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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Bavarian Apple-Sausage Hash

8 reviews

This awesome recipe reflects my German roots. In the cooler months, nothing is as comforting as a hearty hash. Serve this versatile recipe as a side dish at a holiday meal or as a brunch entree over cheddar grits or topped with a fried egg. —Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, CO

German Apple Pie

12 reviews

I live in a big apple-producing state, so I think this recipe represents our region well. I tasted this pie...

Fried Apples and Onions

4 reviews

"I was surprised to see how quickly my friends gobbled this dish up," chuckles Sue Davis, Wausau, Wisconsin. "Excusing myself,...

Kielbasa Apple Kabobs

2 reviews

In Hebron, Indiana, Edna Hoffman relies on sausage to make these colorful kabobs different from most. The meaty chunks are...

Rotkohl (Red Cabbage)

Red cabbage is one of my family's favorite German dishes! It goes well with many meat dishes, especially those served...

Meaty Apple Skillet

I love having family over for breakfast, and they all look forward to this down-home specialty. Cinnamon, nutmeg and apple...

Classic Red Cabbage

1 review

My grandfather was German, so my grandmother prepared many German dishes for him. This is one I like best.

Apple-Stuffed Pork Roast

3 reviews

“My husband doesn’t usually like healthy meals, but this pretty entree is one of his favorites,” assures Melissa Holtz of...

Apple Gingerbread

1 review

A slice of spicy gingerbread fresh from the oven will warm you up on a wintry day! The apples are...

Apples with Red Cabbage

3 reviews

Our family has always loved red cabbage. Not only is it a perfect accompaniment to a favorite roast, it is...

Apple Kuchen

This simple-to-fix recipe came out of an old Swedish cookbook that my mom always held together with a large rubber...

Pork Loin Roast with Yam-Stuffed Apples

1 review

I was given this delicious pork recipe by a neighbor, and it's become a real favorite with our family! We...

Red Cabbage with Apples

4 reviews

My German grandmother passed this recipe down to my mother, who gave it to me. I remember eating it as...

Pork Crown Roast with Apricot Apple Stuffing

Your guests will be so surprised when you set this meal on the table! It is a gorgeous presentation and...

Apple Raisin Crepes

4 reviews

I've been eating - and making - these delectable breakfast treats for as long as I can remember. They look...

Pork Roast with Apple-Mushroom Sauce

1 review

The smooth sauce combines two old recipes from my extensive collection and pairs perfectly with tender pork slices. This is...

Apple Cream Cheese Kuchen

1 review

This is a very old recipe that my mother made often, when I was a child in Germany. It was...

Upside-Down Apple Gingerbread

10 reviews

Don't expect any leftovers when you take this moist cake to a potluck. People love it because it's a little...

Spiced Cabbage and Apple Medley

This nicely spiced cabbage-and-apple medley has always been a favorite side dish on our holiday dinner table. We love the...

Red Cabbage with Apple

5 reviews

This delicious combination has a sweet and tart flavor with a hint of bacon and apple that marries well together.

Apple Dutch Baby

8 reviews

This dish is a longtime family favorite for Christmas morning. It is light, airy and filled with eggs and juicy...

German Apple Salad

1 review

In culinary school, I had to make a salad with Granny Smith apples. I remembered my mother’s German potato salad...

Sausage with Apple Sauerkraut

4 reviews

Dress up sauerkraut with apple and fennel and serve it with Polish sausage or bratwurst. Top with your favorite mustard...

Apple Streusel Muffins

38 reviews

These apple streusel muffins remind us of coffee cake, and my husband and kids love them as a quick breakfast...

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Low-Sodium Red Cabbage with Apples

2 reviews

Looking for a tasty, lower-in-sodium alternative to sauerkraut to serve with pork entrees? Try this colorful side dish with the...

Makeover Easy Apple Cake

7 reviews

Flavored with cinnamon and apples, Sherry Ashenfelter’s rich, old-fashioned apple cake is down-home delicious, with less than half the fat...

Smoked Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes

10 reviews

Apple and sweet potato flavors combine so nicely with pork. My family enjoys simple dinners like this one.—Helen Sanders, Fort...

Baked Pork Chops with Apple Slices

2 reviews

A friend who raises pork shared this pork chop recipe with me. The lightly breaded chops with simple glazed apples...

Apple Chicken Stew

15 reviews

My husband and I enjoy visiting the apple orchards in nearby Nebraska City. We always make sure to buy extra...

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Apple-Topped Pork Loin

4 reviews

This succulent roast from field editor Susan Seymour of Valatie, New York has a crisp topping of spiced apples.