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Mother's Day Pastry Recipes

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German Apple Strudel

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Darlene Brenden
This gorgeous strudel has just what you crave this time of year: thin layers of flaky crust and lots of juicy apples.—Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
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More Mother's Day Pastry Recipes

Valentine Napoleons

Valentine Napoleons

Valentine Napoleons

These pastries are quick to fix, thanks to convenient puff pastry! Field editor Kathleen Taugher of East Troy, Wisconsin fills the hearts with a pudding and cream mixture and strawberries.

Cream Puff Christmas Tree

Cream Puff Christmas Tree

Cream Puff Christmas Tree

I've been cooking up a Cream Puff Christmas Tree regularly for almost 50 years now, and it always receives the same enthusiastic reaction from friends and family.

Spooky Cream Puffs

Spooky Cream Puffs

Spooky Cream Puffs

Boo! These goblins to gobble at Halloween events are sure to get grins, since our Test Kitchen cooks stuffed the puffs with the favorite pair of peanut butter and jam (plus even more treats such as whipped topping and cream cheese).
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Wedding Swan Cream Puffs

Wedding Swan Cream Puffs

Wedding Swan Cream Puffs

Grandpa's farm was the setting for our serviceman son's wedding to his German bride. The reception included special touches like these impressive elegant pastries. They look beautiful and taste marvelous.

Caramel Dumplings

Caramel Dumplings

Caramel Dumplings

My family just loves these tender dumplings in a sweet, rich sauce. I love them because they turn out wonderful every time I make them...which is a lot!

Easy Apple Strudel

Easy Apple Strudel

Easy Apple Strudel

"My family always loves it when I make this wonderful dessert," writes Joanie Fuson of McCordsville, Indiana. "Old-fashioned strudel was too fattening and time-consuming, but this revised classic is just as good. It's best served warm from the oven."

Honey Nut & Cream Cheese Baklava

Honey Nut & Cream Cheese Baklava

Honey Nut & Cream Cheese Baklava

I love serving impressive desserts that look like you spent hours in the kitchen when, in reality, they're really easy to make. This is one of those recipes. —Cheryl Lundquist, Wake Forest, North Carolina

Banana Cream Eclairs

Banana Cream Eclairs

Banana Cream Eclairs

“To surprise my banana-loving family, I made this dessert for a reunion, where it stood out among the usual fare,” notes field editor Ruby Williams of Bogalusa, Louisiana. “These special treats are something to look at and mouthwatering delicious.”—Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana

Almond Pear Tartlets

Almond Pear Tartlets

Almond Pear Tartlets

Although they're quick to fix, you'll want to savor these pretty pastries slowly. Delicately spiced pears are complemented by an almond sauce and a crispy crust. Be prepared to share the recipe.—Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan

Jack-o'-Lantern Cream Puffs

Jack-o'-Lantern Cream Puffs

Jack-o'-Lantern Cream Puffs

These jack-o'-lanterns may look spooky on the outside, but inside is a creamy, sweet treat. The classic flavor of pumpkin pie spice will have all your ghosts and goblins screaming for more! Karalee Helminak, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Traditional Funnel Cakes

Traditional Funnel Cakes

Traditional Funnel Cakes

When I was in high school, I made these funnel cakes every Sunday after church for my family. They are crisp and tender, just like the kind we always ate at the state fair. —Susan Tingley, Portland, Oregon
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