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    Sunny Citrus Cheesecake

    8 reviews

    This beautiful layered cheesecake takes a bit longer to make, but the end result is so worth it! Citrus seems to be the perfect ending for an Easter meal, and the bright flavors really shine in this dessert. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

    Orange Cranberry Cookie Bars

    1 review

    These cranberry cookie bars combine two beloved holiday flavors and top a delicious soft crust with cream cheese icing. We...


    Orange Spritz Cookies

    5 reviews

    Brown sugar gives these spritz cookies a lovely light caramel tint. This variation has a rich buttery shortbread taste and...


    Orange-Cranberry Nut Tarts

    1 review

    My friend gave me a recipe for orange cookies. I just had to embellish it. Now my friends and family...


    Mini Carrot Cakes with Cranberry Caramel Sauce

    This recipe was inspired by two classic favorites, carrot cake and pineapple upside-down cake. Of course, gorgeous and delicious cranberries...

    Cranberry-Orange Tartlets

    2 reviews

    I like to mix up my offerings at appetizer parties by including some sweeter selections. With Mascarpone cheese and cranberries...


    Lemon Orange Cake

    9 reviews

    I like to bake this lovely three-layer lemon and orange cake instead of a more traditional pie for Thanksgiving. It...

    Diabetic Orange Cookies

    6 reviews

    These good-for-you cookies have a wonderful citrus flavor and just the right amount of natural sweetness. You'll find they appeal...


    Dates-Under-a-Cloud Bars

    When I was in grade school, we had a community cookbook that included these yummy bars. Use a wet knife...


    Grapefruit Layer Cake

    I grew up in Florida where we had 10 grapefruit trees and were constantly trying to use the fruit in...


    Orange Cashew Bars

    1 review

    Two of my favorite ingredients, oranges and cashews, make a fantastic combination for a holiday bar—especially when you use fresh-squeezed...

    Orange Dream Mini Cupcakes

    6 reviews

    The bright taste of these cute cupcakes reminds me and my friends of orange-and-vanilla frozen treats. —Jen Shepherd, St. Peters,...


    Frosted Orange Cookies

    5 reviews

    "I remember my dad making a big batch of these citrus cookies when I was growing up," writes Tammie Young...


    Lemon Tea Cookies

    14 reviews

    These sandwich cookies taste rich and buttery and have a lovely lemon filling. The recipe has been in our family...


    White Chocolate Fruit Tart

    15 reviews

    It takes a little time to make, but this tart is absolutely marvelous, especially in summer when fresh fruit is...


    Chipotle-Orange Baklava

    2 reviews

    Citrus, cinnamon and smoky chipotle peppers make my version of this flaky, sweet pastry so unique. It's really rich, so...

    Iced Orange Cookies

    15 reviews

    I usually make these bite-size orange cookies at Christmastime, when oranges in Florida are plentiful, but they're delicious any time...


    Coconut Citrus Layer Cake

    1 review

    Make a showstopper holiday treat: tender white cake layered with tangy grapefruit curd and topped with fluffy cream cheese frosting....


    Coconut Citrus Bars

    9 reviews

    Sweet oranges are the key to these amazing bars with loads of orange flavor in every bite. The unique crust...


    Bite-Size Cinnamon Roll Cookies

    25 reviews

    If you love cinnamon rolls and spiced cookies, make a bite-sized version that combines the best of both worlds. Genius!...


    Orange Sponge Cake

    11 reviews

    This was the cake that my dad used to request for his birthday every year. For a wedding present 2...


    Citrus Poke Cake

    Old-fashioned citrus snack cake tastes even better the day after it is made. It is perfect for picnics or gatherings...


    Chocolate Orange Rounds

    1 review

    I send these chocolate orange cookies to family and friends in other areas of the country. The two-tone treats deliver...


    Orange Dream Angel Food Cake

    6 reviews

    A basic angel food cake becomes a heavenly indulgence, thanks to a hint of orange flavor swirled into every bite....

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    Cranberry-Orange Crumb Tart

    3 reviews

    After my sister took the family to the local cranberry festival, my mom bet me that I couldn't make a...


    Layered Orange Sponge Cake

    3 reviews

    This recipe's been handed down in my family for 40 years, from a relative who was a French baker. It's...


    Mimosa Butter Cookies

    4 reviews

    You can add many different flavors to butter cookies to make them your own. Try an alternate type of citrus...


    Orange Tea Cake

    2 reviews

    This from-scratch sponge cake has a hint of orange in every bite...and is wonderful served with a cup of hot...


    White Chocolate Pound Cake with Chocolate Sauce

    As good as this homemade pound cake is alone, it hits new heights draped with the accompanying chocolate-orange sauce warm...


    Citrus Gingerbread Cookies

    1 review

    Orange and lemon zest give gingerbread cutouts a refreshing twist. Brushing a honey glaze over the top adds a subtle...