15 Holiday Dessert Recipes From Around The World

It’s never too late to start a new holiday tradition with some old holiday traditions! Enjoy the taste of the festive season no matter where you are, or just make them at home. These are sure to put some joy in your stocking this year!

England: Christmas Pudding

Also called figgy or plum pudding (actually made with raisins), this more resembles what we know as a fruitcake and has been a holiday staple in the UK for over 200 years. Sometimes it’s doused with brandy and set aflame, sometimes there are tiny charms baked into the mix that signify your fortune in the new year.

Australia: Pavlova

Named for the ballerina, the Pavlova is a warm weather dessert, because Christmas is in summertime Down Under. This wonder has a hard meringue shell filled with fluffy cream layers inside, and is traditionally presented with fresh fruit.

Mexico: Rosca de Reyes (Three Kings Cake)

Another holiday tradition is Epiphany or Twelfth Night, usually celebrated on January 6 as the feast of the three wise men. In Mexico gifts are exchanged this night, not Christmas, in recognition of the gifts of the magi. This sweet delight is good enough to make all year round.