Christmas Desserts Without Chocolate

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Last Updated on April 2, 2024 by Share My Kitchen

These non-chocolate desserts are fruity, nutty, and caramel-y. They prove that you don’t have to eat chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth.

1. Easy Confetti Pie

A sugar cone crust can be transformed into a pie that tastes like a delicious birthday cake when you add a colorful, creamy, no-bake confetti filling.

2. Grapefruit Yogurt Cake

Grapefruit is a popular fruit that you can eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So, why not have it for dessert? This sweet-tart recipe is simple, delicious, and unique. It’s also healthy!

3. Pecan Pumpkin Dessert

This is a Thanksgiving tradition that you can make every year. It is a recipe shared by a friend, so why not share it with more people?

4. Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

This flavor at an ice-cream stand was free for sampling, and it was delicious! This blueberry cheesecake-flavored ice cream is a huge hit!

5. Old-Fashioned Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This moist, delicious cake is something a child can ask their mom to make every year for them. The cake is topped with sweet carrots and a touch of cinnamon. With chopped walnuts added to the fluffy buttery frosting, it’s delicious. This carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is a must-have! It’s definitely much better than any other carrot cakes you have tried.

6. Peanut Butter Cream Pie

This easy to make fluffy peanut butter pie is perfect during the warm months. It is packed with flavor and can be eaten even after a large meal.

7. Raspberry Custard Kuchen

This German dessert has been baked for generations in Wisconsin. It’s delicious as a breakfast or as a special dessert. It is easy to prepare and beautiful when served.

8. Apple-Pumpkin Upside-Down Cake

This cake is a great combination of traditional fall fruits. To keep the apples plump and moist, you need to bake them on the bottom, then flip the cake so that they are on the top. You can best enjoy this cake warm with vanilla ice-cream, but it’s great to eat at any time of the day.

9. Grilled Fruit Phyllo Tart

The tart was a big hit at a baby shower! It will remind you of a fruit salad with cream cheese and whipped topping. The flaky crust was a hit with everyone. And the bright colors make this a beautiful addition to any spread.

10. Down East Blueberry Buckle

This buckle won a prize in a contest at a college. Although the prize only included four lobsters, the real reward was the bright smile on everyone’s faces.

11. Macaroon-Topped Rhubarb Cobbler

You can add crumbled macaroons on the cobbler’s topping. The sweet treat can be made in either a baking pan or a cast iron skillet.

12. Palmiers

These French pastries, also often called palm leaves, are simple to make and require only two ingredients. But they are definitely impressive!

13. Marshmallow-Almond Key Lime Pie

Key limes are in season during the summer, which is why this pie has a distinctive sweet-tart taste. This key lime pie has a smooth marshmallow on top, which is different from other key lime pies. And this also makes it a crowd favorite.

14. Cherry Bars

These festive bars can be made in 20 minutes using staple ingredients and cherry pie filling. They are easy to make and have beautiful colors. So, they’re sure to be a holiday classic.

15. Easy Oatmeal Cream Pies

These cookies are easy to make and only require five ingredients. They actually taste just like a store-bought cookie. However, you can make everything better in your own kitchen, of course!

16. German Apple Strudel

This beautiful strudel is just what you need this time of the year. It has thin layers of flaky crust with lots of juicy apples.

17. Blueberry Zucchini Squares

This is a recipe for a bar that uses apple and lemon zest in a muffin mix. It was delicious! You can try to make it from scratch using fresh blueberries and shredded zucchini. It’s a great combination.

18. Amaretto Ricotta Cheesecake

This recipe was passed down from a family member because it is a treasured one. Well, it’s really a keeper! It’s a unique dessert thanks to the amaretto and ricotta.

19. Orange Pistachio Cookies

If you hadn’t tried pistachios in cookies before, well you have got to try them. You will definitely fall in love with them! This recipe was made from scratch, so your family will love them.

20. Easy Cream Pie

Cream pie and fresh berries are a classic combination just like your grandma used to make. This version will get you out of your kitchen and into your lounge chair in no time. Enjoy!

21. Creme de Menthe Cupcakes

To add a cool touch to these mascarpone-frosted cupcakes, you can use crème de menthe (which in French means “mint cream”).

