Cream Puffs with Chocolate Sauce | At Christmas, Elizabeth Katz of B.R. Guest Restaurants likes to create a tower of fluffy, chocolate-covered cream puffs. The dessert harkens back to her time as a pastry chef in the French kitchen at New York City's Daniel, where a croquembouche (a pyramid of custard-filled profiteroles draped in caramel and wrapped in spun sugar) was de rigueur at holiday dinners.

Easy Christmas Desserts

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Butterscotch Crème Brûlée with Caramel Corn

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Best Bûches de Noël for Christmas | While this festive dessert is a holiday classic, it’s a lot of work. Why sweat over this laborious cake when bakeries all around the country are offering their own decadent, innovative variations? Here, show-stopping bûches de Noël from a few of our favorite bakeries around the country.

Best Bûches de Noël for Christmas

Patina Pastry’s Chocolate Caramel bûche de Noël with Chantilly cream or their Raspberry Meyer Lemon variation with sugar cookie crust and raspberry jam.

Religieuse - a smaller version of the choux pastry nun if the Bake Off version is a little bit too overwhelming!

Religieuse

BBC Food - Recipes - Religieuse Religieuse is a French pastry made of two choux pastry cases, one larger than the other, filled with crème pâtissière, mostly commonly chocolate or mocha.

These easy Gruyere Popovers are a fluffy, cheesy popover recipe that would be the perfect bread to make for Thankgiving dinner or Christmas dinner! Popovers are actually a really easy bread recipe that always impresses guests! Make this bread for your next dinner party and watch it disappear!

Gruyere Popovers

These easy Gruyere Popovers are a fluffy, cheesy popover recipe that would be the perfect bread to make for Thankgiving dinner or Christmas dinner! Popovers are actually a really easy bread recipe tha (Cheese Snacks Dairy Free)

2015 Thanksgiving Rose and Pinot Noir Mini Cheesecakes with Tawny Port Gelées - beautiful dessert, Wine Gelées, goat cheese

© Anna Williams Wine Wednesday: Pastry chef Kate Zuckerman tops mini cheescakes with wine gelées—a new kind of wine-and-cheese-pairing. Recipe: Mini Cheesecakes with Wine Gelées

Chocolate Tartlets with Candied Grapefruit Peel | Orange is the classic choice with chocolate, but candied grapefruit peel has a little bitterness that is enjoyable.

10 Orange-and-Black Halloween Dishes

Chocolate Tartlets with Candied Grapefruit Peel Recipe - Jacques Pépin

Chocolate Pots de Creme and Toasted Meringue

With its silky texture and dark chocolate flavor, this make-ahead dessert is capped off with a delectable toasted meringue.

These decadent, creamy éclairs mix rich toffee with aromatic coffee for an elegant sugar hit

Caramel and coffee choux buns

Caramel and coffee choux buns. These decadent, creamy éclairs mix rich toffee with aromatic coffee for an elegant sugar hit.

Maria Helm Sinskey created this delicious cake as an homage to the classic European princess cake; her simpler version substitutes whipped cream for p.

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