German Desserts

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Mini Apple Strudels

Crisp sheets of phyllo dough surround tender slices of apple in this clever play on strudel. Walnuts and cinnamon enhance that traditional apple pie flavor. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Black Forest Tart

Black Forest Tart

Black Forest Tart

Cherry pie filling and a melted chocolate drizzle tastefully top a rich, fudgy cake in this elegant dessert from our home economists.

Lebkuchen

Lebkuchen

Lebkuchen

It's tradition for my family to get together on Thanksgiving weekend and bake these spice-filled treats. The recipe came from my great-grandmother. —Esther Kempker, Jefferson City, Missouri

Ginger Bars

Ginger Bars

Ginger Bars

We always had dessert when we visited my grandparents' farm, and this was one of our favorites. During harvesttime, my brothers and sisters and I would take this or another dessert out to the field for the workers.

Candied Cherry Nut Bars

Candied Cherry Nut Bars

Candied Cherry Nut Bars

Every year at Christmas, my mother and I would make dozens of cookies, including this favorite. Now all the women in my family get together for a baking bonanza, rotating houses each year. —Barbara Wilson, Thamesville, Ontario

Pecan Cherry Bark

Pecan Cherry Bark

Pecan Cherry Bark

I just love to make chocolates at Christmastime. This popular candy combines pecans, chocolate and cherries—it is crunchy, sweet and just plain yummy!—Sue Kauffman, Columbia City, Indiana

Heart's Delight Torte

Heart's Delight Torte

Heart's Delight Torte

Cherry pie filling dresses up homemade chocolate cake layers in this impressive dessert. "I found the recipe on a newspaper we used for packing material when we moved to our new home," recalls Nancy Heesch of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. "Our family enjoys it so much, it has become the traditional birthday cake at our house."

German Spice Cookies

German Spice Cookies

German Spice Cookies

These chewy spice cookies are great with coffee and taste even better the next day. The recipe has been a family favorite for more than 40 years.

Black Forest Freezer Pie

Black Forest Freezer Pie

Black Forest Freezer Pie

A delightful dessert is never far off when you have this layered ice cream pie in the freezer. For variety, I sometimes use strawberry pie filling and a chocolate crust. —Angie Helms, Pontotoc, Mississippi

Strudel Sticks

Strudel Sticks

Strudel Sticks

"I like to prepare these pretty fruit- and coconut-filled pastries ahead and freeze them until needed," relates Louise Holmes of Winchester, Tennessee.

German Chocolate Cake Cheesecake

German Chocolate Cake Cheesecake

German Chocolate Cake Cheesecake

This rich and flavorful dessert is my cheesecake version of German chocolate cake. It makes an elegant ending to a special meal.—Mary Bakken, New Richland, Minnesota

Cappuccino Cherry Trifle

Cappuccino Cherry Trifle

Cappuccino Cherry Trifle

Field editor Katie Sloan of Charlotte, North Carolina says, "This is a rich dessert that's as pretty to look at as it is good to eat. It's the perfect complement to any meal."
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