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Festive Meringue Cookies

Try these meringue cookies without cream of tartar! These festive treats sparkle not only during the holidays but for other occasions year-round. Use colored sugar or food coloring to change things up. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Slow-Cooker Spumoni Cake

I created this spumoni cake for a holiday potluck one year. It has become my most requested dessert. If you...


Cinnamon Roll Macarons

1 review

These macarons are a winter/fall staple for me—inspired by the classic cinnamon roll, they are a delicious treat for a...


Chai-Spiced Bread Pudding

1 review

Nothing says the holidays to me more than the warming spices of chai. This bread pudding incorporates those flavors to...


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Reindeer Cake

Whether you turn this cake into a reindeer or decorate it with your own creative vision, it’s a three-layer stunner...

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Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Monkey Bread

5 reviews

Time to give rum cake a little competition! If this boozy take on monkey bread is too strong for your...


Marshmallow Cream with Custard Sauce

This dessert has always been a favorite of my husband and children. The original recipe came from my great-grandmother and...

Mile-High Cranberry Meringue Pie

1 review

Your holiday crowd will be blown away when they see this pie with towering meringue on top. Let it sit...


Sweet Potato-Gingerbread Meringue Pie

4 reviews

This delicious pie showcases gingerbread flavor in the meringue instead of the crust. Baking it on the bottom rack gets...


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Best Ever Bread Pudding

8 reviews

The secret to incredible bread pudding with a soft middle and crisp edges starts with leftover dinner rolls. I picked...


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...

Butternut Squash Pie

12 reviews

I have been making this pie for over 24 years for special occasions. It is so easy and the taste...


Creamy Butterscotch Pudding

30 reviews

Deciding to make a real homemade dessert one night, I mixed up this pudding. It's from my favorite cookbook with...


Baked Custard with Cinnamon

5 reviews

Mother used to make this comforting baked custard when I was growing up on the farm. It was wonderful after...


Pressure-Cooker Flan in a Jar

2 reviews

Spoil yourself or the people you love with these delightful portable custards—a cute and fun take on the