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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Upside-Down Fruitcake

3 reviews

I get tired of people bad-mouthing holiday fruitcakes. It's one of my favorite holiday flavors and I look forward to it every year. This year, I decided to combine it with everyone's favorite, upside-down cake. Try to say no to this fruitcake; I dare you! —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

Lattice-Topped Pear Slab Pie

A lattice top serves as a charming frame for this special holiday dessert filled with fresh pears and candied fruit....


German Stollen

3 reviews

My family and friends agree that the holidays just wouldn't be the same without this traditional stollen. —Valeria Mauik, Elkhart...


Glazed Italian Fruitcake Cookies

I grew up in Italy eating these every Christmas. I have such fond memories that I make them every year...


Holiday White Fruitcake

18 reviews

Years ago, when I attended Koloa Missionary Church in Hawaii, a friend gave me this recipe. Now I whip up...

Easy-Does-It Fruitcake

2 reviews

These miniature loaves are chock-full of tempting fruit and nuts. The glaze makes them extra moist and tasty. They are...


Make-Ahead Broccoli Salad

My son-in-law is a professional chef, and he shared this original recipe with me last year. The salad is an...

Gingerbread Fruitcake Cookies

2 reviews

Here’s a recipe that combines two holiday classics—gingerbread and fruitcake—into one yummy favorite. I spread on a simple glaze made...


Fruit & Nut Andouille Stuffing

This special stuffing recipe has been a Thanksgiving tradition with our family for many years. It reminds us of home,...


Festive Fruitcakes

Having made this fruitcake for many years, I can promise you it's so much better than anything you'll find in...


Candied Fruit Cranberry Chutney

2 reviews

“I serve this sweet-tart condiment with turkey, chicken and pork, and find it a nice little gift to share with...

Cranberry Fruit Bread

4 reviews

My family looks forward to this flavorful combination of cranberry bread and fruitcake for the holidays. Baked in smaller pans,...


Christmas Fruitcake Bars

I have baked this cookie every Christmas for at least 25 years. I've had the recipe for so long, I...


Spiced Mixed Fruit

1 review

Delicious fresh fruit is hard to come by around Christmas. So this recipe calling for dried and canned fruits is...


Almond-Filled Stollen

1 review

I’ve been making this during the holiday season for nearly 50 years. When we flew to Alaska one year to...