This cake is so light and lemony no one will believe it starts with a boxed mix. The frosting (frozen whipped topping flavored with grated citrus peels) looks professional, but it's quite easy to blend. Fresh fruit garnishes provide the fun final touches.
My husband and I pick lots of fruit at berry farms in the area and freeze it to enjoy all year long. This frozen dessert showcases both blueberries and strawberries and has a refreshing lemon flavor. —Bernice Russ, Bladenboro, North Carolina
At 94 years of age, I don't have the energy to do all the things I once did...but I can still get enthused about whipping up my favorite culinary concoctions! I tend to bake many desserts due to my sweet tooth.—Leon Kingsley, Marshfield, Massachusetts
During the busy holiday season, you'll want to stock your pantry with the ingredients for this fast and festive dessert from Gloria Aegerter. "This trifle is easy to make," reports the Summerfield, Florida cook. "It looks so pretty in a glass bowl-people will think you fussed."
The "ABC" in this recipe's name comes from the apple, blueberries and cranberries it uses. The other part refers to the way the dumplings "slump" during cooking - presumably the sound made by the fruit as it bubbles on the stove.
I've take my slump to work, picnics and church carry-ins. No matter where, the result is the same...all that I ever bring home is the empty dish.
-Becky Burch, Marceline, Missouri
"These cool and lightly sweet parfaits put a new twist on berries and cream," says Adeline Piscitelli of Sayreville, New Jersey. "My guests marvel at the simple ingredients that go into this elegant dessert."
These pies have just two ingredients in the filling, so they're a snap to assemble. yet they look and taste like you fussed. Topped with fresh blueberries and raspberries, they're irresistible.—Dawn Fagerstrom, Warren, Minnesota