22. Grilled Figgy Pies

Combining figs with maple, walnuts, and creamy mascarpone makes a delicious treat that you can enjoy at your backyard cookout. These unique hand pies always disappear in a blink of an eye.

23. Nutty Cheesecake Squares

If you grew up on a farm, you may have many good recipes that your family has passed down to you. This is a great dessert to serve at parties, family gatherings, and even church dinners.

24. Blackberry Frozen Yogurt

This delicious dessert can be made with raspberries, boysenberries, or strawberries.

25. Spiced Eggnog Pumpkin Pie

This is the perfect dessert for busy hosts! It takes only 10 minutes to prepare and has a wonderful blend of mild eggnog flavoring and spices. This is a classic for Christmas and Thanksgiving. It’s perfect for guests who can drink eggnog.

26. Lemon Orange Cake

You can bake this three-layer orange and lemon cake rather than a traditional Thanksgiving pie recipe. It’s easy to make as a two-layer cake, and it has a tangy Florida citrus taste.

27. Cake & Berry Campfire Cobbler

You end a long day of swimming, fishing, hiking, or rafting with this warm Dutch oven cobbler. It is delicious with ice cream and so simple to make!

28. Spiced Pumpkin Tiramisu

For a special holiday dinner, you can add pumpkin and remove some of the coffee flavor in the tiramisu you are making. This will be the beginning of a new Christmas tradition!

29. Light Strawberry Pie

This luscious strawberry pie will be a hit with everyone. It’s low in sugar, so you won’t feel guilty about eating it.

30. Rustic Honey Cake

If you know someone who can’t have milk, but they could have yogurt, then they could eat this cake. It’s one dessert that isn’t too sweet, which makes it a refreshing change.

31. Texas Pecan Pralines

This pecan praline recipe has special meaning because it was given to the creator by their mother, who is an amazing cook. She is also a Texas Aggie Mom, so this recipe uses pecans grown by a South Texas Aggie farmer. It is far superior to what you can find at any grocery store.

32. Shortcut Tres Leches Cake

Tres leches is the best cake. It’s a butter cake that has been soaked in three types of milk. It’s rich, tender, and easy to make.

33. Cranberry Cheesecake

Your family will look forward to this cheesecake when the cranberries get harvested every year.

34. Walnut-Filled Pillows

These soft cookie pillows filled with a delicious walnut mix will be a hit when you serve them. They can be made as a part of your Christmas tradition.

35. Lemon Whirligigs with Raspberries

This delicious and delectable dessert features golden whirligigs with tart lemon flavors that float on ruby raspberry sauce. It is great to serve it to your guests. You can also make them with blackberries, which children will love.

36. Not-Fried Ice Cream Cake

This ice cream cake was created to imitate the popular dessert you can find in Mexican restaurants without deep frying. This easy dessert can be made ahead and feeds a large crowd.

37. Spiced Peach Puffs

You and your family might have made cream puffs on special occasions while you were growing up. Although you might have sometimes used custard, you have to try this cream puff with whipped cream and peaches as it is the best.

38. Mini Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

These rich peanut butter sandwich cookies are a hit with peanut butter lovers. On a particularly hot day, you can make some sandwich with ice cream between these cookies instead of frosting.

39. Raisin Date Bread Pudding

You can save all of the bread leftovers (raisin bread included) and all buns go into the freezer. Once you have enough, you make a batch of this pudding. This is a great dish for any occasion. You can make it for holidays, potlucks, picnics, and maybe even on any occasions or no occasions at all!

40. Walnut Toffee Tart

You can serve this tart on New Year’s Day and Christmas. This tart is a great way to showcase walnuts, and it’s so beautiful to serve.

41. Blueberry Graham Dessert

This fruity dessert is perfect for those who are short on time, but long for cheesecake. Cream cheeses and ricotta are just as delicious as cheesecake, but without the work. Then, instead of serving individual portions, you can layer the ingredients in one glass serving bowl.

42. Creamy Pineapple Pie

A creamy pineapple pie is a refreshing and light dessert that’s easy to make and delicious to serve for your guests. This is a great way to finish off a summer meal.

