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Pumpkin Pecan Whoopie Pies

1 review

These whoopie pies are chock-full of pumpkin flavor—a perfect treat for fall! For a finishing touch, I like to roll the outside edges in mini chocolate chips or chopped nuts and dust with cinnamon sugar. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Picnic Berry Shortcakes

7 reviews

You can make the berry sauce ahead of time and chill it. Then assemble the entire dessert right before the...


Cranberry-Pear Compote Shortcake

Here’s a home-style recipe I’ve shared with many of my friends and family. Cranberries, pears and cinnamon transform the usual...


Granny’s Gingerbread Cake with Caramel Sauce

1 review

The rich molasses and spice flavor of this old-time dessert is complemented with a buttery caramel sauce.—Joy Sparks, Muskegon, Michigan


Pumpkin Cake with Caramel Sauce

10 reviews

If a recipe has pumpkin in it, it's likely I'll enjoy it! This one resulted when I added my favorite...