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Easter Desserts

From almond cheesecake bars to triple layer chocolate cake, tortes, and crumbles, try one of these crowd-pleasing Easter desserts.

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Red Chapeau Sugar Cookies

Red Chapeau Sugar Cookies

Red Chapeau Sugar Cookies

Red sprinkles and a purple frosting sash add flair to these crisp cutout cookies from Patsy Snyder of Rural Hall, North Carolina. For a fun party activity, have guests decorate their own cookies.

Rhubarb Berry Delight Salad

Rhubarb Berry Delight Salad

Rhubarb Berry Delight Salad

This recipe will be an instant success. This layered gelatin dish does take some time to prepare but it is worth the work.—Joan Sieck, Rensselaer, New York

Rich Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake

Rich Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake

Rich Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake

As if cheesecake wasn't enough of an indulgence, this version also features irresistible chocolate mousse. It's a delightful, do-ahead dessert for special occasions. —Julie Dunsworth, Oviedo, Florida
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Ricotta Cheesecake

Ricotta Cheesecake

Ricotta Cheesecake

When I was a nurse, my coworkers and I regularly swapped recipes during lunch breaks. This creamy cheesecake was one of the best I received. —Georgiann Franklin, Canfield, Ohio

Rustic Peach Tart with Raspberry Drizzle

Rustic Peach Tart with Raspberry Drizzle

Rustic Peach Tart with Raspberry Drizzle

Sweet peaches and tangy raspberry sauce make for a heavenly combination in this yummy tart. Everyone loves the crunchy, brown sugar crumb topping.—Teresa Ralston, New Albany, Ohio

Salted Soft Caramels

Salted Soft Caramels

Salted Soft Caramels

Velvety smooth homemade caramels have a sprinkling of kosher salt to create a sweet-salty sensation. Best of these caramels don't call for each to be wrapped in waxed paper or plastic wrap...a very tedious chore. The hot caramel is poured into miniature muffin liners instead.—Kathryn Conrad, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sangria Gelatin Ring

Sangria Gelatin Ring

Sangria Gelatin Ring

This gelatin is enjoyed by everyone because you just can't go wrong with fresh berries.

Simple Turtle Cheesecake

Simple Turtle Cheesecake

Simple Turtle Cheesecake

For an almost instant dessert, I spread homemade ganache and caramel sauce over pre-made cheesecake. It makes the holidays feel slightly less hectic. —Laura McDowell, Lake Villa, Illinois

Steamed Carrot Pudding

Steamed Carrot Pudding

Steamed Carrot Pudding

This recipe has been in my family for at least three generations, passed down from my Canadian grandmother. It's been a favorite wintertime dessert for us and always included for Easter dinner and other holiday meals. —Ann Searcey, Kettering, Ohio

Strawberry Shortbread Shortcake

Strawberry Shortbread Shortcake

Strawberry Shortbread Shortcake

Crisp chocolate shortbread makes a delectable base for this dazzling shortcake recipe.—California Strawberry Advisory Board, x, California

Strawberry-Lemon Crepe Cake

Strawberry-Lemon Crepe Cake

Strawberry-Lemon Crepe Cake

Each year for my husband's birthday I make him a different lemon cake (a tradition started by his mother). A couple years ago I made a Lemon Crepe Cake and it was really good. This spring I added fresh strawberries and the cake was fabulous! I like to make the crepe batter and lemon curd the night before and assemble the next morning. —Lora Roth, Seneca, South Carolina
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