7 To-Die-For Festive Holiday Desserts Your Guests Will Adore

by Lisa Lozano 9:00 AM, December 7, 2015


Aired December 7, 2015

It’s the holiday season and if you are attending or hosting a party, but want to do something a little more special than cookies, check out the seven delicious options below!

No. 1: Red Velvet Souffles

This light and airy dessert served in elegant ramekins will wow your dinner guests and it’s made with a box of red velvet cake mix! Your guests don’t have to know how easy it was to prepare!

No. 2: Yigit Pura’s Berries and Cream Parfait

This berry and cream dessert makes for a dramatic and beautiful presentation that will elevate any holiday table.

No. 3: Grant’s Skillet Cookie

Sometimes it’s all about the wow factor – why not bring a giant cookie to your next holiday gathering?

No. 4: Grant’s Gluten-Free Apple Pie

And if you want to include your friends and family who are avoiding gluten, make this delicious and gluten-free apple pie, by making your own oat flour! Trust us, it’s not as complicated as it sounds!

No. 5: Apple Bread Pudding with Caramel Dessert Sauce

This dessert doesn’t even require the oven! Throw the ingredients in the crockpot and let it cook, then just make the sauce to drizzle on top when you’re ready to serve.

No. 6: Valerie Bertinelli's Sicilian Love Cake

You really can’t go wrong with this moist and rich cake from Valerie Bertinelli! She starts with a simple chocolate cake mix, prepares the batter, and pours into a greased cake pan. Then, she mixes up a blend of mascarpone cheese, ricotta cheese, sugar and eggs, and pours over the top. The two layers combine to make a delicious marbled cake, which she tops with a chocolate frosting.

No. 7: Chef Jacques Torres' Chocolate Mousse in Dark Chocolate Flower Bowls

This is the recipe you’re going to want to make when you’re pulling out all the stops. If you’ve ever wondered how it was possible to make little cups made of chocolate, we have the answer and it couldn’t be easier! You just dip small blown-up balloons in chocolate, then pop the balloons! Watch and learn!

What’s your favorite dessert to make at the holidays? Comment below and check out Jacques Torres demonstrating his chocolate cups!