Filled Quesadillas

Dessert doesn't get much easier than this stovetop treat that's loaded with fresh apricots and berries. Served with a scoop of low-fat ice cream, it seems anything but light.

Refreshing Lemon Pie

Refreshing Lemon Pie

Refreshing Lemon Pie

Have a little time on your hands, but your family still expects dessert with dinner? This easy-as-pie recipe provides a refreshingly simple solution. You'll appreciate the short list of ingredients-and the even shorter preparation time!

Peanut Butter 'n' Jelly Pie

Peanut Butter 'n' Jelly Pie

Peanut Butter 'n' Jelly Pie

A chocolate crumb crust holds a rich peanut butter layer topped with strawberry preserves and whipped cream. "The tasty make-ahead dessert is sure to appeal to the young and the young at heart." —Vikki Rebholz, West Chester, Ohio

Warm Strawberry Fondue

Warm Strawberry Fondue

Warm Strawberry Fondue

For a delightful dessert, Sharon Mensing needs only a handful of ingredients to fix this unusual fruit fondue. "Use grapes, bananas, strawberries and angel food cake cubes as dippers," she suggests from Greenfield, Iowa.

Strawberry Italian Ice

Strawberry Italian Ice

Strawberry Italian Ice

"We discovered Italian ice about a year ago, and it has become a family favorite," reports Jay Hansen of Winter Haven, Florida. "The recipes I found, however, required quite a bit of sugar, so I developed my own version using fresh strawberries, fruit juice concentrate and a hint of lemon."

Strawberry Delight

Strawberry Delight

Strawberry Delight

This recipe is a cool and creamy dessert that gets a head start with a purchased graham cracker crust. I often substitute other berries and you can also use different pudding flavors.—Suzanne McKinley, Lyons, Georgia

Raisin Apple Tartlets

Raisin Apple Tartlets

Raisin Apple Tartlets

"I always get a kiss on the cheek when I make these individual pie-like treats for my husband," writes Claudia Jean Griffin of Beaver, Pennsylvania.

Icy Summer Treats Dessert

Icy Summer Treats Dessert

Icy Summer Treats Dessert

You won't break a sweat fixing these easy chillers! The frozen snack, made from fruity gelatin and powdered soft drink mix, can be whipped up in no time, according to Darlene Markel of Sublimity, Oregon. "Youngsters just love them. I know ours did when they were little," she adds. "And though the kids are grown, they still request the treats when they visit."

Warm Fruit Compote with Cream Cheese Topping

Warm Fruit Compote with Cream Cheese Topping

Warm Fruit Compote with Cream Cheese Topping

"This sunny-colored medley smells so good while it cooks," says Page Alexander of Baldwin City, Kansas. "The cream cheese topping adds a touch of elegance to individual servings of the not-too-sweet fruit."
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