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6 Fruity Desserts That Will Keep You Warm And Fuzzy This Winter

Warm desserts that pair soft, tart fruit with buttery-crisp toppings are some of my favorite things to bake. They're perfect for using up seasonal fruit, easy to throw together, and always comforting.
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Warm desserts that pair soft, tart fruit with buttery-crisp toppings are some of my favorite things to bake. They're perfect for using up seasonal fruit, easy to throw together and always comforting. Here you'll find a treat for every season -- from Apple Cranberry Oat Crumble to Southern Peach Cobbler.

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This old-fashioned dessert of warm baked apples and tart cranberries with a crunchy oat streusel topping comes from one of my favorite cookbooks, Rustic Fruit Desserts by Cory Schreiber and Julie Richardson. It's easy to make, feeds a crowd and is perfect for cold winter nights. GET THE RECIPE

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This pear crisp is a stand-out thanks to the addition of tart dried cherries, which are plumped up in an orange-scented caramel syrup before baking. GET THE RECIPE

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You might have to wait until spring when fresh rhubarb hits the market, but this is one of the easiest and best desserts I know. Serve it warm out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. GET THE RECIPE

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In this delicious and easy recipe, warm baked apples bubble away in their own syrupy juices beneath a buttery oat-pecan streusel topping. It's the perfect dessert for a cool winter night, and it's just as good for breakfast the next day. GET THE RECIPE

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Okay -- this is actually a traditional Amish breakfast casserole, but it has a consistency similar to bread pudding. There are endless variations -- the recipe is easily adapted with whatever fruits and nuts you have on hand -- but this version filled with tart apples and plump raisins with a crunchy walnut topping is my favorite. The best part? It can be made ahead of time and reheated. GET THE RECIPE

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Made from sweet yellow peaches, warm spices and a buttermilk biscuit topping, this cobbler is baked until the fruit is tender and bubbling and the topping is crisp and golden. No worries if fresh peaches aren't in season -- you can use canned. Just be sure to add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or dollop of sweetened whipped cream on top. GET THE RECIPE