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Comfort Food Desserts

Give yourself a well-deserved treat with these recipes for comfort food desserts, including candy, cookies, pie, cakes, pudding, fruitcake, granola bars, parfaits and more.

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There’s a pear tree in my yard that inspires me to bake with its fragrant fruit. My upside-down pancake works best with a firm pear, not fully ripe. —Helen Nelander, Boulder Creek, California
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Delightful Angel Food Cake

Delightful Angel Food Cake

Delightful Angel Food Cake

"This light, moist cake is my favorite," shares Fayrene De Koker of Auburn, Washington. "It tastes heavenly and is special enough for most any occasion."—Fayrene De Koker, Vancouver, Washington

Ultimate Chocolate Chunk Pecan Pie

Ultimate Chocolate Chunk Pecan Pie

Ultimate Chocolate Chunk Pecan Pie

Our family hosts an annual barn party for our close friends, complete with a pie cook-off. A few years ago, this recipe won first prize! —Janice Schneider, Kansas City, Missouri

Peanut Butter Cheese Torte

Peanut Butter Cheese Torte

Peanut Butter Cheese Torte

This dessert has long been a favorite with my family. I especially like the fact that it requires no baking—and who doesn’t melt for the combination of peanut butter and chocolate? —Ruth Blair, Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Mango Fruit Crisp

Mango Fruit Crisp

Mango Fruit Crisp

"For many years, this was one of my most delicious summer desserts. I changed it to whole wheat flour to make it a bit more healthy." -Judy Schatzberg of Livingston, New Jersey

Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream

Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream

Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream

Top off any meal in style with this creamy smooth concoction from Sandy Powers of Cranford, New Jersey.

Homemade Fudge Sauce

Homemade Fudge Sauce

Homemade Fudge Sauce

Since I don't like store-bought sauces, I decided to come up with my own. I make it for family and for company, and I'll often get asked for the recipe. —Trudy DeFelice, Columbia, South Carolina

Swirled Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Swirled Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Swirled Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Pretty swirls of cream cheese and peanut butter dress up a convenient package of cake mix with yummy results in this recipe Cheryl Paulsen sends from Omro, Wisconsin.

Mock Ice Cream Sandwiches

Mock Ice Cream Sandwiches

Mock Ice Cream Sandwiches

As a busy lawyer, I can't take my sweet time making ice cream treats. So my girl-friend and I came up with this one. The recipe cuts down of fat but not on flavor. I usually keep a bunch in the freezer. —Tony Kern of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Poppy Seed Torte

Poppy Seed Torte

Poppy Seed Torte

I've loved this torte since I was a youngster, and now I can pass it on to my eight grandchildren. It's easy to make and tastes so good!

Rocky Road Grilled Banana Splits

Rocky Road Grilled Banana Splits

Rocky Road Grilled Banana Splits

There's no wrong turn when you travel down this rocky road. Toasty-warm bananas filled with gooey goodness and topped with heaping scoops of (pause for drool) creamy perfection are a new cookout must-have. —Loretta Ouellette, Pompano Beach, Florida

Rhubarb Raspberry Pie

Rhubarb Raspberry Pie

Rhubarb Raspberry Pie

My family loves rhubarb and raspberries, so I was happy to find this recipe several years ago. We recently moved from the city to the country and are thoroughly enjoying our new life-style.
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