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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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 vanilla filling topped with an airy meringue and a sprinkling of more crumbs. Everyone will crave a second slice!
-Nancy Holland, Morgan Hill, California

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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...


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...


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....

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...


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...

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...


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...


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...

Italian Flan

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


Creamy Orange Flans

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


Delicious Maple Flan

Here's a deliciously different spin on traditional flan that's also quick and easy to prepare. Its smooth, creamy texture simply...


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...


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...


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,"...


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...


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 Flans

5 reviews

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


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Creamy Caramel Flan

55 reviews

A small slice of this impressively rich, creamy, caramel flan dessert goes a long way. What a delightful finish for...


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...

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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...


Pumpkin Napoleons

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


Puff Pastry Hearts

1 review

These adorable cream-filled hearts are perfect for Valentine’s Day or any time you want to serve a loving treat. The...


Pomegranate Creme Brulee

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


Macadamia-Crusted Custards

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


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...