Christmas Recipes

Recipes for Christmas – Holiday Recipes

Trifle December 19, 2007

The most popular post on the Christmas Recipes site for the last week or so is this one.


Trifle is an English traditional Christmas dessert made from thick or solid custard, fruit, sponge cake, fruit juice or jelly.

The Tradition of serving trifle at Christmas leads to an enormous demand for trifle recipes at this time of year.


Christmas In July – Christmas Recipes July 22, 2007

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This Week’s Christmas in July Edition of the Carnival of the Recipes is being hosted at Christmas Recipes

This very special Christmas-themed Recipe Carnival provides some absolutely amazing Holiday Recipes.

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While you still have some time to plan for the Christmas Holiday and Thanksgiving Holidays you should try some of these that sound especially good and decide whether they should be added to your menu plans for your holiday meals and become a part of your family’s holiday traditions or should become a staple of your regular cooking all year ’round.

The Carnival is divided up into categories of Recipes for Christmas below:

Let’s get the Carnival under way with this Recipe for Christmas Joy submitted by the Christmas Weblog

And now for the cooking recipes.

Christmas Appetizers and Appetizer Recipes for Christmas

DHM presents The Common Room: Cheese Fondue posted at The Common Room.

Chinese Chicken Rolls is up at Chicken Recipes as a possible appetizer for your Christmas party.

Main Dishes

Annette Berlin presents Roasted Potatoes posted at Frugal Journey.

Christmas Turkey Tips at Turkey Recipes

Kevin Menard at techno gypsy also submits Chicken Corden Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Corden Bleu

Stephanie presents Manhattan Style Seafood Stew posted at Adventures in the 100 Acre Wood.

Mama Squirrel presents Christmas Day Lunch posted at Dewey’s Treehouse. She had this to say about these recipes “Some people don’t really eat lunch on Christmas Day, but we eat breakfast early enough that we’re hungry again by lunchtime.”

From the Christmas Recipes page on World Famous Recipes we get this recipe for Christmas Bread

Christmas Bread

1 c Nonfat milk
1/2 c Sugar
2 pk Yeast
1/2 c Warm water (105 115’F.)
1/2 c Nonfat egg substitute
1 ts Vanilla
1 1/2 ts Salt
6 c Flour
1 Grated lemon zest
1 c Mixed candied fruit
1 c Golden raisins
1 tb Butter, melted
Powdered sugar
Red candied pineapple

Heat milk and sugar in saucepan to scalding, then cool to lukewarm.

Combine yeast and warm water in mixing bowl, stirring until yeast is dissolved.

Add cooled milk mixture to yeast mixture in mixing bowl.

Stir in egg substitute, vanilla and salt. Beat in 3 cups of flour and lemon zest.

Beat in remaining flour to make soft dough.

Knead in mixed candied fruit and raisins.

Knead about 10 minutes, until smooth and elastic.

Put dough in greased bowl and let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.

Punch down. Divide dough in half. Roll first half of dough on lightly floured surface into oval about 1/4″ thick.

Fold in half lengthwise. Place on greased baking sheet. Brush with half of melted butter.

Repeat with second half of dough.

Cover loaves and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.

Bake at 375’F. 25 30 minutes, until golden brown.

Let cool to warm.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and decorate with candied pineapple or cherries.

Makes 2 loaves, or 16 servings.

Dawn presents STUFFING! posted at My Tasty Space.

Another alternative to traditional turkey and mashed potatoes or baked ham comes from Famous Recipes who brings us a succulent Cajun Roast Pork.

Premade “Mixes in a Jar” make excellent Christmas Gifts for the chefs and foodies on your shopping list and Pancake Recipes has provided an example of one mix in a jar with their CINNAMON PANCAKES IN A JAR Recipe

Thelly at Chicken Recipe gives us Apple and Wild Rice-Stuffed Chicken

Christmas Snacks – Christmas Snack Recipes

Christmas Candy Recipes- Christmas Candies

Christine presents Candied Walnuts posted at Morning Coffee & Afternoon Tea.

No list of holiday recipes is complete without a fudge recipe and so we have Strawberry Fudge Balls from Recipes

Cade Krueger presents Hopi Sunflower Bread posted at Write To Right Your Business Opportunity.

Bill at Famous Recipes presents Butter Crunch Candy

Christmas Drinks – Christmas Drink Recipes

Michele from Meanderings Butterbeer – a kid friendly drink recipe using vanila ice cream, apple cider, butterscotch extract, and real butter.

Slow Cooker Recipes presents CROCKPOT MULLED CIDER

Everyday Weekender supplies us with a substantial drink for holiday festivities with Baileys Choclatini and tells about a wild night – beware or you will end up making these all night long.

And what would Christmas and the Holidays be without Egg nog?. – Smarter Dollar Recipes submits a wonderful Eggnog Recipe

Christmas Desserts – Dessert Recipes for Christmas

Diabetic Christmas Recipes

Diabetic Recipes presents Christmas Pudding as a healthy alternatve for those who need to keep their diabetees under control during the holidays.

