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Homemade flavored sugars are the perfect holiday gift — versatile enough that they can be used for a variety of purposes, but also simply made with love.The core ingredient here is granulated white sugar, the finer the grain the easier it is to infuse with your natural ingredients. The ratio of sugar and ingredients depends on personal taste, and preparation method. If you mix your ingredients by hand tossing them, the aroma will be lighter, if you use a food processor to blend them, the taste and aroma will be stronger. I will be dabbling with the below ingredients this year.

Wow your dinner guests with this easy yet impressive roast chicken dinner. Recipe courtesy of Perdue.

This and sweet and salty roast comes together with ingredients easily found at any grocery store and the juicy pineapples studded around the exterior of the ham will make for an impressive cernterpiece.Recipe courtesy of Lauren Greutman.

Pumpkin, ricotta, mushrooms, and kale combine to create the ultimate autumn and winter comfort food. One taste and you will be hooked!Recipe courtesy of Jason Goldstein, Chop Happy

Looking for something to bring to the party? This recipe is the perfect blend of apple, pineapple and cranberry with a dash of spice that will have anyone at your next holiday party craving for more than one glass.This recipe is courtesy of Juicy Juice

Here is our recipe for “Eggnog” Chia Pudding. We eat this as a snack or for dessert. It is especially tasty in the winter because it tastes like the season! Chia is really good to use when making pudding because it gels up the liquid to make it into a pudding. Also, chia has loads of omega-3s, which soothes your skin and moisturizes it. Chia is also loaded with protein, magnesium, and fiber.

This recipe was provided by Good Karma Foods.Instead of frying your French toast in oil, butter, and other fatty foods, make this version in the oven to take the frying out of the process. This eggnog-flavored recipe is perfect for brunch, serving up a healthy meal that everyone will love. The recipe is dairy free, gluten free, and vegan, so everyone can enjoy!

Made with real pumpkin puree, a hint of cinnamon, and thick swirls of sea salt caramel, this delicious gelato option is perfect for your Pumpkin-Nog recipe!

This drink name speaks true to it's flavor. The hot chocolate is jazzed up with flavor from the coffee and hazelnut liqueur!

Who says hot cocoa is just for the kids? Try this adult hot chocolate for your next hot chocolate social.

This sugar cookie recipe comes from Jay Muse, owner of Lulu Cake Boutique in New York City and Scarsdale, NY. It is perfect for making cookies of all shapes and sizes to decorate for the holidays. —Allison Beck Click here to see How to Decorate Cookies like a Professional. Click here to see Tips for Hosting a Cookie Decorating Party.

Chef Elizabeth Karmel is the famed chef of New York City's favorite fried chicken and homemade pie joint, Hill Country Chicken, as well as of New York City and Washington, D.C.'s top Texas-style barbecue restaurant. Her favorite traditional holiday recipe is prime rib with horseradish cream and Yorkshire pudding. "It is always my family's traditional holiday dish — it's the star of our dinner, but very simple for a home cook to make! Make sure to order an untrimmed rib roast with the fat and rib bones still intact — this will baste the meat and keep it juicy during the long cooking time. I serve the prime rib with a decadent horseradish cream and a side of sizzling Yorkshire pudding."

25 Days of Holiday Cookies

These cookies are full of spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.

2. Chocolate Peppermint Bites

Chocolate and peppermint go together like Christmas trees and presents.

3. Christmas Tree Shortbreads

These festive confections are easy as can be, and they&aposll be the star of any holiday party! 

4. Plaid Gingerbread Bars

Put a unique spin on gingerbread cookies by decorating them like holiday wrapping paper.

5. Spiced Stars with Lemon Glaze

Photography by Melanie Dunea

These merry-and-bright snacks just taste like Christmas.

6. Monogram Cookies

Does it get any cuter than personalized cookies? Make &aposem for parties or give &aposem as gifts all season long.

7. Red Velvet Crinkles

These pretty cookies will bring everyone to the dessert table.

