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21 Sparkling Desserts for a Fabulous New Year’s Eve

Three cheers for the New Year! These gorgeous desserts are elevated by a splash (or two) of bubbly or wine to make your New Year's Eve party even more epic.

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Berries in Champagne JellyTaste of Home

Berries in Champagne Jelly

My sister gave me this recipe a few years back when I was looking for an elegant fruit dish to serve guests. I sometimes serve this party-pretty fruit treat at brunch—just before the main dish. It’s also sparkly and special enough to double as a light dessert. —Andrea Barnhoom, Scottsville, New York

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Winter Fruit with Prosecco SabayonTaste of Home

Winter Fruit with Prosecco Sabayon

This recipe is special to me because it allows me to treat my dinner guests to a special, unusual dessert. The bright, vivid colors are perfect for the holidays. Omit the Prosecco when serving to children. —Jerry Gulley, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

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Champagne BlondiesTaste of Home

Champagne Blondies

I was looking for a fun champagne recipe to take to a friend’s bridal shower, but I couldn’t find one. That’s when I came up with this twist on blondies. The recipe calls for white chocolate chips, but sometimes I like to use butterscotch or even chocolate instead. —Heather Karow, Burnett, Wisconsin

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Jellied Champagne DessertTaste of Home

Jellied Champagne Dessert

This refreshing dessert looks just like a glass of bubbling champagne.—Vickie McLaughlin, Kingsport, Tennessee

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Strawberries and Champagne Cheesecake

I bake from scratch because I believe that love—and sweetened condensed milk—are the best ingredients. —Kathryn Work, Louisville, Kentucky

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Poached Pears with Orange Cream

Poached Pears with Orange Cream

End the meal with a flourish with this easy and elegant dessert. A hint of orange lends just enough sweetness to temper the wine's bold taste. —Julianne Schnuck, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Mimosa FloatsTaste of Home

Mimosa Floats

Everyone needs a little treat at brunch! I wanted to kick things up a notch, so I added a scoop of ice cream to my mimosas. Sometimes I add chocolate, too.—Amy Lents, Grand Forks, North Dakota

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Mulled Wine Jelly CandiesTaste of Home

Mulled Wine Jelly Candies

I don’t drink alcohol, so after I’ve had company over for dinner, I have to do something with the leftover wine. These unusual jelly candies make a nice hostess gift during the holidays. I make the mulled red wine version for the winter holidays, and a white wine variation in spring and summer.—Jennifer Mack, Pensacola, Florida

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Cranberry Port Cookies

This is my version of a recipe I tasted years ago—my family loves it. The flaky cookies are filled with a scrumptious combination of dried cranberries, cinnamon, lemon and a hint of port wine. —Leslie Forte, Oakhill, Virginia

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Sparkling Cider Pound Cake

This pound cake is incredible and completely reminds me of fall with every bite. Using sparkling apple cider in the batter and the glaze gives it a delicious and unique flavor. I love everything about it! —Nikki Barton, Providence, Utah

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Slow Cooker Spiced Poached PearsTaste of Home

Slow Cooker Spiced Poached Pears

Some of the many reasons I love this dessert recipe are: it's on the healthy side; it's easy to make; the recipe can be mostly prepared in advance of company arriving; and the presentation is lovely.—Jill Mant, Denver, Colorado

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Anise & Wine CookiesTaste of Home

Anise & Wine Cookies

My grandmother did not speak English very well, but she knew the language of great food. These wine cookies are crisp and best eaten after being dunked in even more wine.—Julia Meyers, Scottsdale, Arizona

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Pear Gruyere Pie

Pear Gruyere Pie

I love cheese and fruit, so this pie is a natural pairing for me. Sweet and spicy wine-poached pears and a flaky, buttery cheese crust make for a winning dessert you’ll want to make again and again. If you’re serving this for Thanksgiving, bake leaf-shaped pie pastry on top for a festive look. —Alexandra Penfold, Brooklyn, New York

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Asti & Strawberries DessertTaste of Home

Asti & Strawberries Dessert

Remember this luscious dessert next time you’re hosting a special supper. The combination of sweetened strawberries and dark chocolate mousse is simply outstanding. —Sherry Thompson, Seneca, South Carolina

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Spiced Figs Poached in WineTaste of Home

Spiced Figs Poached in Wine

If you haven't had figs before, this is a delicious way to introduce yourself to them. The the flavors from spices and wine blend together to nicely complement the flavor of the figs. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Chocolate PavlovaTaste of Home

Chocolate Pavlova

A mild chocolate-flavored meringue is topped with a colorful, fresh, red and green fruit topping.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Sparkling Gelatin SaladTaste of Home

Sparkling Gelatin Salad

Fruit really shines though this refreshing gelatin salad.—Cassie Alexander, Muncie, Indiana

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Cranberry-Champagne GranitaTaste of Home

Cranberry-Champagne Granita

After serving a heavy holiday meal, I like to offer a light, refreshing dessert, like this gorgeous granita. Because it can be made ahead, there's no last-minute fuss. —Joyce Gemperlein, Rockville, Maryland

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Blackberry-Basil Panna CottaTaste of Home

Blackberry-Basil Panna Cotta

I love the simple taste and creaminess of panna cotta and decided to try this dessert with some fresh berries and basil from the farmers market. My family really enjoyed it.—Karen S. Shelton, Collierville, Tennessee

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Spiced Chocolate Molten CakesTaste of Home

Spiced Chocolate Molten Cakes

This splurge dessert is the kind you just have to linger over. Plunge your fork into one of the cakes and the chocolate and conversation start flowing. —Deb Carpenter, Hastings, Michigan

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Flourless Chocolate Cake with Rosemary GanacheTaste of Home

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Rosemary Ganache

This rich cake is the essence of moist, dense and chocolaty. A silky chocolate ganache infused with rosemary really takes it over the top. —Kelly Gardner, Alton, Illinois

Ellie Martin Cliffe
Now an executive editor at Taste of Home, Ellie has been writing about food and parenting for more than a decade. When she isn't at TOH HQ, she's likely trying gluten- and dairy-free recipes, canning whatever's in season, listening to anything with a fiddle, or playing Uno with her family.
Jacqueline Weiss
Jacqueline is a blogger and writer, passionate about sharing the latest in helpful tips and trends in food and cooking. In her spare time, you’ll find her trying new restaurants and experimenting in the kitchen.

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