Fall and Winter Holiday Desserts

Enjoy our favorite seasonal dessert recipes, from apple pie to lemon soufflé, organized by flavor.
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Roll up your sleeves and dig into some of the best recipes of the season. Inspired by top-notch ingredients and practical techniques, we've put together menus and serving ideas for the food you want to cook right now.

Whether you've been invited to dinner and want to show up with the perfect dessert, or you're hosting your own holiday bash and need some sweet ideas, here are two dozen of our favorite fall and winter treats.

Apple, Pear, Plum
These fruit-filled finales go with almost any meal.

Apple Cider Crisp
Apple Pie Crumble
Caramel-Apple Tart
Plum Phyllo Pouches
Pear Tart
Poached Pears in Red Wine

Chocolate and Nuts
Thanks to intense flavors and textures, each bite of these desserts delivers a serving of satisfaction.

Chocolate Marshmallow Bark
Chocolate Walnut Cake
Dark Chocolate Cake
Marble Pound Cake
Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes with Cookie Crusts
Pecan Tartlets
Whipped Cream Chocolate Pie

A bright treat after a serious holiday feast.

Creamy Lemon Pie
Honey-Rum Marinated Oranges
Individual Lemon Souffles
Lemon Bars
Lemon Cookie Snaps
Lemon-Lime Cookie Crisps

Want pumpkin flavor but tired of pie? Try it in custard, muffins and more.

Praline-Pumpkin Cake
Grandma's Pumpkin Muffins
Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust
Pumpkin Flan
Baked Pumpkin Custards

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