Holiday Inspiration

Creative Baking Ideas 1 Videos

These unique techniques will give your holiday baking new flair.

10 Takeaways from the Show

Hot Chocolate Cheesecake

Use hot cocoa mix to give this recipe the comfort of a warm fire.

It's As Simple As Cake

Eggnog Meltaway Cookies

These boozy snowballs capture the taste of the holiday drink.

Rum and Bourbon Do the Trick

Apple-Vanilla Mini Muffins

These bite-sized treats get the flavor of a hot mug of cider.

Cinnamon and Nutmeg Are Key

Baking Tips and Traditions

The Ultimate Guide

Get techniques and recipes for making impressive baked goods.

Start Baking Now

Holiday Baking Central

From easy cookies to elegant creations, we've got you covered.

All of Your Baking Needs

Duff Goldman Gear

Bake like a pro with equipment and decorating supplies from the Baking Championship judge.
Season 0, Episode 1

Adults vs. Kids

It's time to celebrate the holidays and all that goes along with it: parties, the big game and one last decadent blast before the New Year's resolutions kick in! In a very special episode of Holiday Baking Championship, three Holiday Baking champions and three fan favorites from Kids Baking Championship show off their chops in a holiday showdown to win $10,000. Host Bobby Deen oversees the all-star game along with tough-love judges Duff Goldman, Nancy Fuller and Lorraine Pascale.

Wednesday
Nov 1
11pm | 10c
Season 3, Episode 2

Grandma's Thanksgiving Favorites

When it comes to Thanksgiving, nobody can compete with grandma's signature recipes, so Clash of the Grandmas star Norma Zager joins Bobby Deen to lend her expertise to the remaining eight bakers. For the pre-heat, they must whip up two types of cookies, with one inspired by dear old grandma. Then, in the main heat, the bakers compete to create the best pie by hand -- no appliances -- just like grandma used to!

Saturday
Nov 4
6pm | 5c
Season 3, Episode 6

Christmas Morning

The remaining four bakers recreate their childhood memories of waking up on Christmas morning by making edible dessert stockings for the pre-heat. Then, they take their designs to new heights in the main heat by building colorful cream puff Christmas trees.

Sunday
Nov 5
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 6

Christmas Morning

The remaining four bakers recreate their childhood memories of waking up on Christmas morning by making edible dessert stockings for the pre-heat. Then, they take their designs to new heights in the main heat by building colorful cream puff Christmas trees.

Monday
Nov 6
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 3

Stuffing Is the Best Part

The eight remaining bakers begin by making their best holiday whoopie pies that evoke a randomly-assigned theme of turkey, pumpkin, Pilgrims or fall foliage. Then, they must create stuffed holiday cakes that reveal a surprise center when sliced open.

Monday
Nov 13
2pm | 1c
Season 2, Episode 5

Ginger and Spice and Everything Nice

The six remaining bakers revel in the warm, taste bud-tingling flavor of ginger. They must make mini desserts highlighting candied ginger, then create three different types of holiday cookies inspired by family traditions.

Monday
Nov 13
4pm | 3c
Season 2, Episode 6

World Class Classics

Every culture has their own holiday traditions, and the five remaining bakers celebrate a couple of favorites by reinventing two Hanukkah classics: rugelach and macaroons. Then, they must create their own unique version of a holiday croquembouche.

Monday
Nov 13
5pm | 4c
Season 4, Episode 2

Season of Sharing

During the holidays, it takes teamwork to pull off special gatherings. So in the pre-heat, eight bakers team up to make a dozen hand pies in a festive holiday shape. Then for the main heat, bakers create a holiday dessert duo inspired by classic holiday flavor combinations.

Saturday
Nov 18
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 4, Episode 3

Thanksgiving Genius

In the pre-heat, seven bakers must create a Thanksgiving dessert using a mystery canned fruit. Then in the main heat, bakers whip up new Turkey Day sensations by combining two traditional desserts.

