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Roasted Peach Sundaes

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This easy dessert satisfies a sweet tooth while adding another serving of fruit, contributing vitamins and antioxidants.

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Maple-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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Roasting sweet potatoes is even easier than boiling and mashing them. Maple syrup glaze transforms this ultra-simple dish into something sublime.

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Pineapple-Raspberry Parfaits

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You won't mind serving dessert on a busy weeknight after assembling these quick parfaits.

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Pear & Ginger Cheesecake

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Softened dried pears give this low-fat cheesecake much of its body. For the best taste, let it rest for 24 hours in the refrigerator.

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Strawberries-and-Cream Parfaits

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To celebrate spring's fresh strawberries, our Test Kitchen jazzed up old-fashioned tapioca pudding. Grinding the tapioca in a blender makes the texture creamier, maple syrup adds seasonal sweetness and whipping cream gives these...

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Crunchy Pear & Celery Salad

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Bartlett or Anjou pears are used in this salad for their crisp texture. The nut and cheese combination sets the tone of the dish—white Cheddar and pecans is decidedly American.

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Cranberry-Orange-Nut Cookies

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Crisp, moist and chewy, this cookie created by Georgene Egri of Walnut Creek, California, has the essential ingredients for the holidays: citrus, nuts and cranberries. These cookies travel well for gift-giving and lunchboxes.

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Frozen Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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Retro, creamy and delicious, this cake is the frozen version of the beloved classic. This takes a bit of extra time to make - but it's worth it.

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Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

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While pumpkin pie deserves respect as a Thanksgiving icon, it’s fun to shake up tradition. Surprise your family and friends with a frozen pie this year—it just might become one of their holiday favorites.

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Mini Molten Chocolate Cakes with Mocha Sauce

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Some molten-cake recipes call for simply underbaking the batter so the middles stay lava-like, but mini cakes get done so quickly it's best to give them a filling that won't set up. These rich, mocha-flavored morsels are...

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