Easy Christmas dessert recipes
There are plenty of traditional Christmas desserts like French yule log, English plum-pudding, Austrian apple strudel and all sorts of cookie baked almost in every country of the world on the holiday. Some of them require quite a lot of time for cooking and some include rather unusual ingredients while others suggest an advanced level of culinary skill. But here we collect a number of Christmas deserts that are easy and fast to cook from ingredients you can find in every supermarket in the neighborhood. Due to these recipes you can treat your family and guests with delicious and beautiful desserts that will make the holiday and the next year really sweet.
The following dessert takes only half an hour for preparation while provides a stunning effect with its nice appearance and taste. Colorful jelly with lemon syrup and whipped cream is just perfect for the Christmas table being moderately sweet and refreshingly cool.
- Prepare lime, strawberry and cherry jelly using 1 (3 oz) package of Jell-o gelatin with every flavor, 1 cup of boiling water and 1/2 cup of cold water. Pour into separate pans and chill until firm.
- Heat 1 cup of pineapple juice and 1/4 cup of sugar to boiling; remove from heat and add lemon Jell-O powder (1 package). Stir until dissolved, then add 1/2 cup of cold water. Chill until syrupy.
- Prepare whipping cream using 2 cups of heavy cream and fold into syrupy lemon Jell-O. Transfer to large bowl.
- Cut lime, strawberry and cherry Jell-O into cubes and gently fold into lemon mixture.
- Chill until firm.
Next dessert is also easy to cook since cooling in a refrigerator takes most of the time for cooking it. The dessert combines your favorite delicate flavor of whipped cream with sweet fruit filling, which is perfectly emphasized by flavor of nuts.
- Combine 1 large carton of cool whip (8 oz.) and 1 can of Eagle Brand milk in a large bowl and refrigerate.
- One hour later add a little of red food coloring and then add 15 oz. can of crushed and drained pineapple,1 cup of flaked coconut, 1 can of cherry pie filling,1/2 cup of chopped pecans and 1 cup (or more) of small/mini marshmallows.
- Refrigerate at least another hour or longer before serving.
This is another wonderful dessert based on jelly and whip, but this time the taste of these products is complemented with cream liqueur giving the dessert a certain touch of chic and novelty. Decorated with chocolate or truffles it has all chances to become a main attraction of your festive table.
- Put 6 sheets of gelatin into cold water for around 10 minutes.
- Whisk 3 egg yolks and 75 g of sugar until creamy.
- Dissolve the gelatin in a bain-marie.
- Add 1 dl of African cream liqueur (Amarula) and then pour the liquid slowly to the eggs.
- Fold in 5 dl of whipped cream.
- Decorate with chopped up chocolate and/or truffles. You need 10 -12 stk of lindor truffles (blue ones) or the similar amount of chocolate (100g).
- Cool for 4 hours or more.
This is the best receipt in all cases when you need to cook something tasty really fast while chatting cheerfully with your guests. It takes just few minutes to cook this dessert while its eye appeal and great taste will surpass all expectations.
- Mix 2 cups of sugar-free cool whip, 3/4 cup of splenda granular (sugar substitute), 20 oz of crushed pineapple, 2 large mashed bananas, 2 tbsp of lemon juice, 1/4 cup of chopped maraschino cherry, 3/4 cup of chopped pecans, 1/2 pint of light sour cream.
- Put in dish and freeze.
You have a great opportunity to treat your friends and family with very special Christmas croissants. They are cooked on the base of ready-made dough for croissants, so you don’t need much skill in bakery, but the gourmet filling makes this dessert just yummy.
- Butter a 9x13 glass baking dish. Cut 6 large French croissants on an angle in 1 inch slices. Arrange in baking dish layering cut-side down. Sprinkle 2 cups of white chocolate chunks and 1 cup of dried cherries on top.
- In a separate bowl mix 4 egg yolks, 3 whole eggs, 3 1/2 cups of heavy cream, 1/2 cup of Baily's, 1 tbsp of vanilla, 1 1/2 cups of sugar and 1/4 tsp of kosher salt. Pour mixture over croissants. Sprinkle a little raw sugar on top.
- Bake in 300 degree oven for 30-40 minutes. Serve warm.
