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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 are many good sweet potato pies out there, but this one doesn't contain milk. It does have a splash of whiskey and a hint of lemon. —Suzanne Smith, Maumee, OH
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Berry Sponge Cakes

Berry Sponge Cakes

Berry Sponge Cakes

This fancy treat for two looks like you fussed, but it's easy to make with convenient prepared pudding and sponge cakes. "My husband enjoys this dessert featuring seasonal fruit," says Bonnie Buckley of Kansas City, Missouri.

Snickers Cookies

Snickers Cookies

Snickers Cookies

Though you wouldn't know by looking, you'll find a sweet surprise inside these cookies shared by Kari Pease of Conconully, Washington. "My mother got this recipe from a fellow teacher at her school," she writes. "It's a great way to dress up refrigerated cookie dough."

Meringue Rhubarb Pie

Meringue Rhubarb Pie

Meringue Rhubarb Pie

My husband and brother, former "rhubarb haters", now can't wait for the first stalks of that plant to appear, heralding spring and their favorite pie!
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Poppy Seed Chiffon Bundt Cake

Poppy Seed Chiffon Bundt Cake

Poppy Seed Chiffon Bundt Cake

This terrific cake recipe was given to me by my grandchild. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Blueberry, Basil and Goat Cheese Pie

Blueberry, Basil and Goat Cheese Pie

Blueberry, Basil and Goat Cheese Pie

For a good friend moving to L.A., I made a galette of blueberries, creamy goat cheese and fresh basil. Bake one, share it and start a precious memory. —Ashley Lecker, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble

Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble

Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble

“I'm a 14 year-old with Celiac Disease. It's hard to find desserts I can eat, so I created this healthy and gluten-free recipe,” says Mikhala Stutzman of Granger, Iowa. “Splenda adds sweetness without calories in this great, low-calorie dessert anyone can enjoy!”

Cinnamon Roll Cherry Cobbler

Cinnamon Roll Cherry Cobbler

Cinnamon Roll Cherry Cobbler

Red-hot candies and canned cherries flavor this memorable dessert from my childhood. I hadn’t had it in years, so when I found my mother’s recipe, I had to make it to see if it was as good as I remembered…and it was! —Betty Zorn, Eagle, Idaho

Super Strawberry Sherbet

Super Strawberry Sherbet

Super Strawberry Sherbet

This cool, smooth summertime treat is nice to have ready in the freezer for a special treat.

Applesauce Lattice Pie

Applesauce Lattice Pie

Applesauce Lattice Pie

"I had some apples that needed to be used up, so I combined them with a can of applesauce and turned out my best-tasting apple pie ever," writes Cherie Sweet of Evansville, Indiana.

Chocolate Nut Acorns

Chocolate Nut Acorns

Chocolate Nut Acorns

"I love to bake, especially for friends," says Penny Clawson of Lititz, Pennsylvania. "These cookies are a particular favorite I make for gatherings in the fall. They look great and taste even better...plus, they're the first treats to disappear when I serve them!"
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