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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.

Pecan Delights

Pecan Delights

Pecan Delights

A relative visiting from Oklahoma brought these and the recipe with her. Who can resist rich chewy caramel over crunchy pecans drizzled with sweet chocolate? These candies have become a holiday favorite to both make and eat! -Linda Jonsson, Marion, Ohio

Pecan Fudge Pie

Pecan Fudge Pie

Pecan Fudge Pie

This fudgy pie is the perfect showcase for crunchy pecans. It's a special chocolaty twist on traditional pecan pie. It slices beautifully, and one slice goes a long way. Top it with whipped cream and you won't wait long for compliments! -Jacquelyn Smith, Soperton, Georgia

Pecan Logs

Pecan Logs

Pecan Logs

"This is a favorite snack for me and my 10-year-old great-grandson," reports Ruby Williams of Bogalusa, Louisiana. "It has a hearty pecan taste without being too sweet. Their cool, soft texture makes the logs a nice alternative to cookies, and they slice nicely."
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Pecan Meltaways

Pecan Meltaways

Pecan Meltaways

These sweet, nutty treats are a tradition in our house at Christmastime, but they are great any time of the year. —Alberta McKay, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Pecan Pie for a Crowd

Pecan Pie for a Crowd

Pecan Pie for a Crowd

Honey gives these pies a different yet delicious flavor. I sometimes add chocolate for a special twist.—Louise Covington, Bennettsville, South Carolina

Favorite Pecan Pie Bars

Favorite Pecan Pie Bars

Favorite Pecan Pie Bars

Send your favorite holiday travelers on their way with a package of these nutty little bars to eat when they get home. —Sylvia Ford, Kennett, Missouri

Pecan Tarts

Pecan Tarts

Pecan Tarts

The flaky crust combined with a rich center makes these little tarts a satisfying snack to serve and eat. They look so appealing on a pretty platter and make a great finger-food dessert when you're entertaining. They also freeze well. -Jean Rhodes, Tignall, Georgia

Peppermint Candy

 Peppermint Candy

Peppermint Candy

Pairing peppermint and chocolate is a natural. Family and friends gobble up these sweet confections. —Kandy Clarke, Columbia Falls, Montana

Perfect Peppermint Patties

Perfect Peppermint Patties

Perfect Peppermint Patties

Calling for just a few ingredients, this is one candy that's simple to prepare. I make lots of different candy at Christmas to give as gifts. It's time consuming, but worth it to see the delight it brings to people. -Joanne Adams, Bath, Maine

Puffed Wheat Balls

Puffed Wheat Balls

Puffed Wheat Balls

"My Grandma Hunt is almost 90 years old," notes Lucile Proctor of Panguitch, Utah. "Whenever she comes over, she makes her famous Puffed Wheat Balls by the dozen. Her 82 grandchildren and 168 great-grandchildren all love them."

Pumpkin Raisin Cake

Pumpkin Raisin Cake

Pumpkin Raisin Cake

This nutty, golden cake is one of my mom's best. It's a wonderfully different use for pumpkin. With a holiday taste and beautiful look, it's bound to become a favorite with your family, too. —Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana
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