43. Berry White Ice Pops

Ice pops are the perfect for the summer. This fruit-filled version will be loved by both children and adults.

44. Almond Cherry Cobbler

This bubbling cherry cobbler will easily become one of your favorite dishes. You can serve it warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

45. Cheesecake with Berry Sauce

This creamy cheesecake has become a family tradition. You can even send it to a family member as an extra treat. It’s a great dessert for any season as it uses frozen seasonal berries.

46. Lemon Tart with Almond Crust

The state of Arizona has a lot of lemons, and people are always trying new ways to use them. This tart is a tasty solution to the excess lemons! 

47. Frozen Hawaiian Pie

Cool summer pies are a mom’s favorite and specialty. This version features pineapple, maraschino cherries, and walnuts stuffed into a fluffy filling. This is a delicious, easy-to-make dessert that doesn’t require baking.

48. Angel Strawberry Dessert

When fresh strawberries are available, this angel dessert is a delicious treat. Everyone will ask you for the recipe every time you’ll make this strawberry angel food cake.

49. Iced Orange Cookies

These bite-sized orange cookies are best made during Christmas time, when the Florida citrus is abundant. However, they can be enjoyed any time of the year. You will remember your grandmother, who possibly shared the recipe, when you still smell their amazing aroma every time.

50. Rhubarb Mandarin Crisp

This crisp makes a beautiful dessert. It’s served with a glass of milk, instead of being topped with ice cream, which makes it a popular breakfast dish. It’s a great way to use the bounty that you have harvested, as it requires a lot of rhubarb.

51. Walnut Pumpkin Cake Roll

This dessert recipe, without a doubt, will become a family favorite, especially for holidays.

52. Almond Raspberry Stars

On your first Christmas making these cookies, you will surely make another batch quickly! They are going to be enjoyed by the whole family.

53. Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

These peanut butter popcorn balls are a hit with family and friends. They are a breeze to make and delicious to eat!

54. Winnie’s Mini Rhubarb & Strawberry Pies

You will find strawberries and Rhubarb every spring on farms near Seattle. These fruity hand pies are a reminder of those days and of your grandma’s baking.

55. Carrot Fruitcake

Even people who don’t like fruitcake will fall in love with this holiday dessert. This is a great way to “dress up” an old classic, carrot cake. It’s a fun way to make your family and friends happy.

56. Rustic Fruit Tart

Even if you love pie, you might not be able to finish a 9-inch one. These easy tarts are made with rhubarb and raspberries you can pick at home. Sometimes, you can substitute rhubarb with peaches, apples, or blueberries.

57. Toffee-Pear Crisp Bread Pudding

It was a stroke of luck when the writer’s son, who loves pear crisp, when they were making bread pudding asked if they could make both. They made a compromise and combined two desserts to make this dish. It is absolutely delicious!

58. Cranberry-Orange Trifle

This showstopper dessert is great for many occasions. You may alter or add ingredients easily. Sometimes, you can add toasted coconut between layers.

59. Fluffy Cranberry Delight

If you are looking for a new recipe to make for one or more of your holiday get-togethers, you can try this one. You can serve it as a fruit salad along with your meal, or as a light dessert. It looks great in a cut-glass bowl at a buffet.

60. Lemon Snowdrops

These snowdrop cookies are saved for special occasions. The sandwich cookie is buttery, crunchy with a lemon filling.

61. Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Pie

As a child, the writer of this recipe loved the peanut butter pie their mother made. For the next generation peanut butter lovers, they are continuing the tradition.

62. Strawberry Lemon Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake is delightful. However, this particular recipe is the best. It is given a refreshing zip by the citrus zest in the dough.

63. Buttery Orange Sugar Cookies

Granny made cookies each Christmas for her grandchildren every year. She would put them in a box and each child would get their own. This crisp, orange-flavored cookie is one of her best.

64. Grilled Honey-Balsamic Glazed Fruit

One summer, the recipe’s creator’s mother-in law made them grilled peaches, which were basted with a sweet and tangy sauce. They were so delicious! It was tempting to eat the entire batch.

