Thursday, December 08, 2011

Christmas Recipes...

Do you have recipes that you only make during the Christmas holidays? I have binders of them! I love German Stollen but only make it after the first of chocolate snowdrop cookies are definitely a "holiday only" item...and then there are my Christmas biscotti that needs no explanation.
Some of my pictures are only hung for the holidays too...

Yesterday I posted a photo of my Fruit-y Pound Cake. I've made these the past few years as a lighter substitute for traditional fruit cake. The recipe is from Land O'Lakes but I checked their website and couldn't find it this instead of emailing it to those of you who asked here we go.

Buttery Fruit Pound Cake

2-1/4 cups flour
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temp.
4 eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1-1/2 cups candied fruit mix (the type used for fruit cakes)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Beat together the butter, cream cheese, and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla. Beat in the 1-1/4 cups flour at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in remaining 1 cup of flour, candied fruit and nuts by hand.

Pour into 2 greased and floured 8x4 inch loaf pans. Bake for 50-60 minutes. Cool 10 minutes and remove from pans. Cool completely.

Substitutions: I've used chopped up dried apricots and cranberries for the candied fruit with pecans and 1 tsp of lemon peel.


regan said...

This recipe sounds great! Thanks! Of course, no candied fruit here....I'll definitely be going the dried apricots and cranberries route! Yum!

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

Sounds yummy! Love your German smoker. He's cute!

Janet O. said...

Thanks for the recipes--I think I'll use the dried cranberries. DH loves those.
I have a lot of holiday recipes that come out at Christmas time, but they may also come out for Valentines, or Easter, or when someone requests them for their birthday dinner.

KQ Sue said...

OMG! That sounds even better than it looked!

Judy in Michigan said...

This might be from the Philly cheese book - I love this recipe!! Yummmmm.

Nines said...

food...good. See hoiw closely related these two words are?