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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.

Danish Twists

Danish Twists

Danish Twists

My twin sister and I (we're 18) love to bake together, and this was one of the first yeast breads we tried. Any day becomes a special occasion when these rich buttery twists are on the menu! But plan ahead...the dough needs to rise overnight. -Charys Rockey, Rochelle, Texas

Chocolate Chip Cookie Tart

Chocolate Chip Cookie Tart

Chocolate Chip Cookie Tart

Convenient refrigerated cookie dough is a delightful crust for a creamy peanut butter filling in this yummy dessert from Peg Gerhard. "It's so simple to prepare, and everyone loves it," says the Latrobe, Pennsylvania cook.

Creamy Banana Crepes

Creamy Banana Crepes

Creamy Banana Crepes

My husband and I enjoy taking turns fixing weekend breakfasts. These crepes are frequently on our menus. The sweet-and-sour banana filling is delicious. You'll want to serve them for lunch, dinner and dessert!
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Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

Although they take some time to decorate, I enjoy giving these cookies to family and friends. You can also make them for Christmas using different cookie cutters. —Alison Benke, Chetwynd, British Columbia

Strawberry Cream Tarts

Strawberry Cream Tarts

Strawberry Cream Tarts

Dainty tarts filled with custard and fruit are fantastic for brunch. The recipe comes from our Test Kitchen. For a prettier presentation, remove the foil tins before serving. To do so, invert each shell when cool and carefully remove the foil.

Minty Lime Gelatin

Minty Lime Gelatin

Minty Lime Gelatin

Crushed butter mints in this gelatin salad's topping lend a refreshing flavor to every bite. I make it for spring luncheons. —Eunice Stoen, Decorah, Iowa

Peanut Butter Eggs

Peanut Butter Eggs

Peanut Butter Eggs

These easy-to-make confections are a must for me at Easter. Have youngsters help shape the eggs, then reward them with some of the chocolaty candies. —Ethel Charles, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

Grapefruit Alaska

Grapefruit Alaska

Grapefruit Alaska

You'll easily impress guests with this dessert. It takes some time to prepare, but the rave reviews I receive make it all worth it. —Peg Atzen, Hackensack, Minnesota

Poppy Seed Easter Cake

Poppy Seed Easter Cake

Poppy Seed Easter Cake

A few years ago, this cake became our traditional Easter dinner dessert. It's so much fun to decorate...and so delicious to eat! —Gena Aschleman, West Columbia, South Carolina

Decadent Fudge Cake

Decadent Fudge Cake

Decadent Fudge Cake

Everyone loves the rich flavor in this decadent cake made with four types of chocolate. —Anna Hogge, Yorktown, Virginia

Lemon Clouds with Custard

Lemon Clouds with Custard

Lemon Clouds with Custard

Cool custard on a cloud of fluffy egg whites is the perfect ending to a heavy meal. —Jessica Wallace, Fort Worth, Texas
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