65. Peanut Bars

These treats are triple the deliciousness with peanut butter in the batter and frosting. You can also sprinkle some chopped nuts on top. This is going to be one of your favorite peanut bar recipes.

66. Birthday Cake Freezer Pops

These easy ice pops were born out of a search for birthday cake ice-cream, which is one of the best flavors out there. Now, instead of running to the grocery store every time you feel a craving, you can just go to your freezer.

67. Pecan Butter Tarts

For years, the search for the perfect butter cake has been arduous. After many failed attempts, the perfect recipe just needs a scoop of ice cream on top.

68. Lemon Ginger Icebox Cake

Everybody wants to find grand desserts with minimal effort and easy ingredients. This lemony ginger icebox cake is the solution. It’s honestly a holiday lifesaver.

69. Glazed Lemon Chiffon Cake

The sweet-tart lemon glaze makes this fluffy cake a delicious treat.

70. Easy Crunch Berry Pie

This is a fresh and simple way to make a pie that will be worthy for your company. The Cap’n Crunch cereal crust makes for a fun crust to bite into, and it’s the perfect accompaniment to a mixed berry, no-bake filling.

71. Sweet Potato Cream Cheese Bars

These sweet potato bars are a delicious alternative if you are looking for something other than pumpkin. It is best if you make them ahead. And they will keep even better if refrigerated overnight.

72. Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

This vanilla ice cream recipe is, without a doubt, the best. It only requires four ingredients, so it may just be the easiest. No ice cream maker? It’s not a problem. Follow these instructions to make homemade ice-cream by hand. This is the perfect base for some of the top ice cream sundae recipes.

73. Caramel Pecan Cheesecake

This creamy cheesecake was made with two of the greatest ingredients: caramel and pecans. This cake is stunning and surpasses anything you will have ever tasted.

74. Cranberry-Filled Orange Pound Cake

You can prepare this meal for a holiday dinner with your family. The cran-orange flavor and the sweet glaze drizzled over the pound cake was a hit with everyone. To make it even more fun, you can add 2/3 cup flaked sweetened coconut to the batter. Then, sprinkle the cake with toasted coconut.

75. Healthy Apple Crisp

This simple dish can easily become a family tradition. This is as quick and easy as a boxed cake mix, but it’s the healthier option. This is especially useful in autumn when everyone seems to have a bag or two of fresh apples to share!

76. Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are colorful and fun to eat, they are dotted with vanilla chips, orange zest, and cranberries. They look great on a dessert tray, and they would make a wonderful addition to your Christmas cookie lineup.

77. Pumpkin Pie Squares

There won’t be any doubt that your family will love this dessert when they first try it. It is that good. This pie has all the spicy pumpkin flavor of traditional pie but without the hassle of a pastry crust.

78. Rhubarb Strawberry Cobbler

This delicious cobbler from Mom is the perfect ending to any meal. It is tart and sweet, with lots of berries and rhubarb. And the thick crust is easy to make.

79. Sour Cream Apple Pie

This cool and creamy version of this dessert is the perfect ending to any satisfying summer meal. The crumbly topping and smooth apple filling make this a crowd pleaser! You will want to make seconds.

80. Kentucky Butter Cake

This Kentucky butter cake recipe was found in an old cookbook that was purchased at a garage sale. Because of the well-worn page, there wasn’t any doubt that it was someone’s favorite.

81. Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

These mini cheesecakes are a fun dessert for those who don’t have the time to make complicated recipes. You can even eat the whole thing yourself!

82. Rolled Oat Cookies

Because it is so easy to cut, bake, and serve this dough at any time, you may keep a small amount in the freezer at all times. These healthy and wholesome cookies go well with a cup of coffee. You can even grab some for breakfast when you are in a rush.

83. Cape Cod Blueberry Pie

Since the 18th century, Northeasterners have been making this pie. The Settlers would have used very few wild blueberries and topped it off with cream. Well, this recipe does, too.

84. Rhubarb Custard Bars

These rich, gooey bars were so delicious that you would want to have the recipe. You will be surprised how the custard and rhubarb layers and the shortbread-like crust would inspire people to look for rhubarb that they can use to make a batch at home.

