Spring Dessert Recipes

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Strawberry Rhubarb Custard Pie

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One of the most delicious and easiest pie recipes I know. I got this wonderful recipe from my mother Pauline, who I believe got it from my Aunt Angela. I love all their pies, but this might be my favorite.

Strawberry Shortcake

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An old-fashioned, tender shortcake with two layers of strawberries topped with whipped cream.

Mom's Baby Berry Pies

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These little pies are easy to make and everybody loves them! Serve them with a berry sauce and ice cream or whipped topping, if desired.

Fresh Strawberry Granita

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You can make and serve this gorgeous Italian frozen iced dessert anytime, but it's really best enjoyed during the summer months. Not only is it cold and delicious, but it forces you to stick your hot, sweaty face in the freezer four or five times to stir. The technique of using a fork several times to mix the freezing granita results in perfect icy crystals.

Easy Pavlova

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In this elegant dessert, a crisp white meringue layer is filled with whipped cream and fresh fruit. To keep your meringue from being flat and grainy, try beating egg whites until stiff but not dry. Overbeaten egg whites lose volume and deflate when folded into other ingredients. Also, when beating in sugar, beat in about 1 tablespoon at a time, beating well between each addition. Then beat until meringue is thick, white and glossy. Be absolutely sure not a particle of grease or egg yolk gets into the whites.

Rhubarb Spice Cake with Lemon Sauce

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My mother got this recipe back in the 1950's from the minister's wife. It's been a family favorite ever since--even for those who claim to dislike rhubarb.

Rhubarb Strawberry Crunch

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Ever wonder what to do with that big rhubarb plant in the garden? This is your answer.

Fruit Pizza II

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A fruit covered cookie crust that is shaped like a pizza. Try using star fruit, peaches, bananas, kiwi, orange slices, blueberries, and pineapples.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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This is the simplest version of chocolate covered strawberries I know. Paraffin was originally used instead of shortening. Turn the strawberries upside down and insert by the toothpicks into a piece of styrofoam for easy cooling, or simply place them on a sheet of wax paper. White chocolate may be drizzled over the milk chocolate for a fancier look. They are perfect for weddings when decorated with frosting bow ties, bells, butterflies, roses, etc.

Mardi Gras King Cake

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The King Cake is a New Orleans tradition that involves a pastry, a small plastic baby, and a party. The King Cake is baked with a small plastic baby hidden inside, the person who gets the slice with baby in it has to host the next party.
By Jo

Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

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This is a very fun recipe to follow, because Grandma makes it sweet and simple. This pie is thickened with cornstarch and flour in addition to egg yolks, and contains no milk.

Carrot Cake III

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I've tried many carrot cakes, and this is my favorite recipe. If you don't like pecans, feel free to leave them out.

Inspiration and Ideas

Fresh Strawberry Pie

A pie piled high with whole strawberries and a homemade strawberry sauce—what could be better? Serve it with a dollop of whipped cream.

Rhubarb-Strawberry Crunch

"Wow, it was so easy to make—and it was awesome to eat!" – Mike

Sour Cream Pound Cake

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Much better than the standard pound cake, I got the recipe from a great-aunt, over 40 years ago.