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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

Peach & Blueberry Trifle

This crowd-pleasing summer trifle recipe can be made the night before. I love that you can be flexible with the...


Mountainous Mandarin Pie

2 reviews

"As a chocolate lover, I created this creamy chocolate and orange pie to satisfy my cravings," says Shelly Platten of...


Orange Chocolate Meltaways

8 reviews

The terrific combination of chocolate and orange makes these some of the best truffles I've ever had. As holiday gifts,...


Orange Cappuccino Creams

3 reviews

As holiday gifts, these mocha-orange morsels are sure to be a sweet success. The delighted response they get is well...

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...


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...

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....


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...


Pineapple Orange Trifle

8 reviews

Guests are pleasantly surprised to see this lovely trifle on my holiday table. Coconut, pineapple and mandarin oranges lend a...


Mom’s Gelatin Fruit Salad

My mom found this recipe many years ago and has since handed it down to me and my sisters. It...

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...


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...


Cinnamon Bun Cookies

2 reviews

I love cinnamon rolls, but working with yeast can be scary. These cookies give you the taste of a cinnamon...


Orange Angel Food Cake Dessert

5 reviews

With just one bite of Janet Springer's light-as-air angel food, even dieters will be on cloud nine! Cutting back on...


Pineapple Orange Cake

104 reviews

This is one of my favorite cakes. It’s moist and light yet so satisfying. I’ve been adapting it for years...

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...


Makeover Fruit Pizza

33 reviews

There’s nothing better than a guilt-free dessert, especially when it’s topped with refreshing and colorful fruit. We skimmed the calories...