There is something to be said about desserts that can be made ahead of time. A triumphant souffle, towering as it comes out of the oven, will quickly deflate if you bake it before the guests arrive. An apple pie crust once tender and flaky will become soft and soggy if more than a day old. We love these desserts but the elegance diminishes if prepared too far in advance.
Read article, plus recipe for Pear, Cranberry & Almond Cake in the Relish Elgin Holiday Edition.