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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    Southern Peach Toasts

    These bruleed peach toasts are my creative homage to the beloved southern fresh peach cobbler. It is an upscale presentation with delicious peaches and very easy to prepare. —Mary Louise Lever, Rome, Georgia

    Pumpkin Latte Cheesecake Tarts

    It's hard to resist this pumpkin latte cheesecake recipe. Use extra pretzel crumbs or toffee chips for a garnish. —Arlene...


    Armagnac Chocolate Almond Tart

    I am a pecan pie lover...this is my twist on pecan pie. I use almonds instead of pecans and golden...


    Asparagus Galette with Goat Cheese

    This asparagus galette could be an appetizer or a side dish, or you could top it with an egg and...


    Pumpkin Chocolate Tart with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

    This recipe is from my second cookbook, The Vintage Baker, and it is a personal fave. I love the (underappreciated)...

    Banana Pudding Tart

    Here's a tart version of the classic banana pudding. Use the entire box of vanilla wafers, reserving 1/4 cup to...


    Upside-Down Pumpkin Pecan Tarts

    1 review

    These flaky phyllo treats with a rich pumpkin filling are a fantastic twist on pumpkin pie and can be prepared...

    Southern Sweet Potato Tart

    1 review

    Our family loves sweet potatoes, so I try to incorporate them in as many dishes as I can. My secret...


    Orange Gingerbread Tassies

    I make big Christmas cookie plates every year, and it’s fun to have something with a different shape to include....


    Heirloom Tomato Galette with Pecorino

    4 reviews

    I found beautiful heirloom tomatoes and had to show them off. In this easy galette, the tomatoes are tangy and...


    Apple Cream Cheese Tart

    6 reviews

    “I love this recipe because it’s a tasty twist on an all-time favorite dessert…apple pie,” notes Theresa Sabbagh of Winston-Salem,...

    Blueberry-Blackberry Rustic Tart

    18 reviews

    My dad would always stop our car on the side of the road in Maine and say, "I smell blueberries."...


    Shortbread Lemon Tart

    14 reviews

    For a change from ordinary lemon bars, we added grated orange zest to both the crust and filling to turn...


    Fudgy Turtle Pie

    Turtle pie is a truly decadent dessert recipe everyone needs. We love to mix chocolate, caramel and crunchy candy bits...


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    Nantucket Cranberry Tart

    15 reviews

    While everyone is enjoying a bountiful meal, this eye-catching tart can be baking to perfection in the oven. The pretty...


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    Sweet Potato Tartlets

    2 reviews

    My family can't resist sweet potatoes when they're mashed, placed in crunchy phyllo shells and topped with marshmallows. The bite-size...

    Tart & Tangy Lemon Tart

    3 reviews

    Our family adores lemon desserts. I often make this citrus tart for brunch. For extra special events, I bake it...


    Grilled Fruit Phyllo Tart

    This tart was a hit at my friend's baby shower. It reminds me of a fruit salad that my mother...


    Pretty Peach Tart

    1 review

    When ripe peaches finally arrive at local fruit stands, this is the first recipe I reach for. The tart is...


    Rustic Chocolate Raspberry Tart

    2 reviews

    Here’s a delectable dessert that’s simple but feels upscale. With its fresh raspberries and Nutella-covered homemade pastry crust, you and...


    Chocolate Pear Hazelnut Tart

    3 reviews

    As a teenage foreign exchange student in the south of France, I was horribly homesick. Then my host family's Grandmother...


    French Lemon-Apricot Tart

    1 review

    If you like the tang of citrus, you’ll love this lemon tart. The apricot preserves on top add a nice...


    Apple Frangipane Phyllo Tart

    An almond-flavored frangipane creates a nutty bottom layer for my apple tart. Golden phyllo dough creates a delicate and crispy...


    Lime Divine Tarts

    5 reviews

    Winter is prime time for limes, so why not showcase them at your holiday party? These cute cups are impressive...

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    Onion Tart

    1 review

    Onion lovers are sure to be asking for second helpings of this appetizing tart—it uses two kinds of onions! Parmesan...


    Turtle Praline Tart

    17 reviews

    This rich dessert is my own creation, and I'm very proud of it. It's easy enough to make for everyday...


    Chocolate Drizzled Maple-Nut Tart

    Here’s a true indulgence for the holiday season. The rich, buttery crust holds a triple-nut filling flavored with maple. When...


    Salted Caramel Walnut Tart

    2 reviews

    It took me a while to figure out a way to convert one of my favorite ice cream flavors into...


    Orange-Cranberry Nut Tarts

    2 reviews

    My friend gave me a recipe for orange cookies. I just had to embellish it. Now my friends and family...


    Cranberry-Orange Crumb Tart

    3 reviews

    After my sister took the family to the local cranberry festival, my mom bet me that I couldn't make a...