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German Desserts

Looking for German desserts? Find delicious German desserts including chocolate desserts, cakes, and more German desserts.

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“What’s great about this recipe is that it is not only perfect for the Christmas season, but also nice all year-round,” notes Christine Schmidt of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. “I freeze fresh cherries in season to have on hand.“
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Contest-Winning German Chocolate Pie

Contest-Winning German Chocolate Pie

Contest-Winning German Chocolate Pie

Thanksgiving dinner at our house includes an average of 25 guests and a dozen different pies. This one has all the luscious flavor of German chocolate cake. A friend who tried it told me he wanted it to be his birthday pie from now on.—Debbie Clay, Farmington, New Mexico

“Home Sweet Home” Gingerbread Cottage

“Home Sweet Home” Gingerbread Cottage

“Home Sweet Home” Gingerbread Cottage

I love to see the end of a project, like this Christmas cottage—but my favorite part is the process. It's fun to watch the gingerbread, icing and candy decorations come together creatively. —Johanna Rosson, Fort Hood, Texas

Cherry Cheesecake Mousse

Cherry Cheesecake Mousse

Cherry Cheesecake Mousse

“What’s great about this recipe is that it is not only perfect for the Christmas season, but also nice all year-round,” notes Christine Schmidt of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. “I freeze fresh cherries in season to have on hand.“
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Chocolate Raspberry Squares

Chocolate Raspberry Squares

Chocolate Raspberry Squares

This elegant bar cookie is loaded with wonderful flavors and very easy to assemble. A nice extra touch is to sprinkle the bars with confectioner’s sugar. —Marilyn Swisher, Berrien Ctr, Michigan

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

German Apple Cake with Sweet Drizzle

German Apple Cake with Sweet Drizzle

German Apple Cake with Sweet Drizzle

Tender apple slices and a simple confectioner's-sugar drizzle make this old-world treat yummy and comforting. It's especially good served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.—Tracey Rosato, Markham, Ontario

Gingerbread Teddy Bears

Gingerbread Teddy Bears

Gingerbread Teddy Bears

These cookies have been a Christmas tradition in my family since I was a little girl. The big bears are so soft and chewy that we can hardly wait until they come out of the oven!—Elizabeth Manzanares, Gloucester, Virginia

Raspberry Dessert with Vanilla Sauce

Raspberry Dessert with Vanilla Sauce

Raspberry Dessert with Vanilla Sauce

This delicious fruity dessert comes from my German background. Mom always called it "Rote Grütz." We had a large raspberry patch, so she served it often in summer, when fresh berries were in season. —Marie Baumgartner, Stoughton, Wisconsin

Frosted Gingerbread Nut Cookies

Frosted Gingerbread Nut Cookies

Frosted Gingerbread Nut Cookies

I received the recipe for these soft ginger cookies from a dear lady, who has since passed away. A comfortng classic like this always satisfies. —Karyn Rogers, Hemet, California

Gingerbread with Crunchy Topping

Gingerbread with Crunchy Topping

Gingerbread with Crunchy Topping

I credit my mom with instilling in me a love of baking. Tried-and-true recipes like this make holidays with my family extra special. It wouldn't be Christmas without gingerbread! —Pat Habiger, Spearville, Kansas

Gingerbread Cookie Cutouts

Gingerbread Cookie Cutouts

Gingerbread Cookie Cutouts

Add a little snow hat (complete with a pom-pom) to a classic gingerbread shape to create adorable gingerbread Santas. —Christy Thelen, Kellogg, Iowa
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