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Karen DeMasco

  • Magazine

    Sweet and Tart Cranberry Desserts

    Celebrate the arrival of cranberry season with delicious desserts (and an amazing cocktail).

  • Cranberry Oatmeal Bars
    Recipe

    Cranberry Oatmeal Bars

    With a ribbon of tangy cranberry between layers of hearty oats, these bars are a great treat any time of the day, including breakfast.

  • Recipe

    Cranberry Fool Chocolate Tart

    A swirl of tart cranberries and tangy whipped cream nestles perfectly into a buttery crumb crust for a dessert that’s casual enough for weeknights but fancy enough for a holiday.…

  • cranberry ice with prosecco
    Recipe

    Cranberry Ice with Prosecco

    Delicious on its own, this ice is magical as an element of a drink or a creamy dessert. Dollop a bit onto a cup of rice pudding or panna cotta.…

  • Recipe

    Cranberry Spice Cake

    This quick-to-assemble snack cake features classic autumn flavors—cranberries, apple cider, and warm spices—plus the appealing zing of lemon and orange. When done, the cake is very moist, perfect for fans…

  • cranberry jellies
    Recipe

    Cranberry Jellies

    Purply-red, a little tart, and a little sweet, these pretty bite-size candies are a great homemade gift during the holiday season. See our test kitchen tip, below, about working with…

  • Magazine

    Make This Easy Streusel and You’re Halfway to Dessert

    Usually a supporting player, this crumbly, buttery topping gets its chance to shine in desserts and baked treats.

  • Recipe

    Streusel Coffee Cake

    If you’re a fan of New York-style crumb cake, you’re going to love this version, which is more streusel (shown here with Cocoa Cardamom Streusel) than cake. Too much of…

  • Recipe

    Streusel Ice Cream Sundaes with Candied Cherries

    Layers of streusel (shown here with Cocoa Cardamom Streusel) provide a surprising buttery crunch that contrasts with the cool, creamy scoops of ice cream and the luxurious cherries. Imported Italian…

  • Recipe

    Cranberry Streusel Muffins

    Sweet, crumbly streusel balances bursts of tartness from the cranberries in these tender sour-cream muffins. They're shown here with Marcona Almond Streusel, but you can use Cocoa Cardamom Streusel or…