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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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Pear Custard Bars

Pear Custard Bars

Pear Custard Bars

When I take this crowd-pleasing treat to a potluck, I come home with an empty pan every time. Cooking and baking come naturally for me - as a farm girl, I helped my mother feed my 10 siblings. -Jeannette Nord, San Juan Capistrano, California

Chocolate Bavarian Torte

Chocolate Bavarian Torte

Chocolate Bavarian Torte

Whenever I take this torte to a potluck, I get so many requests for the recipe. —Edith Holmstrom, Madison, Wisconsin

Blond Brownies a la Mode

Blond Brownies a la Mode

Blond Brownies a la Mode

Ever since I tried the maple blondie at Applebee's, I've been determined to figure out the recipe. I tried several variations until I came up with this one, and it's become one of our family favorites. —Pat Parker, Chester, South Carolina
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Chunky Blond Brownies

Chunky Blond Brownies

Chunky Blond Brownies

Every bite of these chewy blond brownies is packed with chunks of white and semisweet chocolate and macadamia nuts. It's a potluck offering that stands out. —Rosemary Dreiske, Lemmon, South Dakota

Zucchini Carrot Cake

Zucchini Carrot Cake

Zucchini Carrot Cake

I found this recipe in a cookbook and made some changes to it. My husband likes to have it for his birthday cake. We live with my husband's family on a 27,000-acre ranch in the mountains and raise cattle, grain and hay.

Calgary Nanaimo Bars

Calgary Nanaimo Bars

Calgary Nanaimo Bars

This version may claim roots in Alberta, but the original was said to be dreamed up in a Nanaimo, British Columbia kitchen. They're three delicious layers of Canadian goodness. —Carol Hillier, Calgary, Alberta

Gooey Chocolate Caramel Bars

Gooey Chocolate Caramel Bars

Gooey Chocolate Caramel Bars

These rich, gooey bars are my most-requested treats. They're popular at school functions, family barbecues and picnics. We like them alone or topped off with a scoop of ice cream.

Three-Chip English Toffee

Three-Chip English Toffee

Three-Chip English Toffee

With its melt-in-your-mouth texture and scrumptiously rich flavor, this is the ultimate toffee! Drizzled on top are three different kinds of melted chips, plus a sprinkling of walnuts. Packaged in colorful tins, these pretty pieces make great gifts. —Lana Petfield Richmond, Virginia

Triple-Tier Brownies

Triple-Tier Brownies

Triple-Tier Brownies

With a creamy frosting and crunchy topping, these rich three-layer brownie bars are a decadent treat. “They're a cinch to assemble, but irresistible,” Annmarie Savage attests from Skowhegan, Maine. “Whenever I make them for someone new, they always want the recipe.”

Grilled Peaches 'n' Berries

Grilled Peaches 'n' Berries

Grilled Peaches 'n' Berries

With only five ingredients, this delightful dessert is so easy to prepare. Just halve peaches and sprinkle with fresh blueberries and a brown sugar mixture. Because they're grilled in foil, there are no messy dishes to wash. —Sharon W. Bickett, Chester, South Carolina

Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Cupcakes aren’t just for girls! My dad and brothers love peanut butter cups—the inspiration for these goodies. —Alisa Christensen, Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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