Trifle is always a popular holiday dessert- it feeds a crowd and is made well ahead of time, with no last minute preparation. Frozen berries are an economical alternative to the usual fresh berries- and they are always ripe.
Strawberry Dulce de Leche Trifle
Mincemeat Pinwheel Cookies
Pinwheel cookies are a Christmas classic. This version uses pre-rolled puff pastry as the dough, and seasonal mincemeat as the filling. Much easier than the traditional version with two colours of home-made cookie dough stacked and rolled.
Jam Thumbprint Cookies
Thumbprint cookies are a holiday tradition, and look great on a dessert tray. Substitute another type of nut, if you prefer.
Chocolate Cherry Brownie Cookies
Melted chocolate makes this drop cookie extra delicious. Look for dried cherries in the bulk area of the grocery store.
Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Dacquoise
Dacquoise is a dessert made from nut-flavoured meringue rounds layered with fruit and whipped cream or buttercream. It makes a stunning dessert to serve to company.
Holiday Truffle Fudge
This cross between fudge and a chocolate truffle is pretty on a dessert tray, and makes a great gift.
A lightly sparkling, celebratory drink for the holiday crowd. Substitute blackberry liqueur for the raspberry liqueur, if you prefer.
Festive Wine Fruit Punch
In the old days, a punch made with alcohol was called a “bowl”. This festive fruit bowl is sure to brighten your holiday table!
Spicy Asian Dip
The dramatic colour and chili flecked appearance makes this an especially inviting dip for seafood hors d’oeuvres.