For many, dessert is the highlight of the holiday season and who can blame them? Cakes, cookies, pies, ice cream...it's those small indulgences that make Thanksgiving and Christmas so special. This holiday season kick things up a notch with elegant holiday desserts made with gourmet ingredients like champagne, coffee liqueur, nuts and spices.Try the recipes below and guests with a sweet tooth will thank you.
This coffee-laced cake is light as a cloud and topped with crunchy amaretti cookies and meringue.
Toast to the New Year or any special occasion with this ultra chic champagne sorbet with raspberries.
Enjoy the holidays Italian style with this nutty Tuscan cake known as panforte. It's great dipped in dessert wine!
Treat holiday guests to a personalized and utterly delicious mini panettone topped with plenty of powdered sugar.
Here's an elegant holiday dessert with a Mexican touch. These cinnamon-spiced churros are served with a orange and dark chocolate sauce.
Francesco Martucci from I Masanielli in the Campania region of Italy has been named the best pizzaiolo in the world for a third year running. See the full list as well as all the international winners.