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Winning Dessert Recipes

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Sweet Potato Mini Cakes

Sweet Potato Mini Cakes

Sweet Potato Mini Cakes

Whenever I make these cute desserts, I think of my grandmother. She always used extra sweet potatoes from her garden in pies, breads and cakes and added black walnuts from her trees for good measure. —Joyce Larson, New Market, Iowa

Pear Raspberry Crisp

Pear Raspberry Crisp

Pear Raspberry Crisp

We grow our own luscious red raspberries and feast on them fresh and freeze them for winter. This recipe combines the berries with fresh pears and a crunchy cereal topping. —Fancheon Resler, Bluffton, Indiana

Ginger-Lime Pear Cobbler

Ginger-Lime Pear Cobbler

Ginger-Lime Pear Cobbler

We have a huge pear tree in our yard, which is why I came up with this recipe. The tart lime, sweet pears and tangy ginger are a winning combination. —Heather Naas, Lompoc, California
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Cinnamon Roll Cherry Cobbler

Cinnamon Roll Cherry Cobbler

Cinnamon Roll Cherry Cobbler

Red-hot candies and canned cherries flavor this memorable dessert from my childhood. I hadn’t had it in years, so when I found my mother’s recipe, I had to make it to see if it was as good as I remembered…and it was! —Betty Zorn, Eagle, Idaho

Almond Fruit Crisp

Almond Fruit Crisp

Almond Fruit Crisp

Sliced almonds give extra crunch to these yummy individual crisps made with plums and nectarines or peaches. We love desserts, but this one has to be our very favorite. I usually serve it with ice cream. —Elizabeth Sicard, Summerfield, Florida

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

While visiting friends in New Zealand, I watched this dessert being made. Back at home, I came up with my own version. It’s great with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream. —Carol Simpkins, Santa Cruz, California

Best Blackberry Cobbler

Best Blackberry Cobbler

Best Blackberry Cobbler

I’ve tweaked this recipe a few times, and everyone enjoys it. You can use frozen blackberries, but fresh are best. The lime zest really complements the sweet fruit, and the sour cream pastry is delightful. —Kimberly Reisinger, Spring, Texas

Winning Cran-Apple Crisp

Winning Cran-Apple Crisp

Winning Cran-Apple Crisp

An eggnog sauce gives this crunchy oat-topped crisp a distinctive flavor. The apples and cranberries make it a natural for autumn celebrations and holiday meals. —Mary Lou Timpson, Centennial Park, Arizona

Contest-Winning Peach Cobbler

Contest-Winning Peach Cobbler

Contest-Winning Peach Cobbler

Canned peaches make this cobber quick to assemble. The tender cake-like topping pairs nicely with the sweet fruit filling and butterscotch sauce. The sauce should always be served warm. —Ellen Merick, North Pole, Alaska

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

This ruby red cobbler has an old-fashioned look and flavor that can’t be beat. Tender golden brown biscuits top the thick filling that’s loaded with fruit. —Sabrina Musk, Caledonia, Michigan

Caramel Apple Crunch

Caramel Apple Crunch

Caramel Apple Crunch

I combined ingredients from various apple crisp recipes to create this one. I like to use tart apples because they provide a balance to the sweetness of the caramels. —Melissa Williams, Peoria, Illinois
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