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Lingonberry-Cardamom Cake

Our family is Scandinavian, and we love using almonds, cardamom and lingonberries in desserts, as in this cardamom cake. If lingonberry jam is difficult to obtain, you can use pureed cranberry sauce with a little lemon juice to get a similar sweet-tart flavor. Whipped cream is a perfect topping for this Scandinavian-inspired dessert. —Barbara Kvale, Cologne, Minnesota

Mint Baileys Bars

This Baileys bars recipe is a combo of two St. Patrick's Day goodies. You can use any type of chips...


Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cheesecake

This Kentucky bourbon pecan cheesecake will wow your guests and your taste buds. Serve in spring during the Kentucky Derby...


Hanukkah Cookies

Cream cheese adds richness to these Hanukkah cookies. Decorate them with royal icing or your favorite buttercream frosting and toppings....


Red Velvet Pound Cake

1 review

This delicious red velvet pound cake is the perfect combination of flavors. Make sure the cake has cooled before icing...

Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

After making some delicious dessert bars, I was determined to turn the recipe into a chocolate peppermint cheesecake. This festive...


Cranberry Eggnog Cheesecake Bars

4 reviews

My family loves everything cheesecake. These bars combine tart cranberries and rich cream cheese, and taste even better when chilled...

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie

27 reviews

This creamy pumpkin pie is a little bit traditional and a little bit modern. But everyone will agree that it's...


Pumpkin Cranberry Cheesecake

2 reviews

One Thanksgiving, I was eating pumpkin pie and decided to have some cranberry sauce with it. I loved the combination...


Red Velvet Spritz Cookies

5 reviews

I had never come across a red velvet spritz recipe, so I decided to create one. The hint of cocoa...


Cream Cheese Frosted Gingerbread Men

Every Christmas, my family would visit a display of the most amazing gingerbread houses. Of course, we’d get to munch...

Cream Cheese Chocolate Cupcakes

17 reviews

Smooth cream cheese inside makes these cupcakes so rich. The classic combination of peanut butter and chocolate chips comes through...


Cookie Swirl Cobbler

An extra-rich chocolate chip cookie dough and crescent roll topping provide a tasty twist on a classic cherry cobbler. Serve...


Cream Cheese-Pineapple Pie

10 reviews

I've made this pie many times for friends, relatives, guests, church suppers and bazaars, and I'm always getting requests for...


White Velvet Cutouts

48 reviews

We make and decorate these cutouts for different holidays and give lots of them as gifts. Last year, we baked...


Coffee Lover’s Mini Cheesecakes

1 review

Everyone in my family knows how much I adore cheesecake. Anyone who wants one made comes to me because they...

Apple Cobbler Cheesecake

3 reviews

I call this combination of two classic desserts my "lucky” recipe. It won top honors when I entered the baking...


Easy Nutella Cheesecake

2 reviews

Creamy chocolate-hazelnut spread tops a crust made of crushed Oreo cookies to make this irresistible baked cheesecake.—Nick Iverson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Cheddar Dog Treats

4 reviews

Any pampered pup will be lucky to fetch these goodies for Christmas. The yummy strips are made with real cheese,...


Cherry Cheesecake

26 reviews

When I worked full-time and needed a quick dessert to take to a potluck or a friend's home, this pie...


Mini Cheesecake Cups

3 reviews

Since there's no crust, these mini cheesecakes are extra easy to fix. Plus, there's no cutting required and they travel...


Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

14 reviews

These little cheesecakes make a fun dessert that's just right for cooks who don't have a lot of time for...


Peppermint Cheesecake on a Stick

Surprise guests with a fun holiday treat—dipped cheesecake wedges you can eat without a fork. Whenever my son has one,...


RumChata Cheesecake

2 reviews

I like to experiment and make new and unusual-flavored cheesecakes. When I tried RumChata at a friend's party, I knew...

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Caramel Apple Cheesecake

35 reviews

This apple cheesecake won the grand prize in an apple recipe contest. With caramel both on the bottom and over...


Makeover Dirt Dessert

17 reviews

This lightened-up dessert from the original sent in by Kristi Linton of Bay City, Michigan makes an amazing after-dinner treat....


Snowman Christmas Cookies

1 review

Get the kids in on the action when you make these cheesecakey cookies—just roll away. The snowmen look adorable on...


Cherry Delight Dessert

8 reviews

This smooth and creamy cheesecake-like treat is light, sweet and pretty, too. Convenience products make it quick and easy to...


Frosty Peppermint Dessert

3 reviews

This creamy freeze with candy and a chocolate crust delivers make-ahead convenience. I'll often whip up two.—Carolyn Satterfield, Emporia, Kansas


Raspberry Ribbon Pie

9 reviews

While he was growing up, this was my husband's favorite Christmas dessert. When we married, his mother passed it on...