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 2, Episode 1

We're Nuts for the Holidays

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!

Friday
Nov 5
4pm | 3c
Season 2, Episode 2

Holiday Craftiness

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.

Friday
Nov 5
5pm | 4c
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 5
6pm | 5c
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 5
7pm | 6c
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 5
8pm | 7c
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 5
9pm | 8c
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

Friday
Nov 5
10pm | 9c
Season 2, Episode 8

Holiday Hoopla

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.

Friday
Nov 5
11pm | 10c
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.

Saturday
Nov 6
12am | 11c
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.

Saturday
Nov 6
1am | 12c
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 6
2am | 1c
Season 2, Episode 8

Holiday Hoopla

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.

Saturday
Nov 6
3am | 2c
Season 3, Episode 1

Signs of the Season

For the pre-heat, host Bobby Deen challenges the nine bakers to take seasonal hot beverages like hot chocolate and apple cider a step further by turning them into desserts. Then, in the main heat, these culinary artisans show off their decorating skills by creating a filled Bundt cake wreath.

Friday
Nov 12
5pm | 4c

Fruitcake Junkyard Brownie with Spiced Orange Liqueur and White Chocolate

White Chocolate Pear and Fig Morning Bread

Gingerbread Cookie

Cranberry Meringue Pie

Three Spice Creme Brulee

Orange-Rosemary Cookies with Orange Glaze