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Orange Cranberry Cookie Bars

1 review

These cranberry cookie bars combine two beloved holiday flavors and top a delicious soft crust with cream cheese icing. We enjoy these during the holiday season. —Jennifer Blakely, Visalia, California

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Almond-Pecan Date Truffles

2 reviews

My daughter and I came across a date candy recipe when she was learning about ancient Egypt. We changed some...


Spiced Rum Fruitcake

1 review

This fruitcake not only can be made weeks ahead, it tastes better that way! You can substitute Brazil nuts, pecans...


Coconut, Lime and Pistachio Cookies

6 reviews

Perfect for freezing, these cookies look like Christmas but taste like summer. —Barbara Crusan, Pass Christian, Mississippi


Cranberry-Almond Cornmeal Cake

This warm, comforting slow cooker dessert is guaranteed to ward off the wintertime blues. Top with a scoop of simple...

Moist Applesauce Fruitcake

5 reviews

The recipe for this flavorful cake has been handed down in my husbands' family for four generations.


White Candy Bark

3 reviews

This speedy candy recipe can be varied depending on the type of fruit or nuts you have on hand. Since...

Holiday Fruitcake

16 reviews

This is my own fruitcake recipe and it's a family favorite. The mixture of fruits and nuts helps make it...


Cranberry Rugelach

3 reviews

These traditional Polish treats will keep for a long time in an airtight container. One year, I sent a batch...


Old-Fashioned Raisin Cake

2 reviews

This is a wonderful cake for the holidays. It fills the house with a heavenly aroma when it's baking.


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...

Daisy’s Fruitcake

5 reviews

I added pecans and candied fruits to an apple cake recipe for my Texan take on traditional English fruitcake. —Daisy...


Frosted Pumpkin Cranberry Bars

8 reviews

With tangy dried cranberries tucked inside and a creamy brown butter frosting, these mildly spiced pumpkin bars are doubly delightful....


Hermits

3 reviews

Dress up a cookie plate with these old-fashioned spice bars full of raisins, molasses, cinnamon, ginger and nuts. Then dip...


Diabetic Orange Cookies

6 reviews

These good-for-you cookies have a wonderful citrus flavor and just the right amount of natural sweetness. You'll find they appeal...


Fruit ‘n’ Spice Rounds

5 reviews

While I was looking for a way to use up an abundance of dates, I came across this recipe. Made...

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...


Spiced Rum and Pear Cake

1 review

The flavors in this cake really make it stand out as a special-occasion dessert. With raisins, fresh sweet pear chunks,...


Fruitcake Cookies with Rum Glaze

Like fruitcake—only better! If you make these cookies nonalcoholic, you may wish to increase the rum extract for richer flavor....


Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

There's nothing better than this comforting bread pudding recipe on a cold, wintry day. The bourbon sauce makes the dessert...


Raisin Pumpkin Bars

7 reviews

These moist bars will keep well—if your family doesn't eat them all right away! They're nice to take to a...


Date Pudding Cobbler

There were eight children in my family when I was a girl, and all of us enjoyed this cobbler. I...


Date Bar Dessert

3 reviews

MY MOTHER copied this recipe from a Quaker Oats box in the 1950s, and it remains one of our favorite...


Pumpkin Cranberry Bread Pudding

8 reviews

Savor your favorite fall flavors with this scrumptious bread pudding, served warm with a sweet vanilla sauce. Yum! —Judith Bucciarelli,...

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Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Pudding

4 reviews

This rich bread pudding recipe goes together in minutes. There’s plenty of old-fashioned flavor, so it’s sure to become a...


Custard Bread Pudding

3 reviews

Served warm and drizzled with sauce, this dessert has down-home appeal, says Barbara Little of Bedford, Indiana. "It's a soft...


Holiday Kipferl Cookie

1 review

My family has been making the classic kipferl cookie on December 1 every year since I can remember. During the...


Date-Filled Rugelach

Taking old recipes and making them my own is how these cookies came about. They’re so special to my family....


Raisin Applesauce Cake

7 reviews

This cake is one of my grandfather's favorites. And it seems like he always knows when you're making it—he must...


Pressure-Cooker Cherry & Spice Rice Pudding

1 review

I live in Traverse City, which calls itself the cherry capital of the world. What better way to celebrate our...