8. Buttery Holiday Cookies

Sweet, crispy, melt-in-your mouth cookies. it&aposs what the holiday season is all bout.

9. Gingerdeer Cookies

Move over, gingerbread men – gingerbread deer have arrived!

10. Crispy Canes

Make puffed rice cereal snacks extra special for the holidays with crushed peppermints, chocolate chips, and vanilla frosting.

11. Coconut Snowflakes

These snowflakes may all be alike, but that just means they&aposre all equally delicious!

12. Chocolate-Mint Evergreen Cookies

These cookies use the same dough for both the chocolate and the mint parts, so they&aposre super simple.

13. Double Chocolate Cookies with a Peppermint Patty Surprise 

Surprise! There&aposs a minty treat inside each of these bad boys.

14. Frosty&aposs Melting Cookies

Don&apost worry, you&aposll devour these super cute cookies before Frosty has time to melt!

15. Choco-Coconut Cookie Sandwiches

Your family will gobble up these sweet treats as fast as you can make them.

16. Chocolate-Dipped Fortune Cookies

These cookies guarantee happy taste buds in your future.

17. Almond-Lemon Cookies

These paper-thin cookies are perfect for munching after a hearty family dinner.

18. Chocolate-Dipped Almond Biscotti

These not-too-sweet treats are best dunked into frothy hot chocolate or espresso.

19. Minty Chocolate-Covered Slice-and-Bakes

Photography by Ryan Liebe

These French-ish cookies are très bons!

20. Sparkly Lemon Sandwich Cookies

Who could turn down a cookie that literally shines?

21. Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pile these onto Santa&aposs plate for a guaranteed spot on the Nice List.

22. Hot Cocoa Cookies

These cookies take your favorite cold-weather drink to a new, chewy, and delicious level.

23. Parmesan Shortbreads

Not much of a sweets person? Bake these savory parmesan-flavored cookies for a whole new holiday experience.

33 Best Holiday Recipes For The Unforgettable Feast

Start your holiday spread with this Burrata Crostini with a Japanese twist! Toasty French baguette topped with creamy cheese, peppery arugula, savory red caviar & a pinch of yuzu pepper. This is the hors d’oeuvres that will make a lasting impression at the party. It may look fancy, but it’s really inexpensive to put together.

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Classic Pork Crown Roast

This classic crown roast of pork is sure to wow family and friends at your next holiday gathering. We seasoned the pork overnight with salt, pepper and aromatic spices such as fennel, juniper, bay and allspice, for the most tender and juicy roasted meat. Glazed apples and onions serve as a sweet and tangy counterpoint.

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Christmas Ham Wrapped in Puff Pastry

A riff on the iconic glazed ham covered with pineapple rings and cherries, this showstopping main course offers flaky pastry and salty ham topped with sweet pineapple sauce in every slice.


Christmas Steak

This restaurant-style steak is served carved and dressed in two fresh holiday-hued sauces -- salsa roja and chimichurri -- inspired by the two-tone grilled snapper served at the restaurant Contramar in Mexico City. Don't be afraid of generously salting the meat it helps create a real steakhouse crust.

Yorkshire Pudding

Yorkshire pudding and prime rib go together like cookies and milk, especially on Christmas. And with just four ingredients and in only 30 minutes, you'll have a delicious side dish made, grand and burnished like a crown.

Pineapple Honey-Glazed Ham

Ham dressed in pineapple rings and maraschino cherries is a holiday classic, and this dish will definitely steal the show.

Breakfast Cornbread Casserole with Ham and Kale

The combination of ham and kale is traditional for a reason: It's so unbelievably good. But this satisfying casserole is easy to adapt to other greens and meat pairings, depending on what you have on hand: Try cooked sausage with frozen spinach or andouille with frozen mustard greens.

