6 Easy Holiday Recipes For A Memorable Meal
Special meals deserve a special effort, and this dream team of dishes is just the ticket. First, a gooey cheese with figs — set it on the table and forgo any other finicky hors d’oeuvres. The main event is roasted pork with pretty pink applesauce and collards. Only the rosemary potatoes require a bit of finesse, but they’re easy to make and you’ll be glad you did. For dessert? A lemon curd and mascarpone trifle that’s as good-looking as it tastes. Happy holidays — and happy feasting!
Bouq Émissaire, a fresh goat’s milk cheese, has a creamy exterior and a firmer interior that give it a beautiful texture. Serve it with black charcoal crackers and sweet, warm figs.
Get this recipe for Bouq Émissaire Cheese With Sautéed Figs And Walnuts.
Preorder this specialty cut from your butcher. You need a bone-in pork loin roast (preferably from a heritage pig breed such as Berkshire or Iron Age) with crackling on. Ask them to prepare it with just the right amount of fat for crackling, and get them to score it and tie it up for presentation.
Get this recipe for Berkshire Pork Loin Roast With Crackling.
Collards taste like brussels sprouts, broccoli and kale all rolled into one! Bitter greens also stand up well to strong flavors like chilis and garlic.
Get this recipe for Garlicky Collards With White Wine And Chilis.
These potatoes can be made in advance and then warmed up in the oven while your pork roast rests. The truffle oil adds a little extra hit of flavor, but the dish is still delectable without if you don’t have any on hand. Your guests will fight over the crispy edges of this baked dish!
Get this recipe for Rosemary Potatoes Domino.
Pink Lady apples bring a pink hue and balanced flavor to this condiment. But if you prefer a more tart sauce, try using Granny Smith apples instead.
Get this recipe for Pink Lady Applesauce.
This trifle is light and delicate — everything you want after a serious holiday feast. Be sure to assemble in a clear vessel to show off all of the trifle’s layers. In this recipe, Amaretto is used to soften the ladyfingers, but if you like your desserts alcohol-free, you can omit it.
Get this recipe for Lemon And Roasted Cherry Trifle.