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Mother's Day Pastry Recipes

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It's worth the extra effort to make this delightful candy cane-shaped dessert. Best of all, the recipe makes two pastries, so it's perfect for gift-giving. —Susan Garoutte, Georgetown, Texas
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Date-Walnut Pinwheels

Date-Walnut Pinwheels

Date-Walnut Pinwheels

Every time someone drops in for coffee, I bake up a batch of these fruit and nut pastries—I always keep the ingredients in my pantry. The recipe's a cinch to double, too, so it's good for parties and potlucks. —Lori McLain, Denton, Texas

Strawberry Bliss

Strawberry Bliss

Strawberry Bliss

An easy-to-make puff pastry crust is topped with a soft-set pudding layer with a hint of strawberry flavor. Because this dessert needs to chill for at least an hour, it's your new go-to for a make-ahead brunch. —Candace Richter, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Mocha Cream Puffs

Mocha Cream Puffs

Mocha Cream Puffs

Looking for a special-occasion dessert that's easy to fix? Try these golden puffs with a chocolaty filling from Aimee Kirk (at right with husband Rance) of Jacksonville, Alabama.
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Chocolate Lovers Eclairs

Chocolate Lovers Eclairs

Chocolate Lovers Eclairs

I recently won the grand prize with this recipe at a "Chocolate Lovers Cook-Off" contest in our town. This is one of my favorite desserts. -- Janet Davis, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Puff Pastry Hearts

Puff Pastry Hearts

Puff Pastry Hearts

These adorable cream-filled hearts are perfect for Valentine’s Day or any time you want to serve a loving treat. The delightful recipe and pretty way to present it come from Sarah Vasques of Milford, New Hampshire.

Apple Walnut Crescents

Apple Walnut Crescents

Apple Walnut Crescents

"A local apple orchard had a cook-off I wanted to enter, so I created these golden cinnamon treats," says Karen Petzold of Vassar, Michigan. They're a snap to assemble with convenient crescent roll dough.

Mixed Berry Pizza

Mixed Berry Pizza

Mixed Berry Pizza

The fresh fruit shines through in this colorful dessert pizza. It's also a tempting appetizer at parties because it's a sweet change of pace from the usual savory dips. —Gretchen Widner, Sun City West, Arizona

Cream Puff Pyramids

Cream Puff Pyramids

Cream Puff Pyramids

From West Columbia, South Carolina, Saundra Busby celebrates holidays by topping store-bought miniature cream puffs with canned pie filling and melted chocolate. "These quick-to-assemble dessert call for only five ingredients," she says. "Nothing could be simpler or more elegant."

Stars and Stripes Forever Dessert

Stars and Stripes Forever Dessert

Stars and Stripes Forever Dessert

Served with a creamy, full-bodied dip, sugared puff pastry stars and a fresh berry medley make a festive dessert. It's pretty, delicious and easy to prepare for the Fourth of July or any summer gathering. —Gail Sykora, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

French Vanilla Cream Puffs

French Vanilla Cream Puffs

French Vanilla Cream Puffs

French vanilla filling dotted with mini chocolate chips is sandwiched in puffy pastry for this elegantly sweet dessert. You could substitute white chocolate or chocolate pudding for the vanilla if you like.

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
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