Online Free Recipes submits Christmas Jello Recipes

Recipes Recipe presents Chocolate Mint Divinity

Christmas Pie Recipes – Christmas Pies

Mommy the Maid presents Chocolate Cream Pie is Christmas in July posted at Mommy the Maid.

wee wifey at Leader Ladies provides us with a great collection of Holiday Pies and includes such delicious treats as Wisconsin Cranberry Pie, Mom’s Lemon Custard Pie, and Pumpkin Mousse Pie.

Christmas Cake Recipes – Christmas Cakes

Shawn Lea at Everything and Nothing presents Hummingbird cake and says:

“My family insists that I make this cake every Thanksgiving AND Christmas. And sometimes Easter. And for birthdays. And just because… ;)”

Christmas Cookie Recipes – Christmas Cookies

Kevin Menard at techno gypsy provides a recipe for Christmas Cookies called Noah’s Ginger Snaps from his 14 year old.

The Grande Finale – Christmas Trifle

Last but not least, the favorite recipes of all time right here on Christmas Recipes are the Trfile recipes that we have posted here in the past. We will include those here again as a fitting finish to the Christmas in July Edition of the Carnival of the Recipes.

Santa’s Christmas Trifle

English Christmas Trifle

Merry Christmas in July and all year ’round.

Christmas Tree

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Since you now have plenty of Christmas Recipes, here are some other Christmas related sites to get you into the spirit of the “Christmas in July” Season include:

Christmas Quotes

Christmas Carols

Christmas Jokes

and this page with Handmade Christmas Stocking Designs for you to knit.

Christmas Stockings

The next Carnival of the Recipes will be hosted at cehwiedel. The theme will be “Just Say No” (Recipes for restricted diets…low-carb, vegetarian, etc.)

Submit your recipes via email to recipe dot carnival at gmail dot com, or use the Blog Carnival submit form.

The following week, the topic will be Slow Cooker Recipes and it will be hosted at Slow Cooker Recipes


Christmas in July – Christmas Recipes Carnival of the Recipes July 10, 2007

The Christmas Recipes Weblog will be hosting the Carnival of the Recipes for the week starting July 22, 2007.

The theme of the Recipe Carnival that week will be “Christmas in July – Christmas Recipes”

Be sure to bookmark the site and subscribe so you can be among the first to see the tremendous Recipes for Christmas that the Carnival of the Recipes participants put together.  

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If you want to participate in this very special Christmas themed Carnival, blog your favorite Christmas Recipe and submit it to the Recipes Carnival prior to noon PST on Saturday July 21, 2007.  

Get out your very best holiday recipes for cakes, candy, fudge, meals, main dishes, snacks, Christmas drinks, Christmas cookies, appetizers, Christmas Trifle (Trifle is a favorite of visitors here) and let’s make this a very special and unique Recipe Carnival.

To participate, you can use this form or submit by e-mail to

Thank you,

Bill and Kathee

Updated:  here is the actual Christmas in July carnival of the Recipes post:

Christmas In July – Christmas Recipes


Christmas Recipes – Santa’s Christmas Trifle Recipe December 19, 2006

Christmas Recipes – Santa’s Christmas Trifle Recipe

We aren’t sure just why this is named Santa’s Christmas Trifle, but it
may be because making this is like a gift. Keep these ingredients on hand and
you can whip up a great trifle in a very few minutes. Looks impressive, too!

1 frozen pound cake
1/4 cup orange juice
1 (20-ounce) can apple pie filling
4 tablespoons raspberry jelly (or seedless preserves)
2 cups prepared vanilla pudding
1 (8-ounce) container Cool Whip
Toasted coconut for garnish

The bowl you choose for the trifle is very important because the effect is
gained by seeing the layers of the trifle through glass. You could make an
individual trifle serving by using a clear parfait or sherbet glass, but it
is a lot more trouble. Arrange in layers. Cut 1/2 of cake into cubes.
Sprinkle on orange juice, then 1/2 of pie filling, dot with all the jelly,
and top with 1/2 the pudding. Repeat all these layers except jelly, which
has all been used. Top with Cool Whip and gar­nish with toasted coconut.

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Trifle – English Christmas Trifle Recipe December 16, 2006

Christmas Recipes – English Christmas Trifle Recipe

Also known as English Trifle – Christmas Trifle or simply as – Trifle

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Christmas Tree

2 packages of ladyfingers or a pound cake
Raspberry Jam
1 package of frozen raspberries, thawed and sweetened
2 cans of mandarin oranges, drained
1 package of Birds custard powder prepared according to directions with whole milk
1 pint of heavy whipping cream
Good quality sweet sherry according to taste.

Trifle Recipes Instructions

Start with at least 1/2 a cup. Do not use cooking sherry. Sliced, toasted almonds

Spread ladyfingers with raspberry jam and arrange around sides and bottom of trifle bowl.

If using pound cake, cut into slices, spread with jam and cube before arranging in bowl.

Reserve a few segments of orange for decoration. Arrange fruit on top of ladyfingers.

Moisten with sherry according to taste. You may also use part of the syrup from the oranges if you do not care to use as much sherry. I would use half to three quarters of a cup and a small amount of syrup. Pour prepared custard over the cake and fruit. Allow to cool well.

Whip the cream with 1 tablespoon of sugar until stiff. Spread over the top of the cooled custard. Decorate with mandarin orange segments and almonds.

Chill several hours before serving.

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