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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.

Rainbow Cake Roll

Rainbow Cake Roll

Rainbow Cake Roll

Nancy Geissler said that years ago she saw a cake mix ad for a similar cake. This became the inspiration for her colorful cake roll using a homemade sponge cake. She likes to keep it on-hand in her freezer in the summer. "Besides looking pretty, it's refreshing and it always gets raves," she writes from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Fantasy Strawberries

Fantasy Strawberries

Fantasy Strawberries

Ever wish strawberries could always be in season? My homemade variety is ripe and ready for "picking" year-round. These sweet confections are real conversation starters. Plus, they tell my guests how special they are to me!

Brownie Bourbon Bites

Brownie Bourbon Bites

Brownie Bourbon Bites

Chocolate and chopped pecans flavor these simple, spirited treats from Paula Kirchenbauer of Newton, New Jersey. She recommends making a double batch so you can give some as gifts and savor the rest!
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Mini Meringue Pumpkins

Mini Meringue Pumpkins

Mini Meringue Pumpkins

Cast a sweet spell over Halloween party guests by making a pumpkin patch worth of treats from our CW Test Kitchen. Using a basic meringue recipe spiced with pumpkin flavor, you too can scare up festive, fun-to-eat cookies.

Snowflake Cookies

Snowflake Cookies

Snowflake Cookies

Warm from the oven, Morven Baker's sugary snowflakes are guaranteed to melt in your mouth. “One cookie is never enough,” she adds from Ashland, Ohio. So bake up a blizzard!

Holly Wreath Cookies

Holly Wreath Cookies

Holly Wreath Cookies

“My mom passed along the recipe for these crunchy wreath-shaped cookies,” notes Phyllis Rewey, Englewood, Florida. “They look festive dressed up with green and red gumdrops resembling holly leaves and berries.”

Fruited Jewel Cookies

Fruited Jewel Cookies

Fruited Jewel Cookies

When guests drop in unexpectedly, be ready with these cheerful citrus-flavored tidbits from Patricia Marsh of Phoenix, Arizona. Finely chopped walnuts can be substituted for pecans in the cookie coating.

Eggnog Truffle Cups

Eggnog Truffle Cups

Eggnog Truffle Cups

“If you like homemade eggnog, you'll love these elegant truffle cups,” Terrie Malsom, Vermillion, South Dakota, suggests a tasty way to say “cheers” to the holidays. To save time, use small premade chocolate cups.

Pear Sorbet

Pear Sorbet

Pear Sorbet

A touch of sweet white wine and citrus makes this lovely pear sorbet so refreshing. You can use canned pears when fresh ones aren't available. And lime juice is a nice substitute for lemon.— Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri

Sweet Riesling Pears

Sweet Riesling Pears

Sweet Riesling Pears

With these aromatic poached pears simmering away, who needs expensive potpourri? This classic recipe will “wow” your guests as a seasonal dessert. It's simple and sumptuous. —Sunny McDaniel, Cary, North Carolina

Pomegranate Poached Pears

Pomegranate Poached Pears

Pomegranate Poached Pears

Pears can benefit from an overnight soak in poaching liquid in the fridge. They'll pick up more flavor and the pomegranate's ruby color. Guests will enjoy identifying the subtle tastes in the reduction sauce from wine, rosemary and fruit juices.
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