New Year's Dessert Recipes

Looking for dessert recipes to celebrate the new year? Allrecipes has more than 50 trusted New Year's dessert recipes, complete with ratings, reviews and serving tips.

Staff Picks


New Year's Cookies

Rating: Unrated
Wonderful homemade doughnut taste from my Mennonite mother-in-law. It is an all morning project but very worth the time and effort!
Greek Recipes

Vaselopita - Greek New Years Cake

Rating: Unrated
Traditional Greek New Years Day bread. Served as a coffee cake for breakfast. Also the person who receives the quarter inside gets good luck for 1 year!
Pound Cake

Eggnog Cake

Rating: Unrated
An eggnog flavored pound cake, wonderful for holiday gatherings.
No-Bake Cookies

Bourbon Balls II

Rating: Unrated
A favorite recipe that my family has been making for years that we received from a friend of the family. These are great for New Years Eve.
White Chocolate Desserts

White Chocolate Fondue

Rating: Unrated
Rich creamy white chocolate fondue, made with real cream! Perfect for a party or a romantic night in. Assemble tasty things to dip like pretzel rods, brownies, marshmallows and assorted fruits. Enjoy!

Champagne Sorbet with Berry Medley

Rating: Unrated
This light sorbet is served with a wonderful fresh berry medley.
Sweet Crepes

Chocolate Hazelnut Fruit Crepes

Rating: Unrated
Can you say yum!!! I had these at a French breakfast restaurant, this recipe is the closest I can get it. Its so quick and easy but looks and taste like a gourmet breakfast! You can use any fruit you would like - strawberries, kiwi, pineapple are all great too !
French Recipes

Chocolate Liqueur Souffles

Rating: Unrated
I won a gold medal with this recipe at the Armed Forces Culinary Olympics in March of 2007. Serve the souffles with fresh raspberry sauce, if desired.
Banana Desserts

Bananas Foster II

Rating: Unrated
On Father's Day we all tried this delicious dessert, which everyone loved. Bananas warmed in buttery rum sauce over vanilla ice cream.

Tiramisu Cheesecake

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Tiramisu-flavored cheesecake combines the flavors and richness of tiramisu and NY Cheesecake. Just before serving, grate some semisweet chocolate on the top.
French Recipes

Grand Marnier® Souffle

Rating: Unrated
Presenting this gorgeous Grand Marnier souffle to your sweetheart at the end of a romantic dinner would certainly impress. This is a show-stopping dessert for special occasions.
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English Recipes

English Trifle

Rating: Unrated
This dessert recipe came from a friend from England, Gill Overfelt. She is one of the best people in the world (an angel in disguise!). It is delicious and elegant looking layered in a trifle bowl or individual dessert glasses.

Inspiration and Ideas

Tiramisu Cheesecake

"I made this cheesecake for New Year's Eve, and [like other reviewers, I doubled] the Kahlua." – chefX39

Champagne Cupcakes

Rating: Unrated

Champagne + cupcakes= DELICIOUS! Optional: tint the cupcakes and frosting with your desired shade of food coloring.