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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.

Poached Pears with Almond Cream

Poached Pears with Almond Cream

Poached Pears with Almond Cream

Crisp pastry forms the base for a nicely spiced pear half in this elegant dessert.—Judy Losecco, Buffalo, New York

Baked Lemon Pound Cake

Baked Lemon Pound Cake

Baked Lemon Pound Cake

If you and your family like lemon, you'll love this impressive-looking cake! Every bite is sweet and tart at the same time.
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Raspberry Lemon Cake

Raspberry Lemon Cake

Raspberry Lemon Cake

Want a change from chocolate cake? Try this elegant lemon cake...it's packed with refreshing lemon flavor, from the cake to the homemade lemon curd and creamy frosting. It won a blue-ribbon at an Alaska State Fair and it's definitely a winner with me.—Shirley Warren, Thiensville, Wisconsin

Chocolate-Filled Meringue Shells

Chocolate-Filled Meringue Shells

Chocolate-Filled Meringue Shells

“This has been a favorite Easter dessert for years,” writes field editor Janis Plourde of Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario. “It looks and tastes spectacular.”

Chippy Macaroon Angel Cake

Chippy Macaroon Angel Cake

Chippy Macaroon Angel Cake

This homemade angel cake, filled with coconut and chocolate chips, is as light as a cloud. It’s so pretty with the sweetened whipped cream “frosting” piped around it. I love to bake breads and desserts for our large family.

Contest-Winning Mocha Fondue

Contest-Winning Mocha Fondue

Contest-Winning Mocha Fondue

At our friends’ 25th anniversary celebration, several couples had fun concocting this chocolate fondue. With fresh fruit, marshmallows, pretzels and vanilla wafers as dippers, everyone will want to dive into dessert!

Cookie Crust Fruit Pizza

Cookie Crust Fruit Pizza

Cookie Crust Fruit Pizza

This traditional fruit pizza comes from our Test Kitchen staff. Colorful produce, a thick cookie crust and a citrus glaze keep the divine treat memorable. For a version that cuts back on fat and calories, however, check out the recipe for Makeover Fruit Pizza.

Makeover Fruit Pizza

Makeover Fruit Pizza

Makeover Fruit Pizza

Refreshing fruit pizzas are growing in popularity from coast to coast. That's why the Light & Tasty Test Kitchen skimmed the calories and fat from a traditional version, and created this delightful treat. It has nearly half the calories, fat and cholesterol of the varieties you'd find at a gourmet bakery.

Almond Coconut Bars

Almond Coconut Bars

Almond Coconut Bars

—Dolores Skrout, Summerhill, Pennsylvania

Tangy Rhubarb Fool

Tangy Rhubarb Fool

Tangy Rhubarb Fool

I came up with this recipe because I love mousse, and because it’s an easy way to enjoy rhubarb in a dessert that’s light and refreshing.—Alan Mortensen, Dwight, Illinois
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