100+ List of Traditional Christmas Desserts from A to Z

by Gina Elizabeth
List of Traditional Christmas Desserts

With this festive listicle of traditional Christmas desserts, we’ve got you covered. 

Everyone’s got their own, Christmas dessert traditions so we rounded up the most popular ones.

Eat, drink, and be merry with these classic (must-try) Christmas dessert ideas!


Traditional Christmas Desserts That Start With A

What are some traditional Christmas desserts that start with the letter A?

  1. Amish White Christmas Pie – This is a no-bake pie. A creamy coconut pie flavored with vanilla and almond, topped with whipped cream and strawberries! Easy and delicious!
  2. Apple Cranberry Dumplings – A baked or boiled pastry-wrapped Christmas dessert. The hole from the core may be filled with cinnamon, butter and sugar and dried cranberries.
  3. Almond-Filled Stollen – A fruit bread of nuts, spices, and dried or candied fruit, coated with powdered sugar or icing sugar and often containing marzipan. It is a traditional German bread eaten during the Christmas season.
  4. Applesauce – Peeking into Bob Cratchit’s Christmas with the Ghost of Christmas Past, Scrooge sees that the family’s meager but meaningful Christmas dinner consists of apple sauce, mashed potatoes and a roast goose.
  5. Apple Pie – An American classic, this dessert is made from cooked apples inside a pie crust. First step: Apple picking. Next step: PIE!
  6. Angel Food Cake – The perfect Christmas dessert! A spongy cake made with egg whites, flour, and sugar. A slice of the holidays in every bite.
  7. Almond Cookies – Cookies = Christmas. An easy cookie made of almond flour, almond extract, and sliced almonds.
  8. Acorn Squash Pie – An appealing alternative to pumpkin pie, these small pies are filled with acorn squash, a delicious yet underused vegetable. Cornmeal gives the crust texture and enhances the pies; slightly nutty flavor.
  9. Apricot and Walnut Fruit Cake – Christmas Apricot and Walnut Fruitcake is alcohol free and loaded with walnuts, and candied and dried fruit!
  10. Avocado & Strawberry Cheesecake – This easy no-bake, red & green dessert relies on the smooth, creamy texture of avocado to form a stiff, custardy base — no gelatin required. Top with a red fruit like cherries, strawberries, or raspberries for a festive feel.
  11. Arrowroot Reindeer Cookies – Christmas reindeer cookies are perfect your next Christmas meal.
  12. Angel Wings – Angel wings are a traditional sweet crisp pastry made out of dough that has been shaped into thin twisted ribbons, deep-fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar.
  13. Arctic Roll – This rich, decadent alternative Christmas dessert has all you need for the perfect Christmas dinner finale. A British ice cream cake made of vanilla ice cream wrapped in a thin layer of sponge cake to form a roll, with a layer of cranberry flavored sauce between the sponge and the ice cream.
  14. Apple Strudel – A special treat for the holidays is this special Christmas strudel recipe packed full of mincemeat, apples, spices, and sugar.
  15. Almond Cookies – An easy holiday cookie that’s a favorite at Christmas time! Make a double batch and share with friends!
  16. Anzac Cookie – Another cookie to add to your Christmas collection, they’re made using rolled oats, flour, sugar, butter, golden syrup, baking soda, boiling water, and desiccated coconut. 
  17. Ambrosia – The Christmas version of the classic dessert salad includes the the addition of cranberry sauce and pecans to make it more seasonally festive.
  18. Australian Christmas Pavlova – Nothing says Christmas in Australia like the iconic pavlova! This is the ultimate Aussie twist – combined with the colors and flavors of the classic Iced VoVo!
  19. Arroz Con Dulce (Rice Pudding) – Arroz con dulce is a traditional Christmas dessert in Puerto Rico and several other island countries. Festive spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cloves give it that holiday flavor.
  20. Apple Frangipane Tart – Make a change from the usual Christmas desserts with this tart made from apples in spice and wine, pressed into frangipane.
  21. Applesauce Crumb Cake – Christmas morning brunch and a piece of the best ever apple crumb cake are the perfect match. Sweetened sauce made from apples and sugar, this cake is moist on the inside and crunchy on top.
  22. Affogato with Spiced Ice Cream – Christmas Affogato, an Italian coffee-based dessert. It usually takes the form of a scoop of gelato or ice cream topped or “drowned” with a shot of hot espresso.
  23. Almond Shortbread Cookies – Part of Christmas tradition in Greece.
  24. Allahabadi Fruit Cake – Allahabadi cake is a Christmas rum cake popularly prepared for consumption during Christmastide by the Christian population of India and Pakistan.
  25. Apfelkuchen – Apple cake made in Germany. Adapted for the Christmas holiday, simply swap out the traditional raisins for fresh cranberries, and use Christmas spices to add a festive flavor.
  26. Allerheiligenstriezel – A braided yeast pastry still baked in Dresden as a Christmas specialty. It consists of flour, eggs, yeast, shortening or butter, raisins, milk, salt, and decorating sugar or poppy seeds.

Traditional Christmas Desserts That Start With B

What are some traditional Christmas desserts that start with the letter B?

  1. Bolo Rei – Also known as a three king’s cake, is a cake associated in many countries with Epiphany.
  2. Buche de Noel – This stupendous, classic holiday dessert is an elegant French dessert — so called because it looks like a log, or bûche
  3. Buccellato – A Sicilian circular cake. Buccellato contains figs and nuts. It is traditionally associated with Christmas in Sicily.
  4. Baked Alaska – Just add a hint of peppermint to make it festive.
  5. Brownies – Square or rectangular chocolate dessert bars. Brownies may be either fudgy or cakey, depending on their density. 
  6. Box Cake – Hundreds of delicious Christmas cake recipes start with a box cake mix. Easier than baking it from scratch.
  7. Banana Bread – Holiday Cinnamon Banana Bread tastes like Christmas it’s so festive.
  8. Buckle – Scrumptious cake filled with fresh cranberries, candied orange peel and crystallized ginger. A buckle is a single-layer cake with berries or cut-up fruit in the batter, giving it a “buckled,” or indented, appearance.
  9. Banoffee Pie – This make-ahead dessert is just what you need for all holidays. A pie that’s a combination of ripe bananas, toffee, and a cookie crust.
  10. Bundt Cake – Bundts are the perfect holiday dessert solution for feeding a breakfast crowd. It’s a cake that is baked in a Bundt pan, shaping it into a distinctive doughnut shape.
  11. Biscuits – The British word for cookies. They are usually sweet and may be made with sugar, chocolate, icing, jam, ginger or cinnamon. Cookies = Christmas.
  12. Bailey’s Cheesecake – Cheesecakes are great, boozy ones are better. Baileys Cheesecake has a delicious chocolate cookie crust topped with Irish cream-spiked cheesecake filling and ganache layers.
  13. Brown Betty – The legendary Brown Betty is in the holiday spirit as it resembles a long time favorite treat, Christmas Pudding.
  14. Bananas Foster – With Christmas and New Year’s looming, why not try whipping up an unexpected holiday dessert made from bananas and vanilla ice cream, with a sauce made from butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, dark rum, and banana liqueur.
  15. Buckeyes – Peanut butter fudge buckeyes are you new Christmas tradition.
  16. Black and White Cookies – A black-and-white cookie, half-and-half cookie, or half-moon cookie is a round cookie iced or frosted on one half with vanilla and on the other with chocolate.
  17. Burnt Custard – A classic, everything a rich, silky custard should be. Comforting, satisfy, and just delicious. 
  18. Bumpy Cake – A rich chocolate cake topped with piped lines of sweet frosting and covered in shiny fudge icing. The bumpy texture makes for an artful cross-section of cake each time a serving is sliced.
  19. Bee Sting Cake – A traditional German dessert comprised of two thin layers of yeast cake with a creamy filling, and a crunchy, buttery, honey-and-almond topping. The yeast cake balances out the sweetness of the filling and topping.
  20. Black Bun – Also known as Scotch bun, this fruit cake typically contains raisins, currants, almonds, citrus peel, allspice, ginger, cinnamon and black pepper.
  21. Black Forest Cake – A chocolate sponge cake with a rich cherry filling based on the German dessert Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, literally “Black Forest Cherry-torte”.
  22. Blackout Cake – Sometimes called Brooklyn Blackout cake, is a chocolate cake filled with chocolate pudding and topped with chocolate cake crumbs. 
  23. Blondies – Christmas blondies are loaded with red and green M&Ms, and white chocolate chips.
  24. Bread and Butter Pudding – A traditional bread pudding popular in British cuisine. Slices of buttered bread scattered with raisins are layered in an oven dish, covered with an egg custard mixture seasoned with nutmeg, vanilla, or other spices, then baked.
  25. Baked Rice Pudding – This rice pudding is lovely served warm. This simple old fashioned recipe is easy to make and uses ingredients you may already have on hand!
  26. Broken Glass Jell-O – Also known as Stained Glass Jello. This classic make-ahead dessert recipe looks so lovely on a buffet table and is always a hit at holidays, potlucks, and luncheons!
  27. Biscotti – A crispy cookies that’s perfect for dunking.
  28. Butter Pecan Ice Cream – A popular butter flavored vanilla ice cream with roasted pecans.
  29. Butter Cake – A basic cake made with butter, sugar, eggs, flour, and leavening agents such as baking powder or baking soda.
  30. Baklava – A layered pastry dessert made of filo pastry, is the perfect Christmas gift.
  31. Bear Claw – A sweet, yeast-raised pastry, a type of Danish.
  32. Butterscotch Pudding – A luxuriously creamy and velvet-rich dessert made with salted caramel, fresh whipped cream, and toffee bits.
  33. Birthday Cake – A cake eaten as part of a birthday celebration. It is often layered and frosted. Small lit candles are placed on top representing the celebrant’s age.
  34. Bread Pudding – A bread-based dessert popular in many countries’ cuisines, made with stale bread and milk or cream, generally containing eggs, a form of fat such as oil, butter or suet, and depending on whether the pudding is sweet or savory, a variety of other ingredients.
  35. Baked Cranberry Pudding – An old-fashioned pudding served warm. It’s topped with whipped cream for an elegant look, or in bowls with rich cream poured over.
  36. Buttermilk Pie – It is one of the desperation pies, made using simple, staple ingredients. It is similar to, and sometimes confused with, chess pie, but it does not include cornmeal.
  37. Banbury Cake – A spiced, oval-shaped, currant-filled pastry. Besides currants, the filling typically includes mixed peel, brown sugar, rum, and nutmeg.
  38. Battenberg Cake – A light sponge cake with different sections held together with jam. The cake is covered in marzipan and, when cut in cross section, displays a distinctive two-by-two check pattern colored pink and yellow.
  39. Bulla Cake – A rich Jamaican cake made with molasses and spiced with ginger and nutmeg, sometimes dark-colored and other times light-colored.
  40. Bomboloni – An Italian filled doughnut and is eaten as a snack food and dessert.
  41. Butterkuchen – A simple German butter cake baked on a tray. Flakes of butter are distributed on the dough which, after baking, form the characteristic holes.

