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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.

Cran-Raspberry Pie

Cran-Raspberry Pie

Cran-Raspberry Pie

Jewel-toned fruits team up to pack this pretty pie with festive flavor. The recipe is one our four grown children especially enjoy when they come home for family holiday meals. —Verona Koehlmoos, Pilger, Nebraska

Cranberry Sauce Cake

Cranberry Sauce Cake

Cranberry Sauce Cake

This moist cake is so easy to make because it mixes in one bowl. Slice it at the table so everyone can see how beautiful it is. Make one for your dinner and another for a friend. -Marge Clark, West Lebanon, Indiana

Cranberry-Almond Apple Pie

Cranberry-Almond Apple Pie

Cranberry-Almond Apple Pie

This recipe is a family treasure from Maxine Theriauit of Nashua, New Hampshire. "My grandmother made this treat for Christmas," she says. "It's much better than everyday apple pie."
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Creamy Caramels

Creamy Caramels

Creamy Caramels

I discovered this recipe in a local newspaper several years ago and have made these soft buttery caramels ever since. Everyone asks for the recipe once they have a taste. I make them for Christmas, picnics and charity auctions. They are so much better than store-bought caramels. -Marcie Wolfe, Williamsburg, Virginia

Creamy Raspberry Dessert

Creamy Raspberry Dessert

Creamy Raspberry Dessert

Do-ahead and delicious, this dessert is a favorite because of its pretty color, creamy texture and terrific flavor. A light, no-bake filling makes it easy. Try garnishing with fresh berries and sprigs of mint. —Julianne Johnson, Grove City, Minnesota

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

Crispy Coconut Balls

Crispy Coconut Balls

Crispy Coconut Balls

For satisfying a sweet tooth, these light, bite-size snacks are our favorite on-the-road treats. I like the fact that they're quick and easy to make.—Elaine Wilkins, Jasper, Alabama

Cutout Christmas Cookies

Cutout Christmas Cookies

Cutout Christmas Cookies

"These old-fashioned cookies have been a holiday tradition in my family for many years," reveals Carolyn Moseley of Dayton, Ohio. "It was a joy to make these cookies for my children, and now I have a new little granddaughter who will soon be enjoying them, too."

Date Nut Log

Date Nut Log

Date Nut Log

My mother served this dessert one year after a big holiday meal. We all thought it was delicious. Since then I've made it for various clubs that meet with dessert on their minds! -Carla Hodenfield, Ray, North Dakota

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
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