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‘Tis the season for throwing holiday parties and indulging in festive sweet treats. Make your holiday party or event merry and bright with some delectable gourmet desserts that will dazzle your sweets table and wow your guests. 

Here are some gourmet dessert ideas for your holiday party this season:

Red Velvet Cupcakes: Nothing says Christmas like this fancy seasonal classic, with its vibrant crimson color and the perfect touch of white cream cheese frosting to dress up your dessert table.

Eggnog Cheesecake: Cheesecake is a popular gourmet dessert for any occasion, but mix it with the favorite holiday drink for a magical twist that your guests will love. 

Cannoli: This whipped ricotta cream-filled dessert can be dressed up for the holidays with drizzled chocolate, crushed candy cane pieces, chocolate anise or fig.

Peppermint Layer Cake: Fluffy white frosting and moist peppermint cake topped with decorative hints of red makes for the perfect white Christmas dessert.

Grasshopper Torte: Light mint green mousse adds the perfect seasonal flare on a rich chocolate torte. The dessert can be served in pre-cut squares or sliced on a pie plate. 

Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle: This fancifully layered, Irish liquor-infused dessert is perfect for the holidays when topped with heavy whipping cream and white chocolate, raspberries or green mint chips. 

Blood Orange Mousse Tarts: Blood oranges make gorgeous holiday desserts, with their ruby-red color and sweet and sour bite. A chocolate-almond tart filled with whipped blood orange mousse is a great use of the holiday-themed fruit. 

Dark Molasses Gingerbread Cake: A dense, lush cake like this one is a flavorful option for your dessert assortment. Top it with white icing, cinnamon and pecans.