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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.

Carrot Fruitcake

Carrot Fruitcake

Carrot Fruitcake

Even those who don't care for fruit cake will love this special holiday dessert. It's a great way to "dress up" that old favorite, carrot cake. Why not see if your family agrees? —Ann Parden, Chunchula, Alabama

Cherry Crumb Dessert

Cherry Crumb Dessert

Cherry Crumb Dessert

This dessert is a sweet treat, especially when garnished with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream! The crust and crumb topping have a wonderful nutty flavor, and the smooth fruit filling looks beautiful when served. —Ann Eastman Greenville, California

Chocolate Bread Pudding

Chocolate Bread Pudding

Chocolate Bread Pudding

This is a fun recipe because the chocolate makes in different from traditional bread pudding. It's a rich, comforting dessert.—Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas
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Chocolate Chip Date Cake

Chocolate Chip Date Cake

Chocolate Chip Date Cake

Pam Jennings of Prairie City, Iowa, shares her recipe for Chocolate Chip Date Cake. "This bar-like cake travels well because there's no messy frosting to melt," assures Pam. "It also stays nice ans moist—if there's any left over.

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

Mom always made this special cake for my birthday meal. It's very moist and has a nice, light chocolate taste, and the flavorful frosting is the perfect topping. — Deborah Amrine, Grand Haven, Michigan

Chocolate Mint Delight

Chocolate Mint Delight

Chocolate Mint Delight

This special dessert fulfills all of my cravings for chocolate plus with the mint makes it extra refreshing.—Jean Ann Perkins, Newburyport, Maryland

Chocolate Monster Cookies

Chocolate Monster Cookies

Chocolate Monster Cookies

My four grandsons stated attending "Grandma's Cooking School" when they were as young as 4. This recipe from my hand-written cookbook is a favorite of the youngest, Brandon. He has fun making them and is always delighted with the results as is the rest of the family.—Helen Hilbert, Liverpool, New York

Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate Sauce

"I make different toppings so we can enjoy our favorite snack-ice cream sundaes," explains field editor Nancy McDonald of Burns, Wyoming. "This smooth chocolate sauce is always a big hit."

Citrus Cheesecake

Citrus Cheesecake

Citrus Cheesecake

Here's the perfect cheesecake for spring. The rich cookielike crust and creamy filling make the zesty citrus taste a wonderful surprise. —Marcy Cella, L'Anse, Michigan

Coconut Pie

Coconut Pie

Coconut Pie

Watching my mother cook from scratch, I hardly knew that anything was available "pre-made" until I'd left home. One of Mom's best desserts is her creamy old-fashioned coconut pie. A rich slice is true comfort food. —Mary McGuire, Graham, North Carolina

Cookie Sheet Apple Pie

Cookie Sheet Apple Pie

Cookie Sheet Apple Pie

I belong to several volunteer service groups, and this dessert has been a real time-saver when there's a large crowd to be fed. It serves more than an ordinary pie with about the same amount of effort. -Bertha Jeffries, Great Falls, Montana
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