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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    Gluten- and Dairy-Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread

    5 reviews

    After learning of gluten and dairy sensitivities in our family, I knew I had to re-create our favorite sweet bread. This gluten-free bread can be made using a premixed gluten-free flour or your own homemade blend. We use coconut milk to make it dairy-free, but any type of milk works! —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas

    Lemony Walnut-Raisin Galette

    1 review

    This flaky, buttery pastry dessert has a filling of fruit, walnuts, coconut and cinnamon. There's a lot to love! For...

    Rum-Raisin Pumpkin Pie

    This recipe is a great way to change up your desserts for the holidays. Try it and see how many...

    Raisin Pudding

    This old-fashioned dessert tastes like the comforting long-cooked pudding Grandma used to make, but it really is quick and easy...

    Pecan-Raisin Cinnamon Rolls

    3 reviews

    The tempting aroma of these freshly baked cinnamon rolls always sells them! I bake hundreds for two annual fund-raising events...

    Eggnog Sweet Potato Bake

    5 reviews

    I love eggnog so I am always looking for new ways to use it. When I added it to mashed...

    Turkey with Cherry Stuffing

    1 review

    This moist stuffing, with its fruity blend of raisins and tart cherries, is a sweet twist on a traditional version....

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    German Apple Strudel

    16 reviews

    This gorgeous strudel has just what you crave this time of year: thin layers of flaky crust and lots of...

    Special Raisin Pie

    1 review

    When I first made this pie, I thought it was terrific. Then I entered it at the county fair and...

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    Grandma’s Sour Cream Raisin Pie

    7 reviews

    The aroma of this pie baking in my farm kitchen oven reminds me of my dear grandma, who made this...

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    Pineapple Raisin Stuffing

    A co-worker gave me this stuffing recipe years ago. I added cinnamon and raisins for even more flavor. It accompanies...

    Better-Than-Fruitcake Cookies

    20 reviews

    Mostly fruit and nuts, these sweet and chewy clusters make excellent gifts, freeze well, can be shipped easily, and most...

    Miniature Christmas Fruitcakes

    2 reviews

    I’ve found that people who normally won’t eat fruitcake make an exception when they sample these. Using mini muffin pans...

    Nanny’s Fruitcake Cookies

    6 reviews

    My grandmother always made a holiday fruitcake. I turned her recipe into cookies that are perfect anytime, especially with a...

    Raisin Custard Pie

    2 reviews

    A comforting, old-fashioned dessert, this custard pie is one of my mom's best. The fluffy meringue makes it look so...

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    Winter Fruit Compote

    You can make this colorful and easy fruit relish up to a week in advance. It’s an outstanding accompaniment to...

    Apricot Raisin Rugelach

    Rugelach is a classic addition to holiday trays. The flaky, buttery pastry slices encase a spiced fruit and walnut filling....

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    Cranberry & Port Wine Chutney

    Sweet-tart cranberry chutney complements roasted chicken, pork and duck. I also spread it on cold sandwiches showcasing leftover holiday turkey.—Kristen...

    Raisin-Filled Pumpkin Spice Bread

    6 reviews

    Years ago, I got this recipe from one of the best cooks in our church. Freeze a few loaves to...

    Aunt Murna’s Jam Cake

    4 reviews

    I remember Aunt Murna telling me that she created her jam cake recipe as a young girl. She made improvements...

    Butterscotch-Rum Raisin Treats

    2 reviews

    I love making rum raisin rice pudding around the holidays. Those flavors inspired this recipe. Crispy rice cereal adds crunch,...


    5 reviews

    It's tradition for my family to make these German treats together. The recipe came from my great-grandmother's cookbook, and judging...

    Stuffed Ham with Raisin Sauce

    2 reviews

    This impressive ham makes a great centerpiece for a holiday dinner, but I’ve served it most often for brunch. It...

    Date-Nut Fruitcake

    2 reviews

    Unlike traditional fruitcake, with its dark color and dense texture, this fruitcake is light-colored and light-textured, flavored with orange, coconut,...

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    Moist Applesauce Fruitcake

    6 reviews

    The recipe for this flavorful cake has been handed down in my husbands' family for four generations.

    Rum Raisin Muffins

    1 review

    Both men and women enjoy these rum-flavored, raisin-filled goodies. I think they're best served warm with mugs of hot coffee...

    Cranberry Conserve

    6 reviews

    I'm 95, and I still remember my grandmother from Germany making this lovely, delicious conserve for the holidays. She'd give...

    Southern Lane Cake

    2 reviews

    I just love this southern-style dessert, and so do dinner guests. With pecans, cherries and raisins in the filling and...

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    Traditional Hot Cross Buns

    15 reviews

    On Easter morning, our family always looked forward to a breakfast of dyed hard-boiled eggs and Mom's hot cross buns....

    Raisin Sweet Potato Cookies

    7 reviews

    Cozy up to the fire with a plate of satisfyingly sweet cookies that taste like home. Serve them with a...