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Tasty Christmas Recipes

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Nothing is tastier than Christmas food! Whether you’re partial to spiced mince pies or creamy eggnog, we’ve got the perfect Christmas recipes for you to try out and enjoy with friends and family this festive season.

The Best Eggnog In the World

It’s a bold boast to make, but this eggnog recipe from Jamie Oliver claims to be the best in the world! This festive drink is the ideal winter warmer to enjoy on a cold Christmas night, with a mix of infused milk and cream, fragrant spices and a lovely kick of liquor. It’s the epitome of rich indulgence at this time of year (just try to forget about your diet until January…) and the king of Christmas recipes! For a rustic look, why not serve your eggnog in a stylish Swing Top Bottle?

What you’ll need: whole milk, heavy or double cream, cinnamon sticks, vanilla pod, grated nutmeg, eggs, granulated sugar and dark rum or bourbon.

Find the full recipe at Jamie Oliver.

Brandy Butter

Brandy butter is the ideal accompaniment to Christmas desserts such as mince pies and Christmas pudding, and it’s super easy to make at home! You can make it as boozy as you want and slather all over your pudding for a luxurious dessert. Our Verrine Jars are great for storing your brandy butter in until the main event and for serving at the table.

What you’ll need: unsalted butter, icing sugar, boiling water and brandy.

Find the full recipe at BBC Food.

Almond & Peanut Butter Spread

As if peanut butter wasn’t delicious enough already, this is one of those Christmas recipes that adds a new twist to a classic flavour! The addition of almonds and honey gives the salty spread a new depth of flavour and a moreish sweetness that you won’t be able to get enough of. It tastes amazing on toast or as a dip for apple, celery and more. Store in our Orcio Jars to keep this spread fresh for longer.

What you’ll need: roasted and salted peanuts, whole almonds and clear honey.

Find the full recipe at Tesco Real Food.

Traditional Bread Sauce

This classic sauce is best when it is made shortly before it needs to be eaten, but can be made up to 24 hours in advance if necessary. Just make sure to store it in an airtight plastic container in the fridge and heat it up slowly on the hob when you need it. Then you can serve it up on the table in a lovely glass jar and enjoy with your turkey!

What you’ll need: day-old white bread, onions, whole cloves, bay leaves, black peppercorns, whole milk, ground black pepper, salt, butter and double cream.

Find the full recipe at All Recipes.

Easy Mince Pies

What could be more Christmassy than a mince pie? This recipe from Ainsley Harriott only takes around 1 and a half hours to make 18 mince pies and is perfect for baking beginners! Why not serve them hot from the oven with the brandy butter you can make using the recipe above?

What you’ll need: butter, plain flour, ground almonds, golden caster sugar, orange zest, salt, eggs, cold water, mincemeat and icing sugar.

Find the full recipe at BBC Food.

Sautéed Shredded Sprouts With Sultanas & Walnuts

Brussel sprouts are the Marmite of Christmas: you either love them or hate them! This recipe might well convert some haters to lovers, by making the sprouts a lot more interesting and adding extra flavour. Start by shredding your sprouts into strips to make them more manageable, then fry them together with vegetable oil, butter and add sultanas and walnuts for a fruity element. They taste so much better than boring boiled sprouts!

What you’ll need: vegetable oil, butter, brussel sprouts, sultanas and walnuts.

Find the full recipe at Tesco Real Food.

Honey Roast Nuts

It’s easy enough to make your own selection of honey roasted nuts to serve in presentation bowls as snacks during your Christmas parties. They would even make fantastic homemade gifts for friends and family if you package them in stylish jars, tie them up with ribbon and add personalised messages!

What you’ll need: nuts (pecans, cashews, hazelnuts, almonds or peanuts), clear honey, freshly chopped rosemary, thyme leaves and sea salt.

Find the full recipe at Delicious Magazine.

Like our Christmas recipes? Then you’ll love our guide to homemade gifts!