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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.

Roasted Pears in Pecan Sauce

Roasted Pears in Pecan Sauce

Roasted Pears in Pecan Sauce

Whenever I bring home pears from the store, my family begs me to make this recipe. They love the tender roasted fruit smothered in creamy pecan sauce. It's luscious over ice cream or cake.

Buttery Almond Pear Cake

Buttery Almond Pear Cake

Buttery Almond Pear Cake

Pears and almonds make a mouthwatering match in this cake from Lillian Julow, Gainesville, Florida. “It looks pretty with the fruit on top,” she pens. “How can something this simple taste this wonderful?”—Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Cranberry Pear Cake

Cranberry Pear Cake

Cranberry Pear Cake

If you want a change-of-pace cake that's full of fall flavors, try this pairing of cranberries and pears. The nutty filling and glaze topping elevate it from a coffee cake to a special dessert.
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Old-Fashioned Pear Dessert

Old-Fashioned Pear Dessert

Old-Fashioned Pear Dessert

This never-fails pear recipe turns out moist, firm and fruity every time. Some members of our family request these rich squares instead of cake for their birthdays.

Chocolate Chip Raspberry Bars

Chocolate Chip Raspberry Bars

Chocolate Chip Raspberry Bars

These buttery bars combine the magical duo of chocolate and raspberry. My husband found this recipe in a farm paper, so I made it. The results were out of this world. —Bev Cudrak, Coaldale, Alberta

Cheesecake with Berry Sauce

Cheesecake with Berry Sauce

Cheesecake with Berry Sauce

This creamy cheesecake is a family tradition; I've even shipped it to my daughter as a special treat. Using seasonal berries, it's an excellent dessert any time of year. —Jeanette Volker, Walton, Nebraska

Tree-mendous No-Bake Cherry Pie

Tree-mendous No-Bake Cherry Pie

Tree-mendous No-Bake Cherry Pie

Cherries are my favorite fruit so every spring I look forward to fresh cherries. This pie contains the fresh cherries and is always a hit in my home.—Liz Teichman, Eau Claire, Michigan

Ginger Cranberry Bars

Ginger Cranberry Bars

Ginger Cranberry Bars

“These beautiful bars were among the winners of a cranberry festival bake-off,” notes Lynn Newman of Gainesville, Florida. “They're tangy, crunchy and subtly sweet.”

Christmas Almond Toffee

Christmas Almond Toffee

Christmas Almond Toffee

After trying a coworker's fabulous toffee, I had to have the recipe! It's now a regular on my Christmas cookie tray. I also entered it at our country fair and received "Best in Show.”—Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Cookie Pudding Pots

Cookie Pudding Pots

Cookie Pudding Pots

You can make this dessert seasonal by changing what you "plant" in the cookie pudding. For a harvest party, replace the strawberry rose garnish with mini candy pumpkins. And kids love finding gummy worms in their pots.

Rich Chocolate Cupcakes

Rich Chocolate Cupcakes

Rich Chocolate Cupcakes

This sweet and chocolaty cupcake will make you feel like a kid again, while the decadent ganache frosting will appeal to your grown-up side.
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