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20 Best holiday dessert recipes

All kinds of festive, tasty treats!

We've rounded up the best SheKnows winter holiday dessert recipes into one place. All you need to do is make them and enjoy!

What is a holiday celebration without at least one dessert on the table? Not much of a party at all! Below you'll find 20 of our best recipes with goodies like the trusty staples of cookies, cakes and pies.

We've also included some desserts that are sure to wow your friends and family, such as the festive cream puff Christmas tree and the cherry-filled gingerbread tarts — when a regular gingerbread surprises your guests at the first bite!

During this holiday season, you won't serve just one dessert because you'll want to try many when faced with the exciting choices below. Happy baking!

1. Gingerbread chocolate chip cookies

Gingerbread chocolate chip cookies

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Everybody loves a chocolate chip cookie. This one gives the classic a holiday spin with the taste of gingerbread.

2. Stuffed and baked pear dumplings

Stuffed and baked pear dumplings

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Elegant baked pears can be stuffed with anything you like. They're wrapped with premade dough and are deceptively simple to make.

3. Caramel apple pie

Caramel apple pie

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We've added depth and richness to ordinary apple pie by incorporating caramel into the filling. It will be a surefire hit at your holiday party.

4. Chocolate raisin apple pie

Chocolate raisin pie |

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With the smooth appeal of cake and the crunchy appeal of pie, this is a tart and tasty combination dreamed up in holiday heaven.

5. Spice cake with apple cider caramel sauce

 Spice cake with apple cider caramel sauce

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Special is what you get when you mix a regular box mix with a homemade apple cider caramel sauce slathered on top of a Bundt cake.

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