85. Banana Skillet Upside-Down Cake

Once you get your first cast iron skillet, you will begin to learn how to use it. You may sometimes add drained maraschino cherries to the banana skillet dessert, and serve it with ice cream.

86. Cranberry-Pear Apple Crisp

This dessert is a refreshing way to end heavy winter meals. It has a crunchy golden topping, and it tastes like a flavorful combination of sweet apples, pears, and tart cranberries.

87. Raspberry Ribbons

You can make these attractive, buttery cookies anywhere, like for our remote guest lodge. They are going to be hit with all of the cooks!

88. Banana Cream Pie

This pie, made from farm-fresh dairy products, was a delicious creamy treat every time it was served. This recipe is a treasure, and you will have never tasted anything better.

89. Apple Dumpling Bake

This recipe for baked apple dumplings with Mountain Dew was given by a friend. Then, it was modified to the receiver’s family’s liking. This rich apple dessert is made with soda, the secret ingredient.

90. Best Lime Tart

This dessert is a perfect combination of tart and sweet. The crust also contains almonds which are just delicious. This is going to be a hit with your husband and family. Enjoy!

91. Gingerbread Cookies with Buttercream Icing

This recipe is always the first to kick off festivities when the holiday cookie-baking season rolls in. It was given by the writer’s mother-in-law. But it is too delicious to keep it to themselves. The buttery gingerbread cookie frosting can be tinted a bright pink or green. Then, it is piped on with a decorating tip.

92. Grandma’s Strawberry Shortcake

This is a family-sized version of grandma’s classic summertime dessert. You will taste the sweet, juicy berries she used to top warm biscuits. Then, topped with a dollop of fresh whipped cream. You can also butter the biscuits to add more indulgence to the serving.

93. Daisy’s Fruitcake

For a Texas-inspired take on the traditional English fruitcake, you can add pecans to an apple cake recipe.

94. Squash Custard Pie

Since she was a little girl, her mom used to make acorn squash with sugar and cinnamon. She made this particular pie. Everyone loves pumpkin pie, but there was too much squash. So, this is a new recipe! It is a great recipe to bring to school for pie or cake walks, potlucks, or as a dessert to make for Christmas or Thanksgiving.

95. Easy Pistachio Tube Cake

This light cake is easy to make with mixes, and a fluted tube pan makes it perfect for holiday parties. The extra crunch of the pistachios on top is well worth it.

96. Citrus Cranberry Pie

This beautiful, lattice-topped cranberry cake will showcase the abundance of fall cranberries. Then, a dollop of orange cream is a great complement to the slightly tart flavor.

97. Cherry Divinity

These light and airy desserts are a must-have for any party. You can substitute the cherry gelatin for any flavor you like, which makes it versatile.

98. Blackout Peach Bread Pudding

Their kids love homemade desserts, so they bake several times per week. They were without power for a while, so they made “blackout” pudding by grilling.

99. Easy Pink Lemonade Pie

While it’s fun to bring sweets to potlucks, it isn’t particularly enjoyable to spend too much time in the kitchen. The saltine crust is delicious with a no-bake, tart-sweet strawberry lemonade filling.

100. Key Lime Cupcakes

These light, tangy cupcakes were made on a cold day to recall a trip to southern Florida where Key lime pies are a main attraction.

101. Rum Raisin Creme Brulee

This recipe was inspired by an ice cream flavor. It is a make-ahead recipe so you can free up some time in the kitchen. This can be served as a custard, if you don’t caramelize the top.

102. Hungarian Walnut Cookies

These treats were always a Christmas tradition for them as a child. Now, these are the ones they now make for their family.

103. Baklava Tartlets

Do you want a quick and delicious treat that is easy to make? These tartlets are a great option. You may serve them immediately, but they even taste better when chilled for at least an hour in a refrigerator.

104. Kourabiedes (Greek Butter Cookies)

For school, they needed to make something from their family’s heritage. This is how they came up with the heavenly kourabiedes.

105. Deep-Dish Apple Pie

This deep-dish apple cake is a hit! The flaky crust and delicious filling will make everyone fall in love with it.

