We’ve worked tirelessly testing and deciding on the top dessert recipes from Kate from Scratch that are not only delicious but also easily transportable and unique whether you’re flying across the country or walking to a neighbor’s house. We have it covered.
This first recipe can be frozen and then transported for ideal stability. It’s a twist on the traditional pumpkin pie in cheesecake form. It’s rich and amazing in taste and texture. If you pop it into a bakery box or cake carrier, as you travel 1-2 hours it will thaw and be perfectly ready to eat by the time you arrive.
If you’re looking for something a bit like a pie that comes with a unique and noticeable twist that others won’t necessarily think to make, try this caramel apple galette. Everyone brings classic pumpkin and apple pies, but this is going to stand out miles above the rest and can be easily packaged without fail. Serve warm with whipped cream for over the top decadence.
If you’re hosting Thanksgiving and want to make sure that you don’t double up when people start shuffling in with their desserts, try this Frozen Hot Chocolate Pie. It was highlighted on Babble as “one of the best recipes to come out of our kitchen”. I must say I did work very hard on creating this recipe and it is absolutely delicious. It’s one of the best and one of my personal favorites. It’s a little complex, but once executed properly, the results are amazingly unique and astoundingly delicious. It’s unlike any other.
Next we have some recipes for apple crisp cups and a boozy rum cake that will last hours upon hours at room temperature. Be sure to use parchment liners (non stick) for the apple crisp cups as they are particularly sticky due to their caramel like structure.
Try this for a fruity take on decadence that can be dressed up with dollops of whipped cream once you’ve arrive at your destination.
If you’re headed to a chocolate lover’s homestead, be warned, if you bring this one year, it will be required for life. It also travels well and can be packaged as a gift. Just pop it in a fancy box and store it out of direct heat. It is insanely addictive, by the way. I warn you now.
For the “chocolate wasted” lovers out there I give you this little bite that packs a punch of rich chocolate and can be frozen in advance. They’re flourless and deliciously dark and rich.
Speaking of candy and gifts, if you’re looking for something a little less chocolatey and a little more sweet and spicy, try this:
And last but not least, let us never forget about cookies. These cookies are a classic kid pleaser that the grown ups tend to gravitate towards as well. The marshmallow gives them impeccable texture and taste. They’re a favorite in our house.
This next cookie is Christmas smashed into a cookie which obviously involves chocolate and eggnog and nuts. They’re really good and very reminiscent of the holiday season.
If you’re looking for a classic shortbread cookie recipe, this is the recipe that I make at least six times a year and always follow to the letter. It’s perfect exactly as it is and very easily dressed to impress as you see fit. Replace the ganache with a coating of chocolate or sprinkles if transporting these, or just coat them with ganache once you’ve arrived at your holiday dessert destination.
Regardless of which you choose to make, these dessert recipes are guaranteed to make any holiday dessert gathering very sweet.
More Holiday and Thanksgiving recipes to come soon including several vegetarian varieties. Enjoy your weekend.