15 Celebrity Recipes that Will Win Your Holiday Party
We love our go-to, sure-to-please recipes but sometimes we like to mix up the old standbys with someone new. And when you can drop a celeb name at the holiday table, the dish becomes a conversation piece to boot. This year we're heading to Hollywood, and Nashville!, for celebrity takes on holiday desserts, dishes and drinks plus just good ol' comfort food to feast on through winter. Mouths, prepare to water.
Get your baking on with holiday cookies, pies and the ever-versatile fudge sauce in this roundup of sweet treats from some of our favorite actors and country singers.
For your next cookie party serve up the Frozen star's favorite Everything Cookie (oats, butterscotch and chocolate, oh my!). Get points for gluten-free too! (from Today)
If you like Dolly, you'll love her walnut pie. The legendary country singer and actress has said this staple has graced her holiday table since high school. (from her cookbook Dolly's Dixie Fixin's)
- 1 fold-out pie crust (thawed)
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup of sugar
- 3/4 cup light corn syrup
- 1 1/2 cups of finely chopped walnuts
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 4 tbsp butter melted
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- whipped cream
How to bake:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out the crust and line a 9-inch pie plate with it.
Beat eggs in a large bowl with a hand mixer. Gradually add the sugar, corn syrup, vanilla and salt. Continue mixing until combined. Add the melted butter and beat until thoroughly incorporated.
Pour the egg mixture into the pie shell. Add the walnuts, spreading them evenly within the mixture. Bake for 10 minutes.
Reduce the heat to 300 degrees and bake 45 minutes more. Place a collar of foil around the edge of the crust after 30 minutes.
Serve with a Dolly-up of whipped cream.
Carly Pearce's Pumpkin Pie
The country music singer, based in Nashville, shared her mom's pumpkin pie recipe with us and we are all over it.
- 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 2 cups of unsweetened pure pumpkin puree
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 1/4 cups half-and-half
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/3 teaspoon of ground cloves (we like to add an extra pinch!)
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
Buttery pecan topping? Yes, please! Thanks to Cravings by Chrissy Tiegen for the recipe.
Amy Grant's Fudge Sauce
The 6-time Grammy Award winner shared with us her mom Gloria's recipe for fudge sauce. Dip cookies, add to ice cream or drizzle on pie:
- 4-5 unsweetened chocolate squares
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 stick butter
In a double-boiler, melt Chocolate Squares and Sweetened Condensed Milk, then fill empty can with water. Add water, a little at a time, to the melted chocolate mixture. Allow it to cook down, and add more water and repeat. After about 20 minutes, remove from heat, add butter and beat until shiny.
The Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum makes this adorable Gingerbread family at home with her two little ones. (from Us)
Slay your cookie party with these candied flowered cookies from the baking kween. (from People)
Whether you're heading out to a potluck or tasked with the whole meal (or a meal) these recipes will give you a head start on what to prepare. We've got breakfast, lunch and dinner served.
If you're over turkey and turkey leftovers, this flavorful roast chicken from the Modern Family star will mix up your holiday meal with lemon-y deliciousness. (from People)
We never met a fried potato we didn't like. This Hanukkah hit from GP makes a great holiday breakfast or side dish. (from Goop)
This chicken casserole is the perfect one-pot meal to take to your holiday potluck or just whip up for a delicious winter meal for days. (from Magnolia)
Warm up a winter holiday day with a bowl of matzo ball soup courtesy of the Kardashians star. She walks you through her recipe via IG Stories — the matzo balls can be made by following the instructions on the box.
Get in the spirit of the holidays with hot and cold spirits! Enjoy a cocktail or two with the help of a few celeb friends and ring in the new year right. Cheers!
A twist on one of our faves, the French 75, this official Golden Globes cocktail created by the The Misfits star has a kick of tequila. (from Haute Living)
The duchess calls this warm and cinnamon-y bourbon-based drink "the very best apres ski drink I can think of." Cue the roasting fire. (from The New Potato)
So easy and so tasty! Give this festive Champagne-based cocktail a swig to ring in the new year in style. (from In Style)
Theresa Gonzalez is a content creator based in San Francisco and the author of Sunday Sews. She's a lover of all things design and spends most of her days momming her little one Matilda.