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Country Woman Desserts

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St. Patrick's Day Fruit Rainbow

St. Patrick's Day Fruit Rainbow

St. Patrick's Day Fruit Rainbow

From out of the blue this time comes a truly beautiful sight. As soon as folks get a glimpse of it, though, it'll likely disappear fast! Conjured up by CT's cooks, the colorful arch features pound cake topped with a creamy spread and fresh fruit. An orange "pot" at the rainbow's end is full to the brim for dipping, too. Follow the easy instructions here, and you'll have a good-as-gold treat sure to shine at a St. Patrick's Day party—or any festive event.

Faux Chicken Nuggets

Faux Chicken Nuggets

Faux Chicken Nuggets

Here's a recipe for "chicken nuggets" that's poultry-free. It calls for pound cake in place of chicken, rolled in a "batter" of chopped peanuts. Kids will think they're having dinner for dessert. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Sandra's Apple-Rhubarb Pie

Sandra's Apple-Rhubarb Pie

Sandra's Apple-Rhubarb Pie

Apple trees line our driveway, so it's easy to find the ingredients for this tasty pie.—Sandra Gonzales, Klamath Falls, Oregon
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Sour Cream Bavarian

Sour Cream Bavarian

Sour Cream Bavarian

Are you ‘sweet on’ someone who’s counting calories? Show them you care with this light and refreshing dessert from Judi Janczewski. “It’s sinfully creamy and so pretty with the tart raspberry sauce,” she writes from Berwyn, Illinois. “No one would ever guess that it’s fat-free!”

Christmas Gingerbread House

Christmas Gingerbread House

Christmas Gingerbread House

Making a gingerbread house is a favorite tradition for my family during the holidays. We look forward to it every year. —A. Ruth Witmer, Stevens, Pennsylvania

Sweet Shoppe Caramel Apples

Sweet Shoppe Caramel Apples

Sweet Shoppe Caramel Apples

My hand-dipped apples are as beautiful as the ones you’ll find at fancy candy counters, only they’re fresher, better-tasting and more economical. Make some for Halloween or your next party.

Chunky Fruit 'n' Nut Fudge

Chunky Fruit 'n' Nut Fudge

Chunky Fruit 'n' Nut Fudge

Variations on this fudge are endless, but this recipe is my favorite. Besides five types of chips, it includes everything from dried fruit to nuts. Every bite is packed with flavor and crunch.

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

As a dairy farmer’s wife, I have experience making cheesecake. In fact, most anything containing milk products is tasty in my book. If I’m out of cream cheese, it’s time to go to the grocery store! —Wendy Barkman, Breezewood, Pennsylvania

Iced Cinnamon Chip Cookies

Iced Cinnamon Chip Cookies

Iced Cinnamon Chip Cookies

I take these cookies to family gatherings and socials and give them as gifts to friends. The cinnamon flavor and soft frosting make them special. My mom helped me bake my first batch of cookies when I was 8. She's my role model.

Chippy Macaroon Angel Cake

Chippy Macaroon Angel Cake

Chippy Macaroon Angel Cake

This homemade angel cake, filled with coconut and chocolate chips, is as light as a cloud. It’s so pretty with the sweetened whipped cream “frosting” piped around it. I love to bake breads and desserts for our large family.

Coconut Fudge Cake

Coconut Fudge Cake

Coconut Fudge Cake

“A big piece of this moist cake is a chocolate and coconut devotee's dream," notes Johnnie. "You should see my husband, children and grandkids smile when I serve it.”
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