Traditional Christmas Desserts That Start With C

What are some traditional Christmas desserts that start with the letter C?

  1. Candy Cane Butter Cookies – Candy Cane Cookies are a popular Christmas cookie. These red and white cane shaped cookies are tender sweet with a lovely buttery almond flavor.
  2. Cassandra’s “Light” Fruitcake – This bourbon-doused fruitcake is sure to turn the taste buds of even the most skeptical holiday guest.
  3. Christmas Spice Cutout Cookies – Traditional spiced cookies cutout in the shape of gingerbread men, christmas trees, stars, candy canes, and other iconic Christmas shapes.
  4. Cranberry Cobbler – Christmas cranberry cobbler is a great dessert on Christmas Eve that tastes even better leftover on Christmas morning.
  5. Caramel Apple Pie – An easy and delicious recipe for salted caramel apple pie with homemade pie crust and salted caramel sauce!
  6. Christstollen – Also known as weihnachtsstollen, it’s a sweet sourdough bread with a distinct cupola shape, is traditionally eaten at Christmas. It contains raisins and candied citrus fruit and is prepared meticulously over several days.
  7. Candy Cane Cheesecake – The holiday cheesecake! Just allspice and cranberries. And top with tiny candy canes and whipped cream. Even Santa would approve.
  8. Chestnut Cake – Chest nuts roasting on an open fire.
  9. Cookies – A baked or cooked food that is typically small, flat and sweet – it usually contains flour, sugar, egg, and some type of oil, fat, or butter, as well as other ingredients such as raisins, oats, chocolate chips, or nuts
  10. Croissants – A buttery, flaky, pastry of Austrian origin – they are crescent shaped and made of a layered yeast-leavened dough
  11. Custard – A dessert made with sweetened milk, cheese, or cream cooked with egg or egg yolk to thicken it, and sometimes also flour, corn starch, or gelatin. 
  12. Coconut Cream Pie – Features a thick and creamy coconut filling, crispy homemade pie crust, mounds of sweet whipped cream, and toasted coconut.
  13. Cupcakes – A small cake designed to serve one person, which may be baked in a small thin paper or aluminum cup. Typically topped with frosting, sprinkles and other decorations.
  14. Coffee Cake – A single layer cake with a sweet, cinnamon-infused flavor and streusel top made from flour, butter, and sugar.
  15. Coconut Cookies – A chewy or crunchy cookies made with shredded coconut.
  16. Carrot Cake – A cake that contains carrots mixed into the batter. Sometimes nuts are added into the cake batter, as well as spices such as cinnamon, ginger and ground mixed spice. 
  17. Chocolate Pudding – A class of desserts in the pudding family with chocolate flavors. 
  18. Cherry Pie – A pie baked with a cherry filling. Traditionally, cherry pie is made with sour cherries rather than sweet cherries. 
  19. Cinnamon Rolls – A sweet baked dough filled with a cinnamon-sugar filling. Made with a rich dough leavened with yeast, their characteristic form is due to rolling a dough sheet containing sweetened cinnamon filling.
  20. Creme Brulee – We highly recommend using a torch to get that perfect caramelized sugar topping.
  21. Caramel Apples – Created by dipping or rolling apples-on-a-stick in hot caramel, sometimes then rolling them in nuts or other small savories or confections, and allowing them to cool.
  22. Chess Pie – The recipe for a classic chess pie is simple—butter, lots of sugar, flour, milk, cornmeal, eggs, and a dash of vinegar (there are also variations like lemon and chocolate).
  23. Coca-Cola Cake – A wonderfully rich and chocolatey southern cake with coca cola in both the cake and icing.
  24. Coconut Cake – A popular dessert in the Southern region of the United States. It is a cake frosted with a white frosting and covered in coconut flakes.
  25. Crunchy Candy Clusters – Cereal and marshmallow clusters are so simple for the holidays.
  26. Caramel Slice – Also known as caramel shortbread, caramel shortcake, caramel squares, millionaire’s shortbread, millionaire’s slice, its a rectangular or sometimes circular dessert topped with caramel and milk chocolate.
  27. Champagne Jellies – Guests will go gaga over these gummy-like champagne treats. Eat them on their own or try dropping them into a glass of wine for a fun treat.
  28. Chancellor’s Pudding – Also known as cabinet pudding or Newcastle pudding, it’s a traditional English steamed, sweet, molded pudding made from some combination of bread or sponge cake or similar ingredients in custard, cooked in a mold faced with decorative fruit pieces such as cherries or raisins, served with some form of sweet sauce.
  29. Clafoutis – A baked French dessert of fruit, traditionally black cherries, arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick flan-like batter. It’ss dusted with powdered sugar and served lukewarm, sometimes with cream.
  30. Cream Pie – It comes in many forms, including vanilla, lemon, lime, peanut butter, banana, coconut, and chocolate. One feature of most cream pies is a whipped cream topping.
  31. Continental Slice – A deliciously gooey, tasty treat. Similar in shape and size to a brownie.
  32. Creamsicle Jell-O Mold – Cubes of fresh gelatin seemingly floating in a sea of wobbly vanilla ice cream.
  33. Creamy Grape Salad – A sweet and sour combination with bright green and purple grapes frosted with silky smooth sour cream and topped with a crunchy pecan. Just imagine big, juicy crisp grapes surrounded by a creamy goodness.
  34. Creme de Menthe Cream Puff Tree – A tower of creme de menthe-flavored puffs makes a spectacular centerpiece for your dessert table.
  35. Country Apple Dumplings – Who knew that fresh apples, crescent roll dough, and citrus soda could make such a wonderful treat!
  36. Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies – A classic for a reason…beloved by all, easy to make, and ready to be paired with milk in just over an hour.
  37. Carrot Cake – Sweet, creamy, and a definite holiday crowd pleaser.

Traditional Christmas Desserts That Start With D

What are some traditional Christmas desserts that start with the letter D?

