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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    Dried Cranberry Sharp Cheddar Cheese Balls

    These personal-size cheese balls are a pleasure to pass around a party. They’re much easier to eat than their large-scale...


    Pressure-Cooker French Toast

    A delicious morning treat, this French toast is made quickly in the Instant Pot pressure cooker, and it's definitely worth...


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    The Best Pecan Pie

    8 reviews

    Pecan pie is a Thanksgiving tradition in my house, and I was on a quest to create the ultimate version....


    Orange Sweet Rolls

    This orange sweet rolls recipe is so dependable—I make it a lot during the holidays because it’s quick and delicious....

    Pumpkin Cheesecake Empanadas

    1 review

    These cute pumpkin cheesecake empanadas make the perfect treat—and we love that they are baked and not fried! —Taste of...


    Butter Pecan Cookie Bars with Penuche Drizzle

    I have made these Butter Pecan Cookie Bars for many, many years. They are rich, chewy, nutty and buttery—all the...

    Pecan Coffee Cake Muffins

    1 review

    These moist, cakelike muffins with heaps of crumb topping are to die for! They're wonderful for company, entertaining, brunch or...


    Mocha Cinnamon Rolls

    I love cinnamon rolls and coffee together! They are the perfect flavor combination, which is proven by these mocha cinnamon...


    Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cheesecake

    This Kentucky bourbon pecan cheesecake will wow your guests and your taste buds. Serve in spring during the Kentucky Derby...


    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...

    Devil’s Food Snack Cake

    6 reviews

    My husband and his friends request this devil's food snack cake for camping trips because it’s easy to transport. That...


    Praline Pumpkin Pecan Pie

    2 reviews

    My husband and I are not big fans of traditional pumpkin pie, but my mother and others are, so we...


    Sweet Potato Dutch Baby with Praline Syrup

    5 reviews

    This recipe reminds me of my favorite Dutch baby breakfast from when I was a child. It's a perfect comfort...


    Crackled Cranberry Pecan Cookies

    1 review

    Cranberries, orange and nuts make one of my favorite flavor combinations, and this special drop cookie fits in particularly well...


    Caramel Chex Mix

    2 reviews

    This wonderfully crunchy snack is loaded with cereal, pretzels and nuts—and coated with a not-too-sweet brown sugar mixture. Package this...

    Meringue-Topped Pecan Custard Pie

    I only use this recipe on special occasions. It's an amazing variation on the pecan pie everyone knows—the filling is...


    Toasted Pecan Vinaigrette

    1 review

    —Sarah Farmer, Taste of Home Executive Culinary Director


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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...


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    Spiced Upside-Down Apple Pie

    3 reviews

    My grandma taught me to make this pie when I was 4. Over the years, I've kept it about the...


    Parsnip, Pear and Pecan Salad

    1 review

    I didn't try parsnips until I was well into my 40s, but now I can't get enough of them. This...


    Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Cake

    2 reviews

    Use your slow cooker as a cake maker for a seriously yummy dessert that is easy enough for any weekday...


    Caramel-Pecan Dream Bars

    15 reviews

    These ooey-gooey cake bars that pull ever so gently from the pan and hold a firm cut are a baker’s...


    Cranberry Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie

    1 review

    I've been using this rich pecan pie recipe for 30 years, changing it up when the mood strikes. We love...


    Maple-Pecan Pork Chops

    2 reviews

    For a standout holiday dinner, start with this change-of-pace entree. Begin by simmering the chops in apple juice, then drizzle...

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    Bacon-Pecan Stuffed Mushrooms

    1 review

    When I had my kitchen remodeled, I lost the recipe for these mushrooms. But I'd shared it so many times,...


    Holiday Rice Salad

    2 reviews

    It's nice to prepare a cold salad like this when entertaining because it can be made ahead and doesn't take...


    Pumpkin Pie Bars

    28 reviews

    These bars taste like a cross between pumpkin pie and pecan pie—yum! If you can't find butter cake mix, yellow...


    Apple Maple Pecan Salad

    9 reviews

    A well-made salad has good taste and pleasing crunch. This one with cabbage, apples and pecans gets high marks in...


    Pecan Meringue Pie

    1 review

    My good friend sent me this recipe and when I made it, it was every bit as delicious as she...


    Caramel and Pear Pudding

    15 reviews

    Here is a lovely winter dessert that uses fresh seasonal pears. It's easy to fix and a comforting treat after...