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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.

Mr. Fruit Bunny

Mr. Fruit Bunny

Mr. Fruit Bunny

This hare will be a hit with everyone at your spring gathering. "Children especially enjoy it," pens Gail Toepger from Iron Ridge, Wisconsin. "I've taken it to school functions and gotten rave reviews from the youngsters. What I like about it is that it gets little ones to eat fruit instead of candy."—Gail Toepger, Iron Ridge, Wisconsin

Easter Egg Cookies

Easter Egg Cookies

Easter Egg Cookies

My mother started baking these cookies with me and my eight brothers and sisters when I was a child," reveals Barbara Neuweg of West Point, Iowa, "and I carried on the tradition with our four youngsters when they were little." Now, it may not be long before Barbara's children begin making the cookies with their own tots. Reports Mom, "They've all left home to start families of their own."

Crisp Graham Cookies

Crisp Graham Cookies

Crisp Graham Cookies

I was delighted to find the recipe for these fun cookies. The peanut butter makes them extra special. —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia
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Cherry Berries on a Cloud

Cherry Berries on a Cloud

Cherry Berries on a Cloud

"Serve this elegant dessert, and you're sure to get requests for the recipe," says field editor Darlene Alexander of Nekoosa, Wisconsin.

Perfect Rhubarb Pie

Perfect Rhubarb Pie

Perfect Rhubarb Pie

Nothing hides the tangy rhubarb in this lovely pie, which has just the right balance of sweet and tart. Serving this dessert is a nice way to celebrate the end of winter! — Ellen Benninger, Greenville, Pennsylvania

Lemon Bread Pudding

Lemon Bread Pudding

Lemon Bread Pudding

Sweet raisins and a smooth hot lemon sauce make this bread pudding extra special. Even today, I get requests for the recipe from people who tasted this traditional dessert years ago. —Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas

Lemon Tea Cakes

Lemon Tea Cakes

Lemon Tea Cakes

For your next tea party, try these lovely tea cakes. The subtle lemon flavor is so delicious and your guests will not be able to eat just one.—Robin White, Fountain City, Wisconsin

Spring Rhubarb Torte

Spring Rhubarb Torte

Spring Rhubarb Torte

This torte signals springtime at Audrey Groe's Lake Mills, Iowa home. "Our 40-year-old rhubarb plants provide the filling, and they're always ready first thing in spring." she relates. "So it's a family tradition to bake it."—Audrey Groe, Lake Mills, Iowa

Decorated Easter Cookies

Decorated Easter Cookies

Decorated Easter Cookies

The idea to hang Easter egg-shaped cookies from a tree came from hanging gingerbread cookies on a Christmas tree. You can use the tree as a decoration, then at the end of the meal, kids and adults alike can help themselves to dessert.—Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Old-Fashioned Cran-Apple Pie

Old-Fashioned Cran-Apple Pie

Old-Fashioned Cran-Apple Pie

Here's a delicious idea from Janet Morgan-Cavallaro of Pincourt, Quebec—an old-fashioned apple dessert she enhanced with cranberries. "After I went apple picking with our daughter," she recalls. "I took a look at the bushels of fruit we brought home—then raced into our kitchen to try out new ideas, including my pie."—Janet Morgan-Cavallaro, Pincourt, Quebec

Bird's Nest Treats

Bird's Nest Treats

Bird's Nest Treats

I make these in the spring when the bird are starting to build their nest. They are so easy to make and disappear just as fast.—Pam Painter, Poseyville, Indiana
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