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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.

Peach Orchard Ice Cream

Peach Orchard Ice Cream

Peach Orchard Ice Cream

South Carolina is one of the leading producers of peaches. Luckily, we live only 3 miles from a large peach orchard. This ice cream is one of my most popular uses for the luscious fruit. We can hardly wait for the harvest so we can enjoy it.

Marzipan Witch, Pumpkins and Cauldron

Marzipan Witch, Pumpkins and Cauldron

Marzipan Witch, Pumpkins and Cauldron

LIKE MAGIC, these bewitching treats can appear in a flash—and are sure to charm your guests on Halloween! The whimsical witch, pumpkins and candy-filled cauldron consist of marzipan, edible clay that's simple to shape and sweet to eat. You can make it using the basic recipe on the next page. Once you see how easy marzipan is to prepare, you'll likely want to come up with your own creations for Christmas, Easter and other occasions, too!

Flowering Cactus Cake

Flowering Cactus Cake

Flowering Cactus Cake

PRICKLY as it might appear, this dessert from the desert is one your guests will get their hands on in a hurry! Starting mouths watering will be the confection's deliciously moist chocolate cake—featuring a hint of mocha flavor—from crafty cook Opal Foss. A cactus plant grew out of her recipe, thanks to CT's kitchen staff. They baked the mix in loaf pans, then topped the treats with green frosting, licorice "spines" and gumdrop "flowers". You can do the same for a fun-filled birthday fiesta!
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Walnut Oat Pie

Walnut Oat Pie

Walnut Oat Pie

More than 20 years ago, we began baking pies in our home for auctions and a local pie delivery route. Now we sell 60 different varieties of pies to supermarkets, restaurants and customers in our retail shop!—Marilyn Hanshaw and Connie Allen, Washington, Kansas

Cream Puff Ghosts

Cream Puff Ghosts

Cream Puff Ghosts

Don't get spooked by these spirited Halloween characters. The cream puff ghosts aren't difficult to make. I form basic cream puff batter into cute little phantoms. —Dixie Terry, Goreville, Illinois

Pound Cake Cobbler

Pound Cake Cobbler

Pound Cake Cobbler

Since I usually have all the ingredients on hand, this cobbler is as easy as pie to assemble. Often, I'll change the canned filling to another fruit flavor. Try raspberry, peach, apricot or my personal favorite, strawberry.—Heidi Wilcox, Lapeer, Michigan

Cranberry Bread Pudding

Cranberry Bread Pudding

Cranberry Bread Pudding

"This down-home dessert takes on a touch of elegance when I serve it warm and drizzled with a thin orange custard sauce," relates Margery Richmond of Fort Collins, Colorado. "It's so pretty that I often make it for dinner guests using either fresh or frozen cranberries."

Lemony Baked Pudding

Lemony Baked Pudding

Lemony Baked Pudding

Looking for a light and lemony delicate delight of a dessert? Aida Von Babbel of Coquitlam, British Columbia recommends this old-fashioned family favorite. "It is cake-like on top with a custard texture on the bottom," she says.

Old-Fashioned Cocoa Pudding

Old-Fashioned Cocoa Pudding

Old-Fashioned Cocoa Pudding

"My husband's favorite pudding is this one that my mother used to make," recalls Sue Knapp from her home in Camden, Michigan. "But it gets so many compliments at our family gatherings that I also use it as a pie filling on special occasions!"

Rice Pudding with Raspberry Sauce

Rice Pudding with Raspberry Sauce

Rice Pudding with Raspberry Sauce

"This is one of my family's all-time favorites," writes Shirley Privatsky of Dickinson, North Dakota. "It's so festive looking-especially when served in a clear glass bowl or topped with raspberries like a sundae."

Pineapple Bread Pudding

Pineapple Bread Pudding

Pineapple Bread Pudding

Pineapple puts a different twist on this moist and flavorful bread pudding from Margie Behnke of Neenah, Wisconsin. "This festive pudding couldn't be easier to make or more delicious to dish up," shares Margie. "And it's just wonderful reheated."
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