Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Christmas Stollen Ring

It's common for German families to gather on Christmas Eve to eat this traditional sweet bread. I've been cooking and baking for more than 35 years and especially enjoy doing so during the holidays.

Pumpernickel Bread

5 reviews

This recipe is adapted for the bread machine so it is simple and quick to make.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Stollen Loaves

3 reviews

The recipe for these fresh-baked fruit-dotted loaves comes from my grandmother. They fill our house with a heavenly aroma that...


German Stollen

1 review

My family and friends agree that the holidays just wouldn't be the same without this traditional stollen. —Valeria Mauik, Elkhart...


Raisin Rye Bread

In Amite, Louisiana, Audrey Lanier relies on her bread machine to fix this moist dark brown loaf. Satisfying slices get...

Bishop’s Bread

2 reviews

This bread is packed with cherries, chocolate and nuts. I give away many loaves at Christmas. —Yvonne Wheeler, Minneapolis, Minnesota


Stollen for a Crowd

1 review

If you’re expecting the whole gang, consider serving this versatile stollen. You can bake it ahead of time and pop...

Grandma’s Stollen

1 review

When I was a child, my grandmother always prepared stollen at Christmas and Easter. This recipe makes four loaves, which...


Christmas Stollen

2 reviews

I like to make and share this festive delight with family and friends. The candied fruit and nuts add holiday...


Old-World Dark Bread

I came up with this recipe in an attempt to re-create a wonderful Russian bread I enjoyed as a child....


Chrismat Stollen with Lemon Glaze

This is my favorite bread during the holidays. I've made it many times to give as Christmas gifts, and I...

Christmas Bishop’s Bread

Packed with cherries, chocolate and nuts, this delectable quick bread has become a Christmas family tradition.


Reuben Loaf

1 review

When I make this bread, I almost always have to bake two loaves so that everyone gets a taste!
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Overnight Swedish Rye Bread

1 review

I like this recipe because it allows me to bake bread early in the morning, leaving time for other things....


Raisin & Walnut Dark Rye Bread

1 review

Cocoa and molasses give this rye loaf a deep dark brown color and rich flavor. The recipe can be made...


Golden Caraway Rye Bread

2 reviews

"Feed the entire group with the four golden loaves this recipe produces. The bread’s wonderful mild flavor and tender texture...

Gingerbread Loaf

16 reviews

Enjoy this old-fashioned ginger loaf recipe originally from Holland. This moist spicy bread smells delicious while it's baking...and slices are...


Old-World Rye Bread

Rye and caraway give this bread wonderful flavor, while the surprise ingredient of baking cocoa adds to the rich, dark...


No-Yeast Stollen

1 review

We always knew it was Christmas when my mother-in-law sent us a German stollen. Now, our grown children continue to...


Rustic Apple-Raisin Bread

1 review

A flavorful blend of apples, raisins and caraway seeds makes this crusty loaf a special treat;—Melissa Newman, Danville, Pennsylvania


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Old-Fashioned Stollen

3 reviews

Stollen is a Christmas tradition in Germany. The fruit-filled yeast bread is topped with icing, candied fruit and almonds. Its...


Simple Stollen

7 reviews

"When it comes to seasonal sweets, this easy Christmas stollen is a recipe I know I can count on," notes...


Gingerbread Oatmeal Bread

4 reviews

"As a diabetic, I tend to stick with tried-and-true recipes," Barbara Severson writes from Tularosa, New Mexico. "I added spices...


Homemade Caraway Rye Bread

This recipe earned me a first place ribbon at our state fair a few years ago. The bread's coarse texture...

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Herb Biscuit Loaf

2 reviews

These buttery, pull-apart biscuits are a sure way to make any meal special, from Thanksgiving dinner to a weekday supper....


Savory Bread

This savory bread is crisp and golden brown on the outside but moist and tender on the inside. The dill...


Fruit ‘n’ Nut Stollen

2 reviews

"Making this stollen has become a tradition for our family," writes Rebekah Radewahn of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. "Our family, friends and...


Buttercup Squash Bread

1 review

We like this chewy, hearty bread as a substitute for white bread with holiday meals and at breakfast. My five...


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Walnut-Filled Stollen

1 review

Mary Falk's grandmother made date stollen every Christmas. Over the years, the Cambridge, Wisconsin cook replaced her grandmother's date filling...


Almond-Filled Stollen

1 review

I’ve been making this during the holiday season for nearly 50 years. When we flew to Alaska one year to...