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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How to Make the Most Decadent Rum Cake (Ever!)

Have your cake and drink it, too. This sweet and spirited rum cake recipe is irresistible, and no crumb will be left behind.

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...


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...


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...

Onion Tart

1 review

Onion lovers are sure to be asking for second helpings of this appetizing tart - it uses two kinds of...


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...

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.,...


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...


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...


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...

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...


Orange & Blackberry Panther Tart

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


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...


Coconut-Rum Cake Pops

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

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....


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...


Fresh Tomato Basil Tart

6 reviews

This tart is the perfect way to celebrate the bounty of your garden! It's a wonderful meatless dish that highlights...


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,...


Sunny Asparagus Tart

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


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...


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...


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...

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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...


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...


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...