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Christmas Desserts

Discover Pinterest’s 10 best ideas and inspiration for Christmas Desserts. Get inspired and try out new things.

Grandma's Christmas cake: An heirloom recipe

Jim Gladders had a gift for baking and passed on a recipe for Christmas cake that will be enjoyed by generations to come.

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Christmas Cranberry Pound Cake

21 · 35 minutes · Looking for perfect, delicious and easy Christmas dessert recipe? Then you should try this decadent pound cake with cranberries, white chocolate and cream cheese frosting! Your family would love to have this cake for Christmas, for sure!

16 ingredients

  • 1 cup Cranberries, fresh or thawed
  • 1 handful Cranberries, dried
  • 3 Eggs
Baking & Spices
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups Powdered sugar
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 300 g Sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup White chocolate chips
  • 140 g White chocolate chunk
Oils & Vinegars
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 171 g Butter, unsalted
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 112 g Cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Mascarpone cheese
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Holiday Pie Recipes with a Twist

There are a lot of positive things to look forward to during the holidays—time with friends and family (even if it’s socially distanced or virtual), gift giving, holiday dinner, christmas carols—the list could go on and on. But, let’s be honest…one of the best things about the holidays is the various array of desserts and sweets! And nothing beats a delicious holiday pie. So, we’ve put together some of our favorite holiday pie recipes — but with a unique, nontraditional twist. Apple Pie Nothing is more traditional than a warm apple pie. But, have you ever tried an apple galette, hand pie, or a twist on the old favorite? Here are some apple pie recipes to try at your next holiday gathering: via Inspired By Charm Salted Caramel Honeycrisp Apple Pie What happens when you combine three of the best ingredients — honeycrisp apples, salted caramel, and a delicious, flaky pie crust? You get this mouth-watering holiday pie recipe from Inspired By Charm! Get The Recipe Apple Spice Hand Pie A new twist on and old favorite, these individual hand pies are the perfect dessert for a socially distanced holiday gathering—everyone gets there own! Get The Recipe via Cookies & Cups Apple Pie Dip Instead of going through all the fuss of a traditional pie, why not try this deconstructed pie recipe from Cookies & Cups — apple pie dip with pie crust chips. Yum! Get The Recipe Pecan Pie Another traditional holiday pie recipe is the pecan pie. Seriously, why do we only eat this during the holidays, because it is delicious! But, have you ever tried a vegan pecan pie or pecan muffins? Here are some nontraditional (yet still delicious!) pecan pie recipes to try at your next holiday gathering: via Cookies & Cups Pecan Pie Muffins Need an excuse to have dessert for breakfast? Try this pecan pie muffin recipe from Cookies & Cups — all the flavors of a pecan pie, but in a sweet, baked muffin! Get The Recipe via Connoisseurus Veg Classic Vegan Pecan Pie The ultimate holiday treat, but made with all plant-based or vegan ingredients. This recipe from Connoisseurus Veg is sure to be delicious for ALL your holiday guests. Get The Recipe via The Candid Appetite No-Bake Pecan Pie Sandwich Cookies Love the taste of pecan pie, but don’t want to go through all the trouble of making one from scratch? These pecan pie cookies from The Candid Appetite will save the day! And the best part? No baking required! Get The Recipe amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "sassmagazine-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Pie Baking Accessories"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "b49bafe55be587588d862ae165639adc"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B08JQJYCK8,B08G4SSG6X,B08L9QRKMQ,B08JTJWZFB"; Pumpkin Pie One more traditional holiday pie — the pumpkin pie. But, there are so many ways to update this classic, such as adding chocolate, making it a mousse, or using vegan ingredients! Here are some unique pumpkin pie recipes to try this year: Easy Pumpkin Dip This super easy, no-bake, whipped pumpkin dip recipe will be the hit at your next holiday get-together. Delicious ginger snap cookies give this recipe a sweet and spicy flavor. Get The Recipe via Healthy Seasonal Recipes Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Pie How do you take a classic holiday pie recipe and make it better? Why, add chocolate, of course! This chocolate swirl pumpkin pie recipe from Healthy Seasonal Recipes is delicious and also healthier with a whole-wheat crust, maple sweetener, and even gluten free option. Get The Recipe via My Darling Vegan Vegan Pumpkin Pie This pumpkin pie recipe from My Darling Vegan promises to be so sweet, creamy and delicious, you’d never know it’s vegan! 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And to make things even better, this recipe is vegetarian and gluten free! Get The Recipe via Handle the Heat Sweet Potato Pie and Marshmallow Bars Do you love a sweet potato casserole topped with marshmallows? Yeah, us too! This recipe from Handle the Heat takes the classic flavors from a sweet potato side dish and turns it into a delicious dessert. Get The Recipe So many holiday pie recipes, so little time! Which one will you try this year?

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Ornament Oreo truffles

These adorable Ornament Oreo Truffles are a delicious homemade treat that resembles a Christmas tree ornament. The center is oreo cheesecake covered in white chocolate and decorated with mini Reese's peanut butter cups and red lace licorice. A must-try for the holidays. See how to make them!

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Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

181 · 25 minutes · Our Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting is an old family recipe that only gets better with age (and they taste just like pumpkin pie!)

12 ingredients

  • 1/4 tsp Ginger
  • 1 cup Pumpkin, Canned
  • 2 Eggs, Large
Baking & Spices
  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 batch Best cream cheese frosting
  • 2 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Salt
Nuts & Seeds
  • 1 cup Walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 cup Butter
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Soft White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies - Sally's Baking Addiction

An easy recipe for white chocolate chip cranberry cookies. They bake up soft and thick in the center and chewy on the edges.

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4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Balls - No Bake Recipe

Best Peanut Butter Ball Recipe If you guys are looking for the most addicting treats to take to a party, these peanut butter balls are it! I have never seen dessert disappear so fast before

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The Best Coconut Cake You'll Ever Make

This is the BEST Coconut Cake recipe you'll ever make. Classic coconut cake recipe uses fresh coconut and a secret ingredient to make the cake extra moist!

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Caramel Apple Pie Cookies - Like an apple pie in ONE BITE!

These caramel apple pie cookies are a delicious, easy to make twist on a classic apple pie, but in mini form! A mini apple pie cookie!

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