Stuffed Standing Rib Roast

This roast is everything we love about the holiday. Rosy, incredibly tender and perfectly seasoned meat stuffed with all the quintessential Christmas roast sides -- garlicky spinach, sauteed mushrooms and cubed buttery brioche. Butterflying the roast may seem intimidating but just take your time and the effort will pay off when you hear the accolades at the table. We love how truffle butter adds umami to the dish, but we made it optional &ndash it really is just gilding the lily.

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Sheet Pan Holiday Ham Dinner

No stove-top cooking is required for this beautiful holiday dinner, complete with glossy marmalade-glazed ham, herby stuffed mushrooms, roasted garlic green beans and buttery rolls. We used bone-in ham steaks, but you could easily swap in boneless. In just one hour, you can have a full and satisfying dinner spread that's easy, elegant and stress-free--perfect for those smaller festive gatherings.

Red Chili Pork Tamales

While it's common to make tamales all year round, these delicious steamed corn husk-wrapped bundles are traditionally made and shared around the holidays. Everyone has their favorite filling--chicken, beef and pork are all popular. In our version, the pork shoulder filling is cooked low and slow in a flavorful sauce of dried chiles, aromatics and spices and then wrapped in a fluffy, tender masa dough. Enjoy these tamales on their own, or with a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

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Serve this simple, classic side at your Christmas meal. Food Network Kitchen adds a little spice to the creamy sauce with a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg.

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Holiday Berry Meringue Wreath

This edible wreath is almost too pretty to eat (but seriously, you should dive in &mdash it's delicious.) Crisp and crunchy meringue lies beneath a ruby-red cranberry, raspberry and pomegranate sauce.

Crispy Pork Belly with Braised Red Cabbage and Sugar Browned Potatoes

Christmas is steeped in tradition. Special foods! Gifts! Songs! You may want to add this Nordic tradition to your festivities: Pork belly baked with the skin on, which becomes astonishingly crispy. Two simple but strategic accompaniments: braised red cabbage and sugar browned potatoes. The acid from the vinegar and sweetness from the lingonberry jam in the braised red cabbage cuts through the rich pork. The sugar browned potatoes are both creamy and sweet, a perfect contrast to the crisp and salty pork.

Cherry Mitten Hand Pies

Just like real mittens, you'll probably want a pair of these wintry treats. Store-bought pie dough makes rolling and cutting easy, and cherry is a festive filling for the season.

Christmas Coal Candy

Know someone on Santa's naughty list? Give them this crunchy cocoa-flavored candy. It's sweeter than it looks and fun to make as you break it into odd-shaped pieces.

Homemade Cannoli

"I love a cup of seriously strong coffee and a cannoli from an Italian bakery on Bleeker Street in Manhattan," Alex says. "When I am making these at home, I am holding them up to the standard of those memories. The dessert really comes together in two parts: make the shell, thin and crispy and then make a filling with serious flavor."

Glazed Spiral-Cut Ham

Brush a spiral ham with a sweet and tangy apricot glaze, and serve it with a quick sauce made from pan drippings for an impressive holiday roast.

Orange and Maple Roasted Butternut Squash

Glaze thinly sliced, roasted butternut squash with maple syrup and fresh orange, and add a sprinkle of parsley to finish.

45 of the BEST Holiday Party Recipes

I don&rsquot know about you but one of my favorite parts of the holidays are all of the holiday appetizers and cocktails! I basically could throw myself my own personal party and just eat these apps for dinner! Anyone else feel that way?

But just in case you want to be social and throw a BIG Holiday party involving actual people I&rsquove got you covered. I gathered up 45 of the BEST Party Recipes I could find on the web to ensure that you have one heck of a party that your friends will be talking about for days!

BRACE YOURSELF &hellip. you&rsquore about to enter a world filled with loads of delicious drool-worthy recipes and photos!

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21 Holiday Sweets You'll Make All Season Long

We'll take a dozen hot chocolate cookie bites over 12 drummers drumming any day&mdashduh. So stock your pantry and check that shopping list twice. You'll want to make every single one of these festive, seasonal treats.

