Christmas Recipes

bellChristmas Recipes

Check out tese christmas dinner recipes, various kinds of cookies and dinner food you can cook yourself this coming christmas eve! Wonderful recipes for a traditinal christmas dinner!

Have you thought yet what to serve for Christmas dinner? Treat your guests with our Christmas recipes below and show them how happy you are of celebrating this special day with them.

 

Hot Apple-Cranberry Punch (makes one cup)

1/2 cup apple juice

1/2 cup cranberry juice

1 orange slice, cut in half

Put the juices in a microwave-safe mug. Add the half orange slice. Heat in microwave 2 minutes on high.

Easy Fudge

1 jar (5-10 oz) marshmallow cream

1 1/2 cups sugar

2/3 cup evaporated milk

1/4 cup butter

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup milk chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine marshmallow cream, sugar, evaporated milk, butter, and salt in a saucepan.

Heat on medium, stirring constantly, bringing mixture to a full boil.

Continue boiling, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes.

Remove from heat.

Add semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips, and stir until melted.

Stir in chopped nuts and vanilla.

Grease an 8 inch square pan.

Pour mixture into the pan, and chill in the refrigerator until firm.

Cut into squares.

bellMince Pies

Complete your Christmas dinner with this recipe from the U.K.

Sweet Shortcrust Pastry:

8 oz plain flour

pinch of salt

2 oz butter

2 oz lard or vegetable shortening

1 oz caster sugar

1 egg yolk

a little water

Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Cut the butter into the flour and rub into a breadcrumb consistency. Mix in the sugar. Beat the egg yolk with 2 tablespoons water and stir in to bind to a fairly firm dough, adding a little more water as necessary. Knead lightly until smooth but do not overwork it. Leave to rest in the refrigerator or cool place for at least 30 minutes before rolling out.

(Makes 225 g / 8 oz of pastry)

Mince Pie:

6 oz Sweet Shortcrust Pastry (see below)

8 oz (about 12 tablespoons) mincemeat

icing sugar for dusting

Roll out the pastry very thinly, 1/8 inch thick. Cut out 12 rounds with a plain or fluted cutter and grease the pastry trays. Place a round in each section of the pastry tray. Prick the bottom of each pie and put a teaspoon of mincemeat in each one. Damp the edges. Cut out 12 more rounds with a smaller cutter, cover the filling in each tart. Press down with the blunt end of the smaller cutter so the lids are secure. Cut a small cross in the centre of each lid to allow steam to escape.

Place the tarts on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated hot oven at 220°C / 425°F for 12 to 15 minutes or until well risen and golden. Dust generously with icing sugar and serve hot. When cold the tarts can be stored in an airtight container, or frozen.

Makes 12 pies.

Take advantage of our Christmas recipes and other party ideas to make your party planning faster and easier. Don’t feel exhausted on Christmas day! Use our pinatas, party supplies and ideas to decorate your party and plan fun Christmas activities. Have everything ready on time and enjoy your Christmas party!