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Father's Day Desserts

Here's how to be really sweet for dad— make him one of these favorite brownie, cookie, cake, pie or other dessert recipes this holiday.

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Nothing says spring better than a fresh strawberry shortcake. Heaven. My mother and I usually make this with strawberries we picked ourselves. —Sarah Hatter, Brodhead, Wisconsin
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More Father's Day Desserts

Almond-Coconut Lemon Bars

Almond-Coconut Lemon Bars

Almond-Coconut Lemon Bars

Give traditional lemon bars a tasty twist with the addition of almonds and coconut. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Grilled Apple Crisp

Grilled Apple Crisp

Grilled Apple Crisp

The first time I tasted this old-fashioned apple crisp, i couldn't believe it was made on the grill. Topped with a scoop of ice cream, the warm cinnamony dessert will earn you rave reviews.

Mother's Walnut Cake

Mother's Walnut Cake

Mother's Walnut Cake

Even though Mother baked this tall, beautiful cake often when I was growing up, it was a real treat every time. I like the walnuts in the cake and the frosting. Mother frequently used black walnuts from our trees.—Helen Vail, Glenside, Pennsylvania
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Pecan Chocolate Chip Brownies

Pecan Chocolate Chip Brownies

Pecan Chocolate Chip Brownies

"We call these 'magic bars' because they're fast and easy to make, and they disappear quickly when finished-just like magic!" declared Beverly Wilkerson of Crocker, Missouri.

Peanut Butter Brownies

Peanut Butter Brownies

Peanut Butter Brownies

"I came up with these fudgy peanut butter brownies when I ran out of ingredients I needed for my usual recipe," relates Marcella Cremer of Decatur, Illinois. "They take less than 10 minutes to mix up."

Apricot Date Squares

Apricot Date Squares

Apricot Date Squares

Memories of her mom's fruity date bars inspired Shannon Koene of Blacksburg, Virginia to create this wonderful recipe. “I've had great results replacing the apricot jam with orange marmalade,” notes Shannon.

Chocolate Nut Brownies

Chocolate Nut Brownies

Chocolate Nut Brownies

"THESE BROWNIES were enjoyed by everyone at our family's Fourth of July picnic. Mama always said that they didn't need frosting because they were the richest brownies around! I think she was right.

Baked Apples on the Grill

Baked Apples on the Grill

Baked Apples on the Grill

Sweet coconut provides the delicious difference in this fun grilled great from Jodi Rugg of Aurora, Illinois. "Our two children enjoy helping me stuff the yummy filling into the apples," she reports. "It's so easy that sometimes we don't even bother to do the measuring!"

Chocolate Cherry Layer Cake

Chocolate Cherry Layer Cake

Chocolate Cherry Layer Cake

Flo Burtnett of Gage, Oklahoma has a sweet treat to enhance your buffet—a lusciously verssatile layer cake. "I've changed the design on top to a heart for Valentine's, a pumpkin for autumn and a tree for Christmas," she reveals.—Flo Burtnett, Gage, Oklahoma

Really Rocky Road Brownies

Really Rocky Road Brownies

Really Rocky Road Brownies

From Egbert, Ontario, Brenda Wood sends this rich fudgy dessert recipe from a family reunion cookbook that she compiled. Her niece Olivia Fallon contributed the recipe.

Peanut Clusters

Peanut Clusters

Peanut Clusters

"My husband, Greg, likes to mix up these treats with the kids," says field editor Deb Darr of Falls City, Oregon.
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