  1. Danish – Cinnamon apple danish, the ultimate holiday breakfast sweet treat.
  2. Dark Chocolate Mousse – Unlike chocolate pudding, dark chocolate mousse is not cooked. The addition of air leads to a fluffier consistency and lighter texture.
  3. Dutch Butter Cake – A rich, buttery treat that is not really a cake, but is not quite a cookie.
  4. Date Pudding – An English dessert also known as sticky date pudding. It’s a moist sponge cake, made with finely chopped dates, covered in a toffee sauce and often served with a vanilla custard or vanilla ice-cream.
  5. Dobos Torte –  Hungarian sponge cake layered with chocolate buttercream and topped with caramel. 
  6. Dump Cake – A super easy dessert that’s a cross between a cake and a cobbler. It gets its name because all the ingredients are literally dumped into a 9×13 baking dish.
  7. Dundee Cake – A traditional Scottish fruit cake. The cake is often made with currants, sultanas and almonds; sometimes, fruit peel may be added to it.
  8. Donut Icebox Cake – A dessert that sandwiches salted maple whipped cream between donut slices.
  9. Diples – A Greek dessert made of thin sheet-like dough. Similar to angel wings, they are dipped in syrup rather than served dry. The dough is rolled into long, thin strips, fried and folded in hot oil.
  10. Dame Blanche – A sweet dessert consisting of vanilla ice cream with whipped cream, and warm molten chocolate.
  11. Dacquoise – A dessert cake made with layers of almond and hazelnut meringue and whipped cream or buttercream on a buttery biscuit base.
  12. Dulce de Leche – A pudding like dessert from Latin America prepared by slowly heating sugar and milk over a period of several hours.
  13. Do Nothing Cake – This old-fashioned cake gets its name because it’s very easy and is so delicious. You just mix this one with a spoon.
  14. Donut Tiramisu – Mascarpone is whipped with sugar, cocoa powder and salt, then spooned onto coffee-soaked donut halves.
  15. Deep Dish Apple Pie – This deep dish apple pie recipe features layers upon layers of sweet spiced apples nestled in a buttery and flaky pie crust.
  16. Drop Cookies – As the name implies, you make them by dropping spoonfuls of cookie batter onto a baking sheet. Some of the most popular cookie recipes, like sugar and oatmeal raisin, are drop cookies.
  17. Dutch Stroopwafels – It is said that the first stroopwafel was created when a baker sweetened leftover breadcrumbs with a thick syrup.
  18. Doberge Cake – A layered dessert originating in New Orleans, Louisiana, adapted by local baker Beulah Ledner from the Hungarian Dobos torte.
  19. Donauwelle –  A traditional sheet cake popular in Germany and Austria. It is made of layers of plain and chocolate pound cake combined to have a wavy border between them. 

Traditional Christmas Desserts That Start With E

What are some traditional Christmas desserts that start with the letter E?

  1. Egg Nog – Historically also known as a milk punch or an egg milk punch when alcoholic beverages are added, is a rich, chilled, sweetened, dairy-based beverage. It is traditionally made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped egg whites, and egg yolks and served at Christmas Time.
  2. English Pudding – This pudding dessert is a showoff. English pudding is a type of pudding traditionally served as part of the Christmas dinner in Britain, Ireland and in other countries where it has been brought by British and Irish immigrants.
  3. Eggnog Ice Cream – It’s the stuff of your dreams if you’re an ice cream and Christmas fanatic.
  4. Elf On The Shelf Marshmallow Bars – Finally catch that Elf on the Shelf in the midst of his crazy antics with red, green and white marshmallow rice krispies treats.
  5. Eclairs – For those fancy holiday parties. Get ready for the most decadent Christmas ‘donut’ of your life. Just add red and green glaze. So good you don’t miss the donuts!
  6. Eccles Cake – An Eccles cake is a small, round pie stuffed with dried fruits, currants or candied fruit peel. It’s made from a flaky pastry with butter, similar to a turnover. And sometimes topped with demerara sugar and served with a wedge of cheese. Yum!
  7. Egg Custard – You never get tired of the classics. This dessert is based on sweetened milk, cheese, or cream cooked with egg or egg yolk to thicken it, and sometimes also flour, corn starch, or gelatin. It can be baked on its own or in a pie crust.
  8. Earl Grey Cookies – Bet you can’t eat just one. These cookies that have earl grey tea leaves stirred into the batter. Buttery, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookies are accented with aromatic Early Grey. The taste is unexpected, but crazy delicious.
  9. Elephant Ears – All we needed to hear was “Powdered sugar.” A popular, Canadian dessert snack that gets its name from the shape the dough takes once deep-fried – looking very similar to an elephant ear!
  10. English Butter Toffee – You’re better than store-bought toffee. Traditional English toffee is created without nuts, while American toffee is created with a variety of nuts.
  11. Edinburg Rock – Nothing says mic drop like Edinburg Rock. This traditional Scottish, after dinner treat is a confection is made of sugar, water, cream of tartar, colorings and flavorings. It is formed into sticks, and has a soft and crumbly texture. Delicious!
  12. Eierschecke – A layer cake with a base layer of cake, a middle layer of quark cheesecake and a top layer of vanilla custard. Parts of it are covered with a glaze made of cream, whole egg, sugar and flour for thickening.
  13. Entenmann’s Pound Cake – The perfect pound cake. Entenmann’s is an American company that produces baked goods throughout the United States to supermarkets and other retailers. So addictive.
  14. Entremet – SO worth the process. Entremets in French cuisine historically referred to small dishes served between courses but in modern times more commonly refers to a type of dessert. 
  15. Esterházy Torte – Prepare to fall crazy in love with this naked layer cake. Esterházy torta is a Hungarian cake named after Prince Paul III Anton Esterházy de Galántha.
  16. Eton Mess – Sundae, who? Eton mess is a traditional English dessert consisting of a mixture of strawberries, meringue, and whipped cream.
  17. English Trifle – A layered dessert featuring layers of yellow cake, cream, fresh fruit, and jam. You don’t have to eat it all in one sitting, but you probably will anyway.
  18. Elderberry Pie – Some parts of the elderberry bush, when harvested and prepared correctly, are completely safe to eat.
  19. Elegant Cake – Elegant cakes are sophisticated and regal cakes usually served at wedding receptions.
  20. Eves Pudding – Eve’s pudding, also known as Mother Eve’s pudding, is a type of traditional British pudding made from apples baked under a Victoria sponge cake mixture. It’s easy to make at home, now you don’t have to go out to a restaurant for dessert.
  21. Ensaïmada – A pastry product from Spain. The flavor is a balance of sweet, salty, and fat (from the butter, eggs, and lard).
  22. Espresso Slice – Espresso Slice & all things nice. It’s a brownie base, coffee cream layer & a creamy vanilla cheesecake topping.

Traditional Christmas Desserts That Start With F

What are some traditional Christmas desserts that start with the letter F?

  1. Fruit Cake –  Traditional moist fruit cake is made with rum soaked dried fruit, citrus zest, and candied ginger. 
  2. Figgy Pudding – A steamed cakelike, Christmas dessert. Made with eggs, brown sugar, breadcrumbs, spices, dried fruits and, last — but certainly not least — brandy.
  3. French Chocolate Buche De Noel (Yule Log) – The new yule log tradition caught on in spectacular fashion, and the Christmas dessert is now celebrated worldwide.
  4. Finnish Prune Tarts – Traditionally these Christmas tarts are made with a ricotta pastry and filled with a prune jam. 
  5. Funnel Cake – Funnel cake is a lovely light batter fried until golden brown, most often topped with powdered sugar.
  6. Flan – Flan is a European and Latin dessert made up of a caramel topping and custard base that’s made with milk, eggs and sweetener.
  7. Fudge Brownies – Nothing says holiday spirit quite like Christmas fudge brownies.
  8. Frozen Yogurt – A frozen dessert made with yogurt and sometimes other dairy and non-dairy products. Frozen yogurt is a frozen product containing the same basic ingredients as ice cream, but contains probiotic cultures.
  9. French Macaron – A sweet meringue-based confection made with egg white, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond meal, and food coloring.
  10. Fig & Coffee Crumble Cake – Cake and crumble come together to create something truly tasty. Perfect served with tea and coffee, or with a dollop of whipped cream for dessert.
  11. Fritter – Deep-fried cakes of a yeast dough. Fruits (like apples) are coated with batter and deep-fried.
  12. Fat Rascal – Closely related to the historical turf cake, is a type of cake, similar to a scone or rock cake in both taste and ingredients. It originated in Yorkshire at least as early as the 19th century.
  13. Fried Pie – A dessert pie that are similar to a turnover, except smaller and fried. The fruit filling is wrapped in the dough, similar to the dough of a pie crust.
  14. Financier – A small French almond cake, flavored with beurre noisette, usually baked in a small mold. Light and moist with a crisp, eggshell-like exterior, the traditional financier also contains egg whites, flour, and powdered sugar. The molds are usually small rectangular loaves similar in size to petits fours.
  15. Flourless Chocolate Cake – Given the absence of flour, this cake is less cakey and more fudgy in texture, with a bit of airiness from the egg whites that are whipped and then folded into the batter. 
  16. Foam Cake – Cakes with very little (if any) fatty material such as butter, oil or shortening. They are leavened primarily by the air that is beaten into the egg whites that they contain.
  17. Fried Sweet Potato Pies – Creamy sweet potato filling in a buttery pie crust. Fried sweet potato hand pies are so easy to make homemade from scratch!
  18. Figgy Apple Brie Tart – This crisp-edged tart celebrates apples, figs, and cheese in a beautiful tart. 
  19. Fresh Plum Crumb Dessert – Topped with a cinnamon-spiced crumb mixture. It’s a delicious dessert with freshly whipped cream or ice cream.
  20. Fool – Recipes date back to the 1600’s, though the origins of the name are still mysterious. One bite of a creamy Christmas fool, and you won’t care what it’s called.
  21. Finger Buns – A fruit bun popular in Australia, particularly in South Australia and Victoria. At one time it was a bakery and school staple but its popularity has waned.
  22. Frangelico Tart – A tart flavored with Frangelics, a sweet hazelnut liquer.
  23. Fruit Cheesecake – A cheesecake paired with cherries, strawberries, or other fruit. It is a classic combination to balance out the richness.
  24. Fingerprint Cookies – These classic cookies are made with a simple sugar cookie dough, rolled in sparkling sugar, and then indented and filled with jam.
  25. Flourless Applesauce Cake
  26. Farmer’s Daughter Cake – This simple cake is creamy and delicious and the frosting is fudgy and delicious. The cake has no butter or oil in it, just cream. 
  27. Frankfurter Kranz – A cake specialty of Frankfurt, Germany. Preparation starts with the baking of a firm sponge cake in a ring shaped baking tin.
  28. Friand – They are often compared to muffins. Whereas a muffin is light and airy, a friand is rich and dense like a cake.
  29. Fluffy Oatmeal Muffins – This recipe calls for old-fashioned oats. Hot tip: Throw in your other usual oatmeal toppings like raisins or slivered almonds for the perfect muffin.