106. Ice Cream Kolachkes

These sweet pastries have Polish and Czech origin, and they can also be called “kolaches.” These sweet pastries are often filled with nuts, poppy seeds, jam, or a mashed fruit mix. Adding ice cream is a new twist on traditional kolachkes. And to cut the dough, you can use a square cookie cutter.

107. Nantucket Cranberry Tart

This eye-catching tart can be baked in the oven while everyone is enjoying a delicious meal. This pretty holiday dessert requires very few ingredients, and it is easy to put together.

108. Blueberry Lattice Bars

There is an annual blueberry festival event in their area, so the writer of the recipe and her daughters always find new recipes to use to enter in the cooking contest. These beautiful bars were awarded a blue ribbon.

109. Easy Cake Mix Bars

This dessert can be your Friday pick-me up. This is one of the best yellow cake bar recipes. They are easy to make, easy to eat, and easy on your expenses.

110. Peach Cobbler Dump Cake

You will easily admit that this is one of the best peach dump cakes recipes in the world once you try it. It is a sweet, tender cake with a crisp cobbler topping. Serve it with vanilla ice cream, and you have your golden dessert.

111. Lime Basil Pie

Here you have unique-flavored sweet lime and basil dessert, which also is lower in calories and fat than traditional Key lime pie.

112. Buttermilk Cake with Caramel Icing

The caramel frosting and this delicious cake are so soft that it melts in the mouth. This cake recipe has been the family favorite since the 1970s. It is great for church potluck meals.

113. Peach & Blueberry Trifle

You can easily make this soon to be crowd favorite summer trifle recipe the night before. It’s awesome as you can be as flexible as you like with the needed ingredients. You can add any in-season fruit that you like!

114. Blueberry Ice Cream

Wild blueberries are a source of inspiration for many recipes. This ice cream was well-received when the recipe’s writer and her daughter made it at a Girl Guide meeting. It is still loved by her 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 4 great great-grandchildren.

115. Scottish Shortbread

This shortbread recipe was passed on from mother, who is Scottish, to the child. This treat won a red ribbon when it was entered at the local fair.

116. Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Do you need to bring something to share this weekend? You can make this strawberry pretzel salad. It is easy to prepare ahead and will quickly disappear at any potluck.

117. Cranberry Layer Cake

This layer cake was made using a Bundt cake recipe. It tastes so good that it’s hard to believe it started with a simple cake mix. You just need to add cranberries, walnuts, and homemade frosting.

118. No-Bake Peanut Butter Treats

These peanut butter oatmeal balls are perfect for road trips since they won’t stick in your hands. For portable snacks, keep them in the fridge.

119. Black Walnut Cookies

Black walnuts have a distinctive flavor that is not found in traditional English walnuts, and they have a shorter shelf life. They are best kept in the freezer.

120. Lemon Bars

This delicious lemon bar recipe comes from their mother’s kitchen. It’s been a favorite for many years. They have a delicious, tangy taste that is always a big hit. They are a great addition to any cookie platter because of their color and shape.

121. Cherry-Pecan Icebox Cookies

You can keep a roll of dough for these crispy cookies in the freezer during the holidays. It’s nice for unexpected guests to receive a homemade treat.

122. Brown Sugar Pound Cake

If you haven’t tried making pound cake, you can try mastering this tender pound cake first. The browned butter icing will be a hit. It tastes just like pralines.

123. Orange Spritz Cookies

These spritz cookies have a beautiful light caramel-colored tint thanks to the brown sugar. This version has a rich, buttery shortbread texture and taste with a bit of orange flavor. These cookies are wonderful additions to your holiday cookie tray.

124. Zucchini Dessert Squares

A few years ago, they planted too many zucchini plants and harvested lots of zucchini that same year. This delicious dessert was the result of their search for new ways to use the excess zucchini.

125. Lemon Meltaways

These melt-in-your mouth treats are made with both the frosting and the cookie spiked with lemon. Every member of the family won’t get enough of these lemon butter meltaway cookie recipe.

126. Lemon Pound Cake

California has many citrus trees, so you should always be on the lookout for new recipes that use the lemon and orange fruits. Now, this lemon pound cake is a winner! This recipe was passed to me from mother to son.

