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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – for baking that is! Whether you’re baking from scratch or whipping up a homemade topping for our ready-made pies, to create and elevate your favorite treats whether you’re starting from scratch, looking for time-saving techniques or needing recipe inspiration.
Tis the Season to Bake it Yourself
In fact, 73%* of people are more excited to bake during the holidays than any other time of the year, and 70%* of people will either make or buy up to five baked goods this season! From cookie exchanges to holiday parties and office potlucks, our favorite, best-of-the-best ingredients are sure to kick your confections up a notch. Keep reading to learn more about our dessert recipe essentials.
Vanilla bean paste works as a one-to-one substitute for vanilla extract and infuses your recipes with a deeper, more vibrant vanilla essence. It’s also flecked with real vanilla bean seeds, adding a subtle, sweet suggestion of vanilla flavor to your baked goods.
These small-batch, organic syrups are crafted in Vermont and taste-tested daily to ensure they’re bottled at their peak. Try Sugarmaker’s Cut—made from the season’s best syrup—or an infused syrup like Bourbon Barrel-Aged or Cinnamon and Vanilla.
The biggest baking season of the year requires the highest quality ingredients. In business since 1907, this family-run company uses a cold extraction process to craft the purest vanilla and other flavor extracts.
A better-for-you sugar replacement, Swerve’s Brown Sugar and Confectioner’s Sugar replacements are made from ingredients found in fruits and root vegetables, zero calories, non-glycemic and free of artificial preservatives.
Since 1790, King Arthur has been providing bakers with ingredients they can trust. Responsibly sourced from American farms, King Arthur flour contains no bleach or other artificial preservatives.
Our Jersey buttermilk is sourced from Sparkman Dairy, a fifth-generation Georgia dairy farm committed to raising cows happy and hormone-free. These pasture-raised Jersey cows enjoy a consistent diet, so they produce consistently delicious milk.
Supplied by cows raised with care and respect on American family farms and churned by sixth-generation butter makers, this rich and creamy spread contains 85% butterfat for an unbelievably decadent taste.
The perfect wrapping for a range of savory and sweet dishes, this light and flaky dough is crafted with a block of butter rolled right in. When baked it expands to about eight times its original height!
Crafted with milk from Irish grass-fed cows that are free of growth hormones, this rich and flavorful butter has a silky, creamy texture and golden-yellow hue.
Let’s Get Baking
Now that you have all the right ingredients, it’s time to make some memorable desserts. We’ve gathered some of our favorite sweet recipes. Once you’ve stocked your pantry, get ready to bake something extraordinary!
1Cherry Hand Pies
Buttery and crispy on the outside with the sweet and tangy bite of cherries on the inside, these delectable handfuls are an easy-to-make on-the-go treat.
2Maple Buttermilk Pie
Rich buttermilk and pure maple syrup make the perfect tangy-sweet duo in this easy-to-make, one-bowl recipe. Serve with maple syrup whipped cream for outstanding flavor and a gorgeous presentation.
3Toasted Marshmallow Pumpkin Pie
100% pure, creamy pumpkin and sweet, toasted marshmallows come together in this pie that tastes as good as it looks. The ready-to-use walnut or pecan pie crust also saves time and adds a delicious, crumbly texture.
4Comice Pear and Caramel Tart
Looking for an impressive Thanksgiving dessert? This easy pear and caramel tart recipe is one of our favorites. All you need are a few simple ingredients. Keep the recipe on hand—your guests will be asking for it!
5Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Mousse
Wow your guests with a light, fluffy and sugar-free chocolate mousse this year. Whipped to perfection and topped with real whipped cream and berries for an ultimate finish.
6Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle
Who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate? These crowd-pleasing cookies are made with freshly ground roasted nut butter and are easy to whip up—no mixer necessary!
7Triple Ginger Chocolate Chip Cookies
A fresh take on traditional molasses cookies, these cookies feature all the season’s favorite flavors – ginger, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg – in one for a supreme holiday cookie. One batch makes about three dozen cookies, so break out the tins for the neighborhood cookie exchange!
8Chocolate Ganache Cake with Peppermint Crunch
This show-stopping cake is begging to be the center of attention at your holiday feast. The Fresh Market Dutch Processed Baking Cocoa and Bittersweet Chocolate Chips give the recipe a deep chocolate flavor and irresistible, melt-in-your mouth texture.
Try these unique recipes that feature our premium ingredients, like juicy, sweet Comice Pears, India Tree Superfine Sugar and Runamok Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup.