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[MUSIC] Hi, I'm Shirley, Senior Food Editor at Southern Living. We all want to make special desserts for the holidays and receive the ultimate compliment, a request for the recipe. Your comments about recipes say it all, especially when it comes to desserts. Pecan sweets rank at the top with our readers. Here's what some of you have said about your favorites. Jennifer wrote, caramel pecan tart is so good, I'm going to make it from now on, instead of the old corn syrup pecan pie. You'll love the pat in the pan crust. No rolling pin needed, and ideal for the hectic holidays. This amazing double apple pie with cornmeal crust is one test kitchen pro, Pam Lollie and I spent days making right. Your response? Hands down the best apple pie I have ever made or eaten. New cooks have had total success with the homemade crust, and I love this report. I couldn't stay up to let it cool, so I tried it for breakfast with a cup of coffee. Way to go girl. What would the holidays be without a pumpkin pie? Pumpkin pie spectacular made the cover last year, and made our readers swoon. Joanna in Texas is definitely just like you and me, with this note. It was so good that although I was already half full, I finished the whole thing. Caramel pecan pie gets this endorsement. At our Thanksgiving feast, 25 people of all ages unanimously agreed that this pie was the best ever. Made with refrigerated pie crust and packaged caramels, it's also super easy to make. Let's wrap up the parade of temptations with our pretty berry and currant topped brandy alexander cheesecake. Cheesecakes are the ultimate make-ahead dessert. Here's the word from one of our readers. This is the first cheesecake I have ever made and guests loved it. Easy to prepare, everyone raved, and they asked for the recipe. Put these desserts on your holiday menus and wait for the top compliment, can I have a copy of the recipe? And keep sending us your comments. We love hearing from you. For more show stopping holiday desserts, pick up a copy of Southern Living Magazine and visit southernliving.com.