The search to find the greatest holiday baker begins as eight bakers enter the Holiday Kitchen where they show off their family traditions and superb baking skills. In order to survive the challenges week-to-week, they must prove their abilities in front of our tough-love judges: Duff Goldman, Nancy Fuller and Lorraine Pascale. Hosted by Bobby Deen, this baking championship is the sweetest way to celebrate this holiday season.
Season 1, Episode 1

Holiday Cookie Madness

The eight bakers have to put their best cookie forward in the first two challenges of this competition. First, they'll have to make their best holiday cookie using an assigned baking tool and in the second challenge, they must use holiday ingredients to impress the judges with three different kinds of cookies.

Friday
Nov 3
6pm | 5c
Season 1, Episode 2

Classic Holiday Flavors

The seven remaining bakers take classic holiday flavors into tasty new territory. In the first challenge, they create a swirled treat using eggnog and have to play nice with varieties of sugar and spice for their second dessert.

Friday
Nov 3
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 4

The Great Holiday Cake-Over

The five bakers left in the Holiday Baking Championship take the polarizing fruitcake someplace new and reinvent the biggest holiday cake of all, the yule log.

Friday
Nov 3
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 5

Great Holiday Traditions

It's winter nights and holiday breakfasts in this episode, when the four bakers are first tasked to use the classic holiday flavors of peppermint and hot chocolate in a dessert and then create a blown-out holiday breakfast complete with three sweet dishes.

Friday
Nov 3
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 6

Gingerbread Worlds

In the epic finale, the three remaining bakers have just one challenge, but it's a massive one. Each baker taps into a favorite holiday memory and then constructs gingerbread worlds filled with all sorts of treats. The baker who can impress the judges the most will become the Holiday Baking Champion and take home $50,000!

Friday
Nov 3
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 3

It's not the Holidays Without Pie

In this episode, the six remaining bakers take on the crusty, sweet goodness of pie. In the first challenge, they have just 30 minutes to make their best dessert using store-bought pie crust. In the second challenge, the bakers create three different pies with three different crusts.

Saturday
Nov 4
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 4

The Great Holiday Cake-Over

The five bakers left in the Holiday Baking Championship take the polarizing fruitcake someplace new and reinvent the biggest holiday cake of all, the yule log.

Saturday
Nov 4
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 5

Great Holiday Traditions

It's winter nights and holiday breakfasts in this episode, when the four bakers are first tasked to use the classic holiday flavors of peppermint and hot chocolate in a dessert and then create a blown-out holiday breakfast complete with three sweet dishes.

Saturday
Nov 4
2am | 1c
Season 2, Episode 3

Stuffing Is the Best Part

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.

Friday
Nov 24
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 4

Thanksgiving's Just Around the Corner

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.

Friday
Nov 24
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 5

Ginger and Spice and Everything Nice

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.

Friday
Nov 24
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 6

World Class Classics

Every culture has their own holiday traditions, and the five remaining bakers celebrate a couple of favorites by reinventing two Hanukkah classics: rugelach and macaroons. Then, they must create their own unique version of a holiday croquembouche.

Friday
Nov 24
8pm | 7c
Season 2, Episode 7

Re-Gifting

Re-gifting is the theme of the week, as the four remaining bakers must make a candy apple dessert inspired by a candy apple gift, then figure out how turn the contents of a traditional gift basket into a delicious dessert

Saturday
Nov 25
1am | 12c

Gingerbread Cookie

White Chocolate Pear and Fig Morning Bread

Orange-Rosemary Cookies with Orange Glaze

Cranberry Meringue Pie

Fruitcake Junkyard Brownie with Spiced Orange Liqueur and White Chocolate

Three Spice Creme Brulee