Christmas Desserts Recipes

Christmas Meringues with Cranberry Sauce, Marshmallow Popcorn Christmas Tree, Chocolate Christmas Stars, Christmas Cherry Squares, Christmas Holiday Rum Balls, Festive Chrismas Apricot Bars, and Mince Meat Bars.

 

 

Christmas Meringues with Cranberry Sauce

      3    Egg whites*
    1/4 ts Cream of tartar
      1 ts Vanilla extract
      1 c  Sugar
      1 qt Lime sherbet
           Cranberry Sauce:
    1/2 c  Sugar
      2 tb Cornstarch
    1/8 ts Salt
      2 c  Cranberry juice
      1 tb Lemon juice


  *at room temperature
  Beat egg whites in a small bowl at high speed of an electric mixer until foamy; add cream of tartar and vanilla, beating until soft peaks form.
 
  Spoon meringue mixture into 10 mounds on a baking sheet lined with heavy brown paper.  Shape meringue mixture into circles, using the back of a spoon to mound the sides at least 1/2 inch higher than the centers.

  Bake at 225 for 1 hour.  Turn oven off, and let meringues cool completely before opening oven door. Transfer meringues to serving plates.

  Scoop sherbet into shells; top with Cranberry Sauce, and serve immediately.

Cranberry Sauce:
 Combine sugar, cornstarch, salt, cranberry juice, and lemon juice in a heavy saucepan; stir well.

Place over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil 1 minute;   remove from heat. Cover and chill thoroughly.

 

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Marshmallow Popcorn Christmas Tree

     12 c  Popped popcorn
    1/2 c  Margarine or butter
      3 c  Mini marshmallows
    1/2 pk Lime flavored jello
           Green food color
           Candy pieces to decorate tree
 
  Spread popcorn evenly in jelly-roll pan or on waxed paper-lined counter.

In medium saucepan, combine margarine and marshmallows; cook over medium heat until melted. Add jello; continue to cook until jello is dissolved. Add food color and mix well.

Pour evenly over popcorn; stir quickly to coat.

With dampened hands, shape popcorn into cone shape.

Decorate tree with candy pieces.

 

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Chocolate Christmas Stars

    1/2 c  Butter or margarine
      3 x  Unsweetened choc.; squares
      1 c  Sugar
      2    Eggs
      1 c  Flour
      1 ts Vanilla
    2/3 c  Pecans; chopped
 
  Grease 9x13x2 inch baking pan. 

Melt butter and chocolate. Stir in sugar.  Add eggs and beat well.

Add flour, vanilla and pecans. Mix well.

Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool in pan.

Cut into stars using a star-shaped cookie cutter.

Store in tin box between layers of wax paper.

 

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Christmas Cherry Squares

  1 1/2 c  Corn flake crumbs
    1/2 c  Butter or Margarine; softened
      4 tb Sugar
  1 1/3 c  Flaked coconut
      2 c  Miniature marshmallows
    3/4 c  Marachino cherries; chopped
      1 cn Eagle Brand Condensed milk
      1 c  Pecans; chopped

 
In 13x9x2 inch baking pan, combine cornflake crumbs, butter and sugar.   Press down firmly with back of spoon. Sprinkle coconut, marshmallows, and cherries evenly over crumb crust.

Pour sweetened condensed milk over all evenly. Sprinkle top with pecans.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes.

Cool completely before cutting into squares. Store in tin box between layers of wax paper.

 

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Christmas Holiday Rum Balls

  3 1/2 c  Vanilla wafer crumbs
  1 1/2 c  Confectioners sugar, divided
      1 c  Finely chopped pecans
    1/4 c  Unsweetened cocoa
    1/3 c  Fine chopped Maraschino cherries
    1/3 c  Rum
    1/3 c  Corn Syrup
 
  Mix wafer crumbs with 1 cup of the confectioners sugar, pecans and cocoa and cherries.  Stir in rum and corn syrup.

Shape into 1-inch balls.  Roll balls on remaining sugar.

Store in tightly covered container.

  Refrigerate. Makes about 4 1/2 dozen.

 

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Festive Chrismas Apricot Bars

    2/3 c  Dried apricots
    water to cover
Crust:
    1/2 c  Butter/margarine; softened
    1/4 c  Sugar
      1 c  Flour; sifted
Topping:
    1/3 c  Flour; sifted
    1/2 ts Baking powder
    1/4 ts Salt
      2 ea Eggs; well beaten
      1 c  Brown sugar; packed
    1/2 ts Vanilla
    1/2 c  Pecans; chopped fine
     powdered sugar
 
Cover apricots with water.  Boil 10 minutes. Drain, cool and chop.

Grease 7x11x2 inch baking pan.

Mix until crumbly the butter, sugar and 1 cup of flour.  Pack evenly in pan. Bake 350~ for 25 min. or until lightly browned.

Sift together 1/3 cup flour, baking powder and salt. Beat eggs and brown sugar together.  Add flour mixture, vanilla, apricots, and pecans.

  Spread over baked layer.  Bake 30 minutes, or until done.

Cool in pan. Cut in bars.  Sprinkle on powdered sugar if desired..

Store in tin box between layers of wax paper.

 

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Mince Meat Bars (christmas)

Crust Topping:
      2 c  Flour
      1 ts Salt
    1/2 c  Pecans; chopped
  2 1/2 c  Quick oats; uncooked
  1 1/2 c  Brown sugar; packed
      1 c  Margarine; melted
Filling:
  1 1/2 c  Prepared mincemeat
    1/4 c  Sugar
      1 tb Corn starch
      1 tb Lemon juice

For Crust Topping:
Grease a 7x11x2 inch baking pan.  Combine flour, salt, pecans, oats, sugar, and margarine and mix well.  Press half of mixture into pan.

For Filling:
Simmer the mincemeal, sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice until thick.  Cool. Spread over dough in pan, and cover with remaining dough. Pat down well.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes. Cool in pan. Cut in squares. Store in tin box between layers of wax paper.

 

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