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13 last-minute winter desserts to dazzle on demand

We found a fun group of simple, on-the-fly dessert ideas to bring on the sweetest winter wonder with minimal effort. Plus: New recipes!

As we head into the winter season, thoughts turn to sugar plum fairies, holiday gatherings, packed catering schedules, last-minute requests…who’s ready for a big swig of eggnog already? Frenzied festivities aside, it’s always important for foodservice teams to show their organization that they’re ready for hospitality, ready to make an event special with amazing food…essentially, ready to party. 

When you have a repertoire of desserts that hits the sweet spots of being festive, but also a gift to your crew with minimal effort: Holiday bliss! Since lot of operators are continuously dealing with labor and supply chain issues, they’ve got to balance the sugar plum fairies with a heaping helping of practicality. 

We found examples of winter desserts that make use of the fall-into-winter season’s best flavors: pumpkin spice, ginger, apple, pear, sweet potato, cinnamon and all things cozy and toasty. You’ll find trifles, bars, kettle corn, empanadas, sheet cakes, cookies, puddings, and more, ready to boost that holiday party to the top Santa’s “nice” list.


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