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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Pistachio and Date Ricotta Crostini

2 reviews

My husband and I regularly have date night at home where we make a four-course meal. For appetizers, I like to keep things simple but dressed up. I’ve found that making a special appetizer helps transform the atmosphere into a fancy meal. We’ve grown to really cherish these long and luxurious evenings together in our living room. Fresh figs can be used in lieu of dates if that's what you have on hand! —Kristin Bowers, Gilbert, Arizona

Grandma’s Oatmeal Bars

1 review

While I was growing up, I enjoyed my grandma's oatmeal bars every Christmas. This recipe reminds me of her and...


Hazelnut Date Pumpkin Bread

3 reviews

In the fall when the leaves are changing, baking fever takes over. This tender pumpkin bread will make your home...


Date-Nut Honey Bars

The flavor combination here reminds me of baklava—without the hours of work! These bars are perfect for holiday gifts, party...


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Almond-Pecan Date Truffles

2 reviews

My daughter and I came across a date candy recipe when she was learning about ancient Egypt. We changed some...

Spiced Rum Fruitcake

3 reviews

This fruitcake not only can be made weeks ahead, it tastes better that way! You can substitute Brazil nuts, pecans...


Walnut-Date Pumpkin Pie

2 reviews

I'm forever looking for a little something extra to add to a favorite recipe. In this case, crunchy walnuts and...

Fruitcake Pie

1 review

This recipe came from a friend who knows how much we love fruitcake. The pie has similar flavors, but it’s...


Winter Fruit Macaroons

3 reviews

Coconut macaroons with sweetened condensed milk instead of egg whites are my version of a recipe my mom loved. All...


Sticky Toffee Rice Pudding with Caramel Cream

6 reviews

Simple rice pudding gets a makeover with this upscale recipe. It has just the right thickness to soak up a...


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Full-of-Goodness Oatmeal Cookies

I love to bake, and bring in extra treats to leave in the faculty lounge for my colleagues. To avoid...

Honey-Date Pumpkin Cookies

8 reviews

Just in time for harvest, here are some delicious drop cookies, plump with dates, pumpkins and nuts. The old-fashioned cream...


Caramel Cranberry Bars

3 reviews

“My mom created this wonderful dessert after tasting something similar,” writes Debbie Kersh in Springtown, Texas. The sweet bars boast...


Moroccan Spiced Fruit & Nut Bread

Red pepper flakes combined with the cinnamon and allspice give each slice of this bread a subtle hint of warmth....


Date Pecan Tea Bread

6 reviews

Packed with dates and pecans, this sweet bread is excellent on its own and even better topped with the chunky...


Date Pudding Cobbler

There were eight children in my family when I was a girl, and all of us enjoyed this cobbler. I...

Date-Filled Rugelach

I like to take old recipes and make them my own. They’re so special to my family. Sometimes I roll...


Sticky Toffee Pudding

Wow your guests with their own mini cake-like dessert. This super moist treat is topped with a warm brown sugar...


Jeweled Fruitcake

3 reviews

I promise this jeweled fruitcake is simply fantastic. Even my friends and family members who don’t normally care for fruitcake...


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Cuccidati

17 reviews

The compliments make these Sicilian cookies worth the effort. It’s the best recipe for cuccidati I’ve found! —Carolyn Fafinski, Dunkirk,...


Gluten-Free Sugarplums

7 reviews

Lots of moist, fruity flavor and nutty crunch give these sweet/spicy bites a
kind of gumdrop richness. They make...


Sugared Date Balls

4 reviews

When I was a youngster, Mom always baked these tender old-fashioned cookies dotted with chewy dates and crunchy walnuts. Much...


Date Nut Bars

6 reviews

I've had this recipe since 1938, when the girls I worked with game me a bridal shower. One of their...


Oatmeal Date Bars

24 reviews

In no time at all, these oatmeal date bars will be ready for your family. They'll be surprised at how...


Date-Walnut Pinwheels

2 reviews

Every time someone drops in for coffee, I bake up a batch of these fruit and nut pastries—I always keep...

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Date Pudding Cake

1 review

Anyone who likes dates will enjoy this rich date dessert. The recipe, which came out of my mother's cookbook, is...


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Candied Orange Date Bars

A good friend of mine gave me the recipe for these yummy, rich date bars. Chopped candied orange slices really...


Date Swirl Cookies

9 reviews

My granddaughter nicknamed my mother Cookie Grandma because she made wonderful cookie—including these crisp and chewy treats. —Donna Grace, Clancy,...


Cranberry Date Bars

15 reviews

Rich and fruity, these bars let you enjoy cranberries year-round. I've made batches for all kinds of church and social...


Raisin & Hummus Pita Wedges

The best part about this easy hummus appetizer is you can make your own hummus, or if you don't have...


Best Date Bars

9 reviews

Date recipes are some of my favorite desserts to cook. These date bars are very easy to bake, and one...