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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.

Amaretto Dream Cupcakes

Amaretto Dream Cupcakes

Amaretto Dream Cupcakes

Treat yourself to these indulgent little cupcakes laced with the irresistible flavor of Amaretto and slivered almonds. —Anette Stevens, Olds, Alberta

Ambrosia Pudding

Ambrosia Pudding

Ambrosia Pudding

For a special way to round out a quick dinner, try this Ambrosia Pudding dessert. Serving it in a parfait glass showcases the layers. —Debbie Jones, California, Maryland

Apple Cream Pie

Apple Cream Pie

Apple Cream Pie

The addition of whipping cream makes this pie an irresistible change from other versions of this traditional dessert.—Eilene Bogar, Minier, Illinois
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Apple Crumble Pie

Apple Crumble Pie

Apple Crumble Pie

The crumb topping of this pie is awesome, which may explain why dessert always disappears fast. Or maybe it's the chunky apple filling. Either way, it's a family tradition. —Vera Brouwer, Maurice, Iowa

Apple Spice Syrup

Apple Spice Syrup

Apple Spice Syrup

This syrup has just the right sweetness to complement your favorite pancakes or waffles. The spicy apple flavor is great for an autumn breakfast or whenever you'd like something a but different.

Apple Walnut Cake

Apple Walnut Cake

Apple Walnut Cake

This moist cake is perfect for brunch. It gets its appeal from big chunks of sweet apples, nutty flavor and creamy frosting. The recipe, originally my mom's, is a unique harvest treat.

Apricot Almond Bars

Apricot Almond Bars

Apricot Almond Bars

My friend Edie Mueller brought these beautiful bars to my Christmas cookie exchange, and I wouldn't let her leave without passing on the recipe!—Arliene Hillinger, Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Big Batch Cookies

Big Batch Cookies

Big Batch Cookies

It's nice to offer a little homemade taste when feeding a hungry horde. These cookies also freeze well, so you can make them when time allows.—Diana Dube, Rockland, Maine

Buttery Black Walnut Brittle Candy

Buttery Black Walnut Brittle Candy

Buttery Black Walnut Brittle Candy

Here in the Ozarks, black walnuts are very plentiful and are often called "Black Gold." We usually start harvesting the nuts from the trees on our property in the beginning of October so I can use them to make this Christmas candy.—Anne Medlin, Bolivar, Missouri

Caramel Apple Crisp Dessert

Caramel Apple Crisp Dessert

Caramel Apple Crisp Dessert

This typical New England dessert is one of my most requested recipes. Although it makes a fairly big batch, it doesn't take long for it to get gobbled up.—Janet Siciak, Bernardston, Massachusetts

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

This wonderful recipe dates back to my great-grandmother! You'll love the texture this pretty, moist cake gets from pineapple, coconut and, of course, carrots! Its traditional cream cheese frosting adds just the right touch of sweetness. —Debbie Jones, California, Maryland
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