10 Wintry Desserts to Ring in the Holidays

December 18, 2015

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.

Orange Flower-Scented Baklava

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Pear Galettes with Spelt Crusts 


Crêpe Cake


Roasted Pear Cake with Brown Butter Glaze



Quince Tarte Tatin


Bûche de Noël (Yule Log)



Chai Spiced Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread


Juniper and Honey Pot de Créme


Mini Black and White Cookies


Lemon Meringue Pie