Monday
Nov 20
9pm | 8c
Season 4, Episode 5

Comfort and Joy

Winter is here and it's time to cozy up inside. The five remaining bakers 'ignite' the holiday spirit with a fiery, pre-heat dessert. Then in the main heat, they take a traditional holiday cheese board and turn it into an unusual cheesecake.

Tuesday
Dec 5
12am | 11c
Season 4, Episode 5

Comfort and Joy

Winter is here and it's time to cozy up inside. The five remaining bakers 'ignite' the holiday spirit with a fiery, pre-heat dessert. Then in the main heat, they take a traditional holiday cheese board and turn it into an unusual cheesecake.

Monday
Dec 11
8pm | 7c
Season 0, Episode 1

Adults vs. Kids

It's time to celebrate the holidays and all that goes along with it: parties, the big game and one last decadent blast before the New Year's resolutions kick in! In a very special episode of Holiday Baking Championship, three Holiday Baking champions and three fan favorites from Kids Baking Championship show off their chops in a holiday showdown to win $10,000. Host Bobby Deen oversees the all-star game along with tough-love judges Duff Goldman, Nancy Fuller and Lorraine Pascale.

Monday
Dec 18
2pm | 1c
Season 0, Episode 2

Runners Up Redemption

In the Christmas special of Holiday Baking Championship, hosts and judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale welcome back runner-up teams from previous seasons to battle it out for another chance to win. In the pre-heat, baking teams must use real letters to Santa to inspire a holiday dessert. For the main heat, teams bake and decorate cupcakes before assembling them into one giant edible holiday tree. The winning team earns $10,000 in holiday cash!

Saturday
Dec 30
1pm | 12c

About the Show

The search to find the greatest holiday baker begins as eight amateur bakers enter the kitchen, where they show off their family traditions and superb baking skills. To survive the challenges from week to week, they must prove their abilities in front of our tough-love judges: Duff Goldman, Nancy Fuller and Lorraine Pascale. Hosted by Jesse Palmer, this baking championship is the sweetest way to celebrate this holiday season.

About the Host

Jesse Palmer

After five seasons as a quarterback in the NFL for the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers, Jesse Palmer began a career as a game analyst, first with Fox Sports Net, and soon thereafter with ESPN. In 2015, Jesse joined Good Morning America as a special contributor, focusing on big stories, news of the day and live events.

Meet the Judges

Nancy Fuller

The host of Farmhouse Rules also runs a food company.

Get to Know Nancy

Duff Goldman

Duff is the owner of Charm City Cakes in Baltimore and LA.

More About Duff

Lorraine Pascale

The cookbook author and TV host started out as a model.

Learn About Lorraine

Triple Chocolate Bread Pudding

Triple Pastry Cream Croquembouche

Chocolate-Covered Maple Brandy Jellies with Nuts

Fruitcake Junkyard Brownie with Spiced Orange Liqueur and White Chocolate

First Snow Cherry Pie with Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Gingersnap Ice Cream Sandwich

Madeleine Wreath with Sour Cherry Mousse

Orange-Rosemary Cookies with Orange Glaze

Cookie Swap Wreath

Chocolate Beet Cake

Three Spice Creme Brulee

Gingerbread Platter and Bowl with Candied Walnut Mousse and Cinnamon Sugar Chips

Santa's Hat Peppermint Scones with White Chocolate Ganache

Cranberry Meringue Pie

Rugelach

Danish with Goat Cheese and Pear Filling

Pumpkin Cream Pie with Gingersnap Crust and Rum Cheesecake Topping

Pretzel-Crusted Flourless Chocolate Cake with Sauteed Spiced Pears and Salted Caramel Sauce

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake with Beurre Noisette Buttercream for the Yule Log Tree Stump

White Chocolate Pear and Fig Morning Bread

Quince and Prickly Pear Croquembouche

Rolled Sugar Cookies

Yellow Cake with American Buttercream

Cinnamon Chip, Cranberry and Pecan Cookies

Apple-Cherry-White Chocolate Frangipane Tart with Green Apple Sorbet and Cherry-Apple Brandy Compote

Molasses Krackle Cookies

Roasted Butternut Squash Pudding Cake