New Year’s Desserts

With New Year’s Eve just days away, it’s time to start thinking about some show-stopping fabulous dessert to serve to your party guests (or take to a celebration).

This is the time to pull out the stops, go decadent, make it over the top.

Oh, you get the idea.

Here are a few of my favorites!

pumpkin trifle finished

Pumpkin Mousse Trifle 

This is a quick and easy dessert to make, but tastes like you spent hours working on it. Any trifle would work, doesn’t necessarily have to be pumpkin. Use pound cake, pudding of your choice, whipped cream and add some berries or sliced fruit. Chocolate pudding with raspberries is always a great choice.

A peek inside the cake. Just look at all that yummy chocolate and strawberry sweet goodness.
Chocolate Bombe with Strawberry Filling

Drop a bombe on your guests and watch the explosion of delight. A Chocolate Bombe, of course. You could substitute raspberry for the strawberry filling if you so choose.

Cool completely in the oven, slice and serve with freshly whipped cream and berries.

Chocolate Pavlova with whipped cream and berries is simple, elegant and absolutely delicious.

cream puff finished

Cream Puffs with Vanilla Filling and Chocolate Topping are sure to earn you a few words of praise. Or many.

Bubbly Dessert

This dessert is fancy, elegant, and so fun!

Bubbly Dessert

1 tbsp. unflavored gelatin

2 cups cold white grape juice, divided

2 tbsp. sugar

2 cups club soda or champagne

8 fresh strawberries or raspberries

In a small saucepan, sprinkled gelatin over 1 cup of the cold grape juice. Let stand for one minute. Heat over low heat stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir in sugar. Remove from heat, stir in remaining grape juice. Cool to room temperature.

Transfer gelatin mixture to a large bowl. Slowly stir in soda or champagne. Pour half of the mixture into eight champagne or parfait glasses. Add a berry to each glass (if using a strawberry, remove hulls first). Chill glasses and remaining gelatin mixture until almost set, about an hour.

Place the reserved gelatin mixture in a blender, cover and process until foamy. Pour into glasses. Chill for three hours or until set.

Makes 8 servings.

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