Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Martin’s Rhubarb Strudel

1 review

Although I have always loved strudel, apple strudel was the only kind I ate for many years. But when my Czech husband made his rendition of rhubarb strudel, it became my new favorite. This is a very quick recipe to make, and everyone who’s tried it loves it.
—Cyndee Sindelar, Princeton, NJ

Chocolate Lebkuchen Cherry Balls

1 review

Here's my twist on the traditional German holiday lebkuchen—with a surprise inside. Maraschino cherries add a sweet and unexpected punch...


Mocha Cherry Cookies

3 reviews

Flecked with cherries and glistening with sugar, these dainty cookies always go over big. They're rich and tender, much like...


Sachertorte Bites

Elegant and simple, these rich confection-like bars are a bite-sized take on the famous Viennese Sachertorte. It's traditionally made with...


German Chocolate Fondue

3 reviews

German sweet chocolate gives rich flavor to this simple specialty from Helen Phillips. Just a handful of ingredients and a...

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Brownies

6 reviews

Prefer sweet to salty? Susan Myers of Dublin, Ohio tops these chewy from-scratch brownies with mini marshmallows, maraschino cherries and...


Schaum Strawberry Torte

19 reviews

This recipe was handed down from my German grandma. She took great pride in serving this delicate dessert. Whenever I...

Striped Icebox Cookies

6 reviews

I've been using this recipe ever since I was a little girl. I like it because it's easier than making...


German Black Forest Cake

8 reviews

As far as I know, this cake recipe can be traced back to my German great-grandma. When I got married,...


Chocolate Raspberry Squares

10 reviews

This elegant bar cookie is loaded with wonderful flavors and very easy to assemble. A nice extra touch is to...


Black Forest Tart

6 reviews

Cherry pie filling and a melted chocolate drizzle top a rich, fudgy cake made from chocolate cookie crumbs. —Taste of...

Chocolate-Cherry Cheesecake Bars

1 review

I’ve had this recipe longer than I can remember. I like to make it for Valentine’s Day and Christmas. The...


Sacher Torte Squares

3 reviews

Sacher torte is a Viennese cake that requires several steps. My squares are an easy alternative, but they still feature...


Almond Pear Torte

Yum! This recipe combines cheesecake, pears and nutmeg for a scrumptious holiday dessert. I sprinkle slivered almonds on top. —Trisha...