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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.

Chocolate Swirled Cheesecake

Chocolate Swirled Cheesecake

Chocolate Swirled Cheesecake

Kathy Shan of Toledo, Ohio shares this lovely, light cheesecake with an ambrosial chocolate topping that even Cupid couldn’t resist.

Chocolate-Covered Praline Chews

Chocolate-Covered Praline Chews

Chocolate-Covered Praline Chews

The contrasting milk chocolate and white candy coating make these chewy treats eye-catching...and they taste as good as they look.

Cranberry Sorbet

Cranberry Sorbet

Cranberry Sorbet

This sorbet's sweet-tart taste is so refreshing after a hearty meal. My mother made a batch at least once a year, either for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
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Crumb-Topped Cranberry Cake

Crumb-Topped Cranberry Cake

Crumb-Topped Cranberry Cake

This dessert has something for everyone—moist yellow cake, cream cheese filling and cranberry-coconut topping. Serve it at breakfast, lunch and dinner!—Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

Walnut-Maple Chiffon Cake

Walnut-Maple Chiffon Cake

Walnut-Maple Chiffon Cake

The men in the family often request this chiffon cake for their birthdays. The glaze is irresistible.

Very Berry Peach Sauce

Very Berry Peach Sauce

Very Berry Peach Sauce

Paired with ice cream, this colorful sauce makes a special after-dinner treat in no time. “I came across this recipe, but was reluctant to try it,” Brenda White explains from Hagerstown, Maryland. “To my surprise, it was delicious on chicken and pork. Leftovers are also fabulous on pound cake and angel food cake.”

Sicilian Fig Pastries

Sicilian Fig Pastries

Sicilian Fig Pastries

These fig-filled desserts have true European flavor. They add just the right amount of sweetness to the buffet table.

Tender Italian Sugar Cookies

Tender Italian Sugar Cookies

Tender Italian Sugar Cookies

These traditional Italian cookies are moist and tender. —Weda Mosellie, Phillipsburg, New Jersey

Fruit-Filled Pie

Fruit-Filled Pie

Fruit-Filled Pie

Your holiday guests will be sweet on slices of this fruit-filled pie! For a special touch, cut out fall shapes in the top pastry.

Frozen Almond-Cream Desserts

Frozen Almond-Cream Desserts

Frozen Almond-Cream Desserts

These little, frozen cheesecakes are a surefire crowd-pleaser, particularly when served with the peach puree. They're even great when made with a sugar substitute. —Eva Wright of Grant, Alabama

Pecan Double-Chip Cookies

Pecan Double-Chip Cookies

Pecan Double-Chip Cookies

I created this recipe one day when I decided to revise a family favorite. My kids loved the variation, and I've been making these cookies this way ever since.
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