Topping Recipes

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Berry-Cherry Peach Sauce

Fresh peaches and berries shine in this pretty, refreshing sauce. It’s terrific on ice cream, but also adds a sweet and tangy touch to pancakes, waffles or French toast at brunch. —Sandra Gould, Verndale, Minnesota
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Pecan Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

Pecan Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

Pecan Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

Chock-full of berries and rhubarb, this pretty cobbler is the perfect finale for a dinner for two. Pecans in the topping and the delicious dessert sauce make it extra special. —Lillian Julow, Gainesville, Florida

Caramel-Pecan Apple Slices

Caramel-Pecan Apple Slices

Caramel-Pecan Apple Slices

When looking for a fast, fun side dish to dress up a pork entree or any festive spread, Carol Gillespie relies on this fuss-free recipe to please family and friends in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. TASTY TIP. Try spooning over a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a dessert treat.

Strawberry Breakfast Sauce

Strawberry Breakfast Sauce

Strawberry Breakfast Sauce

My mother used peaches to make this sauce, but my family prefers fresh strawberries. It's wonderful warm over waffles or pancakes.—Marie Harrell, Donna, Texas

Cream-Topped Grapes

Cream-Topped Grapes

Cream-Topped Grapes

Viola Geyer, Uhrichsville, Ohio, dresses up brunches with a decadent dressing that she makes in a dash. She dollops the heavenly four-ingredient sauce over refreshing red and green grapes.

Caramel Pineapple Cake

Caramel Pineapple Cake

Caramel Pineapple Cake

"When guests serve this cake, no one ever guesses it's low fat," assures Amanda Denton of Barre, Vermont. "The lemon yogurt and pineapple add moistness missing in many reduced-fat cakes." It's scrumptious topped with caramel sauce.

Fruit Dessert Topping

Fruit Dessert Topping

Fruit Dessert Topping

You'll quickly warm up to the old-fashioned taste of this fruit topping from Doris Heath of Franklin, North Carolina. Spoon it over vanilla ice cream or slices of pound cake.

Blueberry Ice Cream Topping

Blueberry Ice Cream Topping

Blueberry Ice Cream Topping

Here's the scoop on a sensational sauce! Describes Betty Leibnitz of Hallock, Minnesota, "It has fresh-fruit flavor and is delicious with angel food cake, too."

Crunchy Chocolate Sauce

Crunchy Chocolate Sauce

Crunchy Chocolate Sauce

In Waukesha, Wisconsin, Dolores Kastello dresses up ice cream with an easy three-ingredient topping that's full of nuts. "As this rich chocolate sauce cools over the ice cream, it forms a hard shell that kids (and adults) love," she notes.

Crimson Devonshire Cream

Crimson Devonshire Cream

Crimson Devonshire Cream

Meet the Cook: Every Christmas, we have a big family dinner. Searching for something to replace heavy pies, my mom discovered this recipe one year. It's since become a tradition that we all look forward to. At our house, my husband and our son, 13, are my "guinea pigs". Both of them love to eat - and I love to cook! -Cindy Cafasso, Barrington, New Hampshire

Strawberry-Topped Waffles

Strawberry-Topped Waffles

Strawberry-Topped Waffles

Topped with a sweet strawberry sauce, these tender from-scratch waffles will make a breakfast or brunch truly special. This recipe is from Sue Mackey of Galesburg, Illinois.

Blueberry Shortcake Sundaes

Blueberry Shortcake Sundaes

Blueberry Shortcake Sundaes

These blueberry shortcake sundaes offer a summery conclusion to any meal. I make this recipe quite often. If you need to save even more time in the kitchen, just buy blueberry pie filling and thin it out with a little orange juice. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario

Chocolate Ice Cream Topping

Chocolate Ice Cream Topping

Chocolate Ice Cream Topping

Few desserts are as quick and delicious as an ice cream sundae. Sliced bananas, a maraschino cherry and this fast sauce makes the sundaes special.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Saucy Fruit Medley

Saucy Fruit Medley

Saucy Fruit Medley

This is a variation of a recipe handed down from my mother-in-law. It can be used for brunch, as a refreshing dessert in summer or a colorful topping on yellow cake during the holidays. It keeps well in the refrigerator for a few days. This healthy combination can be stretched by adding more fruit and juice to the leftovers. The flavor improves each day. -Linda Tucker, Farmington, Missouri

Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

This versatile sauce brings a sunny new taste to pound cake, ice cream and bread pudding. I wouldn't be without it! As a mother of two, I don't have time for long, tricky recipes - this one fits my lifestyle. -Mary Pittman, Shawnee, Kansas
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