Turn your favorite holiday drink into a crowd-pleasing dessert.

Chow down on these chocolate-mint beauties.

When the weather outside is frightful, a warmly-spiced cake is so delightful.

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Lauded for pioneering the cocktail revival in New Orleans, Cure has become a powerhouse in the city&rsquos now booming bar scene. Located in a former firehouse, the stylish James Beard Award-winning cocktail haven has seen a huge interest in agave spirits and requests for spirit-forward agave cocktails, in particular. Bar star Liz Kelley created a Negroni riff featuring reposado tequila with bitter citrus, pine and notes of stone fruit. Her Caldera is &ldquosimple to make at home&mdashwith just three beautiful ingredients&mdashbut is sophisticated, nuanced and wholly unique,&rdquo says Matt Young, General Manager of Cure.


Stir ingredients with ice in a mixing glass. Strain up into a cocktail glass. Express with a grapefruit peel (twist over the cocktail, then rub around the rim of the glass) discard peel.

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It’s cookie season, and it couldn’t have come soon enough. After the contortions of modified and shrunk-down Thanksgivings, it’s exciting to bake something meant for sharing. This year is an especially good one to double that batch and send cookies to family and friends.

Eater conducted a cookie exchange experiment in which 12 editors sent all different types of holiday-ish cookies through the mail to see what survived best. The TLDR is that no one type of cookie performed better than another — the key is to keep the cookies packed tight and well padded. Below, the Eater editors and writers who participated share why they chose the cookie recipes they did. Even if you’re not normally a baker, many of these recipes are simple enough to pull off. As executive editor Matt Buchanan says, What I’ve learned from this serendipitous experience is that baking cookies is incredibly easy, even without an electrical mixing apparatus of any kind, so anyone can do it, and that I never will again.”

Chocolate crinkle cookies: My husband is dairy-free, which tends to limit the cookies we’re able to make: Often, all-vegan recipes will require ingredients I don’t have on hand (I’m lookin’ at you, applesauce) and adapted-to-dairy-free recipes usually fail to work out for me (enter a tragic, time-consuming batch of snickerdoodles that came out hard as rocks). But these crinkles have become a go-to because they’re naturally dairy-free, don’t require a mixer for the dough, and the beautiful crinkling on top looks impressive despite being easy to create. Admittedly, I knew going in that the powdered sugar topping would likely take a beating in the mail — and it definitely did, losing a lot of the crinkle effect — but this is the one cookie recipe I will commit to time and time again. —Erin DeJesus

Tartine All Day brownies and Edd Kimber’s tahini chocolate chip bars: I chose these because of the relative indestructibility of brownies and blondies they’re sturdy enough to stand up to the slings and arrows of the U.S. postal system, and also tend to stay fresh for quite some time. I chose Liz Prueitt’s brownie recipe from Tartine All Day because a) they’re always a hit and b) they’re gluten-free (they use sorghum flour), which means most people will eat them. The tahini blondies are adapted from Edd Kimber’s tahini chocolate chip cookie bar recipe in The Boy Who Bakes I added an extra egg and more butter to them, as well as malt powder and white chocolate chips. Maybe it’s the malt and the extra fat, but the result is very tender and enjoyably squidgy. —Rebecca Flint Marx

Peanut butter swirled brownies: One of the funniest things to me is when people A. write subjective opinions as objective truths (e.g., “[X Food] Is Bad and if You Like It, You’re Wrong”) and B. when people get mad about subjective opinions as if one person’s dislike of a favorite food someone how negates the other person’s right to like it. So color me surprised when I found myself taking this Mel blog about how chocolate and peanut butter are a bad combination, like, way too personally (I chalk my overreaction up to election stress, okay. ). Anyway, the Mel hot take made me really double down on the marriage between chocolate and peanut butter, what with it being a SACRED institution and all. I also just really love these perfect moist-yet-sturdy Smitten Kitchen brownies (as I love all Deb Perelman’s baked goods) and had all the ingredients already in my home. Chocolate and peanut butter — the only food combination that is actually objectively good. —Madeleine Davies

