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Winning Dessert Recipes

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Cranberry Cheese Crumb Pie

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LORRAINE CALAND
My mind works overtime to plan treats that surprise the family. They give this cranberry pie a “wow” and invite friends over to share it. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, ON
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Tunnel of Berries Cake

Tunnel of Berries Cake

Tunnel of Berries Cake

Meet the Cook: This cake goes a long way. While it's not overly sweet or heavy, its rich taste makes just one piece satisfying. Here's a serving alternative if your family doesn't care for strawberries: Think about substituting peaches. -Shirley Noe, Lebanon Junction, Kentucky

Strawberry Ginger Tart

Strawberry Ginger Tart

Strawberry Ginger Tart

“This tart heralds lazy summer days when strawberries are at their sweetest and juiciest. It’s entirely customizable, too. You can substitute any refrigerated cookie dough for the crust.” —Chantal Bourbon, Montreal, Quebec

Fudge Pudding Cake

Fudge Pudding Cake

Fudge Pudding Cake

I usually pop this cake in the oven just as we sit down to dinner. When we're through eating the main course, the dessert is ready!
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Frosty Pumpkin Pie

Frosty Pumpkin Pie

Frosty Pumpkin Pie

This frozen treat is so delightful that no one will guess it's made with reduced-fat ingredients. My gang actually prefers a slice of this layered dessert to traditional pumpkin pie at Christmastime.

Ultimate Chocolate Chunk Pecan Pie

Ultimate Chocolate Chunk Pecan Pie

Ultimate Chocolate Chunk Pecan Pie

Our family hosts an annual barn party for our close friends, complete with a pie cook-off. A few years ago, this recipe won first prize! —Janice Schneider, Kansas City, Missouri

Peach Rhubarb Crisp

Peach Rhubarb Crisp

Peach Rhubarb Crisp

When a visit to the local farmers market left me with an abundance of quickly ripening peaches and a few stalks of rhubarb, I created this sweet-tart recipe. —Sandy Kimble, Salinas, California

Giant Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Giant Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

Giant Cherry Oatmeal Cookies

These colossal cookies taste best when golden around the edges and moist and chewy in the center. With a glass of milk, they're polished off in no time by my grandchildren. -Irene McDade, Cumberland, Rhode Island

Mocha-Hazelnut Glazed Angel Food Cake

Mocha-Hazelnut Glazed Angel Food Cake

Mocha-Hazelnut Glazed Angel Food Cake

I love this recipe because it combines three of my favorite flavors: coffee, hazelnuts and cherries. —Joan Pecsek, Chesapeake, Virginia

Blueberry/Kiwi Flan

Blueberry/Kiwi Flan

Blueberry/Kiwi Flan

This is a recipe that's fun to make, pretty to serve and tastes good, too. It's also versatile—you can use whatever fruits are your favorites.

Squash Custard Pie

Squash Custard Pie

Squash Custard Pie

Acorn squash has been a favorite of mine since I was little and my mother baked it with sugar and cinnamon. This particular pie was something I improvised. We love pumpkin pie, but had fresh squash in excess. So I came up with this new variation! It's good to take to potlucks, to pie or cake walks at school, or to serve as a different dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas. —Mary Kelly, Hopland, California

Chocolate Pound Cake

Chocolate Pound Cake

Chocolate Pound Cake

You'll find this cake is good with ice cream, but that it's also delicate enough to serve small pieces for a tea. My husband served in the military, and we spent 22 years moving around before "retiring" here. He's been a high school teacher, and I've been a wedding consultant. Now we're retiring again so we can have more time to spend with our two daughters and four granddaughters in the Midwest. "Grandpa" is looking forward to some good fishing!
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