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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Ginger Tea Pumpkin Custard

I created this recipe when I was first attending photography school. I realized I didn't have any of my usual spices, so out came the ginger tea. The result was wonderful and subtle. Even though I missed my kitchen at home, it was nice to have this comforting pumpkin custard. —Rhonda Adkins, Great Falls, Montana

Ghostly Custards

1 review

You'll hear shrieks of delight when these not-so-spooky pumpkin custards appear for dessert. These ghosts will be gobbled up in...


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...


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...


Big Sweet Potato Flan

Guests are always delighted to see this creamy custard on the dessert table at holiday dinners. I've used squash instead...

White Chocolate Creme Brulee

2 reviews

When you want a dessert for a special occasion, try this one. Serving two, it's perfect for Valentine's Day or...


Baked Pumpkin Pudding

1 review

Even after you favorite turkey dinner, you'll find room for this perfect pudding dessert—a treat served hot or cold. Mildly...

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...


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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...


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...


Custard Meringue Pie

1 review

Each bite of this light and fluffy pie will nearly melt in your mouth. The cracker-crumb crust holds a smooth...

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...


Lemon-Ginger Creme Brulee

Everyone raves about the combination of lemon and ginger in this version of the classic custard treat. It never lasts...


Caramel Apple Creme Brulee

1 review

Here's the cream of the apple dessert crop. Fruit, caramel and cinnamon flavors enhance the rich, velvety custard. Served warm...


Hazelnut Pots de Creme

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


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....

Sweetheart Custard Dessert

3 reviews

Your special valentine will think you bought this gorgeous confection at a bakery! Kathy Zielicke of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin...


Coconut Custard Pudding

1 review

"Here's an easy dessert that my whole family loves," says Wilma Lincoln from Grinnell, Iowa. "I use an artificial sweetener...


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...


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,...


Pomegranate Creme Brulee

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


Eggnog Custard

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


Tiffany Cups

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


Custard Puddings

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

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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...


Raisin Custard Pie

2 reviews

A comforting, old-fashioned dessert, this custard pie is one of my mom's best. The fluffy meringue makes it look so...


Julgrot

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


Italian Flan

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


Macadamia-Crusted Custards

Sized just right for a twosome, these elegant nut-crusted custards make a simple but scrumptious finale for any meal. “Best...


Creamy Orange Flans

The smooth, velvety texture and vibrant orange flavor makes these individual flans a delightful way to end a spring meal....