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Desserts: Sweet Treats, Cakes & Pies, Oh My!

Our Favorite Desserts, Cakes, and Pies Submitted by Family, Friends, and Customers! 

In the Midwest, we love our hotdish, but desserts are the coveted prize at the end of the party. From pure chocolate indulgence to light and fresh lemon, your sweet tooth will thank you!

02 Feb: Lemon Dessert

Crush vanilla wafers on the bottom of a 9×13-inch cake pan. Save 1/2 cup. Whip cream, then add lemonade and condensed milk. Mix until blended. Pour over crushed vanilla wafers and add remaining 1/2 cup mixture on top. Freeze.

02 Feb: Orange Raisin Cupcakes

Ingredients:1 c. sugar; 2 eggs; 1 tsp. soda; 2 c. flour (maybe more); 1/2 c. shortening; 1 c. buttermilk; 1 tsp. salt; GRIND TOGETHER:; 1 lg. whole orange; 1 c. raisins; TOPPING:; 4 tbsp. raisin mixture; 3/4 c. powdered sugar; juice of 1/2 orange

02 Feb: Crystal Swanson’s 3-Layer Lemon Dessert

Beat egg whites until foamy and gradually add the sugar, beating until stiff. Spread into a 9×13-inch baking pan. Bake in a slow oven (275-degrees) for 1 hour. Turn off oven and let meringue stay in oven overnight. Spread lemon filling on top of meringue. Make vanilla pudding, using only 1 cup milk. Let stand while you whip the cream. Fold the cream into pudding. Spread on top of lemon layer. Sprinkle with chopped nuts and refrigerate.

02 Feb: The Best Apple Cake

CAKE: Mix apples and sugar and let stand for 1 hour or longer. Add eggs, flour, soda, cinnamon, salt and nuts. Mix and put into a 9×13-inch greased pan. Bake at 350-degrees for 45 minutes. TOPPING: During last 15 minutes of baking time, mix together brown sugar, granulated sugar, 6 tablespoons flour and water. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Turn down heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and add butter, vanilla and nuts. Pour over the cake while hot. Serve warm or cold.

Searching for New Appetizers, Desserts, or Main Courses?

If you’d like to try more recipes submitted by our family, friends, and also customers, don’t forget to check out the Western Products cookbook page. Here you will find hundreds of tempting recipes, from appetizers to main courses, as well as bread and desserts!

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