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...


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...


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...

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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...


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...

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...


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...


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....

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...


Pumpkin Pie Custard

8 reviews

Instead of pumpkin pie, try this flavorful light holiday dessert. My husband’s aunt shared the recipe after she brought this...


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...


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...


Pumpkin Custard

12 reviews

This easy Thanksgiving dessert is a refreshing departure from pumpkin pie, but it has the same good old-fashioned...

Pumpkin Flans

5 reviews

This silky, smooth dessert captures the essence and elegance of fall. I came up with the recipe myself, aiming to...


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...


Pumpkin Praline Creme Brulee

1 review

The crunchy pecans are a nice contrast to the creamy custard in this recipe. This dessert adds elegance to any...


Rich Pumpkin Custard

14 reviews

"When I was on a low-fat diet, I couldn't bear the thought of celebrating Thanksgiving without my favorite pumpkin pie,"...


Pumpkin Napoleons

This is an outstanding dessert for special fall gatherings. The smooth pumpkin puree pairs well with the crunchy puff pastry.


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...