Growing up, we’ve all had our fair share of fruitcake around the holidays. Don’t get us wrong, there’s nothing wrong with the rich, sweet, and nutty dish that’s typically served during holidays or celebrations, but there’s plenty more delicious holiday desserts to try out this season. Give your sweet tooth a ride with these seven great holiday desserts everyone will love.
Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce
This signature dessert from New Orleans is a classic Creole dish, and the puffed up, golden brown texture served with warm sauce is too good not to try.
A classic and simple dish like pecan pie brings your level of holiday entertaining up a notch. The perfect combination of sweet and salty is paired with a burst of cinnamon in this no frills recipe.
This french-style tart uses buttery, caramel-coated pears wrapped in a delicious flaky crust and looks amazing. The pear galette deserves a spot on any holiday menu.
German Chocolate Cake
Okay, this one is indulgent. Say it with us — IN-DUL-GENT! This show-stopping German chocolate cake has a gooey coconut and toasted pecan filling, a rich chocolate cake, and a creamy chocolate buttercream on top.
Always a classic in taste and tradition, the simple sugar cookie stands the test of time when it comes to holiday sweets. The key is to make dough that makes for perfectly cut-out cookie shapes.
There’s something so decadent about the creamy taste of melt-in-your mouth fudge. A great neighbor gift or a great after-dinner treat, fudge is a top candidate for holiday desserts.
Yule Log Cake
If you’ve yet to have a yule log cake at Christmas have you ever really experienced Christmas? The Bûche de Noël cake is a French Christmas tradition that dates back to the 19th century, and it’s still around for good reason. Don’t let the shape intimidate you, it’s an easy and fun one to make.
Put your baking skills to the test and think outside of the box this holiday season with one of these great holiday desserts. You can also find more great cooking and lifestyle tips in the Vive blog.