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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.

Chocolate-Glazed Almond Bars

Chocolate-Glazed Almond Bars

Chocolate-Glazed Almond Bars

With a moist almond filling and a flaky golden crust, these bars are sure to be the perfect dessert for a garden get-together. —Robin Hart North Brunswick, New Jersey

Mom's Favorite White Cake

Mom's Favorite White Cake

Mom's Favorite White Cake

I received this recipe as part of a wedding gift. I have made it for a couple of summer gatherings with friends and most recently when my husband requested that I make it for his birthday. —Tricia Bryan, Bolivar, Ohio

Homemade Lemon Chiffon Cake

Homemade Lemon Chiffon Cake

Homemade Lemon Chiffon Cake

“My mouth waters just thinking about this sweet, airy cake and its icing laced with the tang of lemon.” says Wendy Littman in Bradenton, Florida. “It was my mom's signature cake.”
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Banana Citrus Sorbet

Banana Citrus Sorbet

Banana Citrus Sorbet

A friend who loved to entertain gave me the recipe for this lovely sorbet. Serving it as a refreshing special course adds a bit of elegance to my favorite meal. If you don't have an ice cream freezer, put the mixture into ice cube trays and stir occasionally while freezing. Mix in a blender when ready to serve.

Orange Buttercream Frosting

Orange Buttercream Frosting

Orange Buttercream Frosting

Our Test Kitchen gave simple buttercream frosting a tangy twist by adding a splash of orange juice. It goes wonderfully on orange cupcakes or over white, yellow or chocolate cake.

Custard-Filled Cinnamon Meringues

Custard-Filled Cinnamon Meringues

Custard-Filled Cinnamon Meringues

Entertaining is simplified with this luscious, make-ahead dessert from the Test Kitchen. The spiced meringue cups cradle a lovely rum-flavored custard, making an unforgettable pair.

Cookies 'n' Cream Berry Desserts

Cookies 'n' Cream Berry Desserts

Cookies 'n' Cream Berry Desserts

This sweet berry dessert makes an especially pretty final course in the spring. With berries, a creamy topping and a sprinkle of meringue cookies, it always earns praise. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Banana Cheesecake

Banana Cheesecake

Banana Cheesecake

We have banana trees in our backyard that bear fruit virtually all year. After making banana bread, muffins and cookies, I still had some of our bountiful crop left, so I decided to try this recipe. —Sera Smith, West Palm Beach, Florida

Guilt-Free Berry Trifle

Guilt-Free Berry Trifle

Guilt-Free Berry Trifle

“I am always cutting fat from recipes,” says Elaine Alever of Saginaw, Michigan. “But when I was invited to a party where the hostess was diabetic, I wanted to take this trifle, a dessert she could enjoy.”

Frosty Key Lime Pie

Frosty Key Lime Pie

Frosty Key Lime Pie

Credit whipped cream for the fluffy-smooth texture and luscious flavor of this frozen refresher. It's highly recommended by field editor Lisa Feld of Grafton, Wisconsin.

Cherry Gelatin Flowers

Cherry Gelatin Flowers

Cherry Gelatin Flowers

Our Test Kitchen had fun creating these jolly gelatin jigglers—but not as much fun as your kids are likely to have helping to make them! Best of all, you can vary the cookie-cutout shapes (and gelatin flavors) to suit a year of seasonal holidays—from Halloween to Valentine’s Day.
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