Holiday

Christmas Desserts

I feel like Christmas sneaks up on me every year! You, too?? To help you get everything planned, I’ve included below all of my recipes that are worthy of after-Christmas-dinner dessert splendor. For you: all my Christmas Desserts!


I have separated the Christmas Desserts recipes into the following categories:

  • Pies & Tarts
  • Cheesecakes
  • Cakes & Cupcakes
  • Everything Else!

Pies & Tarts

Cranberry Curd Tart

This Cranberry Curd Tart has a chocolate pastry crust filled with sweet-tart cranberry curd (scented with orange, cinnamon, and vanilla!!), topped with toasted meringue, sugared cranberries, and sprigs of rosemary. A new Christmas classic! The curd is just BEAUTIFUL, and would be a wonderful addition to your Christmas table!

Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart

Chocolate Caramel TartI originally made this Chocolate Caramel Tart in the Fall, but you can’t go wrong with chocolate at the holidays! Dust it simply with powdered sugar, or dress it up with berries or whatever you like! This would be beautiful with some sugared cranberries on top! (Check out the recipe for my Cranberry Curd Tart for how to make them!)

Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie

This Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie is a classic apple pie topped with thinly-sliced homemade cinnamon rolls and drizzled with a cream cheese glaze! This beauty is so good, it’s like receiving another Christmas present!

Gingerbread Pumpkin Pie

This Gingerbread Pumpkin Pie would be a beautiful way to end your Christmas evening! It has a classic pumpkin filling inside a spiced gingerbread crust, topped with fresh whipped cream. The spices and molasses in the crust make this one so Christmasy!

Mini Apple Cranberry Pies

These Mini Apple Cranberry Pies are filled with apples and fresh cranberries that have been tossed in the holiday goodness or orange zest, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves! These beauties are so good, they’re a new holiday tradition at my house! You could also easily make this recipe into one large pie!

Mocha Tart

This Moha Tart is one of my favorite desserts *ever!* A crisp, crumbly chocolate shortbread crust filled with creamy chocolate-espresso custard and topped with (five shades of) chocolate whipped cream. *ALL the heart eyes!*

Chocolate Salted Caramel Hazelnut Tartlets

Chocolate Salted Caramel Hazelnut Tartlets

These little Chocolate, Salted Caramel, & Hazelnut Tartlets have a chocolate pastry crust filled with homemade salted caramel, toasted hazelnuts, and dark chocolate ganache! As though that weren’t enough, they’re topped off with toasted meringue!

Black Forest Pie

Those aren’t black olives (like my husband thought they were). 😀 Those are beautiful Italian maraschino cherries! This Black Forest Pie has a chocolate pastry crust filled with dark chocolate cherry custard and chopped marashino cherries, topped with fresh whipped cream, grated chocolate, and *more* cherries!

Kahlua Brownie Pie

This Kahlua Brownie Pie is a decadent dark chocolate and kahlua icebox pie with a thick, fudgy brownie crust, topped with three flavors of whipped cream (vanilla bean, kahlua, and chocolate)!

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

The spiced apples in this Salted Caramel Apple Pie are drenched in homemade salted caramel sauce before baking! <3 I also *highly* recommend a drizzle of salted caramel on each slice!

Apple Date Pie

In this gorgeous Apple Date Pie, spiced apples meet the caramel flavors of dates and brown sugar!

Cheesecakes

Peppermint Brownie Cheesecake

This Peppermint Brownie Cheesecake is a creamy peppermint cheesecake with a fudgy brownie crust, all topped with freshly whipped cream and crushed candy canes! This beauty just screams Christmas! <3

Cookie Dough Brownie Cheesecake

If Christmas isn’t for over-the-top desserts, what is?? This Cookie Dough Brownie Cheesecake is layers of brownie, (eggless!) chocolate chip cookie dough, and vanilla bean cheesecake! All topped with freshly whipped cream and *more* cookie dough, of course!

Honey Almond Butter Cheesecake

Honey Almond Butter Cheesecake

This gorgeous thing is Honey Almond Butter Cheesecake. It has a classic graham cracker crust filled with honey almond butter cheesecake, topped with fresh whipped cream, sliced almonts, and white chocolate “honeycomb.” It really is a thing of beauty!

Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake

This Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake is a dark chocolate cheesecake with a hazelnut & graham cracker crust, all topped with date caramel and chopped hazelnuts! Amazing flavors for your Christmas celebration!

Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake

This Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake is a showstopper! A classic graham crust with vanilla bean cheesecake and swirls of homemade cranberry sauce! You’ll want to make extra of those sugared cranberries, too! Heaven!

Cakes & Cupcakes

Gingerbread Bundt Cake

This Gingerbread Bundt Cake is dark and sticky with deep gingerbread flavor! This beauty whips up easily, and looks gorgeous with just a dusting of powdered sugar. Barely sweet, pair this cake with vanilla ice cream for an extra special holiday treat!

Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

This recipe is a less formal route to take for dessert on Christmas, but no less delicious! These Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes are decadent mocha cakes topped with peppermint Swiss meringue buttercream, crushed candy canes, and crisp chocolate pearls. Nothing says Christmas quite like peppermint!

Gingerbread Cake

This sweet, spiced Gingerbread Cake is covered in cinnamon-mascarpone frosting and gingerbread cookie tiles! This beauty is perfect for Christmas in both flavor and presentation!! <3

Apple Cider Cranberry Cupcakes

Another great cupcake option are Apple Cider Cranberry Cupcakes! These apple cider cakes are topped with cranberry Swiss meringue buttercream! The sugared cranberries on top give an added punch of flavor and a very Christmasy look!

Everything Else!

Christmas Dessert Charcuterie Board

For the ultimate in dessert grazing, this Christmas Dessert Charcuterie Board lets your guests mix-and-match flavors to find their favorite holiday treat!

Whatever Christmas Desserts you choose to serve, I hope it’s something delicious that adds to the joy of the holidays!! <3

Other posts you may like:

Christmas Breakfasts

Christmas Cookies

Winter Recipes

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