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Country Woman Desserts

Find Country Woman Magazine desserts for a healthy addition to your meal. Get dessert recipes from our Country Woman Magazine.

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My husband's grandmother made these buttery cookies using a star cutter. I've never tasted a cookie quite like it, so nutty and flavorful. —Louise Reisler, Bonduel, Wisconsin
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Susie's Dark Chocolate-Coconut Pie

Susie's Dark Chocolate-Coconut Pie

Susie's Dark Chocolate-Coconut Pie

If you love chocolate and coconut, this pie’s for you. Surprisingly easy to make, the only difficult part is waiting for it to cool in the fridge.—Susan Graverson, Oneida, New York

Buggy Gal Birthday Cake

Buggy Gal Birthday Cake

Buggy Gal Birthday Cake

When a birthday comes around, do you scurry to find a dessert to serve that hits the spot? Next time, you won't have to look any further than the appetizing critter our staff of home economists cooked up! Getting this confection off to a flying start is a cinch. Begin by baking a delectably chocolate buttermilk cake—from LaVonne's recipe—in a bowl to form the buggy body. To create the colorful markings, you can use purchased black frosting and a quick-to-make red version. Then dapple

Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse

Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse

Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse

Indulge your sweet tooth with this refreshing berry dessert. I've been making it for years. It's like a no-bake cheesecake without the crust. —Virginia Anthony, Jacksonville, FL
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Apple Blackberry Pie

Apple Blackberry Pie

Apple Blackberry Pie

After a blackberry-picking trip, my husband and I decided to include a few in a apple pie we were making. It was the best we'd ever tasted! We live near the mountains with our two children. Ingredients for fruit pies grow all around us.

Two-Tone Cheesecake Pie

Two-Tone Cheesecake Pie

Two-Tone Cheesecake Pie

"Here's a creamy dessert that is simply luscious. My husband loves it," says Jean Smalls of Cooper City, Florida. "I'm proud to serve it to company because it always draws raves, I can make it ahead of time, then top with additional berries and chocolate curls just before serving."

Sweet Riesling Pears

Sweet Riesling Pears

Sweet Riesling Pears

With these aromatic poached pears simmering away, who needs expensive potpourri? This classic recipe will “wow” your guests as a seasonal dessert. It's simple and sumptuous. —Sunny McDaniel, Cary, North Carolina

Pecan-Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

Pecan-Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

Pecan-Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

This cake's one I prepare frequently for Sunday dinner. I also make it for church meetings and to take to friends who are sick. It goes a long way—unless you have some real "chocoholics"! I've been cooking as long as I've been married, for almost 30 years. My husband's the director of a Christian youth missionary organization, and our two children are 19 and 17.

Baby Shower Sugar Cookies

Baby Shower Sugar Cookies

Baby Shower Sugar Cookies

To celebrate the pitter-patter of tiny feet (or any occasion), crisp buttery sugar cookies like these are a hit, hands down! They cut wonderfully into delicate shapes and look festive decorated with pink and blue sugar. -Joyce Leach, Armstrong, Iowa

Grits Pie

Grits Pie

Grits Pie

Simple, southern and scrumptious, this pie will be a definite hit even with people who dislike grits. It has the perfect custardy texture.—Victoria Hudson, Pickens, South Carolina

Eggnog Truffle Cups

Eggnog Truffle Cups

Eggnog Truffle Cups

“If you like homemade eggnog, you'll love these elegant truffle cups,” Terrie Malsom, Vermillion, South Dakota, suggests a tasty way to say “cheers” to the holidays. To save time, use small premade chocolate cups.

Chocolate Mallow Drops

Chocolate Mallow Drops

Chocolate Mallow Drops

"I tell people these cookies are 'so good' and they are quick to agree after a taste," says field editor Marie Hattrup of Sparks, Nevada. Her fudgy treats feature a marshmallow layer topped with a squiggle of chocolate frosting.
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