Winter Dessert Recipes

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Cranberry Upside-Down Coffee Cake

Rating: 4.69 stars
Cranberries and pecans are baked in the bottom of this cake. Turn the cake over for ooh's and ah's.

Persimmon Cheesecake

Rating: 3.82 stars
This light and delicious cheesecake is made with fresh persimmons and a walnut crust.

Baked Apples with Oatmeal Filling

Rating: 4.53 stars
Yummy apples with an oatmeal crisp filling is a great way to enjoy your fall tree-picked apples!

Meyer Lemon Pie

Rating: 4.32 stars
A tangy sweet and sour treat, the Meyer lemons make it sweeter than a traditional lemon pie, but still keep that citrus kick.

Fresh Grapefruit Cake

Rating: 3.42 stars
When citrus is at its peak flavor this time of year, in Florida it's time to pull out this recipe. The tangy fruit adds a refreshing flavor to each bite.

Warm Winter Citrus Dessert

Rating: 4.07 stars
This is a lovely blend of citrus fruit and pineapple. Just right for after all the over-indulgence of holiday desserts. Light, healthy and delicious!

Snowballs II

Rating: 4.77 stars
These are technically Mexican Wedding Cakes or Russian Teacakes, but my grandmother gave up on us calling them that years ago!

Torrone (Italian Nut and Nougat Confection)

Rating: 4.42 stars
This gorgeous candy is very easy, but it does take a while to make--mostly standing at the stove and stirring. But it's worth it for the gorgeous nut-studded, amazingly textured final product.

Greek Baklava

Rating: 4.83 stars
A Greek favorite that makes everyone think you are a master chef and is sooo easy to make!! I taught a Greek friend how to make apple pie and she taught me this fabulous recipe. The phyllo dough for this recipe is found in the freezer section of most grocery stores. Add a little lemon zest to the sugar sauce, if desired.

Sweet Potato Pie I

Rating: 4.79 stars
This recipe was shared with me by a special friend in Atlanta, GA. It has long been a favorite, and everyone who tastes it says it is the best they have ever had.

Peanut Butter Pie

Rating: 4.76 stars
Peanut butter refrigerator pie, very easy to make. Originally submitted to


Rating: 4.49 stars
I double the recipe and put in a glass baking dish (9x13 inches). Nice for holidays . . . Keep it for a secret and family and friends will think you worked forever on it . . . (smiles). You can also use peanut butter chips and make peanut butter fudge.

Inspiration and Ideas

Rum Raisin Bread Pudding

Discover how leftover bread baked in custard can warm you up like a hug from Grandma.

Apple Crisp II

Easier than pie and heavenly with ice cream.

Delicious Cinnamon Baked Apples

Rating: 4.22 stars

These baked apples taste simply great on a cold winter evening or any other evening. Plus the house smells just divine while cooking them.