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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.

Decadent Nanaimo Bars

Decadent Nanaimo Bars

Decadent Nanaimo Bars

There are few things as Canadian or as addictive as no-bake Nanaimo bars (named for the town in British Columbia that made them famous). For festive flair, add candied fruit and ginger.—Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario

Melting Snowman

Melting Snowman

Melting Snowman

After an afternoon of sledding, kids will love to warm up with hot chocolate and these special snowman toppers. The snowmen will disappear as they sip and so will the chill on their fingers and toes! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Chocolate-Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart

Chocolate-Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart

Chocolate-Strawberry Cream Cheese Tart

Bound to impress, this dessert features velvety cream cheese, fresh red strawberries and a drizzle of fudge atop a crunchy chocolate-almond crust. It’s too gorgeous to resist! —Priscilla Yee, Concord, California
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Elegant Orange Blossom Cheesecake

Elegant Orange Blossom Cheesecake

Elegant Orange Blossom Cheesecake

The aroma of orange zest hints at how heavenly this delicate cheesecake tastes. Gingersnap cookie crumbs make a distinctive crust, while glazed orange slices become a blossomlike topping. —Sharon Delaney-Chronis, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Orange Cream Chiffon Cake

Orange Cream Chiffon Cake

Orange Cream Chiffon Cake

Light and luscious, this sponge cake is bursting with orange flavor. It’s the perfect dessert to serve after a filling meal, or with afternoon tea or coffee.—Faith Sommers, Bangor, California

Red, White & Blue Berry Trifle

Red, White & Blue Berry Trifle

Red, White & Blue Berry Trifle

This luscious trifle tastes best if made the day before serving. Keep additional blueberries and raspberries on hand for decoration. — Kaia McShane, Munster, Indiana

Holiday Snow Globe Cake

Holiday Snow Globe Cake

Holiday Snow Globe Cake

I can change up the decorations on this cake depending on the holiday—or birthday. My daughter loves this Christmas version. —Marie Louise Ludwig, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Lemon Mint Curd

Lemon Mint Curd

Lemon Mint Curd

I like to "dress up" ordinary recipes with my fresh, homegrown herbs. This minty lemon curd is a family favorite! —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Reindeer Pops

Reindeer Pops

Reindeer Pops

Kids and adults will go crazy for these cute little reindeer on a stick. They are easy to make too!—Lydia Jones, Carencro, Louisiana

Cinnamon-Pear Rustic Tart

Cinnamon-Pear Rustic Tart

Cinnamon-Pear Rustic Tart

I was lucky enough to spend the holidays with my husband's family in Montana. I loved the rustic simplicity of each dish we tasted, especially this rustic pear tart my mother-in-law made. —Leah Waldo, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
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