Trifle is always a popular holiday dessert- it feeds a crowd and is made well ahead of time, with no last minute preparation. Frozen berries are an economical alternative to the usual fresh berries- and they are always ripe.
Strawberry Dulce de Leche Trifle
Melt in Your Mouth Shortbread Cookies
This fabulously tender shortbread is made in the food processor to ease preparation; be careful though as over processing dough will cause the dough to become greasy and the butter will melt out as they bake.
Mincemeat Pinwheel Cookies
Pinwheel cookies are a Christmas classic. This version uses pre-rolled puff pastry as the dough, and seasonal mincemeat as the filling. Much easier than the traditional version with two colours of home-made cookie dough stacked and rolled.
Chocolate Cherry Brownie Cookies
Melted chocolate makes this drop cookie extra delicious. Look for dried cherries in the bulk area of the grocery store.
Chocolate Pots de Creme
Pot de crème is a barely set, creamy French custard served in small dishes. Traditionally it is thickened with eggs and baked in a water bath, but we’ve “cheated” by using Devon custard, eliminating the baking step.
Holiday Truffle Fudge
This cross between fudge and a chocolate truffle is pretty on a dessert tray, and makes a great gift.
Cranberry Brie en Croûte
“En croûte” simply means encased in pastry, a delicious way to present a whole Brie on a special occasion.
Oven Roasted Vegetables
This is an “old favourite” PC recipe, which just keeps getting better and better every time we make it! In the summer we do a grilled version, but over the holidays, this oven version will accompany your turkey, tofu or roast beef equally well.