The question is not whether there will be dessert over the next month -- it is which, and when, and how much, and will there be leftovers?
These recipes from Yossy Arefi—the sorts of desserts that will take a bit of forethought, but will make up for the effort by stealing any show they're invited to—are your answer. Whether you want to stick to tradition (yule log!) or keep things bright (lemon meringue pie!) or tackle a tarte tatin (add some quince!), these recipes will do you right.