I don’t know about you, but when the holidays roll around, I just want to binge-watch holiday programs and bake up a storm. Of course, there will always be those traditional holiday recipes we all turn to this time of year. But it’s always fun to add a few festive new recipes to the mix, am I right?
Enter Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship. Not only is this merry little culinary competition fantastic for picking up kitchen tricks, but it’s also a rich source of fresh holiday fare. Sure, some of it is a bit complex for the baking beginner. However, there are novel twists on holiday classics in equal measure.
From a pumpkin pie topped with rum cheesecake to a cake filled with butternut squash pudding, there’s plenty of inspiration to get you through your holiday baking craze. Here are the recipes I can’t wait to try in my own kitchen this year (albeit sans the watchful eyes of judges Duff Goldman, Lorraine Pascale and Nancy Fuller).