New Year's Dessert Recipes

Create a dazzling dessert to ring in the new year, with our best dessert recipes, from crepes to cheesecakes, trifles, and tarts.

Staff Picks

Tiramisu II

Rating: 5 stars 2104
"As a Tiramisu-Lover, I decided to try this recipe, based on the reviews. The only thing I can say is WOW!!!!" LisaC
By Christine

Pavlova with Winter Fruits

Rating: 5 stars 1
It's tough making dessert for someone cutting back on gluten and dairy. Luckily, pavlovas are gluten free and really easy. The toppings are easy to customize - I made the lemon curd dairy free and served whipped cream on the side.

Bananas Foster

Rating: 5 stars 1109
Elegant and quick dessert of sweet bananas cooked in a buttery rum sauce.

White Chocolate Fondue

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
Rich creamy white chocolate fondue, made with real cream! Perfect for a special dessert, party, or a romantic night in. Assemble tasty things to dip like pretzel rods, brownies, marshmallows, and assorted fruits. Enjoy!

Vaselopita - Greek New Years Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 69
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!

Chocolate Liqueur Souffles

Rating: 4.5 stars 23
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.

Jenny's Black Forest Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 278
This recipe is from a friend of my mother's. She used it for catering and has won the hearts of most who've tasted it. I've had to share this recipe with everyone who's been to one of my parties. Serve with whipped cream if desired.

Champagne Sorbet with Berry Medley

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
This light sorbet is served with a wonderful fresh berry medley.

English Trifle

Rating: 5 stars 225
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.

Eggnog Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 21
An eggnog flavored pound cake, wonderful for holiday gatherings.

Chocolate Hazelnut Fruit Crepes

Rating: 4.5 stars 84
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 !

New Year's Cookies

Rating: 4 stars 10
Wonderful homemade doughnut taste from my Mennonite mother-in-law. It is an all morning project but very worth the time and effort!

Inspiration and Ideas

Tiramisu Cheesecake
Rating: Unrated 398
"I made this cheesecake for New Year's Eve, and [like other reviewers, I doubled] the Kahlua." – chefX39
Chef John's Grand Marnier® Souffles
Rating: Unrated 82
See how easy it is to make this show-stopping dessert.
Tiramisu Cheesecake
Rating: 4.5 stars 397

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