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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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Upside-Down Apple Pecan Pie

Upside-Down Apple Pecan Pie

Upside-Down Apple Pecan Pie

"I combined two of my favorite recipes to come up with this sensational pie. It won the local apple pie contest a few years ago. I usually make two pies because we always end up wanting more." Becky Berger, Deerfield, Illinois

Apple Turnovers

Apple Turnovers

Apple Turnovers

These traditional apple turnovers are tender and flaky, with apple pie-like filling and a thin, white glaze. I freeze the extras and warm them up in the microwave. They're great with coffee. —Dorothy Bayes, Sardis, Ohio

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

"Here's a different version of the traditional favorite cookie that I think is especially good," notes Clarice Schweitzer of Sun City, Arizona.
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Chocolate Crunch Brownies

Chocolate Crunch Brownies

Chocolate Crunch Brownies

The first time I took these brownies to work, I knew I'd better start making copies of the recipe—they disappeared fast! My husband and kids gobble them up quickly, too. —Pat Mueller, Mitchell, South Dakota

Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle

Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle

Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle

I like to spice up our Thanksgiving dinner with this special dessert featuring two popular holiday flavors. A delicious alternative to pumpkin pie, it's my favorite potluck contribution. —Deborah F. Hahn, Belle, Missouri

Apple Dumplings with Sauce

Apple Dumplings with Sauce

Apple Dumplings with Sauce

These warm and comforting apple dumplings are incredible by themselves or served with ice cream. You can decorate each dumpling by cutting 1-inch leaves and a 1/2-inch stem from the leftover dough. —Robin Lendon, Cincinnati, Ohio

Apricot Almond Torte

Apricot Almond Torte

Apricot Almond Torte

“This pretty cake takes a bit of time, so I like to make the layers ahead of time and assemble the day of serving, making it an easier option for entertaining.” —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

Chocolate Billionaires

Chocolate Billionaires

Chocolate Billionaires

I received this recipe from a friend while living in Texas. When we moved, I was sure to take the recipe with me. Everyone raves about these chocolate and caramel candies. —June Humphrey, Strongsville, Ohio

Christmas Mice Cookies

Christmas Mice Cookies

Christmas Mice Cookies

These whimsical little cuties taste like truffles. Every Christmas, we make sure to have enough for friends and neighbors. —Deborah Zabor, Fort Erie, ON

Peanut Butter Chippers

Peanut Butter Chippers

Peanut Butter Chippers

"The smell of peanut butter and chocolate always brings my cookie-hungry family running to the kitchen," shares Pat Doerflinger from Centerview, Missouri. "The recipe is so quick and easy, I often stir up a batch while making dinner."

Caramel Apple Coffee Cake

Caramel Apple Coffee Cake

Caramel Apple Coffee Cake

When you visit friends or relatives in my area of the country, you can be sure the coffee will be brewing soon and their favorite dessert will be served. This is my favorite - maybe that's why I get a lot of visitors!
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