A Complete Guide to Christmas Desserts

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Okay so we’ve already tackled the Christmas Cookie situation. In fact, we’ve never been so prepared for cookie eating season. But seeing as how most of us will polish off those cookies well before the big day – let’s talk about Christmas Desserts!

I’m talking impressive desserts that are the icing on the cake to a Christmas Dinner. I know we have a few weeks until Christmas – but no time like the present to prepare! We need something beautiful, festive, delicious and something that will leave a lasting memory in your fams minds! Let’s make it special this year since a lot of us didn’t have a totally normal Christmas last year. Here are my all time fav Christmas Desserts:

Puff Pastry Apple Galette – truly a show stopper! This is one of my favs and don’t forget the vanilla ice cream.

Puff Pastry Apple Galette from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Classic Italian Tiramisu – THIS is what I’m making!

Classic Italian Tiramisu from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Mom’s Famous Apple Crisp – if you told me I could only have 1 dessert for the rest of my life – this would be it!

Mom's Famous Apple Crisp from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Marshmallow Meringue – and pro tip, if you don’t have a kitchen torch, you can toast the meringue under the broiler but KEEP YOUR EYES on it so it doesnt burn.

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Marshmallow Meringue from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

S’more Butterscotch Dump Cake – I mean… it’s peak decadence!

S’more Pudding Pie – a chocolate lovers dream.

Chocolate Brownie Pudding – perhaps the MOST decadent of them all!

Chocolate Brownie Pudding from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Mini Mason Jar Cheesecakes – strawberries might be hard to come by in parts of the world right now, but you can do the same topping with any of your fav fruit!

Salted Chocolate Tart with Potato Chip Crust – the crust is DELICATE, and can easily crumble but OMG it’s so major.

Salted Chocolate Tart with Kettle Chip Crust from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Death by Chocolate – another one for all my fellow chocolate lovers out there!

Coconut Chocolate Baklava – omg this stuff is addictive!

Coconut Chocolate Chip Baklava from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Triple Layer Pumpkin Cake – make this the day beforehand and then put a cake lid over it and leave it on the counter. As a rule of thumb, cake should alway be kept at room temp otherwise it dries out.

Molten Chocolate Truffle Cakes – omg truly decadent!! And a great way to use up any gifted truffles that came your way this year.


  1. Gaby,
    I can’t remember where I saw the recipe for you leek pizza I have both of your books but the recipe isn’t there. I tried you website to no available. I have signed up for your blog but I am shut out from getting the recipe. Long weekend and would appreciate your helping me get the recipe.

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