christmas

A glass bowl filled with Campari sorbet on a white marble countertop.

Campari Sorbet

Sweet and tart and sophisticated and stunning and almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

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  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 40 M
  • 4
A blood orange pound cake on a wire rack with glaze and sugar syrup, three slices cut

Blood Orange Pound Cake

Buttery, rich pound cake is ribboned with a marmalade layer, steeped in blood orange syrup, and finished off with a tartly sweet orange glaze. Sigh.

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  • 1 H
  • 2 H
  • 8
Three glasses of Champagne cocktail with a Champagne cork an a plate of sugar cubes beside the drinks.

Champagne Cocktail

The quintessential something to sip at an elegant soirée, a large party, or just because it’s a random Tuesday night.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 4
A cut satsuma orange cake in a round baking sheet

Clementine Cake

Looks like upside-down cake. Tastes like upside-down cake. Yet this sticky citrusy dessert couldn’t be more right-side up.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 66
A perfectly roasted beef tenderloin with Madeira sauce on the side ion a copper pot

Beef Tenderloin with Madeira Sauce

This eminently reliable, no-fuss recipe doesn’t ambush you with carving trickery. It’s just a simple, supple roast beef tenderloin napped with a slightly boozy but goof-proof sauce.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 9
An assortment of chocolate covered pretzels with white and dark chocolate coating and sprinkles

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

An impressive (and blissfully last-minute!) hostess gift or cocktail party nosh with an incredibly satisfying salty sweet thing. And spectacularly simple to make. Decorate as much or as little as you like.

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  • 1 H
  • 2 H
  • 0
A white oval platter holding a whole roast duck with clementines scattered around it.

Roast Duck with Clementines

This is essentially orange-glazed duck with the crispiest skin you’ve ever experienced. It’s incredibly easy to make. And even easier to make disappear.

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  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 2 D, 4 H
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A panettone studded with dried fruit on a silver platter with a couple of wedges cut from it.

Panettone

Panettone, which makes its traditional Italian Christmas appearance, is gussied up here with any dried fruit you fancy. An ever so slight twist on a classic.

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  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 5 H
  • 2
A baking sheet with four rows of baked fig rugelach

Fig Rugelach

A traditional Hanukkah recipe that you’re going to want to borrow for your every cookie craving throughout the year.

  • (3)
  • 1 H
  • 3 H
  • 10
A stack of walnut crescents on a white stand with Christmas decorations and greenery around them.

Walnut Crescent Cookies

Want some Christmas magic? Make these delicate, nutty, traditional Christmas cookies and watch them disappear…

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  • 25 M
  • 50 M
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