Traditional Christmas Desserts That Start With G

What are some traditional Christmas desserts that start with the letter G?

  1. Gingerbread Cookies – Typically flavored with ginger, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon and sweetened with honey, sugar or molasses.
  2. Gelatin Mold – Also known as a Jell-O mold, is a brightly colored dessert made of sweetened refrigerated gelatin. It is often layered and displayed before serving to show off its smooth, sculpted shape.
  3. Gelato Ice Cream – A frozen dessert of Italian origin. It is made with a base of 3.25% butterfat whole milk and sugar. It is generally lower in fat than other styles of frozen desserts.
  4. Ginger Snaps – A guaranteed holiday crowd pleaser.
  5. German Bienenstich (Bee Sting Cake)
  6. Gluten-Free Banofee Tarts – This will be a lighter addition to your Christmas desserts!
  7. Golden Graham S’mores
  8. Giant Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich – An ice cream sandwich the size of a regular cake. It’s everything you love about a chocolate chip ice cream cookie sandwich—except the size.
  9. Grilled Apples A La Mode – Wayyy easier to make than you think!
  10. Genoa Cake – It is a variant of the Pandolce cake which originated in 16th century Genoa as a Christmas cake.
  11. German Chocolate Cake – It’s everything you love about Christmas.
  12. Gingerbread House – Santa Clause is coming to town…and staying in your gingerbread house.
  13. Gooey Butter Cake – The yuletide addiction is so real.
  14. Gugelhupf – Rum and eggnog make this fluted tube pan dessert your next family tradition.
  15. Golden Glow Salad – Also known as a Jell-O mold. It is usually sweet and tangy, sometimes creamy or salty, occasionally crunchy and briny.
  16. Green Leprechaun Shortbread – They’re the perfect St. Patrick’s Day dessert and work just as nicely for Christmas.
  17. Gooey Butter Cake
  18. Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake – This dessert even looks like a Christmas party.
  19. Genoise Sponge Cake – A light and fluffy, but also rich and moist cake for the holidays.
  20. Gingerbread Men Cookies
  21. Grandma’s Pecan Rum Bars – Booze takes these pecan bars to a whole other level.
  22. Grasshopper Pie – The green filling is so festive, this will be the new traditional dessert every Christmas at your house.
  23. Grossmutter’s Peppernuts – A tasty yuletide treat. The whole house will smell like anise and you’ll know the holiday season is about to begin.
  24. Gin and Tonic Layer Cake
  25. Green Jell-O Salad – (AKA Mormon Jello Salad) is One Retro Dessert That’s About to Make a Big Comeback

Traditional Christmas Desserts That Start With H

What are some traditional Christmas desserts that start with the letter H?

  1. Huckleberry Pie – Huckleberries are the prefect balance between sweet and tart. As a matter of fact, many describe the taste of huckleberries as a combination of blueberries and cranberries.
  2. Homemade Butterscotch Pudding – Combining caramelized brown sugar and butter with a splash of vanilla and bourbon. Butterscotch pudding is luxuriously creamy and velvet-rich. Top with salted caramel, fresh whipped cream, and toffee bits for a truly unforgettable dessert.
  3. Hazelnut Crumble – Plain flour, butter, hazelnuts, and demerara sugar. The crumble mixture will pair nicely with a variety of fruits to create classics such as apple crumble, rhubarb crumble, or plum crumble.
  4. Hermits Cookies – With their soft and chewy texture, their spicy flavor, and how they’re loaded with raisins, dates, and nuts. The general consensus is that Hermit Cookies were so named because of how long they can be stored.
  5. Hot Cross Buns – A spiced sweet bun usually made with fruit, marked with a cross on the top, and traditionally eaten on Good Friday.
  6. Holiday Watergate Cake – Some say it was named Watergate Cake because of the scandal (the cake has a ‘cover-up’ icing and is full of nuts) and satirically named recipes were a trend at the time.
  7. Heavy Cake – Also known as Hevva cake, it is a cake made from flour, lard, butter, milk, sugar and raisins that originated in Cornwall. Its name is derived from the pilchard industry in Cornwall prior to the 20th century when a ‘huer’ helped locate shoals of fish.
  8. Holiday Snowflake Cake – The coconut sprinkled on this old-fashioned, fluffy white cake gives the impression of snow, without the cold. It’s a beautiful dessert that is fitting for the Holidays.
  9. Honey Cake – A sweet treat many Jews eat on Rosh Hashanah, AKA Jewish New Year, as a symbol of hope for a sweet year to come. This honey cake recipe is deliciously moist with an alluringly crisp edge.
  10. Happy Cake – It is often referred to as Hawaii’s version of a fruit cake.
  11. Herman Cake – A ‘friendship cake’. Similar to the Amish friendship bread, the starter is passed from person to person and continues to grow as it contains yeast and lactic acid bacteria. One starter can, in theory, last indefinitely.
  12. Honey Baked Apples – Filled with honey and cinnamon, simple Honey-Baked Apples are a perfect fall-comfort-food dessert.
  13. Hot Milk Cake – A butter sponge cake from American cuisine. It can be made as a sheet cake or a layer cake, or baked in a tube pan. The hot milk and butter give the cake a distinctive fine-grained texture, similar to pound cake.
  14. Hummingbird Cake – A banana-pineapple spice cake originating in Jamaica and a popular dessert in the southern United States since the 1970s
  15. Hello Dolly Bars – The bars are also known as magic cookie bars, or 7 layer bars. With the combination of pecans, chocolate chips, toasted coconut, and a graham cracker crust, you can’t go wrong.

Traditional Christmas Desserts That Start With I

What are some traditional Christmas desserts that start with the letter I?

  1. Italian Holiday Cookies – These cookies, are also known as “Strufoli”, and bring back Christmas memories.
  2. Ice Cream – A sweetened frozen food typically eaten as a snack or dessert. It may be made from dairy milk or cream and is flavored with a sweetener, either sugar or an alternative, and a spice, such as cocoa or vanilla, or with fruit such as strawberries or peaches.
  3. Irish Coffee Soda Bread Pudding – A pudding dessert made with the addition of Irish soda bread and coffee.
  4. Italian Tiramisu – A coffee-flavored Italian dessert. It is made of ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar, and mascarpone cheese, flavored with cocoa.
  5. Instant Pudding – A no-cook pistachio pudding made by Jell-O. The green pistachio color instantly makes it festive.
  6. Igloo Cake – Igloo cakes are the new gingerbread houses this winter.
  7. Icebox Pie – An icebox pie consisting of lemon juice, eggs, and condensed milk in a pie crust, frequently made of graham crackers and butter. It is a variant of key lime pie; in both, the citric acidity sets the egg yolks, with minimal baking. There are also no bake versions.
  8. Ice Cream Cake – A cake made of ice cream layers often eaten at birthdays.
  9. Indigo Cake – Indigo pigment was traditionally supplied to indigo cakes (also known as indigo blocks or indigo rocks). The purple pigment is extracted from leaves of indigo.
  10. Ice Cream Sandwich – A frozen dessert consisting of ice cream between two biscuits, skins, wafers, or cookies.
  11. Indiana Sugar Cream Pie – Also known as Hoosier pie, it’s a single-crust pie with a smooth filling made from flour, butter, salt, vanilla, cream, and brown sugar.
  12. Instant Pot Cheesecake – You can bake this recipe in either an Instant Pot or an oven. And since it’s made with just three ingredients (eggs + cream cheese + milk chocolate), you really can’t go wrong.
  13. Icebox Cakes – An icebox cake or chocolate ripple cake or log is a dessert typically made with cream, fruits, nuts, and wafers and set in the refrigerator.
  14. Ice Cream Bars – A frozen dessert on a stick or a candy bar that has ice cream in it. The coating is usually a thin layer of chocolate used to prevent the melting and dripping of ice cream.
  15. Iced Donuts – Mmm… doughnuts! Baked, not fried — they’re drizzled with icing.
  16. Italian Pignoli Cookies – The cookie is a light golden color and studded with golden pine nuts.
  17. Icelandic Christmas Cookies – These cornflakes and salted chocolate cooking are easy to make and taste delicious. 

