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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...


    Cardamom Yogurt Pudding with Honeyed Oranges

    I live in Florida, and the holiday season ushers in the new citrus crop here. My favorite citrus is navel...


    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...


    Orange Ricotta Cake Roll

    1 review

    I come from a big Italian family where my mom cooked and baked many delicious meals and desserts from scratch....

    Citrus Cheesecake

    25 reviews

    Here's the perfect cheesecake for spring. The rich cookielike crust and creamy filling make the zesty citrus taste a wonderful...


    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...

    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-Almond Choclava

    1 review

    A twist on classic baklava, this recipe adds semisweet chocolate to the nut filling and drizzles even more on top....


    Cran-Orange Gelatin Salad

    9 reviews

    After seeing this gelatin salad in a flier, I decided to make it lighter. I like to serve it as...


    Orange Coconut Custard

    These pretty parfaits are perfect for weekend guests as well as for the family during the week. I sometimes add...

    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...


    Orange Creme Squares

    1 review

    This recipe may tempt you to skip supper and go straight to dessert! It was passed from my grandmother to...


    Citrus Sour Cream Pie

    4 reviews

    A microwave makes preparing this tangy cream pie super easy. The refreshing bursts of citrus put sunshine into every bite.—Kallee...


    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...

    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...


    Orange Cream Cheesecake

    12 reviews

    I love serving this impressive-looking cheesecake with its pretty layers and silky-smooth texture. The combination of orange gelatin, cream cheese...


    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...


    Orange Banana Tapioca

    Tapioca lovers will enjoy the fruity twist that mandarin oranges and banana slices give this old-fashioned favorite. "For variety, use...


    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...


    Elegant Orange Blossom Cheesecake

    The aroma of orange zest hints at how heavenly this delicate cheesecake tastes. Gingersnap cookie crumbs make a distinctive crust,...


    Sweet Orange Croissant Pudding

    Time-crunched cooks are sure to appreciate the make-ahead convenience of this delightful dish. Feel free to replace the orange marmalade...


    Frosted Orange Pie

    3 reviews

    I discovered the recipe for this distinctive pie in a very old church cookbook. With its fresh-tasting filling and fluffy...

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    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...


    Shortbread Lemon Bars

    24 reviews

    I've put together two family cookbooks over the years, and this recipe ranks among my favorites. These special lemon bars...


    Fruity Tapioca

    1 review

    Folks who like tapioca will enjoy this fruity variation from Louise Martin of Denver, Pennsylvania. Convenient canned peaches and mandarin...


    Orange Chocolate Mousse

    1 review

    This easy-to-make dessert is one of my favorites to serve. It looks so elegant, and the velvety texture, with a...


    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....


    Orange-Cranberry Shortbread

    Holiday cookies should be extra-special, so I created this beautiful, delicious shortbread with cranberries, orange and holiday spices to both...