The Greatest Vacation Dessert Recipes from the APM Household


The vacations are all about festivities, meals, and household. We’re grateful each day for our prolonged APM household, which incorporates our purchasers. 

We hope the vacation season has been stuffed with the 3Fs, with a wholesome dose of enjoyable thrown in.  

Within the spirit of the vacations, APM requested its staff to share their favourite vacation household recipes. These have been changed into an APM household cookbook, and we’d like to share a bit slice of that with you now. 

best holliday dessert recipes



  • 16 ouncesFrench bread reduce into 1-inch cubes (brioche—my favourite—and challah bread are nice substitutes for French bread)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup almond milk or common milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp floor cinnamon
  • 5 cups frozen berries (raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, strawberry mix or your alternative)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp floor cinnamon (be at liberty so as to add extra)
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar


Preheat oven to 350F.

Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Put aside. Place bread cubes in a big bowl. In a medium bowl, mix eggs, milk, vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and cinnamon, and whisk collectively till blended.

Pour egg combination excessive of the bread cubes, stirring to coat. Let sit for five to 10 minutes, stirring sometimes.

In a medium bowl, mix frozen berries, 1/2 cup of sugar (or much less, use your judgment), cinnamon, and cornstarch. Stir to mix. Pour berries into the ready baking dish. Spoon bread excessive. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of sugar. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or till effervescent and golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and high with contemporary berries, whipped cream, or maple syrup if desired.

Heather, Integration Specialist

Grandma’s Okay-Bars


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup darkish Karo corn syrup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 4 1/2 cups Particular Okay cereal
  • 1 small package deal semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 small package deal butterscotch chips


In a big pot, deliver sugar, Karo corn syrup, and vanilla to a boil after which take away from warmth. Add peanut butter. Stir till clean. Add Particular Okay cereal. Combine properly. Pat right into a 9 x 13 buttered pan. In the meantime in a double boiler, soften chocolate and butterscotch chips. When clean, unfold on cereal combination in pan. Let cool for 1 hour after which reduce into squares.

Ned Payant, President



  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour


Preheat oven to 350 levels. In your mixer, cream butter and sugar till clean, a minimum of 3 minutes. Beat in extracts and egg. 

In a separate bowl, mix baking powder and salt with flour and add a bit at a time to the moist components (the dough shall be stiff). 

Moist your fingers, and end off kneading the dough by hand. DO NOT CHILL THE DOUGH. As a substitute, divide into workable batches (2–3 chunks), roll out onto a floured floor, and reduce on the thicker aspect (¼ inch).

Bake at 350 for six–8 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet till agency sufficient to switch to a cooling rack. Enhance with icing of your alternative. (I choose royal icing for adorning!)

Submitted by: Shannon, Advertising Specialist



  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon floor cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon floor ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon floor cloves
  • 2 massive eggs
  • 1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY’S 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) evaporated milk
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup quantity) deep-dish pie shell (or you can also make your pie dough from scratch)
  • Whipped cream


Combine sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger, and cloves in a small bowl. Beat eggs in a big bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice combination. Steadily stir in evaporated milk. Pour right into a pie shell, and bake in a preheated 425 diploma oven for quarter-hour. Cut back temperature to 350; bake for 40 to 50 minutes or till a knife inserted close to the middle comes out clear. 

Cool on a wire rack for two hours. Serve instantly or refrigerate. Prime with whipped cream earlier than serving.

Submitted by: Joann, Closing Specialist



Pumpkin bars (makes 36 bars):

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (I exploit Gold Medal)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons floor cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup sugar substitute (I exploit Lakanto Basic Monkfruit Sweetener)
  • ¼ tsp floor cloves
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin
  • 4 eggs, evenly overwhelmed 

Cream Cheese Swirl: 

  • 8 oz. gentle cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons skim milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • ⅓ cup sugar or sugar substitute (I exploit Lakanto Basic Monkfruit Sweetener)
  • 1 egg 


Preheat oven to 350 levels. Spray 10×15 or 18×13 cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Put aside. 

In a big mixing bowl, mix flour, baking soda, powder, salt, cinnamon, sugar substitute, and cloves. Stir till mixed. Add eggs, pumpkin, and unsweetened applesauce. Stir till properly mixed. Pour batter right into a ready baking pan. 

In a separate medium mixing bowl, mix softened cream cheese, skim milk, egg and sugar/sugar substitute. Whisk till good and clean. To keep away from lumps, be certain the cream cheese is softened, and/or at room temperature. 

Pour the cream cheese combination over the pumpkin batter. Utilizing a desk knife, gently reduce via the batter to make swirls with the cream cheese evenly via the batter. Bake for 25–half-hour.

Submitted by: Alan, Insuring Specialist

Take pleasure in these yummy desserts—we all know we did! And keep tuned for subsequent week, once we’ll share much more recipes from our cookbook, together with appetizers and sides!


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