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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.

Classic Lemon Meringue Pie

Classic Lemon Meringue Pie

Classic Lemon Meringue Pie

This is the one and only lemon meringue pie recipe you'll ever need. The flaky and tender from-scratch crust is worth the effort. —Lee Bremson, Kansas City, Missouri

Breakfast Parfaits

Breakfast Parfaits

Breakfast Parfaits

With pineapples, raspberries and bananas, these yogurt treats from Adell Meyer are a bright and cheerful morning side dish. The Madison, Wisconsin reader whips them up in no time for before-or-after-school snacks.

Moist Lemon Meringue Cake

Moist Lemon Meringue Cake

Moist Lemon Meringue Cake

After my husband was diagnosed with high cholesterol, I started looking for light recipes. With its fresh berries and meringue topping, this sponge cake quickly became a favorite.—Suzanne Premo of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
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Lemonade Layer Cake

Lemonade Layer Cake

Lemonade Layer Cake

Lemonade concentrate gives both the cake and frosting fantastic flavor. I like to garnish this dessert with lemon slices and mint leaves. —Jana Randich, Phoenix, Arizona

Lemon Delight Cake

Lemon Delight Cake

Lemon Delight Cake

When I needed to bring a treat to work, I combined four different recipes into this moist cake. A boxed mix makes it easy, but the creamy filling and buttery topping make it memorable. —Lydia Mason of Brainerd, Minnesota

Strawberry Cake Roll

Strawberry Cake Roll

Strawberry Cake Roll

Marscarpone cheese, fresh strawberries and a hint of lemon flavor this mouthwatering and impressive-looking dessert from Carrie Vazzano in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. An added bonus…the waxed-paper lined pan makes for speedy cleanup! CARRIE’S TIP. For health-conscious cooks or those counting calories, skimmed milk and reduced-fat cheese make easy, slimming substitutions.—Carrie Vazzano, Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Rosemary Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Rosemary Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Rosemary Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

When it's time to get back to baking, you'll want to try this delicious scratch pineapple upside-down cake with a twist...a bit of fresh rosemary is sprinkled over the pineapple to create an unexpected, but superb flavor combination. Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania, says this cake has been such a hit at church dinners that she now brings two or three.

Lemon Meringue Angel Cake

Lemon Meringue Angel Cake

Lemon Meringue Angel Cake

I've been told that this dessert tastes exactly like a lemon meringue pie and that it's the best angel food cake anyone could ask for. I'm not sure about all of that, but it is delightful to serve, and each slice is virtually fat free. —Sharon Kurtz, Emmaus, Pennsylvania

Raspberry Coconut Cream Pie

Raspberry Coconut Cream Pie

Raspberry Coconut Cream Pie

I like coconut pies and my husband likes raspberries. Here's a little stroke of genius I had when I wanted to make the ultimate dessert for both of us. —Susan Jolly, Wilmington, Delaware

Fruity Coconut Cake Roll

Fruity Coconut Cake Roll

Fruity Coconut Cake Roll

Kiwi and coconut add tropical flair to this moist, fruity and simply delicious dessert from Nancy Granaman of Burlington, Iowa. It makes a light, refreshing and stunning finale to even the fanciest meal!

Old-Fashioned Lollipops

Old-Fashioned Lollipops

Old-Fashioned Lollipops

Kids of all ages will savor these fun fruity lollipops. I received the recipe from my sister-in-law years ago. We still make them in a rainbow of jewel colors in her memory every Christmas. They're great stocking stuffers!
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