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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.

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Apple Pie Pastries

Apple Pie Pastries

Apple Pie Pastries

My coworker Debbie treated the office to these spectacular mini apple pies. Everyone fell in love with the warm filling and flaky, buttery crust. —Ginny Alfano, Canastota, New York

Chocolate Caramel Cake with Butterscotch Frosting

Chocolate Caramel Cake with Butterscotch Frosting

Chocolate Caramel Cake with Butterscotch Frosting

Chocolate cake from a boxed mix gets a special treatment when spread with an easy butterscotch frosting and draped with a caramel-nut topping. “I love to make this cake for guests or to take to potlucks,” writes Gloria Guadron of Washington, Indiana. “It’s easy yet looks like it took all day.”

Fudge Brownies

Fudge Brownies

Fudge Brownies

True to their name, these rich frosted bars from Inez Orsburn are BIG on chocolate flavor! "My family has enjoyed this special treat for years," relates this avid baker and cake decorator from DeMotte, Indiana.
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Ambrosia Cupcakes

Ambrosia Cupcakes

Ambrosia Cupcakes

These unbeatable Ambrosia Cupcakes are loaded with flavor. Pineapple, apricot, coconut...your taste buds will be dancing! The addition of butter, shortening and sour cream to the batter guarantees a moist, tender crumb. Yum! —Zan Brock, Jasper, Alabama

Caramel Praline-Topped Cheesecake

Caramel Praline-Topped Cheesecake

Caramel Praline-Topped Cheesecake

This cheesecake is a showstopper with its pretty wafer crust, creamy center and the ooey-gooey carmel-pecan topping cascading down the sides. —Laurel Leslie, Sonora, California

Cheesecake Praline Squares

Cheesecake Praline Squares

Cheesecake Praline Squares

A smooth cheesecake layer, a nutty crust, and a praline-like topping make this dessert extra special. I fix these squares often for friends or when my big Italian family gets together. -Barbara McCalley, Allison Park, Pennsylvania

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.

Strawberry-Banana Angel Torte

Strawberry-Banana Angel Torte

Strawberry-Banana Angel Torte

Readers of the "Cooking with Millie" newspaper food column I've written for many years share their best recipes, like this tasty dessert from Cheryl Rife. It's a perfect ending to a spring meal.

Blueberry Banana Cream Pie

Blueberry Banana Cream Pie

Blueberry Banana Cream Pie

“I found this recipe in a book years ago. People really like the combination of blueberries with bananas, and there are never any leftovers.” —Loraine Meyer, Bend, Oregon

Lime & Gin Coconut Macaroons

Lime & Gin Coconut Macaroons

Lime & Gin Coconut Macaroons

I took these lime and coconut macaroons to our annual cookie exchange, where we name a queen. I won the crown! — Milissa Kirkpatrick, Angel Fire, New Mexico

Rhubarb Dumplings

Rhubarb Dumplings

Rhubarb Dumplings

I'm a homemaker—with two children, 4 and 1—who likes to try new recipes. When I served these at a recent family gathering, I got lots of compliments!
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