127. Frosted Cranberry Drop Cookies

After tasting the treat a friend has made, the writer of this recipe has decided to make these cookies. She requested the recipe for drop cookies immediately and has been baking them in her home by the dozen ever since. The icing is a perfect complement to the tart berries inside the cookies.

128. Butter Pecan Fudge

This creamy fudge with toasted pecans, which add a nutty crunch, is perfect for holiday giving. Its caramel flavor is a favorite of many.

129. Holiday Almond Tassies

These fancy tassies are so popular that they have a 7-pound supply of almond paste. They are a family favorite during the holidays.

130. Glazed Maple Shortbread Cookies

The maple syrup in Lutsen, Minnesota might just be even better than those you can find in Quebec. These cookies are delicious and can be decorated with sprinkles, but they taste great as is.

131. Lemon Supreme Pie

There was a local restaurant for pie and coffee that used to carry a wonderful lemon supreme pie. However, they stopped making them. So, this version of the lemon supreme pie was created. The combination of the tart lemon and cream cheese is amazing!

132. Apple Pie Bites

This apple pie bite recipe is something fun for kids to make. Just wrap strips of pastry around apple wedges, then sprinkle some cinnamon-sugar. Bake them and witness how they will disappear.

133. Peach-Blueberry Crumble Tart

This simple-to-make tart is a family favorite. It can be served fresh from the oven, or at room temperature with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

134. Chewy Salted Peanut Bars

These rich bars are adorned with all-American peanuts. Honestly, Jimmy Carter, the famed peanut farmer, would approve.

135. Cranberry Lemon Sandwiches

All of the writer’s friends and family call her the “Cookie Lady” because she makes cookies all year. These cookies are made for Christmas in three batches. One batch is for her husband, and the other two are given as gifts.

136. Gran’s Apple Cake

This delicious cake was often brought by grandma, still warm from the oven. It is a family favorite because of its spicy apple flavor and sweet cream cheese frosting. It’s still a classic recipe for the family, even though it has been simplified.

137. Almond Tea Cakes

When you have the time, usually in the winter, you can whip out your baking skills. Try making these tea cakes for your Christmas holidays. You can double the recipe and freeze half of them for later.

138. Buttery 3-Ingredient Shortbread Cookies

These butter shortbread cookies can be made in a matter of minutes with only a few ingredients.

139. Zucchini Cupcakes

After trying these delicious spice cupcakes, the writer asked her grandmother for the recipe. Their creamy caramel frosting is simply delectable. These are such scrumptious desserts; you forget that you’re actually eating your vegetables!

140. Big Soft Ginger Cookies

These wonderfully spiced, large soft ginger cookies are great for people who enjoy the ginger flavor but don’t like crunchy gingersnaps.

141. Cinnamon Apple Cheesecake

This creamy dessert is a hit with its cinnamon-spiced apple slices topping and homemade oat-and-walnut crust.

142. Almond Toffee Sandies

After tasting these cookies, its recipe must be added to the ever-growing list of delicious cookie recipes!

143. Italian Christmas Cookies

You can never have enough of this recipe of ricotta cheese cookies. It’s usual to make two batches, one to give away as a gift and another to keep at home. The morsels are extra moistened by the ricotta cheese.

144. Juicy Peach & Strawberry Crumb Pie

Perhaps you’ve tried strawberry pie and peach pie, or even peach-strawberry pie. However, consider adding some garden-fresh basil and you will make it a truly delicious treat. It’s worth it, go ahead and try.

145. Caramel Rhubarb Cobbler

This recipe was inspired by a friend’s fond memories of his grandmother’s rhubarb dumplings. The writer’s son loves rhubarb, and this old-fashioned dessert makes those stalks shine.

146. Lemon Curd-Filled Angel Food Cake

For a sunny and delicious angel food cake, you can make a filling with cream cheese, lemon curd, and mascarpone. Then, drizzle the cake with some lemony sweet glaze.

147. Anise Icebox Cookies

If you like anise recipes, you can make these crisp, old-fashioned spice cookies, especially around the holidays.

148. Freezer Strawberry Shortbread Dessert

This recipe is great when you are planning a party menu. It can be made ahead and frozen up to two weeks before you serve it. A refreshing slice of this is welcome after a big meal.

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