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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.

Black Forest Dream Dessert

Black Forest Dream Dessert

Black Forest Dream Dessert

This rich, chilled dessert seems to hit the spot on a hot summer's day. The recipe makes a large dessert, but my family never complains if there happen to be leftovers!

Java Cream Puffs

Java Cream Puffs

Java Cream Puffs

These fun and fancy goodies have chopped pecans in the puffs and mouthwatering mocha cream filling. Guests will be impressed. —Iola Egle, Bella Vista, Arkansas

Eggnog Pumpkin Pie

Eggnog Pumpkin Pie

Eggnog Pumpkin Pie

Eggnog gets extra credit for the creamy custard filling in this treasured recipe from field editor Terri Gonzalez, Roswell, New Mexico. She notes, “This pie of my mom’s is the absolute best pumpkin pie I have ever tasted.”
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Baked Lemon Pound Cake

Baked Lemon Pound Cake

Baked Lemon Pound Cake

If you and your family like lemon, you'll love this impressive-looking cake! Every bite is sweet and tart at the same time.

Blueberry Quick Bread with Vanilla Sauce

Blueberry Quick Bread with Vanilla Sauce

Blueberry Quick Bread with Vanilla Sauce

"This loaf is chock-full of blueberries—two whole cups!" says Sue Davis from Wausau, Wisconsin. "When you pour the vanilla sauce over the bread, it makes it moist--almost like a pudding. I suggest serving a robust cup of coffee with this delicious treat."

Apple Peach Cobbler

Apple Peach Cobbler

Apple Peach Cobbler

Take advantage of good prices on fresh fruit in season for this wonderful dessert. It smacks of old-fashioned goodness. —Anna Minegar, Zolfo Springs, Florida

Raspberry Lemon Cake

Raspberry Lemon Cake

Raspberry Lemon Cake

Want a change from chocolate cake? Try this elegant lemon cake...it's packed with refreshing lemon flavor, from the cake to the homemade lemon curd and creamy frosting. It won a blue-ribbon at an Alaska State Fair and it's definitely a winner with me.—Shirley Warren, Thiensville, Wisconsin

Cranberry Creme Brulee

Cranberry Creme Brulee

Cranberry Creme Brulee

Our home economists dress up classic creme brulee with an easy-to-make cranberry sauce. The sweet-tart sauce compliments the rich, creamy custard.

Rocky Road Chocolate Cake

Rocky Road Chocolate Cake

Rocky Road Chocolate Cake

Sherry Thompson of Seneca, South Carolina combines the best of both worlds with her combination turtle/rocky road cake that's rich, chocolaty and irresistible! Since it's frosted in the pan, traveling with it is easy!

Mud Cake

Mud Cake

Mud Cake

This rich cake is ideal for special occasions. —Priscilla Prescott, Forest City, North Carolina

Blueberry Crumble

Blueberry Crumble

Blueberry Crumble

This super-easy dessert features sweet blueberries with a brown sugar, almond and oat crumbly topping that only gets better with the cool creaminess of vanilla ice cream. “Try it with other fruit, such as peaches, for a different variety,” suggests Elizabeth Tomlinson of Morgantown, West Virginia
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