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Festive Meringue Cookies

Try these meringue cookies without cream of tartar! These festive treats sparkle not only during the holidays but for other occasions year-round. Use colored sugar or food coloring to change things up. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Air-Fryer Apple Fritters

6 reviews

An air fryer makes these easy apple fritters healthier than old-fashioned fritters, yet they are still just as delicious. They're...


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Maple-Apple Clafouti

5 reviews

This fruit pudding could not be easier to make! A traditional comfort food in France, it is often made with...


Chai-Spiced Bread Pudding

1 review

Nothing says the holidays to me more than the warming spices of chai. This bread pudding incorporates those flavors to...


No-Bake Apple Pie

8 reviews

We always have an abundance of apples in the fall, so I like to make this easy pie. My husband...

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

11 reviews

When I baked this moist, fudgy chocolate crinkle cookie recipe for the first time, my three preschool children went wild...


No-Bake Chocolate Oat Cookies

4 reviews

This is my son's all-time favorite cookie. He will share just about anything, but these are an exception...he gobbles them...

Homemade Chocolate Shortbread

10 reviews

This recipe has been in my files for a long time...probably from when I first learned to bake. Any chocolate...


Sugar-Free Chocolate Fudge

3 reviews

I'm borderline diabetic, but this sugar-free fudge made with sugar substitute appeases my sweet tooth. —Kaye Hartley, Jacksonville, Florida


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 & Spice Rice Pudding

3 reviews

I live in Traverse City, the Cherry Capital of the World. What better way to celebrate our wonderful orchards than...

Light & Creamy Chocolate Pudding

2 reviews

This pudding is exactly what its name promises—light and creamy. Because it uses soy milk, it’s a smart choice if...


Grapefruit Yogurt Cake

1 review

We eat grapefruit for breakfast and in winter fruit salads—why not for dessert? Here's a sweet-tart cake that's easy, delicious...


Grandma’s Christmas Spice Cutouts

2 reviews

My great-grandmother made these, and the tradition was passed down in the family—without a written recipe! My mother would always...


Pear Bundt Cake

29 reviews

Next time you make cake from a mix, try my easy and delicious recipe. The pears and syrup add sweet...


Glossy Chocolate Frosting

27 reviews

The original recipe for this thick chocolate frosting was my grandmother's. I lightened it up, but it still has all...

Jellied Champagne Dessert

14 reviews

This refreshing dessert looks just like a glass of bubbling champagne.—Vickie McLaughlin, Kingsport, Tennessee


Cinnamon Nut Bars

8 reviews

Classic bar meets good-for-you ingredients in this updated recipe. If you have the patience, after the bars are cool, store...


Pear Tart

14 reviews

My sister-in-law brought this pretty pastry to dinner one night, and we all went back for seconds. It is truly...