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Christmas Desserts

'Tis the season for Christmas desserts. Browse our collection of recipes for cakes, cookies, candies, pies, trifles and more. Finish your holiday meal on a festive note with fun flavors like eggnog, pumpkin and gingerbread.

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I won a baking contest with these chunky, glazed cookies that are so easy, even novice bakers can pull them off. What makes them special? Fresh cranberries. —Laurie Cornett, Charlevoix, Michigan
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Toffee Truffle Cheesecake

Toffee Truffle Cheesecake

Toffee Truffle Cheesecake

I combined two of my favorite cheesecake recipes and added the delicious homemade caramel sauce for a cheesecake that's now my favorite! —Hannah Halstead, Blair, Nebraska

Chocolate Mocha Torte

Chocolate Mocha Torte

Chocolate Mocha Torte

A mocha filling is spread between the layers of this decadent chocolate cake that's piled high with flavor.

Khrustyky

Khrustyky

Khrustyky

This crispy, dainty pastry pastry dusted with confectioners' sugar has an eggy flavor similar to cream puffs. I honor my Ukrainian heritage by serving khrustyky on Christmas Eve as part of the traditional feast of 12 dishes. Each dish symbolizes on of the apostles.—Carol Funk, Richard, Saskatchewan
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Walnut Mincemeat Pie

Walnut Mincemeat Pie

Walnut Mincemeat Pie

Meet the Cook: As a cold and tasty finishing touch, my husband and I usually put a dip of ice cream on top of this pie. The recipe's from my mother - each year, I make it for Christmas, and then for my sister-in-law's New Year's party besides. -Laverne Kamp, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Lemon Rice Pudding Brulee

Lemon Rice Pudding Brulee

Lemon Rice Pudding Brulee

“You can make the lemonade from frozen concentrate to speed up the assembly of this delicious and easy rice pudding and crème brulee hybrid.” —Helen Conwell, Fairhope, Alabama

Frozen Raspberry Cheesecake

Frozen Raspberry Cheesecake

Frozen Raspberry Cheesecake

“I got this recipe from my sister years ago and like to fix it when times are rushed," says Donna Rear of Red Deer, Alberta. "It’s fancy enough for the most special occasions but so easy to prepare with ingredients I always have on hand. Try varying the juices and fruits.”

Honey Nut & Cream Cheese Baklava

Honey Nut & Cream Cheese Baklava

Honey Nut & Cream Cheese Baklava

I love serving impressive desserts that look like you spent hours in the kitchen when, in reality, they're really easy to make. This is one of those recipes. —Cheryl Lundquist, Wake Forest, North Carolina

Contest-Winning German Chocolate Pie

Contest-Winning German Chocolate Pie

Contest-Winning German Chocolate Pie

Thanksgiving dinner at our house includes an average of 25 guests and a dozen different pies. This one has all the luscious flavor of German chocolate cake. A friend who tried it told me he wanted it to be his birthday pie from now on.—Debbie Clay, Farmington, New Mexico

Jeweled Coconut Cookies

Jeweled Coconut Cookies

Jeweled Coconut Cookies

I often bake these bite-sized cookies with two flavors of preserves for special occasions.

Cinnamon Candied Apples

Cinnamon Candied Apples

Cinnamon Candied Apples

For years, we enjoyed baked cinnamon apples at Christmas when my great-grandmother made them. When she passed away, no one could find the recipe. I eventually came across this stovetop version and have continued her tradition. —Angie Marquart, Mt. Gilead, Ohio

Candied Orange Date Bars

Candied Orange Date Bars

Candied Orange Date Bars

A good friend of mine gave me the recipe for these yummy, rich date bars. Chopped candied orange slices really make them special. I dip my kitchen shears in hot water to make cutting the orange slices a little easier.
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