Ten Filipino Desserts You Should Make for Christmas

Ten Filipino Desserts you should make for Christmas is a delicious list to help you plan your holiday festivities! From cassava cake, sapin sapin to leche flan, you’ll find a sweet treat for everyone!

Make sure to check our recipe index for delicious ideas. From crema de fruta with from-scratch sponge cake, pasta fruit salad with a unique twist to homemade buko pandan ice cream with no ice cream maker needed, I am sure you’ll find something for everyone!

Sapin-Sapin – this layered rice cake is as tasty as it is pretty! You can easily switch up the colors and flavors with various extracts, swap the ube with “green” buko pandan to fit the festive season!

Maja Blanca Espesyal-there’s maja blanca, and there’s Maja Blanca Espesyal! This is one of the most popular recipes on the blog, especially during the holiday season. May I say, its fame is well deserved! It’s rich, creamy, and bursting with corn and coconut flavor!

Halayang Ube – this creamy purple yam jam is one of the very first Filipino desserts I learned to make and still my favorite to this date!

Leche Flan – It’s the smoothest, creamiest flan you’ll ever make. I promise!

Royal Bibingka – what is Filipino Christmas without bibingka? Made with glutinous rice flour, this Vigan version is chewy and cheesy!

Pichi Pichi-If you’re looking for something light and not cloyingly rich and sweet, these steamed cassava patties coated with freshly grated coconut are a refreshing finish to a hearty meal!

I hope you find this list helpful in your holiday meal planning. Thank you so much for making Kawaling Pinoy a part of your holiday celebrations. May the spirit of the season fill your home with peace, joy, and love!

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