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Winning Dessert Recipes

Looking for winning dessert recipes? Find contest winning dessert recipes including cakes, cookies, and more winning dessert recipes.

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Frosty and impressive, this versatile ice cream cake is pretty enough for company, simple enough for a weeknight treat. Kathy Morrow in Hubbard, Ohio suggests you try food coloring to tint the whipped topping or use different flavors of ice cream, extracts and cookie or candy crumbs to suit different holidays or occasions!
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Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse

Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse

Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse

Indulge your sweet tooth with this refreshing berry dessert. I've been making it for years. It's like a no-bake cheesecake without the crust. —Virginia Anthony, Jacksonville, FL

Fudge-Topped Brownies

Fudge-Topped Brownies

Fudge-Topped Brownies

If you love brownies and fudge, why not combine the two? Mix up a pan of these exquisite brownies for any holiday or special gatherings...or just when you want to treat yourself to the ultimate chocolate dessert. -Judy Olson, Whitecourt, Alberta

Cream Cheese-Pineapple Pie

Cream Cheese-Pineapple Pie

Cream Cheese-Pineapple Pie

I've made this pie many times for friends, relatives, guests, church suppers and bazaars, and I'm always getting requests for the recipe. I've lived on farms all my life—we used to have a potato farm on Long Island, and now my son farms his own land and manages mine here in Delaware, growing soybeans and wheat. —Elizabeth Brown, Clayton, Delaware
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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

Contest-Winning Coconut Peach Pie Recipe

Contest-Winning Coconut Peach Pie Recipe

Contest-Winning Coconut Peach Pie Recipe

A relative shared this recipe with me. I love peaches, and the wonderful meringue crust is tender and crispy. It's one of my favorite summertime desserts.

Fresh Plum Kuchen

Fresh Plum Kuchen

Fresh Plum Kuchen

In late summer when plums are in season, this tender fruit-topped cake is delectable! The plum slices look so appealing arranged in circles on top. For variety, I sometimes substitute fresh pear or apple slices instead. —Anna Daley, Montague, Prince Edward Island

Rhubarb Cherry Pie

Rhubarb Cherry Pie

Rhubarb Cherry Pie

When missionary friends dropped by unexpected last summer, this pie is what I served for dessert. I first made it for a church gathering 20 years ago—ever since, everyone's looked for it! As a young girl, I dreamed of being able to make pies like my mother. (Her rolling pin, which I inherited, was 2 ft. long and 8 in. wide!) In fact, this is Mom's rhubarb strawberry pie recipe with cherries instead. I love rhubarb! My husband and I—our three children are 21, 18 and 11&

Chocolate-Caramel Topped Cheesecake

Chocolate-Caramel Topped Cheesecake

Chocolate-Caramel Topped Cheesecake

We serve this dessert at our house on special occasions. The topping on the cheesecake tastes like turtle candy.

Chocolate Malt Cheesecake

Chocolate Malt Cheesecake

Chocolate Malt Cheesecake

My mother-in-law loved chocolate malts—and cheesecakes, too. Can you guess who passed this recipe on to me? Sometimes, I substitute pretzel crumbs for the graham cracker crumbs. They make a surprisingly good crust!

Maple Cream Meringue Pie

Maple Cream Meringue Pie

Maple Cream Meringue Pie

This dessert won first place in the pie category at the annual Vermont Maple Festival. It’s simple to make and uses more maple syrup than most other maple cream pies.

Chocolate Butterscotch Tartlets

Chocolate Butterscotch Tartlets

Chocolate Butterscotch Tartlets

Tartlets are like cake pops—tiny and tasty, and a tempting way to experiment with different fillings. But this prizewinning combo is too good to toy with. —Jennifer Larison, Tucson, Arizona
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