Holiday Sweets

Spice up your holiday table with a surprising dessert.
Text by Jacquelyne Froeber

The standard pumpkin pie signifies the holiday season, but why not shake things up this year? The following recipes will satisfy any sweet tooth. And who knows―you may inspire a new tradition.

Caramelized Pumpkin Crostata
Using two small pumpkins and a homemade caramel sauce, this dessert is worth the extra prep and bake time.

Pumpkin–Cream Cheese Napoleons

Pumpkin butter, pumpkin pie filling, and pumpkin pie spice combine to create a triple threat treat. Top each fluffy square with a dollop of whipped cream.

Cranberry Pies
Running short on time? This simple recipe tastes amazing. The combination of cream cheese and real cranberries almost guarantees a second helping.

Pear-Cranberry Crisp
Make this warm treat on a cold day. We love the mix of tart and sweet fruit flavors with crunchy oats and chopped pecans. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a glass of milk.

Pumpkin Rice Pudding
In Korea, Thanksgiving means the new rice harvest. Celebrate in your home with this unique combination of vanilla bean, orange zest, short-grain rice, and canned pumpkin. Serve warm with a pinch of brown sugar.