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Cranberry-Chocolate Ice Cream

Cranberry are a wonderful tasting berry so incorporating when in an ice cream was a no-brainer. The sweetness of the chocolate is also yummy.—Marilou Robinson, Portland, Oregon

Elegant Chocolate Mousse

There is something delightfully simple, yet so satisfying about homemade chocolate mousse. Garnish individual servings with fresh berries or chocolate...


Chocolate Tart with Cranberry Raspberry Sauce

With its rich chocolate and fruity flavors, a little bit of this tart goes a long way. The berry-wine sauce...


Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

3 reviews

A bumper crop of berries turned into a real treat when I dipped them in chocolate! I like to make...


Cranberry Shortbread Bars

5 reviews

Look at the lovely confection our Test Kitchen came up with when it combined cranberries, coconut and white chocolate! Colorful...

Raspberries with White Chocolate Sauce and Sugared Almonds

With just a handful of ingredients you can make a stunning dessert. The white chocolate ganache lightly coats the bright...


Cranberry Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie

1 review

I've been using this rich pecan pie recipe for 30 years, changing it up when the mood strikes. We love...

Berry & Cream Chocolate Cups

2 reviews

These cute chocolate cups are fun and easy to make ahead of time. They're yummy heaped with cool pastry cream...


Strawberries with Chocolate Cream Filling

12 reviews

Just a sweet little something to top off any meal and make it special. These party-pretty bites are as easy...


Chocolate Raspberry Mousse

The addition of whipping cream lends to the spectacular, smooth texture of this rich and creamy mousse. You just can't...


White Chocolate-Strawberry Tiramisu

24 reviews

Here's a twist on a classic dessert that highlights another flavor combo my husband and I love: strawberries and white...

Chocolate Strawberry Torte

9 reviews

The gorgeous torte combines two great ingredients—chocolate and strawberries. —Paula Magnus, Republic, Washington


Swirled Raspberry & Chocolate Cheesecake

10 reviews

One secret to a lighter, fluffier cheesecake? Use the foaming power of eggs. When you beat egg whites to stiff...


Chocolate-Dipped Fruit

1 review

"This treat combines two favorites -- fruit and chocolate," notes field editor Dorothy Anderson, Ottawa, Kansas.


Chocolate & Cardamom Coconut Tart

1 review

This holiday-worthy tart with a cardamom-scented crust is my nod to our family’s Scandinavian heritage. The filling is rich in...


White Chocolate Cranberry Almond Tart

1 review

A sweet white chocolate drizzle perfectly balances the tangy cranberries in my signature holiday dessert. I also make this tart...

Chocolate-Raspberry Creme Brulee

1 review

Just when I thought nothing could beat the specialness of creme brulee, I created this decadent version that stars rich...


Triple-Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce

5 reviews

Chocolate lovers, brace yourselves. This cocoa creation and its saucy accompaniment make a heavenly combination. —Jenny Staniec, Oak Grove, Minnesota


White Chocolate-Raspberry Mousse Cheesecake

2 reviews

Befitting Christmas Day dessert, a New Year's celebration or even a holiday tea party, one thing's for sure: These flavors...


Best Chocolate Raspberry Torte

12 reviews

How do you make already delicious chocolate cake even more decadent? By adding a heavenly raspberry filling and a lovely...


Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes

7 reviews

Shortcake is one of the greatest desserts, especially when using fresh strawberries. These chocolate strawberry shortcakes are a great treat...


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...


Strawberry White Chocolate Tarts

White chocolate paired with sweet, fresh strawberries is a match made in heaven. The shortbread cookies make a wonderful buttery...


Chocolate-Strawberry Celebration Cake

119 reviews

Although I have some wonderful from-scratch recipes, this one uses a boxed mix with plenty of doctoring. It has become...

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Chocolate Bavarian with Strawberry Cream

Strawberries are my favorite fruit, so I'm always looking for new ways to use them. This elegant, fancy-looking dessert is...


Chocolate Ganache Cake with Raspberry Sauce

2 reviews

Divine and heavenly are the words that come to mind when I take a bite of this fudgy, luscious cake....


Raspberry Fudge Torte

8 reviews

This special-occasion cake impresses all who see and taste it. People are surprised to hear that this torte starts with...


Red, White and Blueberry Pie

6 reviews

This creamy pie gets dressed up with berries to make a showstopping display at any Fourth of July party or...


Strawberry Pot Stickers

My wife and daughter love this unusual dessert. Strawberries are my favorite fruit and marrying them with chocolate and cinnamon...


Chocolate Raspberry Pie

30 reviews

After tasting this pie at my sister-in-law's house, I had to get the recipe. A dreamy cream cheese filling separates...