Popular Christmas Party Recipes

Whether you're in charge of the office Christmas party or you're hosting a crowd at home, you'll find what you need in these party recipes. From recipes for elegant buffet menus to snacks and spreads and even potluck ideas, we make Christmas party planning easier.

Snowman Cake

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Snowman Cake

Carol Thomas's Pecan Pie

With a purchased piecrust and a five-ingredient filling, this may be the easiest pecan pie recipe you'll ever make.

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Carol Thomas's Pecan Pie

Angelic Chocolate Cupcakes

Just a hint of cocoa powder and cinnamon are added to an angel food cake batter to make these delightful cupcakes. A rich chocolate and heavy cream topping makes a delectable, rich icing.

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Angelic Chocolate Cupcakes

Linzer Cookies

These tender hazelnut sandwich cookies originated in Austria, but they frequently appear on Christmas cookie trays in this country. Under a generous dusting of confectioners' sugar, their trademark raspberry filling peeks through a hole cut in the top cookie.

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Linzer Cookies

Candied Mini Fruitcakes

These holiday cakes sparkle with red and green candied cherries. Brushing the cakes with melted marmalade and brandy keeps them moist.

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Candied Mini Fruitcakes

Blondies

White chocolate chips and walnuts are stirred into the batter and sprinkled on top of these butterscotch brownies.

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Blondies

Butterscotch Apple Cheesecake

Spice-glazed apples spill over the top of a spiced cheese cake that has been sweetened with a jar of butterscotch sauce.

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Butterscotch Apple Cheesecake

Rich Chocolate Pudding

Cocoa powder and unsweetened chocolate pair up in this chocolate dessert with a hint of cinnamon for a tasty flavor accent.

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Rich Chocolate Pudding

reuben dip

What happens when you mix the ingredients for a Reuben sandwich in a casserole? You wind up with this yummy hot dip. Serve the appetizer with rye crackers or party rye bread.

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reuben dip

Cocoa Cookies

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Cocoa Cookies

Marble Cheesecake

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Marble Cheesecake

Almond Chocoroons

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Almond Chocoroons

Mini Brownie Bars

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Mini Brownie Bars

Chocolate Caramel Brownie Stacks

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Chocolate Caramel Brownie Stacks

Maple-BBQ-Bacon Skewers

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Maple-BBQ-Bacon Skewers

Choco-Caramel Cookies

These scrumptious treats may look like a familiar Christmas cookie, but a butterscotch-flavored dough and the caramel-filled candies offer a sweet twist.

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Choco-Caramel Cookies

Pear And Cranberry Pie

If you prefer, top this pie with a traditional lattice crust instead of the star-studded one. Either crust allows guests to see the rosy-hued pear and cranberry filling they are about to enjoy.

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Pear And Cranberry Pie

Peachy Cheesecake

This low-calorie cheesecake recipe brings to mind the sublime combination of peaches and cream. Because it is made with canned peaches, there's no need to wait for peach season to enjoy this guilt-free dessert.

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Peachy Cheesecake

Napoleon

This classic dessert recipe is traditionally made with puff pastry, but here layers of phyllo dough brushed with butter provide a pastry every bit as crisp and flaky at the original.

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Napoleon

Chocolate Truffles

Use your food processor to mix these decadent chocolate candies. They're made with three kinds of chocolate--semisweet, bittersweet, and unsweetened--and dusted with cocoa powder.

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Chocolate Truffles

irish cream cheesecake

For those that feel chocolate makes any dessert taste better, they'll love the addition of chocolate chips to this cheesecake.

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irish cream cheesecake

Chocolate Brownie Cakes

Dark chocolate cakes with soft chocolate centers are always a winner at dessert time. Raspberry sauce blends deliciously with the bittersweet chocolate treats.

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Chocolate Brownie Cakes

Tongue-Tantalizing Barbecue Pork

These tender, mouthwatering pork sandwiches are flavored with a hot and spicy barbecue sauce. Save this recipe for your next tailgate party.

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Tongue-Tantalizing Barbecue Pork

Shrimp with Two Sauces

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Shrimp with Two Sauces

Cherry Tomato and Prosciutto Focaccia

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Cherry Tomato and Prosciutto Focaccia

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