Whether you're looking for a savory appetizer or unique accompaniment to soup, this speedy specialty is sure to please. Helen Lamison of Carnegie, Pennsylvania tops packaged bread dough with ham and onions, then bakes it until golden.
I’ve been making this during the holiday season for nearly 50 years. When we flew to Alaska one year to spend Christmas with our daughter’s family, I carried my stollen on the plane!—Rachel Seel, Abbotsford, British Columbia
You'll bring a taste of the Old World to your holiday table when you serve this time-honored German pastry. It's sure to please everyone...even those who don't care for fruitcake. If you like, substitute dried cherries or raisins for the other dried fruits.—Karen Deaver, Babylon Village, New York
These crowd-pleasing Czech pastries are the perfect partner for a cup of joe. They’re easy to make with canned cherry pie filling, but the homemade prune filling is a delicious option, too. —Carol Houdek, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cocoa and molasses give this rye loaf a deep dark brown color and rich flavor. The recipe can be made with or without the raisins or walnuts, and can also be turned into buns or rolls.—Bee Engelhart, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
"Making this stollen has become a tradition for our family," writes Rebekah Radewahn of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. "Our family, friends and neighbors look forward to it every Christmas. We like it because it does not contain the usual candied fruits and citron called for in other stollens."
I found this recipe in an old community cookbook I received as a gift for my wedding in 1965! It is one of my favorite recipes and make it often for guests.—Awynne Thurstenson, Siloam Springs, Arkansas