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Christmas Recipes

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  • Kerstkransjes, or Christmas wreath cookies, are a delicious and decorative treat for the festive season. They are traditionally hung on the branches of the Christmas tree and can be decorated in a variety of ways.

    Recipe for Kerstkransjes: Dutch Christmas Wreath Cookies

    Recipe for Kerstkransjes: Dutch Christmas Wreath Cookies

    by alliemacb2

  • Mince pies are an integral part of the British Christmas food culture, but when they are prepared at home, mincemeat will often be left over. The recipes on this page provide ideas for what to do with that leftover mincemeat.

    10 Leftover Christmas Mincemeat Recipes

    10 Leftover Christmas Mincemeat Recipes

    by Gordon Hamilton4

  • Wassail is a traditional holiday punch from the British Isles that is made with apple cider, oranges, lemon, and winter spices. Laden with cloves, cinnamon, and allspice, it's a festive, warming, and easy-to-make holiday beverage!

    How to Make Wassail: A Traditional Christmas Mulled Cider

    How to Make Wassail: A Traditional Christmas Mulled Cider

    by Jan Charles2

  • There are two kinds of people in the world: those who love eggnog and those who despise it (or assume they will). Let's join hands, learn some fun history, and share recipes. Who knows? You might end up loving eggnog.

    Exploring Eggnog: History and Six Delicious Recipes

    Exploring Eggnog: History and Six Delicious Recipes

    by Linda Lum14

  • Boilo, also known as "coal cracker" champagne and Schuylkill moonshine, is a warm, homemade beverage that originated in northeastern Pennsylvania. It's made of wassail-style grain alcohol and fruit.

    How to Make Boilo: A Pennsylvania Holiday Beverage

    How to Make Boilo: A Pennsylvania Holiday Beverage

    by Lee Hansen28

  • Sicily is a separate nation but similar to Italy in some ways. Its cuisine is as delicious and interesting - some say it is more so! Please enjoy these recipes.

    7 Sicilian Christmas Dishes

    7 Sicilian Christmas Dishes

    by Patty Inglish MS11

  • These reindeer brownies are incredibly simple to make and will be a hit at any holiday party this season!

    Adorable Reindeer Brownies

    Adorable Reindeer Brownies

    by Alyssa2

  • Are you overwhelmed by the prospect of a formal Christmas dinner? My family has adopted the tradition of a less-formal Christmas brunch, which can be prepared ahead of time and enjoyed in leisure.

    Easy Christmas Brunch Recipes

    Easy Christmas Brunch Recipes

    by Linda Lum13

  • Homemade eggnog is simple to make, and the results are rich, creamy, and just plain decadent. Treat your family or friends to a favorite holiday treat—and it takes only a few minutes!

    How to Make Fabulous Homemade Eggnog

    How to Make Fabulous Homemade Eggnog

    by Jan Charles2

  • Learn how to make a traditional Christmas pudding recipe with helpful step-by-step instructions and photos. This is my best plum pudding recipe that I make every year before the holidays.

    Christmas Plum Pudding Recipe

    Christmas Plum Pudding Recipe

    by L M Reid4

  • This is a real, traditional English Christmas cake recipe that was passed down to me from my Great Aunt. It is a wonderfully moist, heavy fruit cake that we used to cover in marzipan and ice. We also gave it to first footers at New Year.

    Traditional English Christmas Cake Recipe

    Traditional English Christmas Cake Recipe

    by Les Trois Chenes8

  • At Christmas, mince pies make the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea. They are sold everywhere in shops around the UK, but nothing surpasses the taste of homemade. Here is the traditional recipe.

    How to Make Traditional British Mince Pies

    How to Make Traditional British Mince Pies

    by Christine Hulme12

  • Learn how to make three different flavors of fudge candy that you can give as holiday gifts. These recipes are for my three favorite flavors of fudge: eggnog, Irish cream, and lemon.

    How to Make Fudge Candy as a Holiday Gift

    How to Make Fudge Candy as a Holiday Gift

    by Thelma Raker Coffone2

  • Christmas pudding is a rich, fruity, seasonal British dessert. This page looks at some delicious and unusual recipes for using up Christmas pudding leftovers in the days following the main event.

    Leftover Christmas Pudding Recipe Ideas

    Leftover Christmas Pudding Recipe Ideas

    by Gordon Hamilton17

  • You're going to love these 12 delicious clean eating Christmas cookie recipes. These are all of your favorite cookie recipes, without all of the processed and refined ingredients. With these recipes, there's no guilt, breaking your diet, or need to worry about sharing them with your family!

    12 Delicious Clean Eating Christmas Cookie Recipes

    12 Delicious Clean Eating Christmas Cookie Recipes

    by Victoria Van Ness0

  • This recipe makes a fabulous rum fruitcake for Christmas, a meaningful gift, or any special occasion. I was not a fruitcake fan, but now I am! Rum and brandy really complete this cake.

