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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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Favorite Coconut Meringue Pie

Favorite Coconut Meringue Pie

Favorite Coconut Meringue Pie

We usually have a good selection of pies at our neighborhood get-togethers, but I always come home with an empty pan when I bring this classic. Friends line up for a creamy slice, topped with golden meringue and toasted coconut. —Betty Sitzman, Wray, Colorado

Magnolia Dream Cheesecake

Magnolia Dream Cheesecake

Magnolia Dream Cheesecake

"This is the best cheesecake you will ever taste!" You'll love the light, creamy texture bursting with peach and hazelnut flavor. Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida

Makeover Rum Cake

Makeover Rum Cake

Makeover Rum Cake

Makeover Rum Cake has a shiny glaze, and only about half the calories and cholesterol as the original version. But it’s still moist, tender and as good with coffee in the morning as it is after a special meal. Now that’s definitely something worth celebrating. —Catharine Seman, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Peaches and Cream Torte

Peaches and Cream Torte

Peaches and Cream Torte

This is the dessert I make when I'm craving something cool and fruity. It's a lovely ending to any meal. The cream cheese adds zing to the fluffy filling. —Elva Roberts, Summerside, Prince Edward Island

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie

Save some room for the meal''s grand finale, a real super-star of a dessert, Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie. From Sara Walker of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, this pie is simply divine. Says Sara, “This is always a family reunion favorite. Kids love it!” And there's certainly lots to love; it's creamy and really full of peanut and chocolate flavors. Also, it only has 5 ingredients, and with just 15 minutes of chilling time necessary, this pie's ready before you know it!

Polka-Dot Macaroons

Polka-Dot Macaroons

Polka-Dot Macaroons

Macaroons studded with M&M's are easy to mix up in a hurry. That's good, because believe me, they never last long. —Janice Lass, Dorr, MI

Raspberry Coconut Cake

Raspberry Coconut Cake

Raspberry Coconut Cake

This seemed like a festive dessert to fix for the holidays, so I decided to try it out on my co-workers. They loved it!—Joanie Ward, Brownsburg, Indiana

Almond-Butter Cookie Bouquet

Almond-Butter Cookie Bouquet

Almond-Butter Cookie Bouquet

I make these cookie pops often during the year. In the spring, I cut them into flower shapes and insert the pops into a block of foam fitted into a basket or bowl. You can cover the foam with tissue paper or cellophane. Add a bow if you like. They make a great centerpiece or hostess gift. Not only do the cookies look pretty, they taste good, too. —Krissy Fossmeyer, Huntley, Illinois

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.

Fluffy Lemon Squares

Fluffy Lemon Squares

Fluffy Lemon Squares

A few handy convenience items hurry along the prep for these creamy bars with a vanilla wafer crust. They get their sweet-tart flavor from lemon gelatin, sherbet and pudding mix. They're not only fun to make with my grandchildren, but they're delicious, too. —Joyce Speerbrecher, Grafton, Wisconsin

Homemade Makeover Italian Cream Cake

Homemade Makeover Italian Cream Cake

Homemade Makeover Italian Cream Cake

Toasted pecans and coconut take this moist cake from good to great, but it's the cream cheese frosting that makes it truly extraordinary. Thank goodness it's a makeover, because you'll definitely want seconds! —Christy White, Oxford, Mississippi
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