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Apple-Pear Compote

Apples and pears are almost always popular, so this warm, comforting dessert recipe is great for potlucks or other get-togethers. I also like to add raisins or chopped nuts to the compote, and for a more adult flavor I add 1/3 cup brandy or rum.—Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

Winter Fruit Macaroons

3 reviews

Coconut macaroons with sweetened condensed milk instead of egg whites are my version of a recipe my mom loved. All...


Spiced Toffee Cookies

I bake these cookies for family gatherings because my crowd likes cookies thin and chewy with a crispy exterior. The...


Cherry Pistachio Cookies

2 reviews

Dried cherries, crunchy nuts, bits of orange, white chocolate—there's a lot to love in this cookie! It's very different from...


Pumpkin-Spice Sugar Cookies

2 reviews

I've been making these quick and easy cookies for over 20 years. They're the first to go at our annual...

Pumpkin Pie Marshmallows

Love pumpkin spice lattes? Let these pale orange, fall-flavored marshmallows slowly melt in your favorite hot coffee or cocoa. Pure...


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Easy Oatmeal Cream Pies

3 reviews

These easy cookies use only five ingredients and taste very similar to a store-bought cookie. Of course, everything's better from...

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Favorite Pumpkin Cake Roll

105 reviews

This pumpkin roll recipe is great to keep in the freezer for a quick dessert for my family or unexpected...


Vanilla-Butter Sugar Cookies

32 reviews

These are one of my favorite cookies to bake for Christmas. The dough recipe is versatile and you can use...


Maple Peanut Butter Pie

3 reviews

Maple nut goodies have been a favorite candy of mine since I was a child, and I think the flavors...


Cranberry Layer Cake

66 reviews

I adapted a Bundt cake recipe to create this layer cake. Cranberries, walnuts and homemade frosting make it taste so...

Gingersnap Pumpkin Cake

14 reviews

It just so happened that on the first day that really felt like fall, we were getting together with friends....


Pecan Tassies

17 reviews

These tarts are very good for parties and special occasions. You'll probably want to double the recipe, because they'll disappear...


Chocolate Mincemeat Bars

1 review

What would the holidays be without mincemeat for dessert? Even people who say they don’t care for the taste will...


Cranberry Pecan Tassies

4 reviews

A traditional pecan tassie is a small tart with nuts. This holiday version adds cranberries. How festive! —Peggy West, Georgetown,...