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New Year's Desserts

Looking for New Year's desserts? Get easy to make New Year's dessert recipes. Taste of Home has dessert recipes for New Year's and New Year's Eve including cookies, pudding, pies, and more New Year's desserts.

Mother's Walnut Cake

Mother's Walnut Cake

Mother's Walnut Cake

Even though Mother baked this tall, beautiful cake often when I was growing up, it was a real treat every time. I like the walnuts in the cake and the frosting. Mother frequently used black walnuts from our trees.—Helen Vail, Glenside, Pennsylvania

Maple Pecan Pie

Maple Pecan Pie

Maple Pecan Pie

Our Vermont maple syrup can't be beat, and this is one of my favorite pies. It's also quick and easy to make.

Popcorn Almond Brittle

Popcorn Almond Brittle

Popcorn Almond Brittle

For a crunchy snack that suits the season, try this one. I've been stirring up batches of the distinctive brittle since 1975. With popcorn, almonds and candied cherries tossed together in a sweet crisp coating, it's a festive favorite we enjoy every year.
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German Chocolate Toffee Cookies

German Chocolate Toffee Cookies

German Chocolate Toffee Cookies

When I first shared these crisp cookies with folks at the hospital where I work as a cook, everyone's palate was pleased! German sweet chocolate gives them a unique twist.

Holiday Fruitcake

Holiday Fruitcake

Holiday Fruitcake

This is my own recipe and it's a family favorite. The mixture of fruits and nuts helps make it a tasty treat.

Baklava

Baklava

Baklava

"Many ethnic festivals are held here throughout the year. One in May is the Greek Hellenic Festival. My family enjoys Baklava—a traditional walnut strudel. The recipe (below) uses phyllo dough, which is not difficult to work with. Just have your ingredients ready to go and follow the directions on the package. The results are scrumptious and well worth the effort." —Judy Losecco, Buffalo

New Year's Raisin Fritters

New Year's Raisin Fritters

New Year's Raisin Fritters

Folks who like raisins will love these fritters, which have been a traditional New Year's treat in our family for at least five generations. Dipping warm fritters in sugar makes them extra special.

Quick Apple Crisp

Quick Apple Crisp

Quick Apple Crisp

This dessert can be assembled in a snap and cooks up in minutes, making it a delectable dessert for unexpected guests. You'll love it served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped topping. —Suzie Salle, Renton, Washington

Glazed Almonds

Glazed Almonds

Glazed Almonds

These glossy candy-coated almonds are almost like brittle but much easier to make. With the sweet and salty combination, it's hard to stop munching these delicious nuts.

Almond Creme

Almond Creme

Almond Creme

My mother often made this rich velvety dessert for New Year's Eve. Now that I'm married, I plan to carry on the tradition. —Marcie McEachern, Dallas, Texas

Almond Good Luck Cake

Almond Good Luck Cake

Almond Good Luck Cake

I make this cake for every New Year's Eve dinner. It's said that the person who finds the one whole almond inside will have good luck during the upcoming year. —Vivian Nikanow, Chicago, Illinois
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