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Oma’s Marzipan Stollen

3 reviews

My German grandma made this stollen for us when we were young. I love its homey taste and how it reminds me of her and the German food she made. I often freeze this sweet bread once it’s shaped into a braid. Then I can pull it out the night before, let it rise on the counter overnight, and bake it in the morning. —Abigail Leszczynski, Beauford, South Carolina

Cherry Almond Mousse Pie

19 reviews

Treat your loved ones to a luscious pie with chocolate, cherries and nuts in a creamy vanilla mousse. It's a...


Citrus Carrots and Sprouts

I love serving brussels sprouts this way. The carrots and orange peel sweeten them up just right, while the hot...


Grandma’s Zwieback Rolls

3 reviews

When Mother baked zweiback rolls—which means "twice baked"—she'd guard them, lest they disappear quickly! She would bake them on Sundays...


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German Apple Pancake

21 reviews

If you're looking for a pretty dish to make when having guests for brunch, try this. Everyone I've served it...

Braised Brussels Sprouts

1 review

Caraway, onion, bacon and chicken broth dress up these wonderful brussels sprouts.—Yvonne Anderson, New Philadelphia, Ohio


Gingerbread Pancakes with Lemon Syrup

2 reviews

My daughter's family enjoyed gingerbread pancakes at a restaurant and decided to serve them at home. The lemon syrup is...

Graham Cracker Banana Cream Dessert

2 reviews

"I entertain often, so this crowd-pleasing dessert is frequently on the menu," relates Evelyn Schmidt of Toms River, New Jersey....


Flavorful Lamb Chops

These aren't your ordinary lamb chops. I flavor them with juice squeezed from oranges and limes we grow ourselves plus...


Peach Kuchen

16 reviews

"KUCHEN IS a filling dessert for this German meal. It's not too sweet, and you can use virtually any of...


Lemon-Dilled Brussels Sprouts

1 review

Brussels sprouts get dressed up for the holidays when I make this flavorful dish. Lemon and dill season the buttery...

Chocolate Bavarian with Strawberry Cream

Strawberries are my favorite fruit, so I'm always looking for new ways to use them. This elegant, fancy-looking dessert is...


Austrian Apple Twists

6 reviews

This recipe has been one of my favorites for years. I like to make these sweet treats for special occasions...


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Plum Streusel Kuchen

4 reviews

This recipe is actually called "platz" in German (meaning "flat") and has been in my family since before I was...


Apple Bavarian Torte

5 reviews

A cookie-like crust holds the sensational filling of cream cheese, apples and almonds. This comforting apple torte will be welcomed...


Hard Sauce

4 reviews

I remember making this sauce for my mom when I was about 8 years old. I loved the aroma and...

Next-Generation German Potato Salad

1 review

My quick-cooking German-style potato salad is a keeper for family reunions. Balsamic vinegar and bacon give it a different taste...


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Savory Leek Soup

1 review

There's no mistaking that savory is the main herb seasoning this rich and creamy soup.


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Rich Fruit Kuchens

8 reviews

This German classic is such a part of our reunions, we designate a special place to serve it. Five generations...


Red Cabbage Casserole

9 reviews

Since I enjoy spending time with my guests rather than alone in the kitchen, this one's a favorite dish...I've served...


Apple-Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

1 review

Carrots seem so simple, but this recipe is something special. Sweet and buttery, this was a favorite my mother always...


Linzertorte

4 reviews

My Austrian grandmother made this nutty jam-filled linzer torte only at Christmastime. So did my mother, and now I'm proud...


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...