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20+ Christmas Dessert Recipes

I feel like Christmas sneaks up on me every year! You, too?? To help you get everything planned, I’ve included below 20+ Christmas Dessert Recipes that are worthy of after-Christmas-dinner splendor! Here you’ll find recipes for pies, cakes, cheesecakes, and more!

Christmas Dessert Recipes

When I went to gather up all the recipes that would make a fantastic addition to your Christmas table, I found myself of course going with traditional flavors like peppermint, cranberry, and gingerbread. But…there were so many not-so-traditional options that are sooo yummy that I added those, too.

I have separated my 20+ Christmas Dessert Recipes into the following categories:

  • Pies
  • Tarts
  • Cheesecakes
  • Cakes
  • Cupcakes
  • Cream Puffs

If you’re interested in more Christmasy posts, you can check out my posts with 20+ Christmas Cookie Recipes, Christmas Breakfast Recipes, and Christmas Gifts for Bakers!

Christmas Pie Recipes

Gingerbread Pumpkin Pie
This Gingerbread Pumpkin Pie has a classic pumpkin pie filling inside a gingerbread crust! Topped with spiced whipped cream, this pie would be perfect for all your holiday festivities!
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Mini Apple Cranberry Pies
These little beauties are like apple pie and cranberry sauce had a baby. A delicious baby. 
Check out this recipe
Coconut Mocha Pie
This Coconut Mocha Pie has a toasted coconut pastry crust filled with dark chocolate custard, topped with dalgona coffee swirled with whipped coconut cream! It's toasted coconut meets a mochaccino and I am HERE for it!!
Check out this recipe
Kahlua Brownie Pie
A decadent dark chocolate Kahlua icebox pie with brownie crust, topped with three flavors of whipped cream!
Check out this recipe
Salted Caramel Apple Pie
This Salted Caramel Apple Pie is a twist on a classic! I took a delicious, comforting apple pie and filled and topped it with homemade salted caramel sauce!
Check out this recipe
Salted Caramel Apple Pie
Apple Date Pie
This Apple Date Pie is a twist on tradition! Here, a classic flaky pastry crust is filled with spiced apples and the caramel flavors of dates and brown sugar!
Check out this recipe
Apple Date Pie

Christmas Tart Recipes

Rosemary Almond Apple Galette
This Rosemary Almond Apple Galette is a rustic beauty! Its sweet pastry is filled with homemade almond paste, apples, and rosemary sugar!
Check out this recipe
rosemary almond apple galette with two scoops of vanilla ice cream on top
Chocolate Caramel Tart
This Chocolate Caramel Tart has a chocolate shortbread crust filled with homemade salted caramel sauce and dark chocolate ganache! A decadent classic!
Check out this recipe
Chocolate Caramel Tart
Hazelnut Fig Galette
This Hazelnut Fig Galette has a sweet pastry crust filled with homemade hazelnut paste, topped with figs drizzled with honey and vanilla bean paste! Absolutely fantastic served with a dollop of crème fraîche!
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Mocha Tart
This Mocha Tart has a chocolate shortbread crust filled with chocolate espresso custard and topped with (five shades of) fresh whipped cream!
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Raspberry Pistachio Tartlets
These Raspberry Pistachio Tartlets have a pistachio tart crust filled with homemade honey-raspberry jam, topped with toasted honey meringue!
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close up of Raspberry Pistachio Tartlet

Christmas Cheesecake Recipes

Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake
A classic graham cracker crust filled with creamy vanilla bean cheesecake, swirled with homemade cranberry sauce!
Check out this recipe
Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake
Peppermint Brownie Cheesecake
This Peppermint Brownie Cheesecake is a peppermint cheesecake with a fudgy brownie crust, topped with whipped cream and crushed candy canes!
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Vanilla Bean Blondie Cheesecake
This Vanilla Bean Blondie Cheesecake is a creamy, no-bake vanilla bean cheesecake with a funfetti blondie crust and whipped cream!
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Cookie Dough Brownie Cheesecake
This Cookie Dough Brownie Cheesecake is three desserts in one! A fudgy brownie is topped with (eggless!) chocolate chip cookie dough, then with a layer of no-bake vanilla bean cheesecake!
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Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake with Date Caramel
This beauty is a dark chocolate cheesecake with hazelnut graham cracker crust, topped with date caramel!
Check out this recipe
Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake

Christmas Cake Recipes

Gingerbread Layer Cake
This Gingerbread Layer Cake has sweet, spiced gingerbread cake with a just-sweet-enough cinnamon mascarpone frosting, covered with soft gingerbread cookie tiles!
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Caramel Ginger Date Cake
This Caramel Ginger Date Cake combines the warm flavors of ginger, dates, and salted caramel with the goodness of cream cheese frosting!
Check out this recipe
Caramel Ginger Date Cake
Gingerbread Bundt Cake
This isn't your average gingerbread cake! Dark, sticky, and deeply spiced, this old-fashioned Gingerbread Bundt Cake is perfect for Christmas–and all winter long!
Check out this recipe

Christmas Cupcake Recipes

Apple Cider Cranberry Cupcakes
These Apple Cider Cranberry Cupcakes are moist (sorry not sorry), delicious apple cider cakes topped with sweet-tart cranberry Swiss meringue buttercream. Fall in cupcake form! <3
Check out this recipe
Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes
Decadent mocha cupcakes topped with peppermint Swiss meringue buttercream. A taste of the holidays!
Check out this recipe

Christmas Cream Puff Recipes

Cookie Dough Cream Puffs
These Cookie Dough Cream Puffs are filled with a smooth, fluffy, safe-to-eat chocolate chip cookie dough, then drizzled with dark chocolate ganache!
Check out this recipe
Pecan Pie Cream Puffs
These Pecan Pie Cream Puffs are brown sugar craquelin cream puffs filled with pecan pie filling and bourbon whipped cream!
Check out this recipe
pecan pie cream puff on top of measuring cup

I hope that this list has inspired you to whip up something sweet to make your holiday season even sweeter! Whatever 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

Christmas Gifts for Bakers

Updated 12/4/2021

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