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Simple Desserts

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I combined my two loves, cupcakes and pie, into one amazing treat. These pumpkin cupcakes have a piecrust bottom and a snow white topping. —Julie Herrera-Lemler, Rochester, MN
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Shortcut Tres Leches Cake

Shortcut Tres Leches Cake

Shortcut Tres Leches Cake

My mom's favorite cake is Tres Leches, a butter cake soaked in three kinds of milk. I developed a no-fuss version that’s rich and tender. —Marina Castle Kelley, Canyon Country, California

Warm Fruit Compote with Cream Cheese Topping

Warm Fruit Compote with Cream Cheese Topping

Warm Fruit Compote with Cream Cheese Topping

"This sunny-colored medley smells so good while it cooks," says Page Alexander of Baldwin City, Kansas. "The cream cheese topping adds a touch of elegance to individual servings of the not-too-sweet fruit."

Peach Cobbler Dump Cake

Peach Cobbler Dump Cake

Peach Cobbler Dump Cake

This recipe gives you the best of both worlds: sweet, tender cake with a beautifully crisp cobbler topping. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side, and dessert's golden. —Keri Sparks, Little Elm, Texas
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Berries 'N' Cream Brownies

Berries 'N' Cream Brownies

Berries 'N' Cream Brownies

"If you like chocolate-covered strawberries, you'll love this sweet treat," says New Holland, Pennsylvania's Anna Lapp. "It's an ideal ending to summer meals," she adds. A fudgy brownie, whipped topping and fresh fruit make this a no-fuss feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

Double-Chocolate Holiday Pie

Double-Chocolate Holiday Pie

Double-Chocolate Holiday Pie

This velvety no-bake pie will be a festive change of pace on the dessert table. A hint of orange in the cranberry topping adds extra pizzazz that’s too delish to resist. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Peanut Ice Cream Squares

Peanut Ice Cream Squares

Peanut Ice Cream Squares

"With its thick peanut and fudge topping, this ice cream cake is always a hit with our family," writes Kathy Pahl of Medicine Hat, Alberta. "It can be prepared well in advance and appeals to both children and adults."

Peanut Butter Brownies

Peanut Butter Brownies

Peanut Butter Brownies

"I came up with these fudgy peanut butter brownies when I ran out of ingredients I needed for my usual recipe," relates Marcella Cremer of Decatur, Illinois. "They take less than 10 minutes to mix up."

Black Forest Sundaes

Black Forest Sundaes

Black Forest Sundaes

"This dessert makes a sweet ending, and best of all, they take just five minutes to prepare! “My husband and grandchildren just love them,” says Ruth Lee from Troy, Ontario.

Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Cups

Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Cups

Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Cups

Three of my favorite foods—chocolate, hazelnuts and puff pastry—come together for an impressive dessert. Dress them up with a drizzle of melted chocolate and sprinkling of chopped nuts. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California

Oat Cinnamon Rolls

Oat Cinnamon Rolls

Oat Cinnamon Rolls

Dried cranberries add holiday flair to these special rolls made from convenient frozen bread dough. "My husband loves marmalade, so when I spotted this recipe that used it as icing, I knew I had to try it," relates Margaret Wilson of Hemet, California. "Now it's one of his favorites."

Lemon Meringue Floats

Lemon Meringue Floats

Lemon Meringue Floats

I actually dreamed of this float idea one night, and woke up knowing I needed to make it. Thank you, Mr. Sandman! —Cindy Reams, Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
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