Looking for a new Christmas dessert idea? Don’t miss out on this Spanish pumpkin flan featured on
. Noted as being dense with a rich, velvety texture, this delicious custard dessert is made with cream cheese, giving it a twinge of tangy flavor similar to cheesecake. See the full post for the entire recipe and quick tips on getting started. (There's definitely a reason why this dish is also referred to as caramel-covered crack!) Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy
Make dessert a snap and combine two holiday favorites with this fun idea from
for making eggnog bread pudding with dulce de leche. Including cinnamon raisin bread, eggnog, homemade dulce de leche sauce and bourbon (if desired), this quick and easy recipe is a great pick for your pint-sized sous chefs to get in on as it requires minimal prep work. See the full post for the complete recipe. Buffy & George
Simple, sweet and timeless, these Italian amaretti almond cookies featured on
are sure to please holiday guests this season. Made with only six ingredients — almond meal, cocoa powder, sugar, eggs, almond extract and pearl sugar for the topping — these mini sweets are said to be able to last for up to ten days, though blogger Sam admits that she had a hard time keeping them around for longer than ten Becks & Posh hours. Understandable!
A popular holiday dish served by the Danish, this risalamande recipe featured on
is noted as taking a little bit of time to make, but is well worth the effort. Translating into English as “rice with almonds,” this sweet dessert has a similar texture to that of risotto or rice pudding, though it features whipped cream, short-grain rice, chopped almonds and one whole almond included. And, if you’re keeping with tradition: The guest who finds the whole almond in his or her bowl is rewarded with a small gift. See the full post for the scoop on getting started. Savory Chicks
Love making colorful desserts for the holidays? These festive, Italian seven-layer cookies featured on
will easily do the trick! Perfect for the season with their bright red and green layers, these cookies are assembled similar to petit-fours, with stacked almond cakes layered with apricot filling and topped with a hard chocolate coating. See Deb’s full walkthrough for tips on making these simple, yet vibrant, holiday delicacies. Smitten Kitchen
Steamed pudding is a long-standing tradition with many English families — and it’s clear why in consideration of this delicious recipe featured on
As Tom Colicchio’s favored recipe for making lemon steamed pudding, this dish is made with whipped egg whites, fresh lemon zest and a couple of other common pantry ingredients before being baked in a steaming water bath. Leite’s Culinaria.
The well-loved smaller version of the celebrated Austrian torte dessert, these Linzer cookies featured on
are a favorite among many households during the holiday season. Traditionally made with a fruit filling, these particular treats feature seedless raspberry jam sandwiched in between two soft, buttery cookies dusted with powdered sugar. And the best part: They’re much easier to create than they look! Bonus that they’re downright gorgeous. Smells Like Home
One of the most popular holiday desserts of all time (excluding fruit cake), this yule log cake featured on
brings back many memories of holidays past with friends and family. Originally hailing from France, this beloved and festive dessert is made with a rolled-up sponge cake and butter-cream filling. Typically bedazzled with mini forest critters and foliage, this treat is also just as tasty when presented simply and it can feed a gaggle of holiday guests. Be sure to check out Laylita's full post for great tips on getting started. Laylita’s Recipes
It doesn’t get more classic than figgy pudding!
shares this go-to recipe for a traditional English dessert, and we’ll totally admit that this is one dish that we cannot wait to make this season. Combining chopped figs, raisins and nuts, this pudding is baked in the same way as the steamed pudding, only on the stove top. Once your pudding has puffed up to perfection and cooled, top it off with a hard “frosting” of butter, brandy and powdered sugar, and then let the celebration begin! The Traveling Table
shares this neat recipe for making vanillekipferl (AKA delicious vanilla cookies). A long-established favorite treat in Germany and Austria, these crescent-shaped cookies are shaped by hand and sprinkled with powdered sugar while still warm out of the oven, giving them a seasonal, snowy look. See the full post for the complete recipe. Quote EndQuote
These Galletas con chochitos featured on
, commonly known in the states as Mexican butter cookies, are easy to make and sure to be a hit at the Christmas cookie decorating table this year! Soft and buttery with a fluffy texture, these bite-sized treats are similar to traditional sugar cookies with colorful sprinkle toppings and chill time needed before baking. No Fear Entertaining
offers up her process for making pavlova — an elegant favorite dessert among Aussies and Kiwis during the holiday season. And it’s incredibly easy to see why this creamy dish is a must-make! Complete with a hard meringue-textured shell and soft, marshmallow-y layers on the inside, this dessert can be made in a variety of ways — as one big dish or presented in smaller personalized sizes, topped with ganache and/or berries. YUM! Baked Bree