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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Spiced Rum Fruitcake

1 review

This fruitcake not only can be made weeks ahead, it tastes better that way! You can substitute Brazil nuts, pecans and hazelnuts for the walnuts—or use a combination of nuts. —Jason Boor, Manchester, New York

Ricotta Tart

Guests will think you fussed when they bite into a wedge of this cheesy tart. It's so simple to make...


Black Forest Tart

8 reviews

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


Brie and Prosciutto Tart

1 review

Feel free to experiment with this versatile tart. Substitute ham or Canadian bacon for prosciutto, Swiss chard for spinach and...


Apple Nut Cake with Rum Sauce

1 review

Special occasions call for wonderful recipes like this. The simple-to-make rum sauce nicely complements the apple cake.

Sunny Asparagus Tart

This tart looks as good as it tastes. The distinctive caraway crust and rich, custard-like filling dotted with tender slices...


Pear Almond Tart

1 review

In this delightful pie, the pastry makes a "pouch" for a pleasant pear filling. For even more flavor, top the...

Harvest Vegetable Tart

When diners lay eyes on Ruth Lee's lightened-up veggie tart, oohs of approval start circling her table in Troy, Ontario....


Rustic Apricot Tart

1 review

Apricots and pumpkin pie spices come together in this truly special tart from our Test Kitchen. Cold vanilla ice cream...


Coconut-Rum Cake Pops

Plan your own tropical escape with these surprisingly light-tasting pops. Angel food cake is a nice change of pace.


Rum-Glazed Pumpkin Cake

13 reviews

For years, my co-workers were taste testers as I worked on a recipe for pumpkin cake. This version wins, hands...

Spiced Rum and Pear Cake

1 review

The flavors in this cake really make it stand out as a special occasion cake—with raisins, fresh sweet pear chunks,...


Asparagus, Bacon & Shallot Tart

2 reviews

My tart is adapted from my mom's quiche recipe. She lives thousands of miles away from me in the U.K.,...


Orange & Blackberry Panther Tart

I took this wonderful tart to school for a potluck. I work with 4th graders, and we typically eat at...


Raspberry Peach Tart

1 review

There’s no shortage of fresh peaches and raspberries where I live. I use the fruit I grow to bake up...


Mini Rum Cakes

3 reviews

My mother and I tried many different types of rum cake to find the best one, and finally hit on...

Figgy Apple Brie Tart

Our holiday gatherings often included baked Brie. I transformed it into a dessert that’s savory and sweet. It makes a...


Rich Rum Cake

5 reviews

We like a touch of rum for the holidays, and this orangey rum cake is decadent alone or with big...


Blue Cheese Walnut Tart

1 review

This simple yet elegant tart gives any casual get-together a touch of class. It’s wonderful as a lunch entree and...


Rustic Tomato Cheese Tart

18 reviews

My fresh tomato tart is perfect when you want a taste of summer any time of year. The crust stays...


Makeover Rum Cake

8 reviews

Makeover Rum Cake has a shiny glaze, and only about half the calories and cholesterol as the original version. But...


Glazed Spiced Rum Pound Cakes

1 review

My recipe makes two loaf-sized treats, perfect for sharing. The spiced rum flavor really comes through in both the cake...


Tomato Tart with Three Cheeses

9 reviews

This quick and easy recipe will delight any pizza lovers in your home. You will be surprised at how fast...


Phyllo Fruit Tart

3 reviews

This elegant treat tastes as fantastic as it looks. A topping of mixed berries would also be wonderful. Taste of...

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