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Christmas Desserts

'Tis the season for Christmas desserts. Browse our collection of recipes for cakes, cookies, candies, pies, trifles and more. Finish your holiday meal on a festive note with fun flavors like eggnog, pumpkin and gingerbread.

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Apple pie baked in a cast iron skillet is a real stunner. This beauty, with its flaky, tender crust, also works in a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. —Renee Schettler Rossi, New York, New York
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Cherry Divinity

Cherry Divinity

Cherry Divinity

It's just not Christmas without these light and airy confections on my dessert platter. The recipe is versatile because you can replace the cherry gelatin with any flavor that suits your taste.—Crystal Ralph-Haughn, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Nutty Chocolate Cake

Nutty Chocolate Cake

Nutty Chocolate Cake

I got the idea for this incredibly easy yet impressive holiday dessert from a magazine. It is now a family favorite—and has been for the last 15 years! It is absolutely gorgeous on my buffet.—Linda DuVal, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Glazed Apple Dumplings

Glazed Apple Dumplings

Glazed Apple Dumplings

A flaky, crisp crust hides a moist, tender apple in this Dumpling sent by Roger Slivon from Genesee Depot, Wisconsin. Make any meal special with this tasty treat.
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Celestial Bars

Celestial Bars

Celestial Bars

My aunt gave me the recipe for these wonderfully nutty bars. With their marbled base, fluffy icing and pretty chocolate glaze, they're the stars of bake sales, cookie gift packs and parties.

Calypso Cups

Calypso Cups

Calypso Cups

These cup-shaped cookies go over great at any occasion. I like to tint the frosting to coordinate with the event. —Lorraine Kaczmarek, Steubenville, OH

Cranberry Mallow Dessert

Cranberry Mallow Dessert

Cranberry Mallow Dessert

A holiday tradition at Cristie Hunt’s house in Rossville, Georgia, this fluffy refresher is pretty as a picture and lighter than air. “It makes a great alternative to plain old cranberry sauce,” she adds, “and an easy potluck dish for seasonal get-togethers.”

Present Cake Pops

Present Cake Pops

Present Cake Pops

If only all wrapping paper tasted this sweet. We used cut strips of Fruit Roll-Ups for ribbon, but the pop-sibilities are endless! —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen

Raspberry Almond Strips

Raspberry Almond Strips

Raspberry Almond Strips

Get ready to pour yourself a cup of tea, because you won’t be able to resist sampling one of these cookies. Almonds add taste and texture to the simple strips that are dressed up with raspberry pie filling.

Fruity Bundt Cake

Fruity Bundt Cake

Fruity Bundt Cake

"I like this white fruit cake for its color and texture," notes field editor Blanche Whytsell of Arnoldsburg, West Virginia.

Raspberry Oat Bars

Raspberry Oat Bars

Raspberry Oat Bars

"These sweet, fruity bars are wonderful with hot coffee or cold milk for breakfast, a snack or afternoon break," says Mary Nourse, a small-fruit grower from Whatley, Massachusetts.

Double Delights

Double Delights

Double Delights

These treats are perfect for folks who like both chocolate and vanilla cookies because it gives then the best of both worlds" They're an appealing addition to any cookie tray. and they're usually the first to disappear.
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