The next version of jelly dessert looks really eye-catching and festive while tastes sweet with a touch of sour due to cherries. It differs from other similar desserts since it includes an angel cake as an ingredient making this cherry trifle flavorful and rich in taste.
- Using a large bowl stir 1 1/2 cups of boiling water into 1 (6 oz) package of jell-o brand cherry gelatin for at least 2 minutes, until completely dissolved (you can add sugar for a sweeter taste if desired).
- Stir in 2 cups of ice cubes until melted.
- Add in 1 (21 oz) can of cherry pie filling; stir to combine.
- Slice4 cups of angel food cake into cubes and then place them in a 3-qt serving bowl or large glass trifle dish.
- Spoon the gelatin mixture over cake.
- Refrigerate 15 minutes, or until set but not firm.
- Pour the 1-1/2 cups of cold half and half cream into a large bowl; add (4 oz) package of jell-o vanilla flavor instant pudding and pie filling mix; whisk for about 1 minute.
- Gently stir in 1/2 of the whipped topping (in general you need 1 (8 oz) container of cool whip).
- Spoon over gelatin mixture in a bowl.
- Refrigerate 3 hours or until set.
- Garnish with remaining whipped topping.
You are sure to like this low carb dessert that combines such unexpected ingredients like rice, almond paste and whipping cream. It's a great opportunity to learn an unusual recipe of Danish cuisine since this dessert looks, smells and tastes wonderful for making other hostesses to envy you.
- Butter a 1 1/2 quart covered casserole dish.
- Place 2 cups of milk and the same quantity of light cream, 1/4 cup sugar, a pinch of salt and 1/2 cup of long grain white rice into the buttered casserole dish, cover, and bake in a 300 F oven for one hour.
- Remove the cover, stir the dish and bake for an hour at 300°F.
- Remove the dish from the oven, discard the milk skim which has formed on the top. Add 2 oz of almond paste as soon as possible (the almond paste should be processed until smooth in your food processor).
- Add 1 tsp of vanilla extract and mix thoroughly.
- Cover the dish tightly with plastic wrap to prevent formation of another milk skim and refrigerate until quite cold.
- Whip 1 cup of heavy cream until stiff, adding the 2 tbsp of sugar as you whip. Whip until you dare not whip it any further or it will turn into butter.
- Fold the whipped cream into the chilled rice mixture and place in a glass bowl that is large enough to hold. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving time.
It’s really easy to be a good hostess when you have such a recipe at hand! Just several affordable ingredients and few minutes of your time for cooking allow you to surprise your guests with nice-looking and tasty desert. Naturally, figs are the zest of this treat.
- Boil 1,5 dl of water with lemon juice of 1 lemon and 1,5 tbsp of cane sugar. Cook till it gets thick.
- Add 1 tsp of rose water and the same amount of sherry. After it is cool add 5 figs.
- Beat 100 ml of whipped cream with 16 g of vanilla.
- Serve in a glass: one level fig mixture and one level whipped cream.
Do you think the name of this dessert doesn’t sound too impressive? Indeed, the name should be taken with some humor, because in fact, this dessert is really delicious and suitable for the Christmas table.
- In a large bowl, beat 1 package (8 oz) of softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup of softened butter and 1 cup of confectioners' sugar until smooth.
- In another bowl, whisk 3-1/2 cups of cold 2% milk and 2 packages (3.4 oz each) of instant vanilla pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let it stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set.
- Gradually stir into cream cheese mixture. Fold in whipped topping (1 carton or 12 oz of frozen whipped topping, thawed).
- Spread 1-1/3 cups of crushed Oreo cookies into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Layer with half of the pudding mixture and half of the remaining cookies. Repeat layers.
- Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Serve with shaved white chocolate if desired.
If you are desperate for finding a simple but delicious recipe of a dessert with sugar substitutes, welcome to our Christmas desserts list! The following recipe of a lime dessert will surely delight you with its pleasant taste and low content of carbohydrates.
- Mix 4 tbsp of lime juice, 1 tsp of lime zest and 1/2 cup of Splenda in a small bowl until the sugar substitute is dissolved.
- Beat up 8 oz of reduced fat cream cheese until it’s fluffy.
- Mix in 6 oz of cool whip (add more or less to taste)
- Use filling alone or in a graham cracker crust.