The Holidays are approaching, and starting with Thanksgiving, the feasting and festivities will begin. Many of us will set out the ham or turkey, along with all the fixings, and gather with friends and family to celebrate some of our favorite holidays.
No matter what you’re celebrating or how traditional your meal may be, don’t be afraid to try a little something new. The one thing your favorite meal may have been missing all these years is one of our favorite fruits…strawberries. Since strawberries can be grown in California’s mild climate all year round, they can be found fresh or frozen in most stores any time of year.
These are some of our favorite holiday recipes. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do this holiday season.
Strawberry Bread Pudding
Bread pudding is great year-round, but tastes particularly yummy around the holidays. Served warm, it gives us that cozy comforting feeling we’re all seeking this time of year. This strawberry bread pudding is no exception. It will be a welcome addition to your holiday menu.
Strawberries and Brie Hand Pies
Pick up a warm, delicious Strawberry and brie hand pie to add to your plate this holiday season. These are not just a delight to eat, but they look wonderful too. Pinched to perfection with a decorative star (or whatever shape you fancy) in the center, they can be made festive for any occasion.
These are another great pastry for holiday entertaining. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the warm flaky goodness that can be served for dessert, or even a special sweet breakfast featuring your new favorite fruit if the season.
A warm fruity baked dessert is the perfect choice for a holiday gathering. Apple crisp is a popular dish, but have you considered strawberry crisp? This is also an easy one to successfully turn into a gluten free dessert if there are sensitivities or allergies, which is always a plus when it comes to baking.
Strawberry Bundt Cake
A bundt cake is an ideal dessert for the holidays, simple yet satisfying. A nice bundt cake has a lot of personality and this one has plenty of bright red strawberries in the center to make it a beautiful addition to your buffet or tablescape.
Strawberry Almond Baked Oatmeal
Keep the delicious food abundant all day long from breakfast until that delicious dinner you’ve planned. This strawberry almond baked oatmeal is the perfect way to start a holiday morning, especially if you’re hosting guests. It will keep you full and energized as you enjoy festivities throughout the day. It’s not just for holidays though, this is one you’ll want to keep in your back pocket for any time of the year.
Don’t be afraid to put another fruit on the table with those cranberries, and add strawberries to the mix this season.