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

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...


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...


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.


Chocolate Party Cake with Mocha Rum Icing

2 reviews

This moist cake is so delicious with its luscious coffee-flavored icing. Guests usually ask for the recipe. —Gloria Warczak, Cedarburg,...

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,...


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...

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...


Orange & Blackberry Panther Tart

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


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...


Coconut-Rum Cake Pops

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

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...


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...


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...


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...


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...