Chewy molasses cookies: I love a slightly spicy cookie that’s not too sweet, and molasses cookies are the epitome of that balance for me. I like that they have a tendency to crack on the outside and stay soft on the inside, and they’re great for dunking in coffee with breakfast. They’re also, incidentally, very easy to make and hard to mess up. I used a straightforward chewy molasses cookie recipe from Bon Appétit circa 2013. The coarse sugar on the outside gives the cookies a nice finished appearance and acts as a bit of a protective barrier during shipping. —Brenna Houck

Rose pistachio shortbread cookies from Sister Pie: For my crispy cookie, I wanted to try out a recipe from Detroit’s Sister Pie. I’ve always liked the appearance of the shop’s rose pistachio shortbread cookies, but as I flipped through Lisa Ludwinski’s cookbook I came across the buttered rum shortbread it felt a little more festive for the holidays, with the same pretty rose frosting on top. Unlike the molasses cookies, these are a little bit more involved, but still simple for a novice baker. To start, you prep the dough, which includes a splash of rum (I used Two James Distillery’s Doctor Bird Jamaica rum). After the dough comes together, you wrap it up and let it sit in the fridge and then slice and bake the cookies as you would a premade dough from the grocery store. The frosting, which also includes booze, came together well and set up nicely. I let the cookies sit overnight for the frosting to completely cure before shipping them out. —Brenna Houck

Miso peanut butter cookies: I’m a big fan of miso-spiked sweets, especially when combined with something nutty, as with these miso peanut butter cookies from Krysten Chambrot at the New York Times. They’re sweet and salty, chewy at the center and crisp at the edges. That is to say, they’re perfect. The recipe calls for sweeter white miso, but I opted for red miso because I like the more assertive flavor. I even tried scaling down the sugar in the first batch to highlight that savory edge, but it affected the composition too much, turning the cookies into tall, crumbly biscuits (not bad, but not decadent holiday cookie material). After I returned the sugar to the proper proportion, they came out great. On round two, I did underbake them by three minutes (two minutes before removing the pan the first time, and one minute on the second pass in the oven) to account for my oven, ensure they would arrive chewy after a cross-country journey, and optimize structural integrity — yielding something like a Mrs. Fields cookie, but fancy. —Nick Mancall-Bitel

Smitten Kitchen blondies: When I was in high school, my mom started making blondies for every sleepover, every late-night play rehearsal, and every study session. They probably stuck around because there’s nothing wrong with a thick square of chocolate chip cookie, and because as much as I love cookies, measuring out dough or (gasp) cutting out shapes is too tedious. A few years ago my mom switched from the recipe on the back of a Hershey’s chip bag to this one from Smitten Kitchen, which has far fewer ingredients and really ups the gooey, fudgy factor. I thought the density would make them ship well, but I may have underbaked them a little, and I ruined a few trying to extract them from the pan. Still, once they cooled, they cut cleanly into bite-sized blocks perfect for nibbling. —Jaya Saxena

Walnut alfajores from Flavor Flours: I went with a familiar cookie recipe for our inaugural cookie swap, because the thought of shipping cookies was nerve-wracking enough and I didn’t need to add more variables to the mix. I followed a recipe for walnut alfajores, from queen of baking Alice Medrich’s gluten-free cookbook Flavor Flours. The book has introduced me to so many excellent desserts made with nonwheat flours and grains, but this recipe is a particular favorite. The cookies are crisp with just a tiny bit of chew (which I hoped would make them sturdy enough to ship), and I filled each sandwich with store-bought cajeta, though it’s easy enough to make from scratch. The cookies didn’t come out perfectly round, which made for a few wonky sandwiches, with caramel spilling out from the sides. That could’ve made for messy transit, but I individually wrapped each cookie before packing them all up. Luckily, the box I packed the cookies in was a couple inches too small, and I had no choice but to eat an extra alfajor. or two. —Elazar Sontag