Traditional Christmas Desserts That Start With J

What are some traditional Christmas desserts that start with the letter J?

  1. Jeweled Gelatin Torte – A holiday dessert featuring colorful Jell-O cubes and dainty ladyfingers.
  2. Jamaica Fruit Cake – Also known as Jamaican Christmas Cake. This cake is made right in the pan. No extra dishes. A favorite at reunions, parties, etc.
  3. Jelly Loaf – An effortless dessert that your kids will love, just pour into a loaf pant.
  4. Jelly Slice – The secret to achieving perfect layers with your Jelly Slice, is to make sure you let the cheesecake layer cool in the fridge and begin to set before pouring the COOLED jelly over the top.
  5. Jack Frost Cake – Chest nuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nippin’ at your nose.
  6. Jumpin’ Jimmy Coffee Cake
  7. Judy’s Strawberry Pretzel Salad
  8. Jam Thumbprint Cookies – These classic cookies are made with a simple sugar cookie dough, rolled in sparkling sugar, and then indented and filled with jam.
  9. Jelly Roll Cake – Soft, sweet, and full of jam, this sponge cake is easy to roll and makes for a simple yet impressive dessert!
  10. Junket – A milk-based dessert, made with sweetened milk and rennet, the digestive enzyme that curdles milk. Some older cookery books call the dish curds and whey.
  11. Java Chip Bundt Cake – This cake is loaded with coffee and chocolate flavor. A white chocolate glaze on top adds the perfect touch.
  12. Jello Mold – Making a jello mold is as simple as setting almost any liquid with a little bit of gelatin. You barely even have to turn on the stove.
  13. Jam Squares – An American “bar cookie” that has the texture of a firm cake or softer than usual cookie. They are prepared in a pan and then baked in the oven. They are filled with fruit jam and cut into squares/rectangles.
  14. Jell-O Raspberry Bundt Cake – Jell-O is blended with chunks of angel food cake, raspberries, and whipped cream, then set in a bundt pan or mold of your choice. The result is truly heavenly! 
  15. Jar Desserts – Aka Christmas in a jar, these fun, individual serving desserts layers your favorite cake, frosting, fruit, sprinkles, and/or pudding served in a mason jar.
  16. Joffre Cake – A chocolate buttermilk layer cake filled with chocolate ganache and frosted with chocolate buttercream.
  17. Jicama Apple Pie – A lot of recipes call for apple pie filling, which isn’t low carb. You can use a jicama filling instead which is much lower in sugar.
  18. Jaffa Cakes – Biscuit-sized cakes named after Jaffa oranges. The most common form of Jaffa cakes are circular, 2+1⁄8 inches in diameter and have three layers: a Genoise sponge base, a layer of orange flavored jam and a coating of chocolate.
  19. Jackfruit Quiche – Perfect for Thanksgiving & Christmas dessert.

Traditional Christmas Desserts That Start With K

What are some traditional Christmas desserts that start with the letter K?

  1. Key Lime Pie
  2. King Cake
  3. Karo Pie
  4. Kiss Cookies – Hershey’s Kiss Cookies are soft and chewy chocolate cookies topped with a Kiss.
  5. Kiwi Squares – It is a rich and buttery dessert bar paired with a kiwi topping, the contrast of rich butter and slightly sweet and tart kiwi filling is magic.
  6. Keto Cheesecake – A dessert that’ll actually satisfy your sugar craving, without the sugar! Finally, a dessert that won’t destroy your diet.
  7. Korean Patbingsu – A popular South Korean dessert, its name meaning red bean ice flakes. It consists of shaved ice, condensed milk, and sweet azuki bean paste.
  8. Kite Cookies – A high-flying kite shaped dessert perfect for celebrating springtime or an uplifting occasion. Top with sprinkles and frosting.
  9. Kugel – A traditional Jewish dish that turns egg noodles into a cozy sweet dessert that you’ll crave on cold nights.
  10. Kransekake – A traditional Danish and Norwegian confection, often eaten on special occasions in Scandinavia. In English, the name means wreath cake. 

Traditional Christmas Desserts That Start With L

What are some traditional Christmas desserts that start with the letter L?

  1. Lady Fingers – It’s the easiest holiday cookie you’ll ever make—and guaranteed to be a hit.
  2. Lumps of Coal Oreos – The perfect holiday stocking stuffers for naughty boys and girls.
  3. Linzer Torte – We’ll take anything stuffed with jam.
  4. Lattice & Leaf Cranberry Pie – A pie with a partial braid lattice top crust and doughy leaf accents. Could it be more Christmas?
  5. Lemon Bars
  6. Lemon Meringue Pie
  7. Lava Cake – Also known as molten chocolate cake, or chocolate moelleux it’s a popular dessert that combines the elements of a chocolate cake and a soufflé. Its name derives from the dessert’s liquid chocolate center.
  8. Lamingtons
  9. Lane Cake
  10. Lemon Chess Pie with Berry Sauce
  11. Lardy Cake
  12. Layer Cake
  13. Lekach
  14. Lemon Squares
  15. Lady Baltimore Cake
  16. Lane Cake
  17. Lemon Chiffon Cake
  18. Lighter Ambrosia
  19. Little Layer Chocolate Cake
  20. Little Old Lady Lemon Pound Cake

Traditional Christmas Desserts That Start With M

What are some traditional Christmas desserts that start with the letter M?

  1. Marzipan Yule Logs
  2. Mousse
  3. Macaroons
  4. Madeira Cake
  5. Mississippi mud cake
  6. Madeleine
  7. Mincemeat Trifle
  8. Make-Ahead Apple Pie
  9. Mug Holiday Cake – Meet your never favorite make-ahead holiday dessert.
  10. Magic Cookie Bars – The bars, also known as hello dolly bars, or 7 layer bars, is such a quick and easy recipe to make. With the combination of pecans, chocolate chips, toasted coconut, and a graham cracker crust, you can’t go wrong.
  11. Marzipan Cups with Currant Jelly
  12. Malt Loaf
  13. Marble Cake
  14. Meringue Snowballs In Custard – Little balls of yuletide happiness.
  15. Maple Syrup Bars
  16. Molten Chocolate Cake
  17. Mint Julep Cake
  18. Macadamia Nut Slice
  19. Marsala panettone Bread
  20. Marshmallow Fudge Sundae
  21. Mascarpone Cheesecake
  22. Meringue Pie
  23. Mile High Deep Dish Apple Pie
  24. Mile-High Meringue Pie
  25. Millionaire Pie
  26. Mini Chocolate Cakes
  27. Mint Slice
  28. Mirror Glaze Cake
  29. Mazurek
  30. Međimurska Gibanica
  31. Mock Apple pie
  32. Mango Gelatin Mold
  33. Mocha Baked Alaska
  34. Mulled Wine Jelly Candies – Mulled wine is an old European beverage of wine steeped in spices and served warm, often around holidays.
  35. Maple Sugar Pumpkin Pie
  36. Mahogany Cake – America’s first chocolate cake and depended more on the science of baking for its color than a little bottle of dye. It’s a throwback boiled milk frosting.
  37. Molded Gelatin – Making a jello mold is as simple as setting almost any liquid with a little bit of gelatin. You barely even have to turn on the stove.
  38. Mamie Eisenhower’s Chocolate Fudge
  39. Marble Cake
  40. Marbled Pound Cake
  41. Martha’s Lemon-Ginger Bundt Cake
  42. Mayonnaise Cake
  43. Melting Moments
  44. Molasses Wreath Cookies – Make molasses into festive, mini wreaths.
  45. Molded Cranberry Salad
  46. Milkshake – What can make a milkshake better? Sprinkles! If you want to get real fancy, top with a wad of cotton candy!
  47. Monkey Bread – A soft, sweet, sticky pastry served in the United States. It consists of pieces of soft baked dough sprinkled with cinnamon. It is often served at fairs and festivals.
  48. Microwave Cheesecake – With its Graham cracker crumb crust, cheesecake filling, and fresh fruit topping, you’ll never need to turn on your oven again to make a satisfying dessert.
  49. Mormon Jell-O Salad – Did you know that Utah eats more Jell-O than any other state? Made with lime Jell-O, cottage cheese, crushed pineapple, evaporated milk and chopped nuts. 
  50. Maraca Pie – A Floridian dessert pie made from sticky rice pudding and bananas inside a pastry base.

