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My family has enjoyed this recipe for many years. Serve the pretty sauce well-chilled over ice cream and top with whipped cream, if you like. —Marilyn J Cox, Sayre, Pennsylvania
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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.

Easy Boston Cream Cake

Easy Boston Cream Cake

Easy Boston Cream Cake

Why make a Boston cream pie from scratch when this cake version is so simple? Preparing the pudding with half-and-half cream instead of milk gives this dessert an added richness that's hard to beat.

Pears a la Creme

Pears a la Creme

Pears a la Creme

This was my brother's and my favorite dessert growing up. My Mom commonly served this dessert after Sunday family dinner. Pair with Gallo® Family Vineyards Moscato.—Taste of Home Cooking School
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Orange Sauce for Angel Food Cake

Orange Sauce for Angel Food Cake

Orange Sauce for Angel Food Cake

This sauce is a tasty way to end a summer meal—without turning on the oven.—Karen Bourne, Magrath, Alberta

Praline Sundae Topping

Praline Sundae Topping

Praline Sundae Topping

Necessity can be the mother of recipes, too! I came up with this one as a way of using up the extra evaporated milk I had from making fudge. My husband farms with his father—raising hogs and cattle plus growing corn and soybeans. Hobbies I enjoy include gardening, baking bread, reading...and sewing when I find time. Our 5-year-old is our only child right now, but I'm expecting her little brother or sister to come along about any day!

Orange Poached Pears

Orange Poached Pears

Orange Poached Pears

"Drizzling a chocolate sauce over orange-flavored pears brings a formal dinner to an elegant conclusion," writes Jacquie Ogden from Dawson Creek, British Columbia. Add a strip of orange peel to each serving for a finishing touch.

Date Nut Cracker Dessert

Date Nut Cracker Dessert

Date Nut Cracker Dessert

Notes Billie Moss of El Sobrante, California, "This chewy treat has a refreshing lemon topping. It's always a hit."

Northern Cherry Puffs

Northern Cherry Puffs

Northern Cherry Puffs

Michigan is the top cherry-producing state in the country. This is one of my family's favorite cherry recipes.

Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Fresh Strawberry Sauce

THIS SAUCE was first served to me by my mother, who was a wonderful cook. During these months when strawberries are so plentiful, I like to keep this sauce on hand so I can improvise a delightful dessert for just the two of us. It's delicious over ice cream or angel food cake. -Joyce Courtney, West Chester, Ohio

Creamy Rhubarb Crepes

Creamy Rhubarb Crepes

Creamy Rhubarb Crepes

Fixing rhubarb this way brings a spring "zing" to the table. I adapted this crepe recipe, which originally featured strawberry jelly, from one I loved as a child. My husband declared it a "winner". He even came up with its name.

Caramel-Pecan Apple Slices

Caramel-Pecan Apple Slices

Caramel-Pecan Apple Slices

Here's a warm, decadent side dish for fall or winter brunches. Ready to eat in only 15 minutes, the apples are also good alongside a pork entree or spooned over vanilla ice cream. —Carol Gillespie, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Apple Cake with Lemon Sauce

Apple Cake with Lemon Sauce

Apple Cake with Lemon Sauce

I make this delicious apple cake with the apples we get from a local orchard. Growers here in Ohio produce a wide variety of apples, and they're all good!

Cherry Cream Parfaits

Cherry Cream Parfaits

Cherry Cream Parfaits

"Cherry Cream Parfaits are lovely and special desserts that look fussy but are really easy to fix," assures Jeanette Mack of Rushville, New York. "I've also made them using other pie fillings like strawberry, raspberry and blueberry."

Waffles with Warm Strawberry Sauce

Waffles with Warm Strawberry Sauce

Waffles with Warm Strawberry Sauce

This warm and fruity sauce takes only minutes to make. It's a nice way to present frozen waffles or even pancakes and French toast. If you don't have cranberry juice, orange juice can be used.
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