Whether it's Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa you're looking forward to this year, odds are your holiday menu is already in the works. Instead of whipping up your tried-and-true and, dare we say it, stale recipes, why not try your hand at something new? To help you gain some cooking inspiration, Pinterest mined its data to dig up its top tried holiday recipes of 2018. See below for the top holiday recipes home chefs are cookin' up this season on Pinterest! We guarantee you'll love these creative, centerpiece-worthy appetizers and divine desserts.
Homemade Pumpkin Pie
Why buy the store-bought stuff when you can whip up a glorious pumpkin pie at home in less time than it will take you to pick one up at the supermarket? This fall favorite from Live Well, Bake Often calls for warm spices such as cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves, and it is loaded with a sweet filling made of real pumpkin and evaporated milk. Want to shorten the prep time even further? You can opt for crafting the base with a store-bought pie crust instead of baking your own (we won't tell).
Get the recipe from Live Well, Bake Often.
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Whether you're leaving them out for Santa—or for your cookie-monster alter ego that awakens at midnight—these chocolate crinkle cookies from Gimme Some Oven will hit the spot. They call for ingredients you probably already have stocked in your pantry, and they make a tasty snack when paired with a tall glass of milk. You're going to want to dole these bad boys out to everyone on your nice list this year, but we're totally not judging if you decide to hoard them all to yourself.
Get the recipe from Gimme Some Oven.
Dutch Apple Pie
We can almost guarantee that making this delicious Dutch apple pie from The Diary of a Real Housewife will be a crowd-pleaser come the holiday season. Warm, caramelized apples are met with a crunchy spiced topping, making for a combo that's too tempting not to slice into for seconds.
Get the recipe from The Diary of a Real Housewife.
Soft Gingerbread Cookies
Finally unravel the ribbon on that box of cookie cutters your in-law gifted you by whipping up a batch of these festive cookies from Bless This Mess. The subtle flavors of ginger and cinnamon are bound to please even the pickiest of palates, and the cut-out cookies serve as the perfect op to bond with the little ones.
Get the recipe from Bless This Mess.
Christmas Tree Spinach Dip Breadsticks
Spinach and cheese are one of our favorite combos, especially when paired with fluffy dough that's shaped into a noble evergreen. Pinterest users tried this winning recipe from It's Always Autumn nearly 600 times and saved it about 386,000 times. What are you waiting for? We're ready to try it out ourselves!
Get the recipe from It's Always Autumn.