Traditional Christmas Desserts That Start With N

What are some traditional Christmas desserts that start with the letter N?

  1. Nativity Cake – (Birthday Cake for Jesus)!
  2. Nut Brittle – A confectionary dessert consisting of flat broken pieces of hard sugar candy embedded with nuts such as pecans, almonds, or peanuts, which are usually less than 1 cm thick.
  3. No Bake Cheesecake – A no-bake cheesecake “sets” by chilling in the fridge. The no-bake version is a lot softer and almost mousse-like.
  4. Neapolitan Ice Cream – An ice cream composed of three separate flavors arranged side by side in the same container, usually without any packaging in between.
  5. Nanaimo Bar – A bar dessert that requires no baking and is named after the city of Nanaimo, British Columbia. It consists of three layers: a wafer, nut, and coconut crumb base; custard icing in the middle; and a layer of chocolate ganache on top.
  6. Natillas – A Spanish custard made with milk and eggs.
  7. Neenish Tart – A tart made of sweet gelatine-set cream, mock cream, icing sugar paste, or lemon and sweetened condensed milk mixture, with dried icing on the top of the tart in two colors. A layer of raspberry jam is common.
  8. Norman Tart
  9. Napoleon Cake – A classic Russian cakes, made of very thin and flaky puff pastry cake layers and a smooth, rich and luscious pastry cream.
  10. Nectarine Upside-Down Cake – An upside-down cake is a cake that is baked “upside-down” in a single pan, with its toppings at the bottom of the pan. It’s made with nectarines instead of traditional pineapple.
  11. New-York Cheesecake – The larger, richer and more indulgent cousin of the traditional cheesecake.
  12. Nougat – An after-dinner sweet with coffee, crumble it over ice cream or use it in desserts and puddings. It’s made of whipped egg whites, sugar and/or honey, and nuts.
  13. Nut Bread – A traditional bread eaten in Britain, made using dates and walnuts.
  14. Nesselrode Pudding – A luxurious ice pudding is based on chestnuts, which are poached in syrup and then rubbed through a sieve. 
  15. Nesquik Chocolate Brownies – Nesquik chocolate drink powder can be used instead of cocoa powder as a substitute. Just reduce the amount of sugar the recipe calls for and substitute 2 tablespoons of Nesquik for every 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder.
  16. New England Spider Cake – Cornmeal, sweet syrup, and heavy cream are the building blocks of this simple dessert. Cleverly named for the leggy cast iron skillet that was used to set on top of open fires, it’s a cream-soaked sweet cornbread sensation.
  17. Neenish Tarts
  18. No Bake S’mores
  19. Nutella Jaffle
  20. Nutmeg Cake
  21. Nectarine Pandowdy
  22. Newcastle Pudding – Also known as chancellor’s pudding or cabinet pudding, it’s a traditional English steamed, sweet, molded pudding made from some combination of bread or sponge cake or similar ingredients in custard, cooked in a mold faced with decorative fruit pieces such as cherries or raisins, served with some form of sweet sauce.

Traditional Christmas Desserts That Start With O

What are some traditional Christmas desserts that start with the letter O?

  1. Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pie
  2. Opera Cake
  3. Orange Sorbet
  4. Oatmeal Pudding
  5. Orange Tart
  6. Ohio Lemon Pie – Also known as shaker lemon pie, is a fruit pie typical of the Midwestern United States.
  7. Old Cake
  8. Oatmeal Cake
  9. Old-World Ricotta Cheesecake
  10. Over the Moon Chocolate Pie
  11. Oh Henry Bars – Oats bound with peanut butter and salted butter are topped with a chocolate peanut butter topping.
  12. Orange Parfait
  13. Oval Cake
  14. One-Bowl Banana Bread
  15. Oreo Christmas Tree – The cutest and easiest Christmas treat to serve this year.
  16. Okra Cake
  17. Orange Cake
  18. Oregano Ice Cream
  19. Okinawan Purple Sweet Potato Tart – Also known as Beniimo Tart or Purple Yum, it’s a sweet pastry which is made in Okinawa, Japan.
  20. Orange Jello
  21. Oklahoma Strawberry Shortcake
  22. Orange Souffle
  23. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
  24. Okra Ice Cream
  25. Orange Creamsicle
  26. Orange Custard
  27. Oreo Cheescake
  28. Orange Dreamsicle
  29. Oatmeal Cream Pie
  30. Orange Cheesecake
  31. Orange Ice Cream
  32. Orange Cupcake
  33. Orange Meringue
  34. Olive Oil Ice Cream
  35. Orange Ice Cream
  36. Orange Pie
  37. Oreo Ice Cream
  38. Oreo Pie
  39. Orange Popsicle
  40. Orange Sorbet
  41. Orange Pudding
  42. Orange Mousse
  43. Orange Cream Pie
  44. Obstsalat
  45. Orangeneis
  46. Obamaorio
  47. Ontbijtkoek
  48. Oblaat

Traditional Christmas Desserts That Start With P

What are some traditional Christmas desserts that start with the letter P?

  1. Poinsettia Cake – A cake roll is filled with rich chocolate cream, coated with a tempting ganache and adorned with gorgeous edible-clay “poinsettias”.
  2. Plum Porridge – People ate porridge on Christmas Eve, using it to line their stomachs after a day of fasting. For Christmas, they made a similar cake using seasonal dried fruit and spices.
  3. Partridge-in-a-Pear-Tree Cookies – No mere nibbles, these fruit-filled cookies can stand in for Christmas dessert. Serve them with a light sorbet or sherbet.
  4. Peppermint Bark Cheesecake – Peppermint bark is the unofficial flavor of winter and Christmas, and this cheesecake BRINGS IT.
  5. Pandolce Cake – It originated in Genoa in the 16th century as a Christmas cake.
  6. Pound Cake – What’s more yuletide than pound cake?
  7. Pumpkin Pie – Pumpkin pie is steeped in holiday tradition. Beginning on Thanksgiving and lasting all the way through to Christmas dessert.
  8. Pinwheel Cookies – Every cookie is a potential Christmas tradition in the making. Just add red, green, and white sprinkles.
  9. Pudding – Christmas pudding is a type of pudding traditionally served as part of the Christmas dinner in Britain, Ireland and in other countries where it has been brought by British and Irish immigrants. 
  10. Pineapple Upside-Down Cake – The whole house smells like Christmas when you bake a spiced pineapple upside-down cake.
  11. Persimmon Pudding – Meet you new Christmas holiday tradition.
  12. Poke Cake – Celebrate Christmas with a Red and Green Holiday Poke Cake! 
  13. Pandowdy – Spiced pandowdy makes a great holiday dessert for Thanksgiving and Christmas!
  14. Peanut Butter Cookies
  15. Pecan Logs
  16. Peppernuts
  17. Pignoli Cookies
  18. Pizzelles – Gingerbread pizzelles are a fun take on traditional Italian wafer cookies. They’re great holiday cookies or easy to turn into cannoli shells or sandwich cookies .
  19. Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce
  20. Pulled Taffy Candy Canes
  21. Pecan Pie
  22. Plum Pudding
  23. Peanut Butter Cookies
  24. Pop Overs
  25. Pistachio Pudding – Green pistachio pudding, very festive!
  26. Pralines
  27. Panna Cotta
  28. Pistachi Brittle
  29. Popcorn Sundae
  30. Profiterole Cake
  31. Prune Tarts
  32. Pain d’épices
  33. Pandan Cake
  34. Panforte
  35. Panettone – The traditional Christmas cake of Milan and has become the most common Christmas cake in Italy. The lightly sweet, dried fruit-studded dessert keeps well much like fruit cake, making it a popular gift.
  36. Panpepato
  37. Parkin
  38. Parrozzo
  39. Pastiera
  40. Petit four
  41. Pinca
  42. Ploatz
  43. Princess Cake
  44. Plum Crumb Dessert
  45. Peppermint Taffy
  46. Panocha

Traditional Christmas Desserts That Start With Q

What are some traditional Christmas desserts that start with the letter Q?

  1. Quick Bread
  2. Queen Cake
  3. Quaker Oats Cookies
  4. Quiche (Sweet) – Sweet quiche, also known as a squiche, its the newest trend to hit the brunch table. It’s a close cousin to a custard tart, but less sweet and with the density of a savory quiche.
  5. Quesadillas with Peanut Butter and Chocolate
  6. Quince Pie
  7. Queen of Puddings
  8. Queso Fresco Cheesecake – A rich, decadent, and cheesy cheesecake topped with dulce de leche, cinnamon crema, and nuts.
  9. Quick & Easy Golden Grahams S’mores Bars
  10. Quik Chocolate Brownies – These brownies are made with Nestle’s Quik Chocolate Drink powder instead of cocoa powder. Simply subtitute 2 tablespoons of Nesquik for every 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder.
  11. Quail Egg Crème Brulee – A dessert consisting of a rich custard base topped with a layer of hardened caramelized sugar.
  12. Quark Chocolate Mousse – Quark is a light, creamy cheese – very similar in texture to a Greek yogurt or sour cream.
  13. Queijadinha Brazilian Coconut Tarts – A custard tart which originated in Brazil. There are many types of “queijadinhas”, but the traditional one is prepared with these main ingredients: grated coconut and cheese, sweetened condensed milk, sugar, butter and egg yolks.
  14. Quinoa Pudding – Like rice pudding.
  15. Quetschentaart
  16. Qurabiya
  17. Quesito – Quesito is a cream cheese-filled pastry twist from Puerto Rico.
  18. Quindim
  19. Quinault Strawberry Shortcake
  20. Qottab
  21. Qatayef

Traditional Christmas Desserts That Start With R

What are some traditional Christmas desserts that start with the letter R?

