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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.

Snickerdoodle Sundaes

Snickerdoodle Sundaes

Snickerdoodle Sundaes

For dessert on the double, Melissa Van Bramer’s luscious Snickerdoodle Sundaes can’t be beat. She whipped up the easy caramel-topped recipe with her two daughters in Pickerington, Ohio and says, “It’s so simple (but special enough) to fix for guests. And it always brings raves.”

Almond Coconut Bars

Almond Coconut Bars

Almond Coconut Bars

—Dolores Skrout, Summerhill, Pennsylvania

Strawberry-Rhubarb Ice Cream

Strawberry-Rhubarb Ice Cream

Strawberry-Rhubarb Ice Cream

I made this for my daughter's birthday, and everyone at the party declared it the best ice cream they had ever tasted. I certainly appreciated their high praise. —Mary Ann Hansen, St. Cloud, Minnesota
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Cinnamon-Sugar Rhubarb Cake

Cinnamon-Sugar Rhubarb Cake

Cinnamon-Sugar Rhubarb Cake

A real crowd-pleaser, this tender snack-like cake is chock-full of rhubarb and sprinkled with a sweet cinnamon-sugar topping. Everyone will be asking for the recipe…or seconds! —Maryls Haber, White, South Dakota

Homemade Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Homemade Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Homemade Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

This light and airy yellow cake is moist but not too sweet, and the caramelized rhubarb topping adds tangy flavor and eye appeal. We like it served with strawberry ice cream. —Joyce Rowe, Stratham, New Hampshire

Cool Rhubarb Dessert

Cool Rhubarb Dessert

Cool Rhubarb Dessert

When I want something very special, I turn to this recipe given to me by a neighbor. Even those who often pass up rhubarb desserts rave over these creamy squares. Perfection! —Maxine Smith, Owanka, South Dakota

Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Pudding Cake

Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Pudding Cake

Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Pudding Cake

“At 100 years old, my mom-Frances Beechner of Lincoln, Nebraska-still cooks, bakes, drives her own car and lives in her own home. She's amazing!" says Barbara Collins. Andover, Massachusetts. “And, this is one of her best desserts.”

Peach Rhubarb Crisp

Peach Rhubarb Crisp

Peach Rhubarb Crisp

When a visit to the local farmers market left me with an abundance of quickly ripening peaches and a few stalks of rhubarb, I created this sweet-tart recipe. —Sandy Kimble, Salinas, California

Rhubarb Swirl Cheesecake

Rhubarb Swirl Cheesecake

Rhubarb Swirl Cheesecake

I love cheesecake and my husband loves chocolate, so this is a favorite dessert of ours. The rhubarb adds a tartness that complements the sweet flavors so well. —Carol Witczak, Tinley Park, Illinois

Contest-Winning Rhubarb Meringue Pie

Contest-Winning Rhubarb Meringue Pie

Contest-Winning Rhubarb Meringue Pie

My husband’s grandmother was a great cook and didn’t always share her secrets, so we are fortunate to have her recipe for rhubarb cream pie. I added one of my favorite crusts and a never-fail meringue. —Elaine Sampson, Colesburg, Iowa

Bread Pudding for 40

Bread Pudding for 40

Bread Pudding for 40

This homey, comforting dessert is a favorite of Loretta Dressel of Nathrop, Colorado. The texture is neither soggy nor dry, and the lemony sauce drizzled on top is delightful. —Loreta Dressel, Nathrop, Colorado
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