Topping Recipes

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Pumpkin Cranberry Bread Pudding

Savor your favorite fall flavors with this scrumptious bread pudding, served warm with a sweet vanilla sauce. Yum! —Judith Bucciarelli, Johnson, New York
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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

Raspberry Sauce

Raspberry Sauce

Raspberry Sauce

This recipe was a favorite of my Grandmother's and now it is a favorite of mine. The molasses and raspberries have a wonderfully smooth taste and the molasses is not overpowering.—Mary Muckey, Muskegon, Michigan

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
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Homemade Brownie Sundaes

Homemade Brownie Sundaes

Homemade Brownie Sundaes

I serve this super dessert often at baseball barbecues or whenever I have a large group in. Homemade brownies and fudge sauce plus ice cream…you can't go wrong! —Carol Brandon, Uxbridge, Ontario

Butter Brickle Ice Cream Pie

Butter Brickle Ice Cream Pie

Butter Brickle Ice Cream Pie

“This is my husband’s absolute favorite summertime dessert. I often serve it to company in warm-weather months. Everyone loves the rich butter-pecan flavor.” —Brenda Jackson, Garden City, Kansas

Chocolate Pudding Sundaes

Chocolate Pudding Sundaes

Chocolate Pudding Sundaes

This smooth pudding tastes great over ice cream.—Ruth Peterson, Jenison, Michigan

Apple Cider Sundaes

Apple Cider Sundaes

Apple Cider Sundaes

"I adapted one of my mother's recipes to create this terrific fall snack," recalls Jeanne Lee of Terrace Park, Ohio. "Apple cider makes these sundaes a hit."

Berries with Custard Sauce

Berries with Custard Sauce

Berries with Custard Sauce

Although it's simple to make, this dessert is the No. 1 favorite at my house. And when I serve it to guests, I'm always asked for the recipe. You can use strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries—whatever's in season.—Sally Kendrick, Bishop, California

Cranberry-Orange Pound Cake

Cranberry-Orange Pound Cake

Cranberry-Orange Pound Cake

Meet the Cook: At the summer tourist resort in Ontario my husband and I operate, we prepare all the meals for our guests. So I'm always trying out new recipes. Some of my favorites are from my CW issues. We have two children, 22 and 18. -Sheree Swistun, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Waffles with Vanilla Sauce

Waffles with Vanilla Sauce

Waffles with Vanilla Sauce

I like to serve these flavorful waffles when we have company because they add nice color to the table and look so elegant, yet they're so easy to prepare. Everyone raves about the unique rich vanilla sauce served over the warm waffles.

Berry Compote Topping

Berry Compote Topping

Berry Compote Topping

“This recipe is fantastic served over toasted slices of pound cake as well as warm-from-the-oven biscuits!” Try it over ice cream, too! Wanda Wedekind — West Frankfort, Illinois

Strawberry Sundae Sauce

Strawberry Sundae Sauce

Strawberry Sundae Sauce

“My husband and kids simply love this recipe over their ice cream! It may also be used in banana splits. If you choose not to use liqueur, replace 1-1/2 cups of the mashed strawberries with 1-1/2 cups mashed raspberries instead.” Peggy Townsend - Florence, Colorado

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."

Nectarine-Cherry Compote

Nectarine-Cherry Compote

Nectarine-Cherry Compote

“I sometimes use half a vanilla bean in this dessert. Just scrape the seeds into the baking dish and tuck the pod under the fruit.” Either way, this fruity treat is a standout! —Maria Breiner, Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
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