Best Holiday Desserts

Our most extraordinary cakes, pies & squares

These special desserts will wow your guests. We’ve rounded up our most popular cakes, pies, squares and candies for those occasions you want to make extra special.

Ginger Peach Chocolate Victoria Creams

Rich, creamy and smothered in chocolate, these homemade Victoria Creams are a special treat that is fun to bake, and makes the perfect gift! Recipe here.

Maple-Pecan Whoopie Pies

Luscious maple cream cheese “buttercream” sandwiched between two maple-pecan cake-like cookies. Everyone will love these bake-ahead treats. Recipe here.

Sweet Potato Cake with Smoky Maple Frosting

This simple sweet potato cake can also be an elegant addition to a breakfast or teatime when served with just a dusting of powdered sugar. Not overly sweet on its own but moist and rich tasting, it makes a beautiful and unusual occasion cake. Recipe here.

Nerigoma Nanaimo Bars

The Nanaimo bar is a three-layered confection that has become an iconic part of Canada’s unique cuisine. This one has a unique twist that makes it so delicious, it’s the most popular Harrowsmith recipe of all time! Recipe here.

Ontario Maple Pecan Pie

Locally grown pecans and maple syrup come together in this easy-to-make dessert — a southern treat with Canadian flare! Recipe here.

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust and Toasted Meringue

An unforgettable dessert well worth the hour in the kitchen to pull it together. Recipe here.

Bacon Caramel Cheesecake

When it comes to the palate, opposites usually attract regarding flavour pairings and this cake doesn’t disappoint! Recipe here.

Buttermilk Pie

The light custard filling provides the perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess with subtle notes of vanilla and lemon. A delicious and easy-to-make dessert made from ingredients you already have in your pantry. Recipe here.

Dark Chocolate Fudge

Our grown-up version has Cointreau, pralines and cocoa nibs, making it a perfect addition to any dessert plate or to wrap up as a gift. Recipe here.

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The Harrowsmith Team

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Posted on Monday, December 19th, 2022
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