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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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Coconut Fruitcake

Coconut Fruitcake

Coconut Fruitcake

A neighbor gave me this recipe when we first moved to this small town, saying it dated back to the 1800s and everybody in the area made it. I soon discovered why when I took a taste...and I'm not a fruitcake fan! —Lorraine Groh, Ferryville, Wisconsin

Cream Puff Pie

Cream Puff Pie

Cream Puff Pie

When I was a girl, my mother, sister and I made mini cream puffs. Now, instead of several little puffs, I make one big pie for big appetites. Since we're dairy farmers, it's doubly popular! Our children are 6, 3 and 1.

Elvis Cupcakes

Elvis Cupcakes

Elvis Cupcakes

Elvis lives in a cupcake! Our Test Kitchen took the King of Rock's favorite flavors and rolled them into a banana cupcake frosted with peanut butter and kissed by chocolate.
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Fancy Fruit Pizza

Fancy Fruit Pizza

Fancy Fruit Pizza

Sugar cookie dough makes a fun foundation for this fantastic fruit pizza. The tender crust complements the sweetened cream cheese and colorful "toppings". After you serve up the last slice, be prepared to make another pizza.

Gluten-Free Rhubarb Bars

Gluten-Free Rhubarb Bars

Gluten-Free Rhubarb Bars

Nothing tastes like spring more than rhubarb and strawberry. The crust and crumb topping on these bars are so tasty, nobody will know they’re eating gluten-free. —Lisa Wilson, Virginia, Minnesota

Icebox Honey Cookies

Icebox Honey Cookies

Icebox Honey Cookies

My Grandma Wruble always had a batch of these cookies in the cookie jar and another roll in the refrigerator ready to slice and bake. Their honey and lemon flavor is delicious! —Kristi Gleason, Flower Mound, Texas

Macaroon Cherry Pie

Macaroon Cherry Pie

Macaroon Cherry Pie

I use homegrown cherries in this bountiful pie with its unique crunchy coconut topping. But I've found that purchased tart cherries yield a dessert that's nearly as delicious. I always bake this pie around Presidents' Day or Valentine's Day, but it's popular with my family in any season.

Peanut & Banana Cupcakes

Peanut & Banana Cupcakes

Peanut & Banana Cupcakes

If you want a cupcake that'll wow a crowd, look no further. These are great for dessert or as a snack, and have a nice sweet, salty balance. —Mary Ann Lee, Clifton Park, New York

Picnic Berry Shortcakes

Picnic Berry Shortcakes

Picnic Berry Shortcakes

You can make the berry sauce ahead of time and chill. Then assemble the entire dessert a couple of hours before the picnic or party. —Frieda Bliesner, McAllen, Texas

Raspberry Pear Tart

Raspberry Pear Tart

Raspberry Pear Tart

Fetch the forks! Guests will be eager to dig into this festive tart. Destined to become a favorite holiday dessert, it looks and smells as delightful as it tastes. —Bernice V. Janowski, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Anniversary Cheesecake

Anniversary Cheesecake

Anniversary Cheesecake

Our test kitchen experts turned out a special treat by using tinted batter to "paint" a picture atop a basic cheesecake. You can follow our design...create your own...or leave it plain. Any way you slice it, this dessert serves up sweetness.
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