Winter Dessert Recipes

What makes a winter dessert? Either it's warm and cozy, or it uses the fruits of winter. Browse 830+ winter dessert recipes including grapefruit cake, baked apples, cranberry cake, fudge, rice pudding, poached pears, and persimmon cheesecake.

Staff Picks

Cranberry Upside-Down Coffee Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 345
Cranberries and pecans are baked in the bottom of this cake. Turn the cake over for ooh's and ah's.
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Persimmon Cheesecake

Rating: 4 stars 17
This light and delicious cheesecake is made with fresh persimmons and a walnut crust.

Baked Apples with Oatmeal Filling

Rating: 4.5 stars 110
Yummy apples with an oatmeal crisp filling is a great way to enjoy your fall tree-picked apples!

Meyer Lemon Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 78
This Meyer lemon pie is a tangy sweet and sour treat. The Meyer lemons make it sweeter than a traditional lemon pie but still keep that citrus kick.

Fresh Grapefruit Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 26
When citrus is at its peak flavor this time of year, in Florida it's time to pull out this recipe. The tangy fruit adds a refreshing flavor to each bite.

Warm Winter Citrus Dessert

Rating: 4 stars 15
This is a lovely blend of citrus fruit and pineapple. Just right for after all the over-indulgence of holiday desserts. Light, healthy and delicious!


Rating: 5 stars 570
These are technically Mexican Wedding Cakes or Russian Teacakes, but my grandmother gave up on us calling them that years ago!
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Torrone (Italian Nut and Nougat Confection)

Rating: 4.5 stars 36
This chewy nougat is studded with pistachios and toasted almonds. Edible rice paper on the bottom makes it easy to slice and serve.

Greek Baklava

Rating: 5 stars 2344
Baklava uses phyllo dough stacked with honey and nuts to make a sweet Greek dessert that everyone will love.


Rating: 4.5 stars 1761
This easy chocolate fudge recipe made with sweetened condensed milk is perfect for the holidays.
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Peanut Butter Pie

Rating: 5 stars 436
Homemade peanut butter pie made from scratch with just a few ingredients.
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Best Carrot Cake Ever

Rating: 4.5 stars 1818
Moist and flavorful cake made with grated carrots, raisins, and walnuts.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Creme Brulee
Rating: Unrated 546
The crisp, caramelized sugar crust is the best part of this creamy custard.
Rating: Unrated 384
Soft peanut butter puffed rice bars with melted chocolate and butterscotch.
Puppy Chow
Rating: 4.5 stars 1013

Just 4 ingredients and 10 minutes to make this kid-friendly treat.