Sugar cookies: I went with a very straightforward sugar cookie for two main reasons: 1. You get to decorate them and 2. They are uniform and thus easier to pack and ship. The Susan Spungen recipe is dead simple and easy to roll and cut out (I used jam jar covers for a consistent shape) and can be the base for infinite decorating strategies. At first I was tempted to make a whole batch of tie-dye cookies, following this Bon Appétit technique, but I quickly realized it’s incredibly tedious and I’m especially lazy. Instead, I went with two solid colors and played with some swirls at the end. —Amanda Kludt

Peanut butter miso cookies, Round Two: I’ve never baked cookies, even out of a can or a tube or whatever ready-to-bake cookie dough is packed into these days — has anyone disrupted cookies yet? — and anything that comes out of my kitchen is nearly exclusively by way of the NYT Cooking app (though shoutout to Just One Cookbook) because, despite its half-broken search, it is still the least annoying way for a lazy (or is it burned out?) person to acquire and successfully transubstantiate a list of ingredients and instructions into something edible without having to put down their phone. So there was only one possible outcome if I successfully forced myself to bake cookies: the New York Times peanut butter-miso cookies.

But I find cookies that don’t have chunks in them crushingly boring, even ones loaded with miso, so I threw in a heap of white chocolate — admittedly risky for a virgin cookie expedition — and hoped it would work out. What I’ve learned from this serendipitous experience is that baking cookies is incredibly easy, even without an electrical mixing apparatus of any kind, so anyone can do it, and that I never will again. —Matt Buchanan

Maple shortbread sandwich cookies: Sandwich cookies are the sneakiest move. Really, you’re eating two entire cookies masquerading as one, with a bonus layer of sugary cream in the middle. I ultimately landed on this recipe because A. I love maple (everything tastes like pancakes!) and B. King Arthur Flour recipes are known to be well tested and always feature gram measurements as well as cups. Using a scale means you can just dump stuff in a bowl straight from the container, which is great for lazy cooks and reluctant dishwashers like me. The clincher with these cookies, though, is the Nordic cookie stamps that I’d been eyeing for a while and finally purchased, which are a good way to make cookies feel fancy without frosting them. (I. Loathe. Frosting. Cookies. I’m terrible at piping, and the icing is always too thick or too runny, and way too fragile for shipping.) These cookie stamps took a little getting used to, but once I figured out the sturdy and rather satisfying thwack needed to pop the cookies out, it was a cinch.

Note: I doubled the recipe as suggested for stamping, but in the end it still only made 13 cookies. I’d quadruple the recipe if you want to make more than just a batch, or skip the sandwiching altogether, which made for some pretty burly cookies. That is in no way a problem for me, but daintier tastes could get away with one at a time. —Lesley Suter

Mexican wedding cookies: Along with sugar cookies shaped like reindeer and snowmen, I grew up making Russian tea cakes, aka Mexican wedding cookies, around the holidays (although back then I just called them snowballs). So for this project, because I was not in an ambitious mood and do not own any cookie cutters, Christmas-themed or otherwise, I opted for a Bon Appétit recipe for Mexican wedding cookies that I’ve made before. The brown butter in this recipe makes the classic cookie feel a little bit more special than the ones I baked as a kid, but they’re thankfully still incredibly easy to make — and, I was happy to learn, they ship okay too, even if they ended up looking less like snowballs when they reached their final destination. —Monica Burton

Photo credits: Cookies from Tomalu, LindasPhotography, Anjelika Gretskaia, Alinakho, James Andrews, and AnjelaGr/Getty Images

90+ Best Holiday Desserts to Make All Christmas Season Long

These cakes, pies, cookies, and more won't have a crumb left.

Though we're all having a lot fewer Christmas parties on our calendars this December doesn't mean that we can't fill the holidays with delicious Christmas desserts!

