Make-ahead Baking

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  • A loaf of homemade panettone in a paper mold with a slice cut out with a wreath around the base.
    15 hrs, 55 min
    Make the holidays extra special with a homemade loaf of panettone. This enriched Italian Christmas bread—dotted with rum-soak dried fruit, citrus, and almonds—is easy to make at home with the time-saving tip of letting it rise overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Best fruit cake on a serving platter
    2 hrs, 15 min
    This easy Christmas fruitcake is perfect for the holidays. It's light, tender, and full of dried fruits and nuts. Sprinkle the loaf with brandy, or leave it out! Either way, this fruit cake is a welcome addition to the holiday table.
  • Whole choclate layer cake with chocolate swiss meringue buttercream swirls on top, dusted with powdered sugar against a dark background
    2 hrs, 10 min
    This rich, tender chocolate cake is easy enough to make for a casual dessert but can be a showstopper for any special event. It comes together with just one bowl, a whisk, and 30 minutes in the oven. This homemade chocolate layer cake is a chocolate lover’s dream.
  • Stollen Christmas Bread filled with rum-soaked dried fruit coated with powdered sugar and sliced on a platter with a fine mesh sieve with powdered sugar in it nearby.
    5 hrs, 15 min
    German Stollen is a rich, buttery bread packed with almonds, citrus peel, and rum-soaked raisins and dried fruit and typically enjoyed around Christmas time. The bread can be made weeks ahead of time and just gets better with each passing day. This makes it perfect to give as gifts or to bring as hostess gifts for parties.
  • Snickerdoodle Bars
    40 min
    These frosted snickerdoodle bars are loaded with cinnamon. They taste like snickerdoodle cookies, except BETTER because of that thick layer of frosting! Make them for your next potluck or office party, and prepare for compliments.
  • Bakery Style Cinnamon Roll
    9 hrs, 50 min
    These Homemade Cinnamon Rolls only taste like they came from a bakery! Soft and fluffy, and topped with a thick layer of cream cheese frosting. A make-ahead dough breaks up the work.
  • Single slice of easy dutch apple pie with a scoop of ice cream
    1 hr, 25 min
    Let the scent of apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove fill the air while this crumble-topped Dutch Apple Pie bakes away in your oven. Fall has never tasted so good. You can also freeze and bake this pie when you’re ready.
  • Close up of the best chocolate cheeescake with dripping ganache frosting on a white background.
    14 hrs
    Calling all chocolate lovers! This Triple Chocolate Cheesecake is rich, creamy, and decadent. The chocolate cookie base is the perfect crisp foundation for the luscious, creamy filling. The whole thing is topped with none other than chocolate ganache. Make this chocolate cheesecake for a rainy day or your holiday table.
  • Easy Banoffee Cheesecake Pie - slice of pie with mound of whipped cream and banana slice
    17 hrs, 40 min
    A delicious twist on Banoffee Pie—a shortbread crust filled with banana cheesecake and topped with a generous pour of toffee sauce! It has all the elements of the classic, but with a decadent twist.
  • Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert - ice cream sandwiches in a row
    35 min
    Be the hero of your backyard barbecue when you bring out a tray of homemade ice cream sandwiches. Creamy vanilla ice cream layered between thin, soft chocolate brownie “cookies” is nostalgic dessert perfection.
  • Peach Blueberry Pie Recipe
    2 hrs, 35 min
    Crumb-topped pies are fast and fuss-free! Make this peach blueberry crumb pie and you may never go back to traditional double-crust pies again.
  • Overnight French Toast Casserole - slice of french toast casserole with raspberry sauce on white plate
    1 hr, 20 min
    Creamy vanilla custard poured over layers of tender brioche and juicy peaches, baked, and served with a just-barely-sweet raspberry sauce. This baked French toast casserole is one for the breakfast record books!
  • Blueberry Crumb Bars with Shortbread Crust
    1 hr, 15 min
    Don't feel like fussing with pie but still want a blueberry treat? These crumb bars with their jammy sweet berry filling should do the job nicely!
  • Indian Flatbread fresh from the oven
    6 hrs, 25 min
    Vegetarian
    Tender, chewy freshly made naan, an Indian flatbread, is delicious on its own or served alongside your favorite Indian dish. Eat it plain or season it with herbs and spices!
  • Lemon Curd Cheesecake - whole cheese cake with lemon curd on top and someone is about to take a slice out of it
    9 hrs, 30 min
    This is the creamiest, most delectable, most lemony cheesecake! It's speckled with lemon zest and topped with tart, luscious lemon curd. It's just what you need to satisfy that sweet-tart craving.
  • Authentic Tres Leches Cake Recipe
    30 min
    Tres leches is a moist and subtly sweet cake made with sponge cake and three different kinds of milk. It's easy to make (only 30 minutes of active time!) and it gets even better after a day in the fridge.
  • Lemon Bars Recipe - lemon bars on blue plate
    10 min
    If you LOVE lemon, these Classic Lemon Bars are for you! Tart, velvety lemon curd is balanced by a crisp, buttery shortbread crust. Happiness is only 45 minutes away!
  • 7 Layer Bars with Peanut Butter and Pretzels
    4 hrs, 20 min
    These Peanut Butter Pretzel Magic Bars are a MUST for your next party! Think: Super Bowl, office party, or birthday. They have a pretzel crust with layers of peanut butter, chocolate, coconut, and sweetened condensed milk topped with more pretzels.

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