Desserts

Staff Picks

Southern Buttermilk Pie Recipe

Rating: 5 stars
5
This old-fashioned Southern dessert deserves a second look.

Utterly Deadly Southern Pecan Pie Recipe

Rating: 4 stars
5
This decadent pecan pie lives up to its name.

Classic Chess Pie

Rating: 5 stars
4
Gooey, buttery, and supremely sweet, the chess pie has been a staple of the Southern dessert table for a couple hundred years.

Mamie Eisenhower's Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Rating: 5 stars
2
This used to be the go-to recipe for fudge in the 1950s and 60s. Because it took advantage of packaged products from the grocery store, such as chocolate chips, evaporated milk, and a jar of marshmallow cream, this new-fangled fudge was considerably less persnickety than traditional cooked fudge that seems to look for any opportunity to turn grainy.We're told that this fudge was a family favorite of the President and Mrs. Eisenhower, which might or might not be true. It hails from an era when the wives of politicians were often asked to share recipes for family favorites. Sometimes these requests were fulfilled by the wife and other times from a staff assistant. Newspapers across the land printed the fudge attributed to Mrs. Eisenhower shortly after she became First Lady in 1953. The recipe had appeared previously under the name Million Dollar Fudge, but from that point on, this type of fudge was more often called Mamie Eisenhower's Fudge or simply Mamie's Fudge. It became so strongly associated with her that a copy of the recipe appears in the archives of the Eisenhower Presidential Center.By any name, it remains a benchmark for chocolate fudge. It's delicious, creamy, and fool-proof.

Hummingbird Cake Recipe

Rating: 5 stars
19
This Southern gem boasts three incredibly moist layers flavored with canned pineapple and bananas.

Christmas-Morning Coffee Cake

Why wait for Christmas morning to make this delicious cake?

Best Pecan Pie Recipe

Rating: 5 stars
3
This pecan pie is one of our favorites.

Spiced Pecan Pie Bars Recipe

Rating: 4.5 stars
2
Two pantry staples give the traditional pecan pie filling an unexpected and flavorful twist.

Easy Skillet Apple Pie

Rating: 4 stars
1
This apple pie only takes a few minutes to put together, and it has a few unique characteristics that make the taste unforgettable.

Million Dollar Pound Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars
12
Our Million Dollar Pound Cake is just that good (really).

Laura Bush's Cowboy Cookies Recipe

Rating: 4 stars
7
Her famous recipe won over the readers of Family Circle magazine back in 2000, and is still talked about—and baked—today.

Kentucky Bourbon Pie

Rating: 5 stars
4
This pie's combination of chocolate, bourbon, and pecans has earned it a spot as one of the South's most beloved desserts.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Homemade Turtles

Chewy caramel and sweet chocolate with a crunch of toasted pecans made right at home.