And if we're being honest, the cookies, cakes, pies, and other confections are half the reason we even end up showing up at all those work parties, church gatherings, and holiday cookie swaps that seem to take up so much time in normal years (Shout out to Melinda's shortbread. We'll always show up for that!). This year, though you may be seeing fewer friends and family, you can look on the bright side: You get to make exactly what you want to treat yourself with, and you don't have to share.

So, do you want to go elegant? Then we suggest the gingerbread pear loaf. Opting instead for a more traditional sweet? Peppermint brownies are hard to beat. We've got truffles for snacking on, trifles for scooping into, cakes and pies for cutting to, and even bowls full of jelly doughnut holes. We like to leave those out for Santa's reindeer, along with cookies and beer milk for the big man himself.

This year, we've gathered enough easy holiday dessert ideas to keep you occupied until 2021, including plenty of recipes for Christmas sugar cookies, Christmas treats, and Christmas candy. So yes, serve your Christmas appetizers, cook your Christmas ham, and make your Christmas cocktails&mdashbut when all is said and done, we all know it's the holiday dessert spread that really matters.

Traeger's Best Holiday Ham Recipes

Rather than waxing poetic about pork, feast your eyes on these 8 delicious Traegered holiday ham recipes.

This year, make your Christmas dinner merry and delicious. There’s no reason to wait in line at the ham shop when you can glaze and smoke one over sweet hardwood pellets right in your backyard. This traditional Christmas ham recipe is spiked with cloves and smothered in Cherry Wood Smoked Honey.It will be your family’s new favorite pork dish.

If you like to keep cooking simple on Christmas day, roast this 3-ingredient spiral ham. The sweet apricot glaze caramelizes and seals the juices inside as it cooks, nearly turning this simple holiday ham recipe into meat candy. Even kids on the naughty list will devour this delicious wood-fired ham.

Every year Great Aunt Joan doles out the spicy fruitcake. This year, chase your obligatory slice with a heaping helping of this sweet citrus baked ham. The moist and delicious wood-fired ham has robust maple, orange, and smoky notes that will overrule any remaining candied fruit tastes.

This glazed holiday ham tastes festive and flavorful. Infusing it with cider makes it turn out light and toasty. So Traeger-bake homemade rolls then fill them with slices of ham and a swatch of mustard for the most delicious ham sandwiches. After an action packed morning of unwrapping presents, the kids will be eager to get their hands on lunch.

Our roasted ham recipe is scored so that the sweet and spicy maple glaze will penetrate through every layer of the pork. Let this holiday baked ham roast over maple hardwood while you round up all the wrapping paper and bows. You’ll have to fend off the taste-testers as it rests—this Christmas maple ham is a real crowd pleaser.

If your holiday dinner guests are of the BBQ-loving sort, smoke this savory ham recipe and serve it buffet style. The spicy Bourbon mustard glaze is intermittently spritzed over the whole ham as it Traegers infusing a robust flavor. So gather your friends and family and reminisce about Christmases past while this holiday hog smokes low and slow.

This holiday hog is sauced with brandy and smothered in apricot preserves. The sweet and savory flavors meld together and create a delicious crust. If you’re brother-in–law hollers, “Ham me down another ham samich” from the other end of the Christmas dinner table, you’ll know he’s been sipping off the glaze.

Wood-fired ham encrusted in spicy Bourbon and apple juice will make that holiday party memorable. As this smoke-roasted ham cooks, you’ll have time to enhance your ugly Christmas sweater. When you walk into the festivities in your epic sweater with a delicious drunken ham, you’re sure to secure your title as the best pit master on the block.

As you’re decking the halls with flavorful wood-fired aromas, join the Traeger Christmas Cook-Off! Show us what you’re Traegering 12/24 through midnight 12/25 on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and hash tag #TraegerFeast. We’ll select 10 winners at random to receive a new Traeger t-shirt of their choice.