10 Easy Holiday Dessert Recipes You Need for Hosting

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season… We go right from Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas. Mix with that a hectic work schedule and busy family life and it’s a wonder that anyone can get a home cooked meal (or dessert) on the dinner table this time of year!

My goal here at Midwest Foodie is to take at least one of those important tasks off your plate (pun intended!). I focus on creating and sharing simple recipes that are approachable for even the most novice home cook. Your dinner doesn’t need to have exotic or expensive ingredients. Your desserts don’t need to be extravagant works of art that take hours to prepare. Focus on seasonal, local products that fit into your budget and just keep it simple!

Focus on the things that bring you joy this time of year and let go of the things that don’t. Something that brings me joy around the holidays? Dessert, dessert and more dessert. And then another helping of dessert!

Take some of pressure off this holiday season and let me help you find the perfect dessert for your family get together! Whether you’re hosting guests from out of town, or traveling to the in-laws, these easy holiday desserts are guaranteed to be simple, quick and delicious!

All your favorite seasonal flavors are showcased below including everything from a classic apple galette to white chocolate chai cookies to pumpkin cheesecake bars!

1. The Easiest Apple Galette Ever

An apple galette baked in a cast iron pan garnished with caramel sauce pecans and a big scoop of ice cream

2. Spiced White Wine Poached Pears

3. The Easiest Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

A tower of pumpkin cheesecake bars stacked and drizzled with caramel then topped with pecans and whipped cream

4. One Bowl Fudgey Pecan Brownies

A stack of homemade one bowl fudge pecan brownies served on a white plate

5. Easy Bailey’s Chocolate Dessert Pots

Three pots of baileys chocolate dessert pots garnished with bits of chopped chocolate

6. Pumpkin Custard Recipe

7. The Easiest Turtle Cheesecake Bars

A tower of stacked turtle cheesecake bars loaded with chocolate caramel and pecans

8. Best Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies baked and topped with sugar and white icing

9. Easy Dulce de Leche Chocolate Cake

Dulce de leche chocolate cake frosted and sliced waiting to be eaten

10. White Chocolate Chai Cookies

White chocolate chai cookies on a sheet of parchment paper on top of a cooling rack

 

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One Comment

  1. That’s an amazing collection of holiday desserts.. loved all the ideas in here.. pinning it ahead.. 😀

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