    Best Rum Fruitcake Recipe Ever

    Best Rum Fruitcake Recipe Ever

    by Susie Lehto50

  • Traditionally eaten during the Christmas season in the Philippines, bibingka is a rice cake with a soft and spongy texture, a round shape, and a slightly sweet and salty flavor. This article will explain the different types of bibingka and show you how to make a simple version in your own home.

    Easy Filipino Bibingka (Rice Cake) Recipe for Christmas

    Easy Filipino Bibingka (Rice Cake) Recipe for Christmas

    by kerlynb9

  • Lebkuchen is an old German recipe that resembles gingerbread without the ginger. I've made this for my family, and it is good. Originally, it was made as a Christmas cake by families every year.

    Lebkuchen Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas Cake Recipe

    Lebkuchen Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas Cake Recipe

    by Barbara Badder11

  • This is a quick and easy recipe to make a tasty, melt-in-the-mouth Christmas pudding using a pressure cooker or Instant Pot. It is much cheaper and tastier than ready-made shop versions. The pudding can be made on the day or months ahead. Either way, it will taste delicious.

    Easy Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker British Christmas Pudding

    Easy Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker British Christmas Pudding

    by DHWebb3

  • Why not make a drunken fruitcake this Christmas? Its high alcohol content helps it last a long time. That is, if you can stop your family and friends from finishing it off!

    Recipe for Christmas Drunken Fruitcake

    Recipe for Christmas Drunken Fruitcake

    by Beth Eaglescliffe0

  • These pretty and buttery cookies are thick and soft. Top with colored sugar or what ever you want to decorate them with. They will be delicious and popular with your friends and family.

    My Christmas Cut-Out Sugar Cookie Recipe

    My Christmas Cut-Out Sugar Cookie Recipe

    by Rachel L Alba13

  • This is a collection of 20 festive wassail recipes. Most use apple juice or cider as a base; unusual recipes use Red Hot candies or black pepper. I've also included a few alcoholic variations with wine, rum, sherry, brandy, and whiskey.

    Christmas Punch That Warms the Soul: 20 Wassail Recipes

    Christmas Punch That Warms the Soul: 20 Wassail Recipes

    by rmcrayne19

  • In this article, I share my secrets for a great prime rib. I like to make this special recipe on Christmas Day. However, you can eat this delicious dish any time of the year.

    Prime Rib Christmas Dinner Recipe

    Prime Rib Christmas Dinner Recipe

    by Ken Ratajczak23

  • The Yule log, once a pagan ritual, has been elevated to not just dessert but a stunning work of pastry artistry known as Buche de Noel. Don’t let its looks frighten you. You can make your own. Here’s how.

    History of the Yule Log and How to Make Your Own

    History of the Yule Log and How to Make Your Own

    by Linda Lum16

  • Here are the top 10 herbs and spices used during Christmas celebrations, along with the lore associated with them.

    Top 10 Christmas Herbs and Spices

    Top 10 Christmas Herbs and Spices

    by Charlotte Gerber5

  • Christmastime is a time for family and considering the changes coming in the next year. Why not make your holidays a little less stressful, a little healthier, and a little sweeter with these delicious clean eating traditional Christmas dishes. Maybe the big change you need is one for your health.

    Delicious Clean Eating Traditional Christmas Dishes

    Delicious Clean Eating Traditional Christmas Dishes

    by Victoria Van Ness6

  • Christmas is a special time of year for spending with friends and family, but sometimes, for whatever reason, we find ourselves alone at the holidays. This page contains a number of tasty Christmas dinner recipes for one.

    Christmas Dinner for One: 7 Delicious Meal Ideas

    Christmas Dinner for One: 7 Delicious Meal Ideas

    by Gordon N Hamilton40

  • Learn how to prepare a deliciously moist pineapple fruitcake. This easy-to-make recipe is perfect for Christmas or any other time of year!

    Moist Pineapple Fruitcake Recipe

    Moist Pineapple Fruitcake Recipe

    by Kymberly Fergusson13

  • Do you love ice cream cake? Have you ever wanted to try your hand at making one yourself? This is a recipe for a homemade ice cream cake roll (sometimes called a Yule log), including a made-from-scratch chocolate jelly roll cake recipe.

    Ice Cream Cake Roll: Yule Log Recipe for the Holidays

    Ice Cream Cake Roll: Yule Log Recipe for the Holidays

    by Jen Schaefer7

  • Cheese balls are especially nice when served around the holidays—a little something different to add to the festivities. This Christmas cheese ball looks so delicious coated in walnuts.

    Christmas Cheese Ball Recipe

    Christmas Cheese Ball Recipe

    by Athlyn Green7

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