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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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Chocolate Walnut Tart

Chocolate Walnut Tart

Chocolate Walnut Tart

"You’ll have no hassle, no fuss and no leftovers with this dessert," Sue Shank promises from Harrisonburg, Virginia. "It looks impressive, but it’s actually so simple. It can be prepared in a 9- or 11-inch pan and tastes wonderful served warm with ice cream or whipped topping."

Molten Peppermint-Chocolate Cakes

Molten Peppermint-Chocolate Cakes

Molten Peppermint-Chocolate Cakes

I doctored up a recipe I found in the newspaper years ago. When you see the gooey chocolate dripping out, you know you're in for an awesome dessert. —Genise Krause, Sturgeon Bay, WI

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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Mountainous Mandarin Pie

Mountainous Mandarin Pie

Mountainous Mandarin Pie

"As a chocolate lover, I created this creamy chocolate and orange pie to satisfy my cravings," says Shelly Platten of Amherst, Wisconsin. "When I served it to friends, they immediately polished off one piece and asked for seconds."

Blueberry Crumble Tarts

Blueberry Crumble Tarts

Blueberry Crumble Tarts

Pop one in a lunch box, share a batch at work or wait until dessert—these are sweet anytime, anywhere. Sometimes, I refrigerate prepared tarts overnight and bake them while making dinner the next day. Foolproof. —Carole Fraser, North York, Ontario

Sugar Cone Spruce Trees

Sugar Cone Spruce Trees

Sugar Cone Spruce Trees

I capitalized on the idea at Christmastime by sprucing up ice cream cones to fashion some frosted firs. I made these for a school Christmas party.—Carla Harris, Trenton, Tennessee

Xylophone Cakes

Xylophone Cakes

Xylophone Cakes

Our son, Alex, came home from school telling me it was his turn to bring in a snack for his class. The snack had to use the letter of the week, which happened to be 'X'. My husband came up with the idea of the xylophone and it delighted Alex's classmates and his teacher.—Michele Cascais, Mendham, New Jersey

Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake

Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake

Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake

I used to think cheesecake sounded intimidating, but since I started making them I can’t stop! This simple but special cookie-topped version will make your family feel fussed over. Seconds, anyone? —Rose Yoder, Middlebury, Indiana

Trick-or-Treat Cake

Trick-or-Treat Cake

Trick-or-Treat Cake

This fun Halloween cake looks like a giant trick-or-treat bag with lots of sugary candy spilling out of it. I came up with the idea after reminiscing with my sisters about the times we went trick-or-treating together. —Amy McCoy, Huntington Beach, California

Traditional Eclairs

Traditional Eclairs

Traditional Eclairs

Over the years, family, friends, co-worker and students have enjoyed this tried-and-true desert. For birthdays, our sons prefer it over birthday cake!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Fruity Brownie Pizza

Fruity Brownie Pizza

Fruity Brownie Pizza

In Laverne, Oklahoma, Nancy Johnson starts with a basic brownie mix to create this luscious treat that's sure to impress company. "Sometimes I add mandarin oranges for even more color," Nancy notes.
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