  1. Red Velvet Cheese Cake – This layer cake will sleigh your holiday dessert table.
  2. Rudolph Gingerbread Cookies – Christmas cut out cookies shaped like a reindeer with a red nose. Almost too cute to eat!
  3. Raisin Bread
  4. Rhubarb Pie
  5. Rice Pudding
  6. Roly-Poly
  7. Ricotta Cheesecake
  8. Red & Green Fruit Salad – Make the yuletide healthy with a festive kiwi (green) and strawberry (red) fruit salad.
  9. Rocky Road Terrine
  10. Roulade
  11. Rolled Ice Cream – The key to make the rolling process easier is to make sure you wait a few minutes after taking the tray out of the freezer.
  12. Red Velvet Cake
  13. Rock Cake
  14. Rum Cake
  15. Rice Krispies Treats
  16. Rhubarb Fool – Fool recipes date back to the 1600’s, though the origins of the name are still mysterious. One bite of this creamy dessert, and you won’t care what it’s called.
  17. Raspberry Slice
  18. Retro Finger Buns
  19. Ricotta Slice
  20. Rigó Jancsi
  21. Rosca de Reyes
  22. Rum Baba
  23. Ruske Kape
  24. Red Layer Cake

Traditional Christmas Desserts That Start With S

What are some traditional Christmas desserts that start with the letter S?

  1. Sugar Cookies – You can’t have Christmas without sugar cookies.
  2. Stump de Noel – This stupendous holiday dessert, a twist on the classic, elegant French bûche de Noël (so called because it looks like a log, or bûche). 
  3. Santa Hat Cheesecakes – The cutest cheesecake appetizers ever!
  4. Shortbread Cookies – Cookies from a tin.
  5. Sugar Plums
  6. Sherbet
  7. Snickerdoodle
  8. Soda bread
  9. Sour Cream Pound Cake – Joy to the world, sour cream makes this super moist cake the perfect Christmas treat.
  10. Sticky Toffee Pudding
  11. Sorbet
  12. Souffle
  13. Sponge Cake
  14. Skillet Slump
  15. Spumoni
  16. Strawberry Shortcake
  17. Strudel
  18. Sweet Potato Pie
  19. Sweet Rolls
  20. S’mores
  21. Scones
  22. Scotch Bun – Also known as Black bun, this fruit cake typically contains raisins, currants, almonds, citrus peel, allspice, ginger, cinnamon and black pepper.
  23. Snowflake Cake – Snowball fight first, snowball cake later.
  24. Sour Cream Raisin Pie
  25. Sour Cream Sugar Cookies
  26. Southern Teacakes
  27. Steamed Carrot Pudding
  28. Stollen
  29. Strawberry Pretzel Salad
  30. Swiss Roll
  31. Shoofly Pie
  32. Snickerdoodle
  33. Swiss roll
  34. Shave ice
  35. Seven-Layer Bars
  36. Scottish Shortbread Cookies
  37. Southern Pecan Pie
  38. Salted Chocolate Madeira Cakes
  39. Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding
  40. Slices
  41. Spiced Madeleines With Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Cloves
  42. Stout Chocolate Cake
  43. Sugar Pie
  44. Swede (Rutabaga) Nutmeg Cake
  45. Swedish Muskotsnittar
  46. Seven-Layer Gelatin Salad
  47. Stack Cake – Also called apple stack cake, are stacked cakes layered with filling. Traditionally the cakes are made in a cast iron skillet, but they can be baked as well. 
  48. Squiche – Also known as a sweet quiche, its the newest trend to hit the brunch table. It’s a close cousin to a custard tart, but less sweet and with the density of a savory quiche.
  49. Spice Cake – An incredibly moist, flavored with a mixture of spices, with a texture that almost melts in your mouth! It’s quick and easy to make and doesn’t require a mixer. Cream cheese frosting is a bonus.
  50. Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler – The best desserts cook themselves. Add the peach pie filling to the slow cooker and top with walnuts, cake mix, and butter. You’ll cook it on high for 2.5 hours and then scoop some out in a bowl and top with ice cream!
  51. Scotcheroos – Dessert bars with chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter, and Rice Krispies. They are popular in the Midwestern United States, especially Iowa.
  52. Smith Island Cake – Resembling the Prinzregententorte, with 8 to 15 thin layers alternating with cooked chocolate frosting.
  53. Sopaipilla – A fried pastry and a type of quick bread of Spanish heritage served in the Americas.
  54. Strawberry Delight – A dessert salad in the South and more rural areas of Minnesota. It’s made from milk, whipped topping, cream cheese, strawberries and strawberry gelatin over a graham cracker crust.
  55. Snickers salad – A a dessert salad consisting of a mix of Snickers bars, Granny Smith apples, whipped cream and often pudding or whipped topping served in a bowl. It is sometimes included in church cookbooks.
  56. Sacher Torte – A classic Austrian chocolate cake layered with apricot preserves.
  57. Sables – A traditional chunky cookie with buttery flavor.

Traditional Christmas Desserts That Start With T

What are some traditional Christmas desserts that start with the letter T?

  1. Three Kings Cake – A cake associated in many countries with the Epiphany.
  2. Thumbprint Cookies – These classic cookies are made with a simple sugar cookie dough, rolled in sparkling sugar, and then indented and filled with jam.
  3. Trinity Creme – Also known as crème brûlée, burned cream, or burnt cream, it’s a dessert consisting of a rich custard base topped with a layer of hardened caramelized sugar.
  4. Tiny Tim’s Plum Pudding
  5. Torta de Nata – They a great choice at Christmas or Easter and can be whisked up at short notice. A traditional pastry that can best be described as a kind of egg tart.
  6. Tender Pecan Logs – ‘Tis the season to bake all the yule logs.
  7. Tiramisu
  8. Tapioca Eggnog Pudding – Eggnog gives a fun spin on traditional tapioca pudding that gives it some Christmas spirit. 
  9. Tipsy Cake
  10. Traditional Hot Cross Buns
  11. Texas Sheet Cake
  12. Toasted Pecan Pie – The best Christmas dessert of all time?
  13. Tarts
  14. Toffee – Need a gift for friends, coworkers, and the babysitter? Chocolate toffee to the rescue.
  15. Tandy Cake
  16. Torcetti
  17. Traditional Victoria Sandwich Cake
  18. Treacle Slide
  19. Treacle Tart
  20. Torte
  21. Trifle – This no-bake treat is every holiday cookie lover’s dream.
  22. Truffles (Chocolate Covered)
  23. Tahinopita
  24. Tarta de Santiago
  25. Tea Loaf
  26. Teacake
  27. Tin Roof Pie
  28. Torta Alla Monferrina
  29. Tembleque
  30. Torta Caprese
  31. Turnover
  32. Teiglach
  33. Tuile
  34. Tuticorin macaroon
  35. Torta Maria Luisa
  36. Torta Tre Monti
  37. Torte
  38. Tottenham Cake
  39. Tres leches Cake
  40. Tula Pryanik
  41. Tartufo
  42. Tunis Cake
  43. Tunnock’s Teacake
  44. Tomato Soup Spice Cake
  45. Turron
  46. Thin Mints Cookies
  47. Tuiles
  48. Treacle Tart
  49. Tartufo
  50. Tarte Tatin
  51. Toasted Marshmallow Golden Graham Smores Bars
  52. Tahini Cookies – Made of tahini, flour, sugar and butter and usually topped with almonds or pine nuts.

Traditional Christmas Desserts That Start With U

What are some traditional Christmas desserts that start with the letter U?

  1. Ugly Sweater Cake – The champion of ugly sweater Christmas parties.
  2. Upside Down Cake – Cranberry upside-down cake, it tastes just like Christmas.
  3. Ultimate Apple Pie
  4. Utterly Deadly Southern Pecan Pie
  5. Utah Scones
  6. Unglazed Donuts
  7. Utap Cookies – Cookies = Christmas.

Traditional Christmas Desserts That Start With V

What are some traditional Christmas desserts that start with the letter V?

