12 Wildcard Christmas Desserts for a Spectacular Finale
Coffee-Meringue Ice Cream Cake
No need for a Christmas cappuccino when you serve this espresso-infused dessert! Coffee ice cream and a coffee-swirled meringue help end the meal on a high note.
Individual Chocolate Mousse
Give every one their very own dessert, and make it chocolate! Make these layered treats a day ahead and no one will need to argue over the last slice.
Powdered-Sugar Coconut Layer Cake
This delicate, snowy cake has coconut milk and coconut oil in the batter and shredded coconut in the vanilla buttercream icing. More buttercream covers the cake and is piped with a star tip into a fanciful forest.
Eggnog Creme-Brulee Tartlets
Combining the season's best flavors and textures into one decadent pastry -- why not! A tender, flaky shell holds a creamy, brandy-spiked custard with brulee top.
Spice things up with this rich, gingerbread-like cake. It's our elegant and super-delicious take on the PSL.
Cream Puffs with Ice Cream and Hot Fudge
Filled with ice cream and topped with chocolate sauce these puffs are like bites of your favorite hot fudge sundae.
Linzer Crumble Pie with Cranberry-Raspberry Jam
Melt-in-your-mouth hazelnut shortbread is the irresistible base for this fruity slab pie.
Invite a few woodland creatures to the party! These meringue sandwiches look like miniature porcupines on the plate but taste like the airy meringue you know and love.
Pistachio Bon Bons
Three ingredients (pistachio ice cream, semisweet chocolate, and pistachios) are all you need to make these semi-spheres of ice cream. They're quick to make, you can make them ahead, freeze them, and focus on making the rest of dinner. Then serve them for an impressive Christmas finale.
Sky-High Apple Cranberry Pie
Nudge standard apple pie up a few notches with this towering creation. It's taller than most, and features the tart surprise of cranberries inside.
The banana split can put on its Christmas outfit, too! The components of your favorite childhood treat lie under the chocolate drizzle that tops this spectacular bombe.