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Holiday Baking Championship, Season 7

Holiday Baking Championship, Season 7

Get a sneak peek at the newest season of Holiday Baking Championship. Premieres Monday, Nov. 2 at 9|8c.

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Don't miss a minute of the competition. We've got a packed collection of past episodes right here.

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Holiday Inspiration

Creative Baking Ideas 1 Videos

These unique techniques will give your holiday baking new flair.

10 Takeaways from the Show

Christmas Sprinkle Roll Cake 01:36

Make this delectable holiday roll cake using buttercream and fun sprinkles.

Wow Your Party Guests

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 7, Episode 3

Take Holiday Pies by Surprise

Host Jesse Palmer loves both cookies and pies, so he asks the nine bakers to make holiday cookie-topped mini pies. Then, Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Carla Hall judge the pie pandemonium as the competitors celebrate fall with flavor combos such as pumpkin-cider and chestnut-chocolate in double crust, cream pies, slab pies, lattice pies and custard pies.

Monday
Nov 1
1pm | 12c
Season 7, Episode 4

Hosting the Holidays

Host Jesse Palmer challenges the eight remaining bakers to turn breakfast items, like French toast, into amazing Thanksgiving breakfast desserts. Then, the competitors take common Friendsgiving potluck dishes, such as glazed carrots, and use them in a dessert to impress judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Carla Hall. Plus, since Friendsgiving is all about community, they're doing it in teams.

Monday
Nov 1
2pm | 1c
Season 7, Episode 5

It's What's on the Inside That Counts

Host Jesse Palmer gives the seven bakers advent calendars filled with different types of chocolate to inspire them to make desserts with a surprise inside. Then, for the main heat, the competitors must bake one delicious cheesecake with three different flavors for judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Carla Hall.

Monday
Nov 1
3pm | 2c
Season 7, Episode 6

Topsy-Turvy Holidays

Host Jesse Palmer is turning things on their heads as he challenges the six competitors to work in teams to create jelly doughnut-inspired desserts, a twist on traditional Hanukkah jelly doughnuts. Then, the bakers get creative with the yummiest, gooiest holiday decorated upside-down cakes to satisfy judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Carla Hall.

Monday
Nov 1
4pm | 3c
Season 7, Episode 7

A Classic Christmas

Host Jesse Palmer asks the five bakers to pull out all the stops and create the most-delicious, over-the-top version of a holiday trifle. Then, the classics continue in the main heat when the competitors make the ultimate Charlotte royale for judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Carla Hall, as well as the king of Christmas -- Santa Claus!

Monday
Nov 1
5pm | 4c
Season 7, Episode 8

Christmas Windows in Time

Dressed as a Christmas tree, host Jesse Palmer kicks things off by asking the final four competitors to honor the holiday tree in the form of a beautifully decorated macaron tower. In the Christmas past, present and future main heat, the bakers must feature an assigned icing style in a stunning cake that evokes their assigned time period -- marzipan from the past, buttercream from the present or mirror glaze from the future. In the end, judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Carla Hall will decide the one baker who will be crowned Holiday Baking Champion and walk away $25,000 richer!

Monday
Nov 1
6pm | 5c
Season 8, Episode 1

Falling Into Winter

The competition kicks off as host Jesse Palmer asks the twelve bakers to embrace the seasonal transition by making fall and winter doughnuts. For the main heat, the competitors combine holiday cheese board staples in creative apple and cheese desserts. A double elimination looms and judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Carla Hall must send two bakers home for the holidays.

Monday
Nov 1
8pm | 7c
Season 8, Episode 1

Falling Into Winter

The competition kicks off as host Jesse Palmer asks the twelve bakers to embrace the seasonal transition by making fall and winter doughnuts. For the main heat, the competitors combine holiday cheese board staples in creative apple and cheese desserts. A double elimination looms and judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Carla Hall must send two bakers home for the holidays.

Tuesday
Nov 2
12am | 11c
Season 8, Episode 1

Falling Into Winter

The competition kicks off as host Jesse Palmer asks the twelve bakers to embrace the seasonal transition by making fall and winter doughnuts. For the main heat, the competitors combine holiday cheese board staples in creative apple and cheese desserts. A double elimination looms and judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Carla Hall must send two bakers home for the holidays.

Thursday
Nov 4
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 3

Thanksgiving It My All

Apple cider doughnuts are a sure sign of fall, so in the first round, Jesse Palmer asks the eight bakers to create a dozen kicked-up apple cider doughnuts decorated with seasonal themes. Then the bakers must transform a classic holiday yule log into a festive Thanksgiving roll cake, and judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale decide which competitor's cake falls short.

Sunday
Nov 7
3pm | 2c
Season 6, Episode 4

Trendsetting Turkey Day

In the first challenge, Jesse Palmer tasks the seven bakers with taking a beloved holiday appetizer to a whole new level with baked Brie and jam mini pies. The main heat is all about being prepared for greatness as the bakers take a prepared ingredient and use it to make a crowd-pleasing Thanksgiving dessert. In the end, judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale send one competitor home.

Sunday
Nov 7
4pm | 3c
Season 6, Episode 5

Gettin' Gifty with It

Jesse Palmer teaches the six bakers a lesson in repurposing holiday gifts in the first round, when they must turn panettone, the classic holiday Italian sweet bread, into an entirely new dessert. Then they're challenged to create a beautifully decorated cupcake mosaic inspired by a pair of holiday pajamas. Judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale send one baker packing.

Sunday
Nov 7
5pm | 4c
Season 6, Episode 6

North Pole Vaulting

Jesse Palmer challenges the five bakers to create assigned desserts that are inspired by and look like Santa Claus. To secure their place in the final four, the bakers are tasked with creating impressive cakes made to look like another icy North Pole staple: an igloo. Judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale decide which bakers move on to the next round and which one goes home.

Sunday
Nov 7
6pm | 5c

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

Carla Hall

Carla is a chef, TV host and cookbook author.

Learn About Carla

Cinnamon Chess Pie

Pumpkin Cream Pie with Gingersnap Crust and Rum Cheesecake Topping

Coconut Macaroons

Three Spice Creme Brulee

Roasted Butternut Squash Pudding Cake

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

Sugar and Spice Panna Cotta

Sugar Cookie with Orange-Cinnamon Icing

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

Cinnamon Chip, Cranberry and Pecan Cookies

Triple Pastry Cream Croquembouche

Toffee, Chocolate and Orange Cookies

Apple, Pear and Cranberry Crisp with Toffee Pecans and Cinnamon Ice Cream

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

Chocolate Beet Cake

Hot Chocolate Cake

White Chocolate Pear and Fig Morning Bread

Santa's Hat Peppermint Scones with White Chocolate Ganache

Yellow Cake with American Buttercream

Molasses Krackle Cookies

Cranberry Meringue Pie

Triple Chocolate Bread Pudding

Cookie Swap Wreath

Danish with Goat Cheese and Pear Filling

First Snow Cherry Pie with Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Chocolate-Covered Maple Brandy Jellies with Nuts

Rolled Sugar Cookies