For those of you still frantically searching for last-minute holiday recipes that your family and friends will ask for many years down the road, you’ve come to the right place! I have all sorts of traditional holiday recipes that will do the trick. Whether you’re here for holiday appetizers, main dishes, or fabulous desserts, I have a little bit of everything that you could possibly ask for, and then some. These are several vintage Christmas recipes to try that you certainly won’t regret trying out for the first time this holiday season.
Some people may prefer to take the easier route and just buy a container of eggnog at the grocery store, but you’d be missing out on this delicious homemade eggnog recipe that has just the right blend of vanilla and nutmeg. And while this particular eggnog recipe has bourbon as one ingredient, you can always skip it if you wish. This is one of those vintage Christmas recipes that everyone needs to try!
Bacon Bowtie Crackers
Chances are, you may have never heard of these simple-to-make Bacon Bowtie Crackers, but it’s about time that you do. Besides, who can possibly turn down an appetizer that has anything to do with bacon? These little nibbles are absolutely wonderful, and everyone is sure to be reaching for them!
Pickled Pepperoncini Deviled Eggs
While deviled eggs are an expected and well-deserved appetizer at the dinner table every year around the holidays, relish the opportunity to take them to the next level with this pickled pepperoncini deviled eggs recipe! With avocado, cilantro, and pepperoncini filling, this deviled eggs recipe is sure to turn some heads among your guests this holiday season.
Grape Jelly Meatballs
It may come as a surprise to some of you but the secret between a good meatball and a fabulous one has a lot to do with one surprising ingredient. This irresistible grape jelly meatball recipe is guaranteed to quickly disappear from your crockpot as soon as you tell your guests that it’s finally time to dig in!
Baked Ham with Meatballs
Wondering what the main course for your Christmas dinner should be this year? Oh my goodness! Wait until you try this very simple-to-follow ham recipe. While there may be very few ingredients in this Baked Ham with Meatballs recipe, it turns out absolutely superb!
Classic Roasted Duck with Orange-Bourbon-Molasses Glaze
Roasted duck is without question an old-fashioned, yet fancy dish that has been around for many, many ages. But we all can certainly agree that this classic roasted duck recipe certainly helps to spice it up a bit. The sauce is what helps knock this meat dish out of the park, with ingredients like bourbon, orange marmalade, molasses, ginger, and zesty lemon juice.
Miniature Meat pies
Meat pies have always been known to be a popular dish around the holidays, but this Miniature Meat Pies recipe allows you to freeze them and enjoy them no matter what time of the year it is. They’re especially a wonderful delightful small dish for when you’re tailgating or attending a potluck.
Holiday Crown Roast Pork
With flavorful savory ingredients such as Rosemary, thyme, and sage, this simple yet amazing Holiday Crown Roast Pork recipe will more than get the job done.
West Virginia Sheperd’s Pie
If you’re thinking about adding little Scottish or Irish roots to your Christmas celebration this year, then I suggest that you prepare and follow this West Virginia Sheperd’s Pie recipe. Not only is it very filling, but the savory mixture of herbs, potatoes, and lamb makes it a heavenly dish that your guests will never forget.
Bread Pudding with Nutmeg
Bread pudding doesn’t have to be a thing of the past. This Bread Pudding with Nutmeg recipe is a delightful dessert and is something that you and your children can also enjoy! You can even bet that parents and grandparents won’t be able to tell the difference between this recipe and how they remember it as a child.
Unfortunately, fruitcake receives a lot of negative feedback from the younger generations of today but if that’s you, hold on just a moment! This Upside-down fruitcake recipe isn’t your typical everyday fruitcake, and I can guarantee that you’ll be amazed at how well this one turns out.
Not only is this a perfect holiday treat to snack on while you’re waiting on Christmas dinner, but it also can be a great gift idea for anyone you know that is a true nut-lover! This Cashew Brittle recipe is simple and takes very little time to make.
Butterscotch Yule Log
Looking for a new recipe to become an instant family holiday tradition? If you’ve never tried making a Butterscotch Yule log before, it’s long past the time that you do. Someone in your family is sure to love it and you can bet that they’ll be asking for it time and time again.
Gingerbread Men Cookies
It just wouldn’t be the same without little Gingerbread Men cookies taking up a bit of space on one of your holiday dessert platters this Christmas. Rest assured that this Gingerbread Men Cookies Recipe will be one that everyone enjoys! This Cast Iron Gingerbread Recipe is also sooooo good (not vintage, but yummy)!
A scrumptious German dessert that goes wonderfully with tea or coffee without a doubt would have to be accredited to Pfeffernusse Cookies. This recipe has a wonderful spiced flavor within every bite! While my cookie recipes aren’t vintage, they are still good: Grinch Christmas Truffles and Sugar Cookies in a Jar with Free Printable.
Honey Pecan Pie
Last but not least, this Honey-glazed pecan pie is a sure guarantee that will hit the spot with your pecan pie lovers! It’s an award-winning recipe that isn’t too difficult to make but will be the best pecan pie that you’ve ever made. Make sure you also check out these Vintage Pie Recipes You and Your Family Will Love!
More Christmas Recipes to Try:
- Vintage Cookie Recipes
- Homemade Marshmallow Recipe
- Magic Cookie Bars Recipe
- Eggnog Pancakes Recipe
- Pecan Crusted Cheese Ball Recipe
With the Christmas holidays just around the corner, these vintage recipes will do more than just come to your rescue. Several of them are sure to become an instantaneous Christmas tradition with your family. What other holiday recipes you make each and every year for your guests that you’d be willing to share with others? Feel free to leave a comment down below!
Which one of these recipes is your favorite vintage Christmas recipe to try?