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Winning Comfort Food Recipes

Looking for winning comfort food recipes? Find contest winning comfort food recipes including home style meals, desserts, appetizers, and more winning comfort food recipes.

Cherry Nut Ice Cream

Cherry Nut Ice Cream

Cherry Nut Ice Cream

Since my husband is a cherry grower, I had our grandsons help me develop an ice cream recipe that used the fruit. This is what we came up with. Loaded with almonds, coconut, chocolate and cherries, this ice cream has become our family's all-time favorite. -Mary Lou Patrick East Wenatchee, Washington

Contest-Winning Peach Ice Cream

Contest-Winning Peach Ice Cream

Contest-Winning Peach Ice Cream

When peaches are in season, this recipe is at the top of my list to make. The pureed fruit lends a fresh flavor to the silky-smooth ice cream. You'll have to make it more than once, though, because the first batch never lasts long! -Toni Box Weaver, Alabama

Apple-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Apple-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Apple-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

My mother used to make stuffed pork tenderloin, but I added apples and nuts to the stuffing to make it more nutritious. I also reduced the amount of croutons called for and used the fat-free variety. —Sandra Harrison of Viera, Florida
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Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake

Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake

Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake

This recipe proves that you can bake terrific tasting cheesecakes with less fat. I call it the "Skinny Turtle" because layers of caramel and nuts top the graham cracker crust, complementing the chocolate cheesecake. —Tamara Trouten of Fort Wayne, Indiana

Lemon Meringue Angel Cake

Lemon Meringue Angel Cake

Lemon Meringue Angel Cake

I've been told that this dessert tastes exactly like a lemon meringue pie and that it's the best angel food cake anyone could ask for. I'm not sure about all of that, but it is delightful to serve, and each slice is virtually fat free. —Sharon Kurtz, Emmaus, Pennsylvania

Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Frosting

Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Frosting

Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Frosting

After enjoying this recipe for more than 30 years, I knew it was time to revise it. I was happy to discover that replacing the oil with applesauce and using fat-free half-and-half didn't alter the flavor of my favorite snack. —Pat Van Cleve of Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Flavorful Cranberry Gelatin Mold

Flavorful Cranberry Gelatin Mold

Flavorful Cranberry Gelatin Mold

A little port or Merlot wine offers a tasty twist to this traditional gelatin that also features pineapple and walnuts. I make it for holiday dinners, especially when turkey or ham is served. —Jenice Gibson of Oregon City, Oregon

Savory Chicken Dinner

Savory Chicken Dinner

Savory Chicken Dinner

No one would guess that these moist chicken breasts and tender potatoes are seasoned with herb- and garlic-flavored soup mix. The meal-in-one is simple to assemble, and it all bakes in one dish so there's little cleanup. -Leslie Adams Springfield, Missouri

Cherry-Nut Chocolate Pie

Cherry-Nut Chocolate Pie

Cherry-Nut Chocolate Pie

I love chocolate and cherries, but couldn't find the flavor combination in any ice cream. So I came up with this rich dessert that has a nice crunch from nuts. This pie is handy to keep in the freezer for unexpected company.—Diana Wilson Wing, Centerville, Utah

Stuffing-Coated Chicken

Stuffing-Coated Chicken

Stuffing-Coated Chicken

I found this recipe in an old church cookbook, and it quickly became a favorite. I've used the microwaves at work to reheat left over for lunch. When the aroma of garlic and Parmesan cheese grabs the attention of coworkers, they all ask for the recipe. -Patricia Inman Litchfield, Minnesota

White Chocolate Mousse Cherry Pie

White Chocolate Mousse Cherry Pie

White Chocolate Mousse Cherry Pie

A cookie crust is topped with a cherry-almond filling and light-as-air mousse in this delectable dessert. This pie makes any dinner special. —Bernice V. Janowski, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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