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Dessert Recipes

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Recent Dessert Recipes Stories

A slice of Francine Bryson's Peppermin Swirl layer cake

Step into the kitchen of America’s best-loved amateur baker to try some of her Christmas sweets and treats! Read Francine's story!


Fudge Cake

Tablespoons of coffee tie everything together in this recipe and bring out that real deep chocolate flavor.

by Francine Bryson
, Pickens, South Carolina

Turtle Cake Roll

This delicious cake is a favorite of my stepson Jody's and looks so festive when served at a holiday party.

by Francine Bryson
, Pickens, South Carolina

Peppermint Swirl 3-Layer Cake

This cake is my big Christmas showstopper, the cake that will make people declare, "Okay, now this is Christmas!"

by Francine Bryson
, Pickens, South Carolina

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

These pies can be made in many flavors, but red velvet just feels right for Christmas. Rolling them in crushed-up candy canes makes them extra pretty.

by Francine Bryson
, Pickens, South Carolina

Beth's Apple Crumble Pie

This pie is one of Beth's favorites because of its "soft, cinnamony comfort of the apple filling combined with the crunchy, buttery topping."

by Beth Howard
, Eldon, Iowa

A slice of Lorraine Pascale's Fudgy Orange and Beet Cake

Beets are a sweet surprise in this tasty dessert.

by Lorraine Pascale


A first-century wedding cake

In this excerpt from The Food and Feasts of Jesus, the authors recreate a wedding cake from the time of Christ.

by Douglas E. Neel and Joel A. Pugh


Carol's Apple Tarts

These delicious treats are easy to make and will quickly prove to be a family favorite.

by Carol Shaw Johnston
, Franklin, Tennessee

Adrian's Banana Pudding

This delectable take on a traditional Southern recipe is made from scratch–no instant mixes here–and your family will be able to taste the difference.

by Adrian Drinkard
, Thomasville, Alabama

Nursel's baklava

Here's a classic Turkish dessert you can make at home.

by Nursel Aydin
, New City, New York

Nursel Aydin poses with a plate of her homemade baklava.

Nursel Aydin, whose confidence as a young wife got a boost from baking this traditional Turkish dessert, shows you hot to make it yourself. Read her story.


Paula Dyer's Clafoutis

This dish, adapted from a dessert popular in the French Limousin region, is a great low-sugar treat.

by Paula Dyer
, Stillwater, New Jersey

Kate’s Coconut Cream Dream Pie

This delicious pie was declared the winner in a Thanksgiving Pie Bake-Off competition here in the Guideposts New York City office.

by Kate Norris
, New York, New York

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