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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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.

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,...

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...


Orange & Blackberry Panther Tart

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


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...


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...

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...