Here are the top 10 holiday desserts ranked from 10 to 1.
We LOVE to hate this stuff. Nobody on earth has ever owned-up to either eating it or liking it. This spicy, dense, candied fruit concoction is the butt of many jokes. But, if you get one as a gift, here’s a tip on how to enjoy it. Open the tin, unwrap the cake, pour Grand Marnier over the entire cake, close tin, and let marinate. It is a game changer.
9. Mincemeat Pie
Other than Joey from “Friends” enjoying Rachel’s trifle, not many would say “meat good” when eating a dessert. Thankfully today’s mincemeat pies are meat in name only. Sometimes beef is still included in the traditional pies, but spiced apples and raisins are a lovely substitute.
8. Figgy Pudding
This is really more of a cake, not a pudding. This bread and fig concoction is sometimes covered in brandy and then set aflame, which may be reason enough to try it out this year.
Who doesn’t like a jelly-filled doughnut? This traditional Hanukkah dessert is fried in oil to symbolize the small quantity of oil used to light the Temple’s menorah that miraculously lasted eight days instead of one.
These crescent-shaped cookies are made from a cream-cheese or sour-cream dough and then wrapped around a filling made of sugar, nuts, and dried fruit.
5. Pumpkin Pie
It’s so good, having it for two holidays in a row makes perfect sense.
4. Gingerbread cookies
“Run, run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the Gingerbrrreeeaa”…CRUNCH. With these sweet and slightly spicy treats, the best part may be deciding which end to take a bite out of first.
You can get fudge in all the quaint tourist towns in the summertime, but who hasn’t gotten some fudge from grandma or your neighbor at Christmas? Fudge is sweet, dense, and easy to make.
2. Yule Log
This dessert is basically a jelly roll cake – minus the jelly – made with a creamy filling and covered in a chocolate icing. What’s not to love?
1. Christmas Cookies
Snowballs, iced sugar cookies, thumbprint cookies. The list goes on. Christmas cookies are as fun to make as they are to eat, and you can never have enough. This is one time where store-bought options just don’t cut it. Homemade cookies for the win!