This dessert can be assembled easily and cooked with a minimum of attention—you can prepare all the rest of your evening meal while it bakes. From the time my mother taught me to cook, I've loved to bake. Desserts are a special favorite of mine, and I clip out and save more dessert recipes than any other kind. Discovering a great new recipe brings such joy. That's what keeps me cooking!
I don’t recall just where I found it, but it’s been a family favorite for at least 20 years. A dollop of sweet, fat-free frozen yogurt tames the tartness of juicy cranberries. For variation, you could also substitute apples for the pears and blueberries or strawberries for the tangy cranberries. —Ruth Fox, Elmhurst, Illinois
Cranberries, walnuts, brown sugar and orange peel help give this apple-packed crowd-pleaser its rich flavor. After the first taste, guests will be asking for the recipe...and a second helping.
—Diane Everett of Newtown, Connecticut
For a little old-fashioned goodness, treat your clan to this divine dish that bakes up warm and bubbly. It's great on its own or served with a scoop of ice cream. —Billie Moss, Walnut Creek, California