Holiday Baking - Extra-Special Pies and Desserts

Pumpkin Cake Roll with Cream Cheese Filling
Pumpkin Cake Roll. Diana Rattray

We all have our traditional dessert favorites, but many of us enjoy a little creativity at this time of year. I like to add at least one unique and special dessert to the holiday menu. Below are some of my favorite holiday desserts along with some new and different desserts.

Butternut Squash Pie

This is a wonderful dessert for a special meal. The butternut squash pie is flavored with brown sugar and cinnamon, and it's sure to please.

Add it to your holiday menu this year.

Moist Fig Cake

This fabulous cake is made in a Bundt cake pan or tube pan. The cake is made with fig preserves and pecans, along with buttermilk, brown sugar, and a variety of spices. Top the cake with a caramel glaze or sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Five Minute Cocoa Cake

This extraordinarily moist chocolate cake is a snap to prepare and bake. Bake this cake in layers or as a sheet cake, and decorate with your favorite frosting.

Baked Apple Pudding

This egg-free cake-like dessert will be a big hit with your family and guests. A little cinnamon adds to the buttery caramel flavor in this irresistible apple dessert.

Butterscotch Pudding

This heavenly butterscotch pudding is incredibly good, and it makes a great little dessert for a smaller dinner. Even if you have a few pies and a cake or two, you might think about adding this pudding to your list.

Cherry Pretzel Dessert

The pretzel crust in this easy dessert gives it a pleasant saltiness. Whipped topping and cherry pie filling make this dessert super easy to make, and it's a crowd-pleaser.

Sweet Potato Cheesecake Pie

Use a purchased or homemade graham cracker pie crust for this delicious holiday cheesecake. There's no need for a springform pan for this easy cheesecake dessert.

Peanut Butter Silk Pie

This peanut butter pie has a delicious twist, the layer of fudge on the bottom. Use the included recipe or use your own favorite fudge recipe in this pie.

Buttermilk Pie

A little nutmeg adds flavor to this delicious buttermilk pie. Though similar in flavor, the slight tang and richness from the buttermilk gives it an edge over the typical custard pie.

Brown Sugar Cheesecake With Caramel Pecan Topping

The pecan graham cracker crust and caramel pecan sauce makes this cheesecake special. 

More Festive Desserts

Apple Crisp Pie

Maple Pecan Pie

Autumn Pumpkin Pie

Banana Split Trifle

Peach Cake

Chocolate Sour Cream Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Pumpkin Cake Roll

Apple Crumb Pie

Bourbon Pecan Pie

Pear Pie with Lattice Crust

Sweet Potato Cheesecake

Hummingbird Cake

Sour Cream Lemon Cake

Old Time Apple Pie

Apple Dumplings

Banana Cream Pie

Bourbon Apple Pie

Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding

Classic Pumpkin Pecan Pie

See Also

12 Scrumptious Holiday Desserts That Aren't Pies.