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  • Lemon Blueberry Scones
    2 hrs, 33 min
    Glazed lemon blueberry scones! Made with yogurt to keep them light and fluffy. Easy food processor dough.
  • Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Cheesecake
    13 hrs, 15 min
    This Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake is the best of both worlds: cheesecake and pumpkin pie! Plus, it's easy and fool-proof in your pressure cooker or Instant Pot.
  • Mint Chocolate Cream Pie
    6 hrs, 40 min
    Mint Chocolate Cream Pie! Like instant chocolate pudding in pie form, but way better. A hint of peppermint makes this dessert festive.
  • Coconut Cake with Lemon Curd and Vanilla Buttercream
    1 hr, 30 min
    This coconut cake is a total showstopper at any gathering. With lemon curd filling and vanilla buttercream frosting. Make-ahead options; keeps well.
  • Blueberry Crumb Bars with Shortbread Crust
    1 hr, 15 min
    Don't feel like fussing with pie but still want a blueberry treat? These crumb bars with their jammy sweet berry filling should do the job nicely!
  • Easy S'mores Pie
    5 hrs, 16 min
    Love s'mores but don't have a campfire? Make this ooey, gooey chocolatey s'mores pie instead! It's waiting for your next summertime gathering.
  • Lemon Bars Recipe - lemon bars on blue plate
    10 min
    If you LOVE lemon, these Classic Lemon Bars are for you! Tart, velvety lemon curd is balanced by a crisp, buttery shortbread crust. Happiness is only 45 minutes away!
  • Snickerdoodle Bars
    40 min
    These frosted snickerdoodle bars are loaded with cinnamon. They taste like snickerdoodle cookies, except BETTER because of that thick layer of frosting! Make them for your next potluck or office party, and prepare for compliments.
  • Easy Banoffee Cheesecake Pie - slice of pie with mound of whipped cream and banana slice
    17 hrs, 40 min
    A delicious twist on Banoffee Pie—a shortbread crust filled with banana cheesecake and topped with a generous pour of toffee sauce! It has all the elements of the classic, but with a decadent twist.
  • Whole choclate layer cake with chocolate swiss meringue buttercream swirls on top, dusted with powdered sugar against a dark background
    2 hrs, 10 min
    This rich, tender chocolate cake is easy enough to make for a casual dessert but can be a showstopper for any special event. It comes together with just one bowl, a whisk, and 30 minutes in the oven. This homemade chocolate layer cake is a chocolate lover’s dream.
  • A loaf of homemade panettone in a paper mold with a slice cut out with a wreath around the base.
    15 hrs, 55 min
    Make the holidays extra special with a homemade loaf of panettone. This enriched Italian Christmas bread—dotted with rum-soak dried fruit, citrus, and almonds—is easy to make at home with the time-saving tip of letting it rise overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Stollen Christmas Bread filled with rum-soaked dried fruit coated with powdered sugar and sliced on a platter with a fine mesh sieve with powdered sugar in it nearby.
    5 hrs, 15 min
    German Stollen is a rich, buttery bread packed with almonds, citrus peel, and rum-soaked raisins and dried fruit and typically enjoyed around Christmas time. The bread can be made weeks ahead of time and just gets better with each passing day. This makes it perfect to give as gifts or to bring as hostess gifts for parties.
  • Overnight French Toast Casserole - slice of french toast casserole with raspberry sauce on white plate
    1 hr, 20 min
    Creamy vanilla custard poured over layers of tender brioche and juicy peaches, baked, and served with a just-barely-sweet raspberry sauce. This baked French toast casserole is one for the breakfast record books!
  • Horizontal view of stacked lime refrigerator cookies coated in powdered sugar and sitting on a pink linen. A small wooden bowl of powdered sugar and small sifter are to the left. Limes on their branches are in the background.
    1 hr, 30 min
    Keep these soft, tart, citrus-flavored refrigerator cookies on hand for unexpected guests or hungry kids. Slice and bake when the need or craving for a cookie arises. Lime Icebox Cookies are freezer-friendly too!
  • Authentic Tres Leches Cake Recipe
    30 min
    Tres leches is a moist and subtly sweet cake made with sponge cake and three different kinds of milk. It's easy to make (only 30 minutes of active time!) and it gets even better after a day in the fridge.
  • A loaf of rum raisin banana bread with four slices cut off and laying next to each other.
    1 hr, 5 min
    This banana bread is tender and flavorful, with cinnamon, nutmeg, and—the Jamaican essential spice—pimento (aka allspice). But the most memorable part? The plump, rum-soaked raisins speckled throughout every slice.
  • Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert - ice cream sandwiches in a row
    35 min
    Be the hero of your backyard barbecue when you bring out a tray of homemade ice cream sandwiches. Creamy vanilla ice cream layered between thin, soft chocolate brownie “cookies” is nostalgic dessert perfection.
  • Overhead view of a loaf of cream cheese filled banana bread on a plate.
    1 hr, 10 min
    Thought banana bread couldn't get any better? Try this riff on our original banana bread recipe by adding cream cheese in big, bold swirls.

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