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Autumn Desserts

There's something so comforting about the desserts we make when it's cold out. Seasonal fruits can be turned into cakes, pies, and drinks that are comforting finishes to any dinner or holiday meal.

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Irresistible Holiday Desserts

Find delicious dessert recipes for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Holiday favorites such as pumpkin pie, pecan pie, cranberry desserts, upside down cake and other desserts the whole family will enjoy.

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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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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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Alcohol-Free Drinks Spice Up the Holidays

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Warm or cold, these delicious non-alcoholic holiday drinks are perfect for drinking in front of the fire.

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Pecan Pies in Pumpkin Shells

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This fun recipe is perfect for this time of year. From harvest time to Halloweeen to Thanksgiving, these little pies are both cute and delicious. My own mother has made them for dinners and she uses the tiny gourds that look just like pumpkins.

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Pecan Pie with Chocolate Surprise

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Most families have not just one pie at their holiday table, but several. This dessert, though it might play second fiddle to pumpkin pie, is quite delicious in its own right. I like to sprinkle some chocolate chips on the crust before filling and baking, which brings this already rich dessert, well into the decadent category.

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Farm Stand Apple Pie

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The best apples come from farm stands, and so do the best pies. Mile high and loaded with crumbly topping, this pie will give you that farm fresh flavor, right in your own kitchen. Brought along to a pot luck, or served on your holiday buffet, everyone will want a second slice -- and the recipe.

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Pumpkin Spiral Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

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This classic jelly-roll style cake has all the delicious flavors of pumpkin pie. Though it looks impressive, it's very simple to make and would be a wonderful addition to your holiday dessert line-up.

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