Four Easy Holiday Dessert Recipes
Today I am really excited to share something special with you; four easy holiday dessert recipes! Well really, these would be great anytime, but with Christmas coming up I know we are all digging out our fancy dessert recipes. These easy holiday dessert ideas came from a friend of mine, named Andrea, who is a wizard in the kitchen!
I met Andrea on Instagram a few months ago and we started chatting; I’ve enjoyed getting to know her and love her mouth watering photos. I often find that I get stuck in a rut when it comes to meals, so I love having new meal ideas! She always has fresh and healthy meal ideas that look delicious. Plus, she has the cutest accent! Trust me when I say this is an inspiring mama you will want to follow along with!
Andrea is going to be starting a blog of her own soon to incorporate all these yummy recipes, but for now you can follow along on Instagram where she posts fabulous photos and easy recipes. I am always inspired by her photos to try new things and think outside the box. She also does great little Instagram stories about what she packs her daughter for lunch which gives me ideas too!
While preparing for your Christmas party this year make sure to add these ingredients to your shopping list! Even the names of these desserts sound fancy! So if you’re looking for an easy holiday dessert recipe to impress your holiday party guests this year look not further.
DARK CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter and little bit more to grease the baking dish
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
1/2 loaf sweet bread, brioche bread, or sweet dinner rolls (cut into 1-2 inches cubes)
4 large egg yolks
Dark chocolate morsels
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a small sauce pan over low heat warm milk, butter, vanilla, sugar and salt. Continue to stir and cook until the butter melts. Let the mixture cool down. Butter your baking dish, you can use one baking dish or individual ramekins or individual quiche baking dishes. Once the milk mixture is cool, add 4 yolks (make sure you whisk them well prior to adding), stir well and whisk. Over a low heat whisk the mixture for 1 min and then pour the mixture over the bread cubes and chocolate morsels you assembled in the baking dishes. Bake for 30-45 min or until custard is set but still a little wobbly and edges of bread are golden brown. Dust with confectioners sugar.
APRICOT GLAZED APPLE GALETTE
1 sheet of pie crust (homemade or store bought)
3 tablespoons Apricot preserve
2 tablespoons almond meal or flour
4 red delicious apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Confectioner sugar for dusting
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Roll out the pie crust on a permeant paper. Spread 2 tablespoons Apricot preserve on the bottom of the crust, then add the almond meal. Mix sliced apples with cinnamon, lemon juice and vanilla extract and spread evenly on the pie crust. You want all the apples about 2 inches away from the edges and you need to fold the edges to shape the galette. Then, heat up the remaining apricot preserve in microwave for 30s and drizzle over the galette. Afterwards sprinkle the almonds over the galette and bake for 40min or until the galette is golden brown. Dust with confectioner sugar. This is best eaten warm and topped with vanilla ice cream!
PEAR TARTE TATIN
1 sheet of thawed puff pastry (homemade or store bought). I used pepperidgefarm
4 Bosc Pears – peeled, cored and quartered
½ Lemon, juiced
5 tbs light brown sugar
3 tbs butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
A few shakes of cinnamon
PLUM AND PEACH PUFF PASTRIES
Cream cheese mixed with 1 egg yolk, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, and 1 tbs agave syrup; mix well.
Plums and peaches, thinly sliced.
When done, dust confectioner sugar over it and enjoy this goodness
Have fun baking!
Well, hopefully you all found some fantastic inspiration in these easy holiday dessert recipes and are now ready to wow your friends and family! I hope you’ll take a moment to go show Andrea some love and thank her for sharing her succulent desserts with us! Maybe if we all show her enough appreciation she’ll agree to come back sometime to share more of her wonderful recipes! (Of course the spreading this post around your social media sites would be greatly appreciated too *wink wink*)
For real though, my mouth is watering as I read these amazing recipes and I can’t wait to try them out! They’re all sound so simple to make, yet look absolutely amazing! I would never be able to come up with recipes like this on my own! One of the best parts of being a Social Media Mommy is making connections likes this; I am not a maven when it comes to baking so I am very appreciative to have Andrea lend me some of her easy holiday dessert recipes!
I have made so many wonderful connections through Instagram and love the community of mamas I’ve met. If you’re curios to learn more about becoming a Social Media Mommy be sure to check out some of my other posts, or send me a note on Instagram!
Happy Baking Friends,
PS) If (more like when) you try out these awesome recipes, be sure to tag Andrea and I in your social media post so we can see how your creation came out!