Recipes Ideas for the Holidays

It's almost here! Thanksgiving is only a handful of days away!

Maybe you need to bring something for Thanksgiving. Maybe you have a Friendsgiving or a holiday party in the near future. Maybe you're hosting friends or family and need a little something special. I've got you covered! Here's a handful of recipes that are sure to impress.


Let's start with the best part: Dessert!

Above: Very simple Apple Galette. Easier to throw together than a standard pie, just as good.

Pumpkin Creme Brûlée: Way easier than they sound. For when you want to have all the pumpkin vibes, but don't want to bake a pie.

Apple Cranberry Pie: Pouring a caramely sugar mixture over the top of the lattice crust gives this pie a crispier top and caramelized flavor.  

Apple Crisp: Easy to throw together and feeds a crowd. Also, great reheated for breakfast the next day.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes: For the people that need to have chocolate at every event. This is a classic combination that most people will love.

Pumpkin Tart with Gingersnap Crust: Something different for the pumpkin pie loves (a.k.a. me). Everything you want in a pumpkin pie with a thick, gingersnap crust.

Applesauce Cupcakes: One of my favorite cakes growing up. Similar to a carrot cake with the carrot. Moist and covered in cream cheese frosting. Yum.

Apple Crumb Pie: A classic with a crumbly topping instead of a top crust.

Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes: For the ice cream lover. Throw that pie into a blender with some ice cream and drink up!


Let's move on to Appetizers.

Baked Brie: Served with slices of green apple and crackers, this baked brie is addicting. Though it is best served warmed and melty, it's really a crowd pleaser. 

Pear and Goat Cheese Tart: If you like goat cheese, this tart is perfect. A mix of creamy goat cheese and sweet pears, topped with chopped thyme and honey, and sprinkled with a little black pepper to cut the sweetness.

Pumpkin Pie Dip: A sweet treat before dinner. Pumpkin and cool whip and dipped with gingersnaps. 

Pear and Brie Tart with Cranberries: Similar to the Pear and Goat Cheese Tart, this puff pastry-based tart has pears, brie, and dried cranberries mixed in. Best served warmed.


Need a Cocktail?

How about something with Apple Cider? Maybe an Apple Cider Margarita, Apple Cider Moscow Mule, or a SNAP and Cider Cocktail (above). Looking for something else? Maybe a simple Cranberry Fizz or a Grapefruit & Rosemary Gin Cocktail!

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