WE'RE NUTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

EPISODE 1

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The Holiday Baking Championship kicks off as 10 competing bakers take on a nutty chocolate dessert in the first challenge and beautifully-decorated holiday pies in the main heat. At the end of each episode, one baker will be eliminated!


HOLIDAY CRAFTINESS

EPISODE 2

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It's time to get crafty! The remaining nine bakers attempt to amp up the visual impact of holiday baked goods as they create festive candy cane and holiday wreath desserts.


STUFFING IS THE BEST PART

EPISODE 3

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The eight remaining bakers begin by making their best holiday whoopie pies that evoke a randomly-assigned theme of turkey, pumpkin, Pilgrims or fall foliage. Then, they must create stuffed holiday cakes that reveal a surprise center when sliced open.


THANKSGIVING'S JUST AROUND THE CORNER

EPISODE 4

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The seven remaining bakers get creative with Thanksgiving-inspired desserts, and in the first round, their sweets feature canned cranberry sauce. Then, in the main heat, the bakers must invent a dessert highlighting their assigned harvest ingredient: sweet potato, pumpkin, apple, pear, pomegranate, carrot or lemon.


GINGER AND SPICE AND EVERYTHING NICE

EPISODE 5

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In this week's challenges, the six remaining bakers revel in the warm, taste bud-tingling flavor of ginger. They must make mini desserts highlighting candied ginger, then create three different types of holiday cookies inspired by family traditions.


WORLD CLASS CLASSICS

EPISODE 6

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The four remaining bakers are asked to reinvent two Hanukkah classics: rugelach and macaroons. Then, they must create their own unique version of a holiday croquembouche.


RE-GIFTING

EPISODE 7

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Regifting is the theme when the five remaining bakers make a candy-apple dessert; and later, they must figure out how to turn the contents of a traditional gift basket into something deliciously sweet.


HOLIDAY HOOPLA

EPISODE 8

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The last three bakers must show off their decorating chops in order to finally be crowned Holiday Baking Champion! First, they must bake and beautifully decorate a sugar cookie tree. Then, in the final heat, the bakers need to transform their assigned holiday tradition into an intricately decorated cake.


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