If you have a sweet tooth, you probably look forward to festive holiday desserts all year round. Celebrate the holidays this year with some traditional desserts like pie, marzipan, and fudge. To help you out, we’ve opened the hatch on the Food Monster App and found 15 traditional holiday desserts for you to make this season.
Source: Mini Rose Apple Pies
These picture-perfect Mini Rose Apple Pies by Courtney West are a fantastic treat for any fall gathering, or if you feel like giving yourself a treat. The rose center is made from Pink Pearl apples, a seasonal apple with a vibrant pink center. Their flavor is the perfect balance of sweet and tart with floral undertones that are punctuated by freshly ground cardamom and sugar.
Source: Gingersnap Pumpkin Pie
This delicious Gingersnap Pumpkin Pie by Courtney West starts with a gingersnap cookie crust that’s then topped with a smooth, creamy pumpkin pie filling that’s spiced with pumpkin pie spice and cardamom for an extra layer of warmth. Top with coconut whipped cream for the ultimate dessert experience.
3. Carrot and Zucchini Fruit Cake With Roasted Cashew Caramel
This delicious and nourishing cake by Karen Kitto is full of fruits and vegetables! The cake is filled with in-season zucchini and carrots and is then topped with a rich, decadent caramel frosting made from dates, maple syrup, and coconut cream. This fruit cake is the perfect dessert for sweet tooths who are on the hunt for nutritious sweet options.
Source: Apple Marzipan Galette
Natasha Minocha‘s rustic, free form Apple Marzipan Galette is a breeze to make. It is awesome with any fruit of your choice or even with vegetables! You can make it as fancy as you like or keep them absolutely simple. Like with this recipe, if you don’t want to bother with marzipan, just apples tossed with a bit of cinnamon powder, maybe some brown sugar would be fabulous.
Source: Tres Leches Flan
Alejandra Olmedo‘sTres Leches Flan is a Mexican sweet that is traditionally made using milk, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and eggs. In this simple recipe, three kinds of non-dairy milk are used and cornstarch takes the place of eggs. Served with syrup and fresh fruit, this treat has a rich, custard-like texture that just melts in your mouth!
Source: Cinnamon Sugar Pizelles
Jesse Jane Lee‘s Chocolate Coated Hazelnut Truffles have a smooth hazelnut center covered in delicious dark chocolate. These decadent truffles are vegan and gluten free! They are super easy to make and low in sugar because they are sweetened with maple syrup and stevia.
You have got to try Kirsten Kaminski‘s much healthier and vegan version of the traditional custard! These cute little Chocolate and Vanilla Custard Cakes are topped with delicious coconut whipped cream. If you like custard, you’ll love these!
Source: Gingerbread Tartlets
Holly Jade‘s little Gingerbread Tartlets are filled with warming ginger spice. The tartlet case is a lightly baked coconut base with a ginger cream filling, topped off with a drizzle of vegan white chocolate, a dash of ground ginger, crumbled gingerbread cookies, and a cute lil’ gingerbread man.
Source: Raw Chocolate Caramel Bars
Source: Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake
The holidays are upon us, and it’s time to start acting like it with Travis Piper‘s Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake. This is the most decadent, righteous chocolate creation, made all that much better with a healthy dose of peppermint–lots of minty extract and a whole load of candy canes. The triple chocolate comes from cocoa powder, dark chips, and ganache.
Source: Chocolate Chip Panettone
Panettone is a type of dessert bread typically speckled with candied fruit from Milan that is served for Christmas dessert in Italy, other European countries, and some South American countries. Victoria Jackson‘s gluten-free version of a Chocolate Chip Panettone is made with brown rice flour, almond flour, and walnut flour, giving it a dense texture and delicious nutty flavor enhanced by natural sweeteners like banana and maple syrup. It’s speckled with chocolate chips or you can go the traditional route and add candied fruits.
Source: Gingerbread Mince Pies
Need a last minute holiday treat? Rachel Clarke‘s delicious mini Gingerbread Mince Pies outdo themselves in taste. They can be filled with whatever type of mincemeat you like, whether it’s grandma’s classic recipe or mincemeat from a jar and they’re topped with homemade gingerbread and a sprinkle of confectioners’ sugar to make them look snowy. Be sure to double the batch because it’s guaranteed that people will want seconds!
Hayley Canning‘s gluten-free Sweet Spiced Orange Cranberry Bread is not only healthy, but it’s so delicious too! While it’s baking your home will smell so festive, thanks to a blend of warming spices. This can be enjoyed at any time of day and is even healthy enough for breakfast. It tastes great on it’s own, or with cranberry jam, or even toasted with your favourite spread.
What’s the best way to spread some holiday cheer? Karen Kitto‘s decadent white chocolate fudge that’s speckled with sweet cranberries and crunchy pistachios; presenting Cranberry and Pistachio White Chocolate Fudge. Gift this to the foodie (or anybody!) in your life and you’re sure to make them smile. Made with all natural ingredients like cashews and cocoa butter, it has a creamy color from being sweetened with maple syrup.
Tis the season for giving, so give yourself a real treat with these yummy desserts. Treat yourself! If you’re looking to please a crowd, don’t forget the appetizers!
Sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect recipe, but we got you covered. For more awesome ideas you should check out the Food Monster App. It’s called a monster for a reason; the app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to ten new recipes per day. It’s available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. How cool is that?!
Lead image source: Gingerbread Tartlets