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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.

Poppy Seed Lemon Pie

Poppy Seed Lemon Pie

Poppy Seed Lemon Pie

Finish off a summer meal with the fresh-squeezed flavor of pretty Poppy Seed Lemon Pie from our Test Kitchen. Guests will love this tangy, light and refreshing finale to dinner…and never guess how simple it is to prepare. For added convenience, make it ahead of time and tuck in the fridge…then you can both chill out until serving!

Blueberry Cheesecake

Blueberry Cheesecake

Blueberry Cheesecake

Savor the best of the blues with this crowd-pleasing blueberry cheesecake from Dick Deacon of Lawrenceville, Georgia. “Dick and I became highly desired members of a supper club group in anticipation of his contributions,” notes his wife, Sybil.

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.
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Strawberry Sorbet Sensation

Strawberry Sorbet Sensation

Strawberry Sorbet Sensation

On hot days in Colorado, we chill out with slices of this berries-and-cream dessert. The layered effect is so much fun. Use any flavor of sorbet you like. —Kendra Doss, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Breezy Lemon-Berry Dessert

Breezy Lemon-Berry Dessert

Breezy Lemon-Berry Dessert

“I love the combination of berries and lemon, and wanted to come up with a light, refreshing and tasty dessert that used them both,” writes Anna Ginsberg of Austin, Texas.

Easy Mock Devonshire Cream

Easy Mock Devonshire Cream

Easy Mock Devonshire Cream

I always serve this tasty no-fuss cream with fresh fruit to usher in a new season. Prepare it the day before for added convenience.

Carrot Raisin Cake

Carrot Raisin Cake

Carrot Raisin Cake

A creamy frosting with a touch of vanilla and orange juice tops this deliciously moist cake. The room quiets down whenever this scrumptious dessert is presented. —Ann Marie Vachon, London, Ontario

Meringue Torte

Meringue Torte

Meringue Torte

Ruth Grover writes from Portland, Connecticut: “My grandmother, who came here from Sweden when she was 21, used to make this cake for our birthdays, and it is still a family favorite.”

Raspberry Custard Pie

Raspberry Custard Pie

Raspberry Custard Pie

Dorothy Regnier of Kamloops, British Columbia suggests, “You can substitute other kinds of berries or rhubarb in the filling for this pie. But raspberries are hard to beat!”

Sherbet Cream Cake

Sherbet Cream Cake

Sherbet Cream Cake

For a show-stopping spring or summer dessert, serve this colorful, refreshing "cake." This recipe takes a little time to prepare, but it's a beautiful and delicious creation. Family members often request it for their birthdays. —Paula Wipf, Arlington, Virginia

Caramel Chocolate Fondue

Caramel Chocolate Fondue

Caramel Chocolate Fondue

This dessert is fast yet fancy. Keep the ingredients on hand for last-minute entertaining. —Christopher Bingham, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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