Country Woman Desserts

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Apple Cake with Caramel Topping

Apple Cake with Caramel Topping

Apple Cake with Caramel Topping

Meet the Cook: A wonderful harvest of apples that we picked up at a local orchard one year inspired me to adjust a recipe I'd seen and come up with this moist cake. After we were married, I learned through trial and error (at times, lots of those!) to cook for my husband. Today, he and I have two grown children. -Paulette Reyenga, Brantford, Ontario

Raisin Date Bread Pudding

Raisin Date Bread Pudding

Raisin Date Bread Pudding

All my leftover bread ends (raisin bread is a favorite in this house) and buns go in the freezer. Then, when I've stashed away enough, I whip up a batch of this pudding. It's an all-occasion dish—I've made it for holidays, potlucks, picnics...for any occasion or no occasion! I've been making my bread pudding since I was a girl—the recipe originated with my great-aunt. My husband, who cash-crops with his father and brother, loves it. We're the parents of two children, a 2-year-old girl and a boy born just last year—on Christmas morning!

Almond Rhubarb Pastry

Almond Rhubarb Pastry

Almond Rhubarb Pastry

One thing's certain each time I serve this...someone will ask for the recipe! My family...my husband and our children, 12 and 9—and I live on the outskirts of town. I grow my rhubarb, and my plant gets bigger every year.

Chocolate Malt Shoppe Pie

Chocolate Malt Shoppe Pie

Chocolate Malt Shoppe Pie

I especially like serving this dessert at a cookout or at any event where there are children—it's always a big hit! —Beth Wanek, Little Chute, Wisconsin

Lemon Pie

Lemon Pie

Lemon Pie

This refreshing lemon dessert is mixed in minutes and chilled while dinner is being served.—Joanne Schlabach, Shreve, Ohio

Zesty Lemon Curd

Zesty Lemon Curd

Zesty Lemon Curd

There are lemon trees in our backyard, so I'm always on the prowl for new ways to use the fruit. When we shared some of our homegrown citrus with neighbors—Canadians who were spending the winter here—the wife "repaid" us by giving us this recipe! The curd keeps well, and it can be used for any meal. My husband likes it on waffles and toast for breakfast, but it's also a great dessert topping on plain cake or ice cream. I don't work outside the home, and Herb's retired from the Soil Conservation Service. That leaves me plenty of time to try out new recipes! All told, we have four grown children and seven grandchildren. —Jean Gaines, Bullhead City, Arizona

Caramel Apple Dessert

Caramel Apple Dessert

Caramel Apple Dessert

The whole family has fun dipping apple wedges into the caramel sauce and peanuts. Even our toddler gets in on the act!

Walnut Tart

Walnut Tart

Walnut Tart

Meet the Cook: The first time my husband tried this, he said there ought to be a law against anything tasting so good! I've served it at picnics and family occasions...and even once at a bridal shower. It's fine either as a dessert or for breakfast. We are the parents of three grown children and grandparents of two. -Rovena Wallace, Trafford, Pennsylvania

Ladybug Cookies

Ladybug Cookies

Ladybug Cookies

These bright, sweet "ladybugs" brought me good luck when it came to pleasing guests. I frosted chocolate-covered marshmallow cookies to make the whimsical treats, and they turned out so cute I used them as part of my centerpiece. -Kendra Barclay, De Kalb, Illinois

Refrigerator Orange Pie

Refrigerator Orange Pie

Refrigerator Orange Pie

"This is a quick and easy dessert that's cool and refreshing—perfect for summertime," says Anita Curtis of Camarillo, California. "It's also handy since you make it ahead."

Cranberry-Orange Pound Cake

Cranberry-Orange Pound Cake

Cranberry-Orange Pound Cake

Meet the Cook: At the summer tourist resort in Ontario my husband and I operate, we prepare all the meals for our guests. So I'm always trying out new recipes. Some of my favorites are from my CW issues. We have two children, 22 and 18. -Sheree Swistun, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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