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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Mixed Berry Tiramisu

1 review

Because I love tiramisu, I came up with this deliciously refreshing twist on the traditional coffee-flavored Italian dessert. Fresh softened berries star with crisp ladyfinger cookies and mascarpone cheese. Serve it from a glass bowl or in clear dishes to show off the luscious layers.
—Najmussahar Ahmed, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Strawberry Ladyfinger Icebox Cake

1 review

This cake is inventive and yet familiar. Be sure to use a springform pan so you can easily remove it...


Baklava Cheesecake

3 reviews

With sugared cranberries and rosemary sprigs, my unique baklava cheesecake makes a grand display for office parties and other special...


Make-Ahead Blintz Casserole

1 review

Blintzes are thin pancakes filled with cheese or fruits. I created an easy casserole version with cheese filling and topped...


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Chocolate Gingerbread Yule Log

3 reviews

If you’ve tasted a yule log sponge cake, you’ll love this version with fresh ginger and spices. The holiday stunner...

Red Wine and Chocolate Cupcakes

Red wine and chocolate make an amazing pairing, especially in these rich, elegant cupcakes made for my mother’s birthday. She...


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Creme de Menthe Cupcakes

We use creme de menthe liqueur (the term means "mint cream" in French) to add a cool touch to these...

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Marvelous Cannoli Cake

73 reviews

A luscious, chocolate-studded cannoli filling separates the tender vanilla layers of this rich cake, which starts with a package mix....


Strawberry Mascarpone Cake

2 reviews

Don't let the number of steps in this recipe fool you —it's easy to assemble. The cake bakes up high...


Blackberry Cheesecake Bars

6 reviews

Sugar cookie dough is a speedy way to turn ricotta and mascarpone cheeses topped with blackberries into beautiful bars. —...


Eggnog Tiramisu Trifle

Rich and absolutely fabulous—my family's five-star dessert is simply an opulent presentation that is almost too good to eat. You'll...

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Spiced Pumpkin Tiramisu

8 reviews

I added pumpkin and subtracted some of the coffee flavor in a tiramisu I developed for a special holiday dinner....


Chocolate Mascarpone Truffles

1 review

These luscious, satiny truffles are so versatile...omit the pistachos and try all three variations listed below. —Diane Fuqua, Baltimore, Maryland...


Portobello Risotto with Mascarpone

1 review

Portobello mushrooms add a beefy flavor to this creamy classic. Each serving is topped with soft, buttery mascarpone cheese, which...


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Mascarpone Cheesecake

16 reviews

This rich dessert is sure to delight with its creamy filling, whipped topping and sweet caramel drizzle. It makes a...