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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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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
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More Comfort Food Desserts

Swirled Peppermint Marshmallows

Swirled Peppermint Marshmallows

Swirled Peppermint Marshmallows

The fluffy, airy texture of handmade marshmallows will remind you of glistening snowflakes. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Edna Hoffman of Hebron, Indiana gives a timely twist for two to this traditional old-fashioned dessert.

Snowman Sugar Cookies

Snowman Sugar Cookies

Snowman Sugar Cookies

Store-bought dough speeds up the preparation time of these cute cookies. They're so easy that the whole family—even little kids—can help decorate them. —Jean Wardrip Burr, Hope Mills, North Carolina
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Chocolate Peppermint Pie

Chocolate Peppermint Pie

Chocolate Peppermint Pie

"This delightful dessert will satisfy a chocolate lover's craving," assures Kristin Dorazio, from Chepachet, Rhode Island. "It's quite simple as well.

Company Chocolate Cake

Company Chocolate Cake

Company Chocolate Cake

Chocoholics will love this moist, brownie-like cake. Its sweet chocolate sauce is a pleasant change from frosting, Served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, this dessert will go over big with everyone at the table. —Susan Hansen Auburn, Alabama

Rhubarb Elderberry Crisp

Rhubarb Elderberry Crisp

Rhubarb Elderberry Crisp

Rhubarb and elderberries are quite abundant around these parts, so I combined the two in this wonderful crisp. It's been well received by our friends.

Golden Lemon Glazed Cheesecake

Golden Lemon Glazed Cheesecake

Golden Lemon Glazed Cheesecake

At our church, we give seven performances of a Living Christmas Tree every holiday season—then hold an open house after each one, I've served this lemony cheesecake at those gatherings for years, and it's always gotten raves.

Yummy Cookie Bars

Yummy Cookie Bars

Yummy Cookie Bars

I received this recipe from a special co-worker at school, and it is always a huge success when I make them. It works great to make them a day in advance. It will allow the bars to set and be cut easier.

Grandma's Strawberry Shortcake

Grandma's Strawberry Shortcake

Grandma's Strawberry Shortcake

"I CAN still taste the sweet juicy berries piled over warm biscuits and topped with a huge dollop of fresh whipped cream. My father added ever more indulgence to this strawberry dessert by first buttering his biscuits."

Toffee-Pear Crisp Bread Pudding

Toffee-Pear Crisp Bread Pudding

Toffee-Pear Crisp Bread Pudding

My son loves pear crisp, but one night I was making bread pudding. He asked if I could make both. I compromised by combining two desserts into this one dish. It's absolutely fantastic!—Kurt Wait, Redwood City, California

Date-Nut Apple Cake

Date-Nut Apple Cake

Date-Nut Apple Cake

WE have enjoyed this recipe for many years. It was given to me by a college friend. It looks like a standard fruit cake, but the rich, moist texture of apples, dates, raisins and nuts makes it a very satisfying dessert. A slice of this cake, topped with whipped cream, whipped topping or a big scoop of ice cream will have your guests coming back for more.
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