Dessert Recipes for the Holidays

Pecan Tarts and Apple Pie are a must for our holiday table! Serve some biscuit beignets as a sweet treat at a holiday brunch, and everyone will love them!

Dutch Apple Pie – Tried and True Recipes
This Dutch Apple Pie is the dessert of the Fall season and holiday season in our house. All the delicious flavors of the soft apples mixed with the wonderful fall spices, and topped with a crumb topping. Yum!
Apple Pie Recipe
Pecan pie tarts on a white plate.
Pecan Tarts
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Pecan Tarts (or pecan tartlets as they are often called) are a true holiday treat. Take your favorite pecan pie – brown sugar, butter, and pecans, in a cream cheese and butter pastry crust – then shrink it. They are perfect, bite-size delicious treats.
pecan tart recipe

Rice Krispie Treats are one of my favorite no-bake desserts, but if you want something fancier – an Eclair Cake with a graham cracker crust and whipped cream is an easy and showstopping dessert. It’s so easy to make and is such a delicious dessert; it just needs to be made ahead of time.

Halloween Desserts

Ghost Milkshakes, Peanut Butter Spider Cookies, Candy Corn Snack Mix, Dirt Cake, Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods, and Purple People Eater Smoothies.

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Pilgrim Cookies, Eclair Cake, and Dutch Apple Pie are at the top of our list!

Christmas Dessert Recipes

Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats, Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies, Elf Donuts, Cut-Out Sugar Cookies, Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies, Chocolate Dipped Sugar Cookies, Christmas Fudge, and Snickerdoodles

Easter Dessert Recipes

Carrot Cake Muffins, Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats, Easter Dirt Cake, and Peeps Rice Krispie Treats are so fun!

Summer Desserts

In the summer, I love fresh strawberries, ice cream pie, and homemade no-churn ice cream. When it’s hot out, you can’t beat an angel food cake trifle with fresh berries and whipped cream. It’s a classic dessert. We also love a Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Bar or Trail Mix Cookies.

Favorite Pie Recipes

A holiday table is not complete without PIE. It is one of my favorite homemade desserts, no matter what the season – apple pie, chocolate peanut butter pie, and cherry pie are some of my favorites. Pecan Tarts are a delicious mini pie made with a cream cheese crust that is one of our favorite desserts.

Easy Dessert Sauces, Butters, & Jams

In the Fall, we love to make pumpkin butter and apple butter – but in the summer, I love to make blueberry jam, strawberry jam, and raspberry jam.

Easy Cookie Recipes

We love soft chocolate chip cookies, s’mores cookies, puff pastry cookies, ultimate peanut butter cookies, and my favorite – buttermilk cookies! While I would sometimes rather just eat cookie dough, cookies are always a fun dessert idea. No-bake cookies (Haystack Cookies!) are a quick dessert and are fun to make for a surprisingly easy treat!

Cookie Bars are a great idea if you don’t have time to make individual cookies.

Cookie Bars - Tried and True Recipes
Cookie Bars – Tried and True Recipes
These festive Cookie Bars are delicious and so easy to make. If you are short on time but want to bake some cookies, this is the recipe for you.
cookie bar recipe
Magic Bars - Tried and True Recipes
Magic Bars – Tried and True Recipes
This recipe for Magic Bars was inspired by our trip to Walt Disney World last year. It is loaded with chocolate, M&Ms, and delicious butterscotch.
Magic Bar Recipe

Fun Desserts for Kids

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal treats and homemade cookies are such fun treats to make with kids of all ages. Kit Kat M&M Cake is the perfect birthday cake, and it is an impressive dessert. Homemade Brownies are also an easy recipe to make with kids! We also love Peanut Butter Perfect bars for a treat with added protein!

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