The holiday season is arguably the sweetest time of the year—there are pies to be had, steamed puddings, and fruitcakes, so many cookies we can't keep count. And as much as we love it , it can all become a little overwhelmingly sweet by the time mid-December rolls around.
But every single one of these baked goods is made with just one cup of sugar or less, so you can fully appreciate the rest of each treat's flavors (persimmon! honey! nuts!). (Want to use even less? Just follow Alice Medrich's rules for adapting recipes.)
What's your go-to sweet-but-not-too-sweet sweet?