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21 Sweets and Treats to Serve at Your Christmas Table

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It’s that time of year again, Christmas will be here before we know it! While the main part of your Christmas dinner might be planned and the side dishes selected, have you thought about what you are going to serve after dinner?

There is no better way to cap the perfect holiday get together than with a carefully selected after dinner treat. From full desserts to small treats and snacks, here are 21 different ways to wrap up your holiday meal!

eggnog crème brûlée in a white ramekin with sugared cranberries on top.
4.6 stars (57 ratings)

5-Ingredient Eggnog Crème Brûlée

Decadently delicious, eggnog crème brûlée makes the perfect ending for your Christmas dinner. It's a luscious dessert of creamy custard with the rich flavor of eggnog hidden under a crunchy layer of brûléed sugar. It may look fancy, but with only five ingredients, it's easier than you would expect. Even better, you can make it in advance and brûlée the tops just prior to serving.
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Square image of a serving of blackberry crumble pie with the remaining pie in the background.
4.3 stars (12 ratings)

Homemade Blackberry Pie with Buttery Crumble Topping

With a classic pie crust on the bottom and a buttery crumble on top, you no longer have to choose between crumble or pie—you get to have both with this homemade blackberry crumble pie! Recipe tested with both fresh and frozen blackberries, this baked fruit-filled pie is ready to serve warm in 90 minutes. 
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Close up shot of brown butter roasted pecans in a white dish on a dark gray background with red plaid and Christmas lights in the background.
4.3 stars (18 ratings)

Brown Butter Roasted Pecans

Brown butter roasted pecans with honey and sage are salty, savory, with a hint of sweet. Delicious with cheese boards, cookie tables, and cocktails bars.
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Overhead view of a gingerbread cookie on a white plate
4.8 stars (6 ratings)

Easy Gingerbread Cookies

Made with molasses and the perfect blend of ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and clove, these Easy Gingerbread Cookies are crisp on the outside with a soft middle. They are the Christmas gingerbread cookies that belong on every dessert table and at every cookie swap!
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Butterscotch apple crumble with butterscotch sauce drizzled on top on a white plate.
4.8 stars (35 ratings)

Butterscotch Apple Crisp

This butterscotch apple crisp is easier than apple pie! Granny smith apples, tossed in a sweet bourbon butterscotch sauce, and finished with a buttery streusel topping.
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Mini apple pies on a white plate.
4.9 stars (54 ratings)

Mini Apple Pies

Apples and dates meet sugar and spice in these bite sized mini apple pies. A delightfully simple way to satisfy your holiday sweet tooth.
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Angled view of pavlova topped with fruit
4.7 stars (13 ratings)

Easy Pavlova Recipe

Made with egg whites, sugar and heavy cream Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert with a crisp outside and marshmallow-like inside. Follow the tips below for the perfect pavlova every time!
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Citrus dream tart on a white marble cake stand, surrounded by half slices of blood orange and grapefruit.
4.9 stars (15 ratings)

Citrus Dream Tart

Citrus Dream Tart, a decadent winter time dessert with layers of shortbread cookie, grapefruit blood orange curd, and toasted swiss meringue. It will delight your taste buds. 
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Square image of blackberry white chocolate pots de creme in a glass jar surrounded by white chocolate shavings.
4.5 stars (8 ratings)

Blackberry White Chocolate Pots de Creme

Blackberry white chocolate pots de creme: single serve cups of creamy white chocolate custard layered with homemade blackberry sauce. This is the elegant dessert you need for your next date night. #ad
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An apple cinnamon roll with vanilla bean cream cheese icing on a white plate with a blue background.
4.9 stars (10 ratings)

Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Made for fall weekends, holiday mornings, and special occasions, these apple cinnamon rolls with fresh apples and cream cheese frosting are an upgrade on classic homemade cinnamon rolls.
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A close-up of a single serving of spiced pear cobbler with a dollop of sweet cream ice cream on top and two pears in the background.
5 stars (18 ratings)

Spiced Pear Cobbler

Spiced pear cobbler with a buttermilk biscuit topping. Layers of juicy, spiced pears, and tender buttery biscuits. All the flavors of fall.
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Square image of cinnamon twists in a white jug, with cinnamon sticks scattered in the front and more cinnamon sticks on a cooling rack in the background.
4.5 stars (34 ratings)

Cinnamon Twists

Cinnamon Twists are a buttery, flaky, sweet treat with the taste of homemade. Great for entertaining, add them to the menu for your next brunch, bridal or baby shower, or holiday party.
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Ultimate Holiday Rice Krispies® Treats: smooth peanut butter, creamy caramel, and rich dark chocolate come together to make your holiday treat making magic.
4.7 stars (6 ratings)

Holiday Rice Krispies® Treats

Indulge in these delightful Holiday Rice Krispies Treats: Peanut butter Rice Krispies® treats topped with caramel and chocolate.
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Blackberry lime tart decorated with edible flowers and blackberries.
4.9 stars (27 ratings)

Blackberry Lime Tart

Blackberry Lime Tart. Layers of crumbly shortbread, lime curd, and blackberry coulis come together to delight your tastebuds in this elegant, gourmet dessert. 
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Bourbon caramel popcorn. Crunchy popcorn coated with a special bourbon caramel sauce, great for movie night, holiday parties, and homemade gifts.
4.9 stars (49 ratings)

Bourbon Caramel Popcorn

Bourbon caramel popcorn. Crunchy popcorn coated with a special bourbon caramel sauce, great for movie night, holiday parties, and homemade gifts.
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close-up of caramel chocolate thumbprint cookies, one with a bite taken out of it
4.8 stars (14 ratings)

Caramel Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Made with chocolate shortbread dough and homemade caramel sauce, these Caramel Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are an delicious holiday treat. They're the perfect balance of sweet and salty, guaranteed to be a hit among family, friends, and coworkers. Perfect for cookie trays too!
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Baked Eggnog Donuts

Baked Eggnog Donuts

These eggnog donuts are baked, made with real homemade eggnog, and topped with a sweet and shiny eggnog glaze.
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Lemon Raspberry Bars Recipe - The Cookie Rookie® (VIDEO!!)

Lemon Raspberry Bars Recipe – The Cookie Rookie® (VIDEO!!)

Lemon Raspberry Bars are a delicious and easy dessert to serve for any holiday, party, or summer afternoon. Perfect for Easter or any occasion!
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Cream Cheese Mints

Cream Cheese Mints

Cream Cheese Mints are buttery, melt-in-your-mouth candies full of peppermint, cream cheese, and powdered sugar. Easily made in minutes for holidays!
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Persimmon Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting

Persimmon Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting

Moist and delicious persimmon bread, with the flavors of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger. The cream cheese frosting is optional!
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Dutch Butter Cake (Boterkoek) with Almonds - Bowl of Delicious

Dutch Butter Cake (Boterkoek) with Almonds – Bowl of Delicious

This Dutch Butter Cake (Boterkoek) is simply flavored with almond extract and decorated with sliced almonds. Makes two cakes and freezes well.
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