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Cruise line desserts, just in time for the holidays

You don’t have to wait until your next cruise before you indulge in your favorite cruise line dessert . We have come up with our two favorites, just in time for the holidays.

Apple Cranberry Tart

Apple Cranberry Tart. Photo from Viking River Cruises.

From our friends at Viking River Cruises, this dessert is perfect for the holidays.


  • One unbaked, room-temperature 9-inch tart shell
  • One roll (about 7 ounces) almond paste
  • One cup fresh cranberries
  • Five medium-sized apples (preferably Macintosh), peeled and sliced to make approximately 5 cups
  • A quarter cup sugar
  • One teaspoon cinnamon
  • A half cup uncooked oats
  • A half cup all-purpose flour
  • A half cup brown sugar
  • Six tablespoons unsalted butter, very cold or frozen
  • A quarter cup sliced almonds
  • Vanilla ice cream


Preheat oven to 375°F. Flatten almond paste on a sheet of wax paper with a rolling pin, to form an 8-inch circle. Press almond circle into the bottom of the unbaked tart shell. In a bowl, combine cranberries, apples, sugar and a half teaspoon of cinnamon. Pour on top of almond circle, into tart shell. In a bowl, combine the remaining cinnamon, oats, flour and brown sugar. Cut butter into very small pieces and stir into cinnamon mixture until crumbs form. Spoon crumb mixture evenly over the top of the apple mixture. Bake 50-60 minutes. Sprinkle with sliced almonds during the last 5 minutes of cooking time. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

Viking River Cruises has a vast collection of other recipees on their website, make sure to take a peek if you want some more inspiration.


Carnival Cruise Line’s  Warm Chocolate Melting Cake

Photo from Carnival Cruise Line Facebook page.
  • 8 oz semisweet chocolate
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 7 eggs, divided use
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Melt chocolate and butter; cool 10 minutes.
In separate bowl, mix four eggs with sugar. Whisk.
Add flour and whisk.
Add remaining three eggs.
Add egg mixture to chocolate mixture.
Pour in individual ramekins.
Bake until just done, about 15-20 minutes (interior will be melting).

Serve with vanilla ice cream.

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