Complete your table with these indispensable condiments and baked goods.
There's nothing about these sweet treats that's not absolutely wonderful. From the chewy dates and crunchy pecans inside to
the buttery and yeasty dough to the maple glaze on top, they make a delicious breakfast with a hot cup of coffee. They're
a worthy splurge, with just 226 calories and less than 5 grams of fat apiece.
View Recipe: Cinnamon-Date-Pecan Rolls with Maple Glaze
This beautifully braided, chewy egg bread is a mainstay of the Jewish Sabbath table, but few have time to make one from scratch
every week. The holidays are a great time to put in the extra effort and give this wonderful recipe a try―you won't regret
it. It's a large loaf, but don't worry; leftovers make some of the best French toast you've ever had.
View Recipe: Sweet Challah
That gelatinous stuff that comes from a can? It should be banned, when real cranberry sauce is this easy to make from scratch.
Sugar, orange juice, cranberries, spices, and 12 minutes are all it takes. Try adding a dash of cayenne, too: It won't make
the sauce spicy per se but it adds a subtle kick that's very tasty.
View Recipe: Classic Cranberry Sauce
If you've been to a traditional Italian-style bakery at Christmastime, you may already know the joy of these beloved fruit-and-nut
studded sweet breads. Our version uses muffin cups to make panettones that are the perfect size to give as gifts. This is
an easy recipe to experiment with, too―try substituting other nuts and dried fruits to make your own creations.
View Recipe: Mini Cranberry Panettones
The traditional yeasted egg bread is enriched even more by adding cheese to the dough. We love the flavor of fontina, but
Gruyère or another Swiss cheese would also work.
View Recipe: Cheese and Chive Challah
Belgian Framboise Lambic beer—a frothy, berry-colored beverage—adds an underlying sweetness that complements the cranberries.
View Recipe: Framboise Cranberry Sauce
Citrusy sweet, these rolls won't take away from the main show, but they sure will add to it! Pull them from the oven just
a few minutes before you serve to allow them to cool slighly.
View Recipe: Orange-Buttermilk Dinner Rolls
Traditional spiced muffins suddenly seem stylish when made with seasonal persimmons. There are two distinct types: Creamy-fleshed
Hachiya is mashed to keep the muffins moist, while firmer Fuyu is diced for fruity bits with some bite.
View Recipe: Spiced Persimmon and Pecan Muffins
Fruit preserves make a great gift because they let your loved ones enjoy the flavor of fresh fruit long after the holidays
are over. This particular recipe, which adds spice and tart lemon to the fall fruit favorite, will keep up to six weeks in
View Recipe: Ginger-Pear Preserves
Allow at least one day in the refrigerator to marry the bright, fresh flavors and you will see it is well worth the wait.
Make up to three days ahead.
View Recipe: Fresh Cranberry-Orange Relish
This bread comes together in less than 30 minutes and is best served warm from the oven. Substitute an equal amount of chopped
pistachios or walnuts for the almonds, if you prefer.
View Recipe: Toasted Almond and Cherry Scones
Pleasantly sharp and vibrantly green—with just a few bright red peppers—these are a choice garnish for a cocktail buffet.
If you’re making the recipe for a gift, the beans look gorgeous in tall glass jars.
View Recipe: Spicy Pickled Green Beans
Have this deep red sauce ready to pair with your roast before the guests begin rolling into town by making it up to two weeks
ahead. If you prefer, frozen cranberries also work in this recipe.
View Recipe: Cranberry, Apple, and Walnut Sauce
This tangy chutney is delicious on flatbreads or savored with leftover turkey or ham. We also recommend trying it on sandwiches
View Recipe: Spiced Apricot Chutney
This recipe yields two loaves, which means you can make one for yourself and give one away with preserves as a tasty gift.
Serve any leftovers toasted with a spot of butter and jam.
View Recipe: Walnut Bread
A light hand with the dough will help to ensure tender biscuits. This method of folding the dough creates irresistible flaky
layers. To maximize the number of biscuits you get from the recipe, gather the dough scraps after cutting and gently pat or
reroll to a 3/4-inch thinkness. This dough can also be used as a base for Spiced Pumpkin Biscuits, Parmesan-Pepper Biscuits, Pistachio-Cranberry Scones.
View Recipe: Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits
With its sweet apricot and pineapple flavors and pepper-jelly kick, this spicy Southern condiment pairs marvelously with cheese
and crackers or roasted meats. It's a snap to make, so keep its simple ingredients on hand just in case unexpected company
View Recipe: Jezebel Sauce
Mashed potatoes give these unique biscuits density and body, but they're still crisp and buttery. Their texture and tangy
flavor makes them a great choice for your holiday table―or for making a leftover-turkey-and-cranberry sauce sandwich.
View Recipe: Potato–Sour Cream Biscuits
Though it's called jam and is full of onion and tomato sweetness, this spread is not just for breakfast toast. Try it with
goat cheese, as a main-dish sauce, or on pizza. The recipe makes four cups, so keep half and give the rest as a gift, or double
the recipe and bring cheer to lots of coworkers and friends.
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Drizzling butter over top of this quick bread twice during baking gives it a wonderfully brown and crisp crust, and a great
rich flavor, accentuating the cheese spread throughout the loaf. The bread is endlessly variable; by changing the type of
beer, cheese, and extra ingredients you can make a whole new dish. Check the recipe for apple-cheddar, manchego-jalapeño, and sopressata-asiago variations.
View Recipe: Basic Beer-Cheese Bread
Most holiday recipes are made for dinner, but these playful muffins are perfect for a breakfast or brunch. Bite into an enchantingly
peanutty whole wheat muffin and you'll find a pocket of sweet, fruity jam hiding inside. They're great warm or cool.
View Recipe: Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins
This essential trimming can be made up to a week ahead. Cassis is black currant–flavored liqueur. If you can’t find it, substitute
View Recipe: Cranberry Sauce with Cassis and Dried Cherries