Choosing the right irresistible winter holiday deserts can be a little overwhelming, since we all have the family favorite go to’s. But, sometimes it’s nice to throw in a little unexpected treat. Maybe just a twist on that traditional family recipe can be a pleasant surprise ( well, in my case I’ve had a few that weren’t so pleasant, but I tried).
So this time be daring, throw caution to the wind… stare that recipe straight in the face… get out that mixing bowl and march with confidence into the land of unknown delights, be brave my dear…be very brave, for you too may hear ” Wow, you really out-did yourself this time!” (what they really mean is …this makes up for all the blunders …oh well, run with it anyways, they mean well.).
Pecan Pie Truffles
Good grief who could possibly resist these bite-size morsels of pecan sweetness covered in chocolate. These would make a great hostess gift, and be sure to include the recipe, this will be one of those go to’s.
Oh, not to mention these can be made ahead of time and just freeze for later, that’s a real holiday time-crunch bonus.
The secret to this apple pie is to choose hard tart apples like Honeycrisp.
This will give the pie that delicious flavor that no one can resist. Who doesn’t like apple? For the full recipe click here?
Triple Berry Pie Filled with raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. An added bonus it’s amazingly sweet with a lot less sugar than most recipes call for. And the blend of berries is such a nice change from the ordinary recipe.
For the full recipe just click here, it also includes a recipe for the “Perfect Pie Crust”.
Apple Crisp is one of those favorite falls desserts, especially when using those fresh picked apples direct from the orchard . Our family, like most, enjoy that great apple cinnamon spice aroma drifting through the house on a nice fall day. And when fresh out of the oven, maybe served with your favorite topping, mmm…it really fills the soul with old-fashioned goodness.
Be sure to add this recipe to your list of favorites.
White ChocolateSnickerdoodle Blondies
A blend of a butter cake, white chocolate chips and a chewy blondie, simply irresistible. A great addition to that dessert tray, you can find the recipe here.
Raspberry Crumb Bars
Filled with raspberry preserves and a buttery crumb crust, it’s hard to resist these all time favorites.
They make a great treat for those weekend get togethers, just click here for the recipe.
Double Layer Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake
Wow…how delicious and decadent is this !
This is such a wonderful two for, cheesecake and pumpkin pie, it’s truly a recipe that will be handed down for generations.
My suggestion is to take one slice before serving, place it in the fridge. Then after everyone has retired for the evening, take that slice, cuddle up in your favorite chair, and savor every last morsel of this decadent delicacy guilt free…you deserve it. Click for the full recipe.
Triple Citrus Pound Cake
Another beautiful treat from Better Homes and Gardens, it’s almost to gorgeous to slice, and it will certainly be the crown jewel on the dessert table.
The refreshing citrus flavors in this recipe adds so much zest to the holiday dessert menu.