Hi, Friends!

Today I’ve partnered with Chef Brandon Harpster from Sharpsters Knife Service to bring you these fun and festive Holiday recipes!

These recipes were inspired by our love for Christmas music and lyrics that talk about food! Have you ever thought about how Christmas songs can make you think about certain foods or drinks? Well, we made a list and decided to carol our way through this delicious Holiday menu.

Let It Snow: “And I brought some corn for popping”

OK, cool. You brought some corn for popping, but what are you going to do with it? We have some ideas! You can make both a sweet and savory version.

  1. For the savory version, add butter, grated parmesan cheese, Truff oil and Truff brand salt.
  2. For the sweet version, sprinkle melted semi sweet chocolate and top with peppermint flakes.

Grandma got ran over by a reindeer: “She’d been drinking too much eggnog”

Poor Grandma! I love eggnog but I do not enjoy making traditional eggnog. This version is faster than Santa’s sleigh! It calls for liquid pasteurized eggs (egg beaters), milk, yogurt, vanilla and peppermint. The next step will be to blend this all together and feel free to add some crushed peppermint on top.

We guarantee that Santa will love this one and so will you!

12 Days of Christmas: “And a partridge in a pear tree.”

Instead of using a partridge, we landed on prosciutto and decided to pair it with pears! (See what I did there?) We also added some garlic olive oil, blue cheese, arugula and honey.

We are calling it “Pig and a Pear tree Pizza.”

Ooni pizza ovens are certainly having their moment, so we think this combination of ingredients tastes and looks like Christmas on a pizza!

We Wish You a Merry Christmas! “Bring us some figgy pudding.” 

I don’t know about you, but I never really understood what figgy pudding is until I decided to make it for myself. After doing a lot of research about figgy pudding, I learned that it’s more like a cake than a pudding. It contains a lot of dried fruits like raisins, figs, and cranberries and alcohol like brandy or rum.

It’s a an English dessert that is actually steamed. We think this version is pretty good and we recommend serving it with whipped cream and cinnamon.

To view the recipes, toggle on the recipe title cards below. Enjoy!

Pig and a Pear Tree Pizza

  • 0 minutes
  • 9 ingredients
  • 4 steps

Ingredients

  • Pizza Dough enough for (10-12") round
  • 3 TB olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 slices prosciutto sliced into bite size pieces
  • 1 bosc pear, cored and sliced
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 cup arugula dressed with olive oil and salt/pepper
  • 2 TB honey

Instructions

  1. Roll out dough and drizzle with olive oil and minced garlic.
  2. Add sliced pears, prosciutto and blue cheese.
  3. Bake for 5-7 minutes in wood fired or ooni style pizza oven.
  4. Top with dressed arugula and drizzle with honey.

Figgy Pudding

  • 0 minutes
  • 19 ingredients
  • 8 steps

Ingredients

  • 12 dried figs, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins (or regular is fine too)
  • 1/2 cup Rum
  • 1/2 cup Brandy
  • 1.5 cups Flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 stick melted unsalted butter
  • 2 cups white bread crumbs
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup branding for flaming the pudding (if desired)

Instructions

  1. In a small sauce pan, combine figs and water over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and lower to a simmer in order to help water evaporate and plump the figs.
  2. Once figs are plumped, add the raisins, run and brandy and bring back to a boil. At this point, you will want to flame the mixture by dipping the pan down to the burner. Please make sure you have a hood if doing this process and also a lid handy to help extinguish the flame after 1-2 minutes of cooking out the alcohol.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and salt. Set aside.
  4. Cream together the eggs, brown sugar and butter. Add bread crumbs, dry mixture, fig mixture. Combine until mixed.
  5. Fold in the rest of the dried ingredients including cherries and cranberries.
  6. Using a bundt pan that has been greased with oil and butter, empty batter into the pan.
  7. Bake or steam at 350 F for 45 minutes. To test when it is done, place a toothpick or skewer into the center, remove and it should come out dry.
  8. Serve with whipped cream if desired.

Vanilla Peppermint Eggnog

  • 0 minutes
  • 7 ingredients
  • 2 steps

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Egg Beaters (or pasteurized egg product)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 cups 1% milk
  • 1 cup nonfat vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla flavoring
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint flavoring
  • 1/8 tsp salt (or pinch of salt)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
  2. Garnish with crushed peppermint candy if desired.

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