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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Classic Creme Brulee

7 reviews

My favorite dessert is this creme brulee recipe. Recently I was at a party where the guests finished off their own desserts "broiling" the sugar on their portions with a small torch. What a great idea! —Joylyn Trickel, Helendale, California

Chocolate Lover’s Custards

1 review

Just one spoonful of this custard, and you’ll be hooked and request it for every special occasion. Smooth and rich...


Creamy Caramel Custard

Although my husband isn't a fan of egg-custard desserts, he finds this one irresistible. It's rich and velvety— a perfect...


Cherry Cordial Creme Brulee

Dazzle your family this Christmas with the queen of all desserts —creme brulee. A chocolate-covered cherry in each ramekin is...


Rum Raisin Creme Brulee

Inspired by a favorite ice cream flavor, I created this make-ahead recipe to free up some time in the kitchen....

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Caramel Creme Brulee

4 reviews

This recipe comes out perfect every time and it's always a crowd-pleaser! A torch works best to get the sugar...


Hazelnut Pots de Creme

White chocolate and toasted ground hazelnuts make a heavenly combination in this rich, silky custard. Guests are sure to rave...

Burnt Custard

4 reviews

The recipe for this smooth-as-silk custard came from a local restaurant years ago. With its broiled topping it looks pretty...


Lemon Creme Brulee

1 review

Here’s a refreshing, tangy twist on a classic. Don’t have the kitchen torch traditionally used for creme brulee? Simply pop...


Vanilla Custard Cups

7 reviews

When I was living with my mother, she loved custard,, so I'd make this comforting dessert each week. Without leftovers,...


Julgrot

This rice pudding is a customary addition to our Scandinavian-style smorgasbord on Christmas Day. The recipe has been in the...

Custard Puddings

Traditional custard pudding is old-fashioned comfort food at its finest. An appealing almond flavor comes through in every spoonful.—Bonnie Simpson,...


Tiffany Cups

This mouthful is delightful and so cute in mini-ramekins. Creamy vanilla is comforting with a strong Irish Cream accent. I...


Red Raspberry Creme Brulee

2 reviews

A "berry" enticing twist on traditional creme brulee, my rich, creamy dessert makes the perfect ending to a romantic meal...


Italian Flan

This rich, silky custard has a hint of coffee flavor and it's is draped with a luscious caramel sauce. It...


Custard-Filled Cinnamon Meringues

Entertaining is simplified with this luscious, make-ahead dessert from the Test Kitchen. The spiced meringue cups cradle a lovely rum-flavored...

Eggnog Custard

We give a twist to traditional eggnog by using it to make these individual, creamy custards.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Pomegranate Creme Brulee

Creme brulee is a decadent, elegant dessert that I reserve for the holidays and special occasions. This version features the...


Eggnog Tiramisu Trifle

Rich and absolutely fabulous—my family's five-star dessert is simply an opulent presentation that is almost too good to eat. You'll...


Mini Pumpkin Custards

3 reviews

Dinner guests don't need to feel guilty about indulging in dessert when they're offered small cups of creamy custard. Each...


Cranberry Creme Brulee

2 reviews

Dress up classic creme brulee with an easy-to-make cranberry sauce. The sweet-tart sauce compliments the rich, creamy custard. —Taste of...


Pumpkin Creme Brulee

7 reviews

I've never met a creme brulee that I didn't love! I'm not a big pumpkin fan, but this is fantastic....


Pumpkin Pecan Custard

4 reviews

My family loves pumpkin pie flavor, but this is a delicious, creamy, healthier alternative, and we don’t miss the crust...


Chocolate-Raspberry Creme Brulee

1 review

Just when I thought nothing could beat the specialness of creme brulee, I created this decadent version that stars rich...

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Cinnamon-Spiced Pumpkin Flan

3 reviews

I love pumpkin and decided to add it to a traditional recipe for flan. It's an interesting change of pace...


Soft Orange Custard

10 reviews

This creamy custard with a splash of sunshiny citrus flavor can brighten any gray day. It's a light, lovely dessert!...