  1. Vanilla Cream Pie – Mini M&Ms make the best Christmas pie decorations.
  2. Victorian Christmas Cake – Full of fruits and spices, and perhaps lots of brandy, a scratch-made Victorian Christmas cake was a great way to show off wealth.
  3. Vanilla Pudding –
  4. Victoria Sponge Cake
  5. Velvet Cake
  6. Vegan Pudding
  7. Vatican Tiramisu
  8. Viennese Whirls
  9. Vintage Strawberry Shortcake
  10. Vegan Cake
  11. Venetian Cake
  12. Velouté
  13. Velvet Cupcake
  14. Vietnamese Honeycomb Cake
  15. Velveeta Cheesecake
  16. Vienna Fingers
  17. Vanilla Wafers
  18. Valentines Cake
  19. Velvet Cheesecake
  20. Vanilla Ice Cream
  21. Vanilleeis
  22. Vanilla Cupcakes
  23. Vanilla Custard
  24. Vanilla Cake
  25. Velvet Red Cake
  26. Vacherin
  27. Vermicelle
  28. Vanilla Cupcake
  29. Viennetta
  30. Vanilla Cheesecake
  31. Valedictorian Cake – Honor your graduate’s honors with this 3D Valedictorian Medal Cake.
  32. Valencia Chocolate Pudding
  33. Vanilla Panna Cotta
  34. Valrhona Chocolate Cake

Traditional Christmas Desserts That Start With W

What are some traditional Christmas desserts that start with the letter W?

  1. Wreath Cake – Make this decadent chocolate fruit cake the centerpiece at your dessert table this holiday season.
  2. Whoopie Pies (Green & Red) – It is made of two round mound-shaped pieces of green and red dyed cake, with a sweet, creamy filling or frosting sandwiched between them.
  3. Wafers –  Christmas wafers are a Catholic Christmas tradition celebrated in Poland, Lithuania, and Slovakia. A crisp, often sweet, very thin, flat, light and dry cookie. Wafers can also be made into cookies with cream flavoring sandwiched between them.
  4. Walnut Whiskey Pie – A grown-up dessert of butter, nuts, and spirits, best enjoyed in the afternoon on Christmas Eve with a pot of tea.
  5. Weihnachtsstollen – Also known as Christstollen, it’s a sweet sourdough bread with a distinct cupola shape, is traditionally eaten at Christmas. It contains raisins and candied citrus fruit and is prepared meticulously over several days.
  6. Wowie Cake – A spongy, cocoa-based cake is your new Christmas tradition. It is unique in that unlike most pastries and desserts, no eggs, butter or milk are used to make the cake batter.
  7. Welsh Cake – A traditional sweet bread in Wales. They have been popular since the late 19th century with the addition of fat, sugar and dried fruit to a longer standing recipe for flat-bread baked on a griddle.
  8. White Sugar Sponge Cake – It is made from rice flour, white sugar, water, and a leavening agent. While it is called a “cake”, it is not served as a circular round cake.
  9. Wine Cake – This simple cake works perfectly during the holidays, on a buffet table or in a picnic basket! And you won’t believe the aroma that comes from your oven during baking! The alcohol bakes off and leaves just the flavor.
  10. Watermelon Ice Cream – Two Ingredient Watermelon Ice Cream is the perfect creamy, healthy treat that’s bursting with the flavor or fresh watermelon and is easy to make.
  11. White Chocolate Cake – Both decadent and delicious! White chocolate is incorporated into the cake layers, the frosting, and the drip for a stunning monochrome effect.
  12. Walnut-Nutmeg Pumpkin Custards – Don’t overlook this custard recipe–it’s easy to assemble and will have your guests doling out the compliments! They’ll love how the creamy pumpkin custard contrasts with the crunchy walnut, brown sugar and oat topping.
  13. Whiskey Glazed Brownies – Because the only way to improve on a fabulously decadent frosted brownie is to add whiskey, of course!
  14. White Chocolate Mousse – Simply elegant is a fitting description for this smooth treat. Whipped cream teams up with white chocolate to make this easy dessert in a cup.
  15. Waffles – Waffles for dessert? Yes please! Just add whipped cream and layer. Top with fresh fruit.
  16. Walnut Brownies – Classic fudge walnut brownies are deliciously rich and dense. They are quick and easy to make and SO much better than a boxed mix!
  17. Whipped Vanilla Ganache Toasts – Whipping a rich and delicious white chocolate ganache makes it light and fluffy. Spread on pain de mie bread toasts, it becomes a delicious dessert.
  18. Winter Wonderland Cake – This delicious white chocolate cake topped with a white chocolate buttercream and ganache will make all of your winter wonderland dreams. Perfect for Christmas and New Year’s celebrations.

Traditional Christmas Desserts That Start With X

What are some traditional Christmas desserts that start with the letter X?

  1. X-mas Cake – Christmas cake is a type of cake, often fruitcake, served at Christmas time in many countries.
  2. X-mas Cookies – X-mas (Christmas) cookies/biscuits are traditionally sugar cookies or biscuits cut into various shapes related to Christmas.
  3. Xocolatl Drink – A delicious Aztec hot chocolate drink that’s perfect with dessert. Add some spice with chili peppers.
  4. Xurros – The Spanish spelling for churros, these fried dough treats originate from Spanish and Portuguese cuisine. Simply add red and green sprinkles to make them more festive.
  5. Xaxu – A Spanish confectionary dessert made with almond buds and sugar.
  6. Xylocarp Cupcakes – Delicious cupcakes featuring xylocarp fruit.
  7. Xuixo Pastry – Xuixo is a viennoiserie pastry from the Spain. It is a deep-fried, sugar-coated cylindrical pastry filled with cream.
  8. Xiaodianxin (Cookies) – A butter cookie made without eggs. All cookies are Christmas cookies!

Traditional Christmas Desserts That Start With Y

What are some traditional Christmas desserts that start with the letter Y?

  1. Yule Log – All I want for Christmas is a chocolately yule log.
  2. Yorkshire Pudding – Your Christmas dessert dreams come true.
  3. Yogurt Fruit Cake – Adding yogurt to fruit cake is the best decision you’ll ever make.
  4. Yam Casserole with Marshmallows – Even the Grinch would have to admit it’s good. This almost dessert-like side dish is perfect for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter or Sunday dinner!
  5. Yodels – Nothing beats miniature yule log yodels.
  6. Yuzu Cheesecake
  7. Yellow Layer Cake
  8. Yellow Pudding
  9. Yummy Cake
  10. Yema Custard
  11. Yummy Pie
  12. Yamyam Cake
  13. Yellow Pie

Traditional Christmas Desserts That Start With Z

What are some traditional Christmas desserts that start with the letter Z?

  1. Zimtsterne – A Christmas cookie, originally from Swabia in Southwest Germany, made from foam of whipped egg white, sugar, at least 25% almonds, cinnamon and a maximum of 10% flour. It is most popular in Germany and Switzerland.
  2. Zucchini Bread – Zucchini bread tastes like the combination of spices you add to the batter. This zucchini bread, however, also tastes like vanilla and brown sugar.
  3. Zebra Cakes – This classic snack is made with moist yellow cake, layered with creme, covered in white icing and then it’s decorated with delicious fudge stripes.
  4. Zeppole – An Italian pastry consisting of a deep-fried dough ball of varying size but typically about 4 inches diameter. This fritter is usually topped with powdered sugar, and may be filled with custard, jelly, cannoli-style pastry cream, or a butter-and-honey mixture.
  5. Zwieback – Zwieback is a type of crisp, sweetened bread, made with eggs and baked twice. It originated in East Prussia.
  6. Zabaione – An Italian dessert, or sometimes a beverage, made with egg yolks, sugar, and a sweet wine. Some versions of the recipe incorporate spirits such as cognac. The dessert version is a light custard, whipped to incorporate a large amount of air. 
  7. Zwetschkenknödel – Delicious plum dumplings. Zwetschken are German for plums. Knödel are dumplings. The word is utterly unprounouceable unless you are German. 
  8. Zserbó – One of the most famous Hungarian desserts, along with Somlói Galuska and Kürtőskalács.
  9. Zeeuwse Bolus – a sweet pastry of Jewish origin from the Dutch province of Zeeland. They are made by baking a white bread dough rolled in dark brown sugar in a spiral shape, lemon zest and cinnamon. 
  10. Žemlovka – A sweet bread pudding made of apples and rohlíks or veka, soaked in sweet milk. Another variant uses pears instead of apples. The meal is a traditional part of Czech and Slovak cuisine and often appears in canteens.
  11. Zingers Hostess Cakes – Zingers are flavored vanilla cakes with icing. Zingers come in chocolate, vanilla, and raspberry flavors. They’re filled with tasty crème that will leave your taste buds dancing.
  12. Zuger Kirschtorte – A layer cake from Switzerland that consists of layers of nut-meringue, sponge cake and butter cream, and is flavoured with the cherry brandy kirschwasser.
  13. Zwetschgenkuchen – A sheet cake or pie made from yeast dough or short crust dough that is thinly spread onto a baking sheet or other baking mold and covered with pitted zwetschgen plums.

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