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

Vaselopita - Greek New Years Cake

Rating: 4.52 stars
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!

White Chocolate Fondue

Rating: 4.5 stars
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!

Eggnog Cake

Rating: 3.71 stars
An eggnog flavored pound cake, wonderful for holiday gatherings.

Champagne Sorbet with Berry Medley

Rating: 4.6 stars
This light sorbet is served with a wonderful fresh berry medley.

Tiramisu II

Rating: 4.84 stars
"As a Tiramisu-Lover, I decided to try this recipe, based on the reviews. The only thing I can say is WOW!!!!" LisaC

Chocolate Hazelnut Fruit Crepes

Rating: 4.61 stars
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 !

Chocolate Liqueur Souffles

Rating: 4.42 stars
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.

Bananas Foster II

Rating: 4.8 stars
On Father's Day we all tried this delicious dessert, which everyone loved. Bananas warmed in buttery rum sauce over vanilla ice cream.

English Trifle

Rating: 4.77 stars
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.

Gina's Italian Butter Cookies

Rating: 4.88 stars
Traditional Italian-American bakery-style butter cookies that will make you feel like you bought them from your favorite local bakery in New York! Fill them with raspberry or apricot preserves, or chocolate, or dip one side in chocolate and cover with sprinkles--or do both! Whatever you choose, these are sure to be your new favorite recipe for every holiday and celebration to come!

Blood Orange Tart

Rating: 4.75 stars
This citrus-y tart with a shortbread crust is made with colorful blood orange juice, zest, and slices for garnish.

Inspiration and Ideas

Tiramisu Cheesecake
Rating: Unrated
"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
See how easy it is to make this show-stopping dessert.

Tiramisu Cheesecake

Rating: 4.54 stars

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