The Most Delicious Recipes For Holiday Desserts

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The Most Delicious Recipes For Holiday Desserts

November 22, 2022
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The Most Delicious Recipes For Holiday Desserts

Recipes for holiday desserts are pretty abundant on the internet, but we think this collection of traditional holiday desserts from our California Grown Creators will really wow you and your family and friends this holiday season.

From fruitcakes to cookies – we have gathered the best of the best all in one place so you don’t even have to search!

Traditional recipes for holiday desserts to make this season.

Carols and tales of holidays past are full of stories about traditional recipes for holiday desserts like Sugar Plums and Fruitcake, but have you ever actually indulged in them? This year we welcome you to explore the classic desserts of the holiday season. One delicious bite at a time.

Traditional Sugar Plums

Are sugar plums real? Yes!!

This traditional holiday candy is made of dried fruit, toasted nuts, and crunchy sugar.

This recipe from the G Free Foodie is completely delicious and incredibly easy to make. Taste one, and you’ll find most of the holiday flavors you love are wrapped up in one bite!

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A figgy pudding being drizzled with caramel.

Red Wine-Laced Figgy Pudding

Our recipe for figgy pudding is a real showstopper! From the devilishly easy-to-make batter that has a medley of dried California figsprunes, and dates. To its trifecta of dessert flavor combinations; red wine, dark chocolate, and warm caramel sauce. This sensational dessert hits every desired note from start to finish!

Click here for this recipe for holiday dessert.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Butter Pie

You read that right! Pupkin. Butter. Pie. This delicious twist on the traditional holiday dessert recipe is from Alison of A Girl Defloured.

Alison uses pumpkin puree to make the pumpkin butter which becomes the filling of this incredible pie!

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Sweet Potato Sour Cream Cake

This recipe from Bakes by Brown Sugar combines cooked sweet potatoes with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger to create an incredibly flavored cake. Sour cream helps create a tender crumb and a bit of bourbon adds a hint of sweetness. 

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Torta Caprese

Torta Caprese, a classic Italian flourless chocolate cake, is a decadent and rich dessert made with almond flour, dark chocolate, and eggs. This refined sugar-free and dairy-free version from Nom Nom Paleo is just as delicious and easy to make as the original!

Click here for this recipe for holiday dessert.

Flourless Chocolate Tart With Pistachio Crust

Luscious dark chocolate filling and a colorful pistachio crust make this chocolate tart from G Free Foodie a dessert that not only might be the best thing you ever tasted, but the prettiest thing you’ve ever made.

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Gluten-Free Bake & Eat Fruitcake

This Gluten-Free Fruitcake recipe from This Mess is Ours is low on booze and perfect for those of us that are a bit impatient and don’t want to wait for the aging process to indulge in a slice.

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Cardamom Cake with Maple Buttercream

This Cardamom Cake recipe from Britney Breaks Bread is fluffy and moist spiced cake layered with salted maple buttercream! Each bite is bursting with cardamom flavor with creamy hint of maple for a delightfully cozy dessert. Enjoy with a scoop of ice cream for a delightful holiday dessert!

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Vegan Peppermint Brownies

This one-bowl brownie recipe from Displaced Housewife is so flipping delicious no one will suspect that they are vegan.

Rebecca uses a combination of pureed California prunes, flaxseeds, and olive oil to create holiday magic.

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Aged Gluten-Free Fruitcake Recipe with Citrus

This Aged Gluten-Free Fruitcake recipe from This Mess is Ours is not as dense as other fruitcakes, is heavy on the citrus, and is steeped in booze and tradition.

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Maple Apple Pie

This classic apple pie recipe from Britney Breaks Bread is enhanced with a little maple syrup to make a cozy, irresistible pie that tastes heavenly! It has a flaky pie crust and a delicious apple filling that’s caramelized and saucy and spiced to perfection!

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Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

This southern sweet potato pie recipe from Britney Breaks Bread is her family’s recipe that has been passed down for generations! It has an all-butter flaky homemade pie crust and a smooth and creamy brown butter sweet potato filling that will literally melt in your mouth!

This sweet potato pie recipe is the perfect pie for holiday meals.

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Salted Honey Pear Crostata

This perfectly imperfect crostata from Displaced Housewife is stuffed with fresh California Bosc pears and bathed in Salted Honey Caramel. Heaven.

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Apple Cake with Pistachios

This delicious cake from Bakes by Brown Sugar is full of Granny Smith and Fuji apples and crunchy pistachios. The cake is moist and dense with a hint of lemon that pairs really well with the sweetness of the cake and the tart apples. If you’re looking for a recipe for all those apples you just bought or picked this is the one you need.

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Apple Pie Stuffed Cheesecake

This recipe from Britney Breaks Bread has the deliciousness of an apple pie and the decadence of a creamy cheesecake! It’s a no-bake cheesecake that’s made with apple pie filling layered inside of a creamy cheesecake and topped with a buttery cinnamon crumble. It’s a cheesecake lover’s dream!

Click here for this recipe for holiday dessert.

This round-up of recipes for holiday desserts wouldn’t be complete without a few cookies! Cookies are one of our favorite holiday desserts because you can bake a big batch to gift to family and friends and still have a few left over for yourself. Winning!

Recipes for cookies to try this holiday season.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Brown Butter

These classic all-American oatmeal raisin cookies from Eat the Love have nutty and fragrant brown butter in the batter to make them best version of oatneal raisin cookies possible!

Click here for this recipe for holiday cookies.

Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

Are you looking for a gluten-free sugar cookie recipe that’s perfect for icing? This Mess is Ours’ gluten-free sugar cookies are heavily vanilla-scented and super easy to make. Plus, they roll out in a breeze, don’t spread when baking, and are sturdy enough to decorate with icing! Did we mention how delicious they are?

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Chocolate Chip Christmas Tree Cookie Bars

These cute cookies from Britney Breaks Bread are the perfect way to bring in the holiday season in both a creative and delicious way. These cookie bars are the perfect texture for both crafting and eating. They are full of chocolate chips, brown sugar, and butter which make these treats perfect for the holidays!

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Sugar Plum Shortbread Cookies

This tender buttery cookie from This Mess is Ours is laced with all the makings of traditional sugar plums folded into the batter like finely diced California prunes, cranberries, dates, and almonds.

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Noni’s Italian Walnut Shortbread Cookie Recipe

These cookies from Salt & Wind are always a hit because of their texture and subtle flavor. They’re a perfect mix of crumbly and chewy and a bit sweet and salty. The butter makes these cookies super tasty. We bet you can’t eat just one!

Click here for this recipe for holiday cookies.

Gluten-Free Jam-Filled Thumbprint Cookies

Wheat by the Wayside’s Thumbprint Cookies filled with your favorite jam are the perfect holiday bite!

These buttery shortbread cookies are rolled in coconut and are so easy to make! The cookies pictured are filled with apricot and raspberry jam but you can choose your favorite!

Click here for this recipe for holiday cookies!


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