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Country Woman Desserts

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Biltmore's Bread Pudding

Biltmore's Bread Pudding

Biltmore's Bread Pudding

Here's one of our classic dessert recipes. A golden caramel sauce enhances the rich bread pudding.

Chocolate Crunch Brownies

Chocolate Crunch Brownies

Chocolate Crunch Brownies

The first time I took these brownies to work, I knew I'd better start making copies of the recipe—they disappeared fast! My husband and kids gobble them up quickly, too. —Pat Mueller, Mitchell, South Dakota

Gran's Apple Cake

Gran's Apple Cake

Gran's Apple Cake

My grandmother occasionally brought over this wonderful cake warm from the oven. The spicy apple flavor combined with the sweet cream cheese frosting made this dessert a treasured recipe. Even though I've lightened it up, it's still a family favorite. —Lauris Conrad, Turlock, California
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Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle

Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle

Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle

I like to spice up our Thanksgiving dinner with this special dessert featuring two popular holiday flavors. A delicious alternative to pumpkin pie, it's my favorite potluck contribution. —Deborah F. Hahn, Belle, Missouri

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

We don't want to brag, but this homemade ice cream recipe really is the best ever. And with only four ingredients, it just might be the easiest, too. No ice cream maker? No problem. Just follow the directions below. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Jam-Topped Mini Cheesecakes

Jam-Topped Mini Cheesecakes

Jam-Topped Mini Cheesecakes

Presto! We turned cheesecake into irresistible finger food with these cute little treats. For fun, make them with an assortment of jams and preserves, such as strawberry, blackberry and apricot. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Peanut Butter Fudge Pie

Peanut Butter Fudge Pie

Peanut Butter Fudge Pie

Although I make this fudgy peanut butter pie regularly for luncheons at our church, I've yet to eat a full piece. Usually, there's nothing left but crumbs! With a premade chocolate crust, it's simple to prepare. It travels well, too.

Triple-Chocolate Peppermint Treats

Triple-Chocolate Peppermint Treats

Triple-Chocolate Peppermint Treats

Santa is sure to stop by your house if you leave these minty chocolate cookies waiting for him. They're quick and easy for the whole family to make together. —Teresa Ralston, New Albany, Ohio

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pie

After spending an afternoon in the chilly October air at our town’s pumpkin rolling contest, my family, including my grandchildren, head over to my house for a fun pumpkin-themed meal including this luscious dessert. —Diane Selich, Vassar, Michigan

Golden Peach Pie

Golden Peach Pie

Golden Peach Pie

Fourteen years ago, I entered this beautiful lattice-top pie in the Park County Fair in Livingston. It won a first-place blue ribbon plus a purple ribbon for "Best All Around"! My large family—and many friends agree with the judges that it's very delicious.

Black Bottom Cupcakes

Black Bottom Cupcakes

Black Bottom Cupcakes

This recipe's been in our family for years, but these cupcakes still go quick each time I make them. So I always double or triple the ingredients! You'll likely see what I mean if you make them at your place—I can't remember anyone who's tried them for the first time not asking for seconds. —Julie Briceland, Windsor, Pennsylvania
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