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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.

Cranberry Pineapple Salad

Cranberry Pineapple Salad

Cranberry Pineapple Salad

A refreshing salad or side dish, this recipe impresses family and guests with its striking rosy color. It's a delightfully different alternative to traditional cranberry sauce-the nuts add a tasty crunch.

Creamy Mocha Frozen Dessert

Creamy Mocha Frozen Dessert

Creamy Mocha Frozen Dessert

Light as a feather, this cool, satisfying dessert is delicious and impressive to serve. It's an excellent dessert to take to a potluck because it can be made ahead and stored in the freezer. —Launa Shoemaker, Landrum, South Carolina

Creamy Pineapple Pie

Creamy Pineapple Pie

Creamy Pineapple Pie

Creamy Pineapple Pie is a light and refreshing dessert that's quick to make and impressive to serve, promises Sharon Bickett of Chester, South Carolina. "This is one of our favorite ways to complete a summer meal."
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Crisp Sugar Cookies

Crisp Sugar Cookies

Crisp Sugar Cookies

My grandmother always had sugar cookies in her pantry, and we grandchildren would empty that big jar quickly because they were the best! I now regularly bake these wonderful cookies to share with friends. —Evelyn Poteet, Hancock, Maryland

Dairy Hollow House Almond Pie

Dairy Hollow House Almond Pie

Dairy Hollow House Almond Pie

At the Dairy Hollow House, a popular country inn and restaurant I ran with my husband, Ned, we enjoyed serving food that went beyond one region or nationality. California almonds add a delicious twist to this Southern recipe. We've since turned Dairy Hollow House into a non-profit writers' colony.—Crescent Dragonwagon, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Date Swirl Cookies

Date Swirl Cookies

Date Swirl Cookies

"My 3-year-old granddaughter nicknamed my mother 'Cookie Grandma' because she made wonderful cookies," shares Donna Grace of Clancy, Montana. "Mom made these crisp and chewy cookies every Christmas."

Delicious Apple Pie

Delicious Apple Pie

Delicious Apple Pie

My mother taught me to make this delectable apple pie. I've yet to find a recipe that tastes better than this!—Howard Haug, Hewitt, Texas

Delicious Corn Pudding

Delicious Corn Pudding

Delicious Corn Pudding

Corn has been a staple for generations in my family. This comforting dish from my grandma was a part of our meals for years and shared at gatherings. I hope to one day pass this recipe onto my granddaughter.—P Marchesi, Rocky Point, Long Island, New York

Deluxe Chocolate Marshmallow Bars

Deluxe Chocolate Marshmallow Bars

Deluxe Chocolate Marshmallow Bars

I'd have to say that I've been asked to share this chocolaty layered her recipe more than any other in my collection. It's a longtime favorite of our three daughters. How many times we've all made these, I can't count. — Esther Shank, Harrisonville, Virginia

Dipped Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Dipped Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Dipped Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

A tin of Jackie Howell's chocolate-coated cookies is a tempting treat you'll love to give. "The recipe is almost too simple to believe!" assures the Gordo, Alabama field editor.

Dream Bars

Dream Bars

Dream Bars

Dream Bars come from Hillary Lawson of Plummer, Idaho. "These bar cookies are a family favorite and excellent travelers," explains Hillary. "Wonderfully moist and chewy, they're define winners with the men and kids."
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