(Family Features) Few things go together quite like the holidays and comforting seasonal recipes.
When time is short during the season’s hustle and bustle but you’re craving a savory meal, reach for an ingredient like READ German Potato Salad, which can be the shortcut you need to get Potato, Turkey and Veggie Casserole on the table quickly.
Dessert is a must during the holidays, and this Cranberry-Beet Bundt Cake with Orange-Walnut Glaze draws its unique flavor from Aunt Nellie’s Beets and a sweet blend of spices and seasonings.
Cranberry-Beet Bundt Cake with Orange-Walnut Glaze
Prep time: 50 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
- 1 jar (16 ounces) Aunt Nellie’s Sliced Pickled Beets, drained
- 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
- 1 1/4 cups dried sweetened cranberries
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 4 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 orange, zest only, finely grated
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
- 1 orange, zest only, finely grated
- 1/4 cup orange juice, plus additional (optional)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
- Heat oven to 350° F. Butter and lightly flour fluted 10-inch Bundt pan.
- In food processor, puree beets and 1 cup sugar until smooth, about 30 seconds, scraping down sides of bowl once.
- In small bowl, cover cranberries with hot water.
- In medium mixing bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- In large mixing bowl using electric mixer on medium-high, beat remaining sugar, eggs, butter and oil2-3 minutes until light and smooth. Blend in beet puree. Add orange zest and vanilla; mix until blended. Add half of flour mixture; beat on low until smooth. Add buttermilk; beat on low until smooth then add remaining flour mixture, beating until blended. Drain cranberries; fold into batter.
- Turn batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Bake on center rack 45-50 minutes. When done, cake will pull away from sides of pan and toothpick, inserted into center will come out clean.
- Cool 15 minutes then invert cake onto rack.
- To make Orange-Walnut Glaze: In large mixing bowl, combine sugar and orange zest. Add orange juice; whisk until smooth. Whisk in butter. Add additional juice, if necessary.
- Spoon glaze over cake while still warm. Sprinkle with walnuts.
Potato, Turkey and Veggie Casserole
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
- 1 tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon, olive oil
- 3/4 pound extra-lean ground turkey breast
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 1 can (15 ounces) READ German Potato Salad
- 1/2 cup light sour cream
- 2 cups frozen, thawed or canned mixed vegetables, drained
- nonstick cooking spray
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- Heat oven to 350° F. In large, nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil. Add turkey, thyme, garlic powder, pepper and salt, if desired. Cook 5-7 minutes, until cooked through, stirring occasionally and breaking turkey into large crumbles.
- Stir in potato salad and sour cream. Add vegetables; stir to combine. Spray 2-quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon in casserole mixture.
- Toss together bread crumbs and remaining oil. Sprinkle over casserole. Bake 30 minutes, or until bubbly and heated through.
Substitution: Leftover chopped turkey (about 1 1/2 cups) can be cooked 2-3 minutes in skillet in place of ground turkey.
(Family Features) From savory appetizers to delicious holiday gifts, cheese is a must-have holiday ingredient.
These recipes from Chef George Duran, host of TLC's "Ultimate Cake Off" and Food Network's "Ham on the Street," make it easy to elevate your cheeseboard, serve up delightfully delicate puffed pastries or make glass canning jar gifts to give away to guests. Each dish features Jarlsberg Cheese, which was created in 1956 and remains based on the original Norwegian recipe, offering a slightly nutty, mild and delicious taste that helps every dish live up to festive occasions.
Best known for its classic wedge, Jarlsberg is also available sliced and in snacks and crisps for simple appetizers, savory sides and even take-home treats your guests will love.
Find more ideas to elevate this holiday season at jarlsberg.com.
- 4 tomatoes
- 2 ounces balsamic vinegar
- 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus 4 ounces, divided
- 4 garlic cloves, sliced thin
- 4 sprigs fresh thyme (or equivalent dried)
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- 2 ounces pine (pignoli) nuts
- 8 ounces shredded Jarlsberg Cheese
- Heat oven to 350° F.
- Cut tomatoes in half. In bowl, whisk together vinegar, 1/3 cup olive oil, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper; gently mix in tomatoes. Transfer to ovenproof dish. Place tomatoes cut-side up and bake 15 minutes.
- In pan, toast pine nuts with remaining olive oil until golden then set aside.
- When tomatoes are cool enough to handle, remove skins and return to baking dish. Sprinkle tomatoes with shredded cheese. Return to oven and broil about 5 minutes, or until cheese turns golden and bubbly. Top with toasted pine nuts.
Cranberry and Walnut Phyllo Triangles
- 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon finely grated orange peel
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
- 10 sheets fresh or frozen phyllo dough
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 2 1/2 cups Jarlsberg Chunk Cheese, cut into 25 cubes
- 2 cups chopped walnuts
- Heat oven to 375° F.
- In saucepan, combine cranberries, sugar, raisins, honey, orange peel and orange juice; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool to room temperature.
- Carefully lay one phyllo sheet on cutting board and brush with melted butter. Place another sheet of phyllo on top and brush with melted butter. Cover remaining sheets with damp towel to prevent drying out. Position brushed pastry horizontally and cut into five strips.
- Place 1/2 teaspoon cranberry filling, one cube of cheese and 1/2 teaspoon chopped nuts in lower corner of each strip. Fold dough over filling to form triangle. Fold triangle up then over, forming another triangle. Continue folding to end of strip. Brush top with melted butter and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon chopped nuts. Repeat with remaining strips of dough and remaining sheets of phyllo.
- Bake 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack before serving.
Note: If using frozen phyllo dough, thaw in refrigerator overnight.
French-Style Marinated Cheese
- 6 ounces Jarlsberg Original, Lite or Hickory Smoked Cheese
- 2 ounces black or green olives
- 1 small leek, bulb only (or small shallot)
- 1 tablespoon fresh oregano or tarragon (or equivalent dried)
- 1 teaspoon green or black peppercorns
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme (or equivalent dried)
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 glass canning jar
- Cube cheese and thinly slice olives and leek. Finely chop oregano and peppercorns, and finely mince thyme and garlic.
- To make marinade: Whisk vinegar with oil, oregano, peppercorns, thyme and garlic. Layer cheese, olives and leeks inside jar. Cover with marinade and seal tightly.
- Place jar in refrigerator to marinate 1 day. For best results, use within 3 days.
Holiday Deviled Eggs
- 6 eggs
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup shredded Jarlsberg Cheese
- Shredded Jarlsberg Cheese
- Cooked crab meat
- Boil large pot of water. Carefully add eggs and boil on high 2 minutes then simmer 13 minutes.
- While eggs cook, chop parsley and scallions, if desired.
- Once eggs are cooked, transfer to bowl of ice water; cool 8-10 minutes. Peel eggs and cut in half lengthwise. Separate egg yolks into another bowl. Reserve egg white halves.
- Combine egg yolks with salt, pepper, vinegar and mustard. Add shredded cheese and mayonnaise; mix until smooth.
- Spoon about 1 tablespoon of yolk mixture into each egg white half.
- Add toppings, as desired. For classic deviled eggs, sprinkle paprika and chopped parsley over eggs. For a savory alternative, cook four strips of bacon and chop. Top eggs with chopped bacon and shredded cheese. For a unique variation, try topping eggs with cooked crab meat and chopped scallions.
Source: Jarlsberg Cheese