Holiday Recipes

Asheville, North Carolina's local B&Bs and independent chefs share Christmas and holiday recipes to help the rest of us create that gourmet feast at home.

  • For a simple, sweet and delicious cake that looks as festive as it tastes, try this Cranberry Walnut Cake . This recipe from the Albermarle Inn will help you balance the sweet of the cake, the tart of the cranberries, and the crunch of the walnuts … read more

  • Cranberry and Roasted Sweet Potato Scones A perfect fall treat, these scones from The Rhu feature a soft and flavorful texture with tart bursts of cranberries. Make breakfast, or any other meal, extra special at the holidays by adding a scone to the … read more

  • Photo courtesy of The Omni Grove Park Inn . This signature recipe from the Great Hall of The Omni Grove Park Inn just the thing for sipping by a crackling fire on a cold night. Although store-bought marshmallows will work just fine, the Omni Grove … read more

  • photo by Sommer Collier Your friends and family will delight in this incredible and versatile Banana Bread Pudding recipe crafted by the culinary team of the Omni Grove Park Inn . This recipe requires two days to make so prepare accordingly. … read more

  • A mix of rich and warm spices help create a pumpkin spice syrup that will allow you to taste the best of fall with every spoonful. The folks at Biltmore Coffee Traders like to use 1-2 oz. of this syrup for a delicious pumpkin spice latte, or a nice … read more

  • Warm pita or rustic bread just begs to be dipped in this delicious roasted eggplant spread, known as Melitzanosalata, that is served at Golden Fleece . The mixture of eggplant, oil, lemon, and parsley is a delicious starter to a meal, and perfect … read more

  • This Blueberry Buckle recipe from Crooked Oak Mountain Inn is ideal for special occasions or for a summer treat baked from wild picked blueberries. A buckle is a dense old-fashioned cake, named for the way the streusel-style topping … read more

  • photo by Sommer Collier A specialty of the Carolina Bed and Breakfast located in the heart of the Montford Historic District, these pumpkin pie bars are a quick and easy treat to whip up for your next holiday gathering. Ingredients 2 c. flour … read more

  • photo by Sommer Collier This sweet and salty dessert recipe offers a unique twist to your typical cookie. Crafted by Red Rocker Inn for the annual Black Mountain Bed and Breakfast and Inn Christmas Cookie Tour, you'll have a hard time saving … read more

  • Baked Eggs in Cheese Sauce with Country Ham Sovereign Remedies serves up a delicious twist on coddled eggs, a dish that dates back to late 19 th century England. Coddling is a gentle steaming that results in a soft-cooked egg. At Sovereign Remedies, … read more

  • photo by Sommer Collier Start your morning off right by combining your favorite breakfast dishes into one. This easy Baked Eggs in a Nest recipe incorporates baked eggs inside a potato "nest" crust and easily feeds a large gathering with … read more

  • photo by Sommer Collier A perfect recipe for those cold winter days, this three-bean chili uses turkey (or tofu if you desire) as a lean protein substitute for meat. You can turn up the heat or dial it down based on your personal preference. This … read more

  • In a matter of minutes, make a plate of lightly-fried fritters you can serve at any time of the day. These sweet potato fritters are similar to potato pancakes or latkes but are fried in just a small bit of oil. Add the tart cranberry relish to … read more

  • Enjoy melt-in-your-mouth delicate Marcona Almond Holiday Cookies known as Polvorones as made by Curate’s Chef Katie Button . The name polvorones comes from the Spanish word, “polvo” which means dust. The classic recipe calls for … read more

Pecan Sticky Buns with Crème Fraîche Recipe

Innkeeper Christina Muth serves these tasty treats as the first course of her elegant Beaufort House Inn breakfast year-round. Baked upside-down and then inverted, the buns are best served hot with a drizzle of crème fraîche and a dusting … read more

Gingerbread Recipe

The Omni Grove Park Inn hosts the National Gingerbread Competition each year and you could be a contender with this recipe and these tips . Gingerbread Ingredients 1 lb. Margarine 12 oz. Brown Sugar 1 lb. Molasses 3 lbs. 8oz. All Purpose Flour 1 Tbs … read more

Mince Pies Recipe

These delightful little pies are a tradition in England during the month of December. The Victorians would have used mincemeat that actually included meat, but the recipe has been refined to be a blend of apple, dried fruits, nuts and brandy which is … read more

Peach-Topped Bavarian Torte Recipe

This recipe was given to A Bed of Roses innkeeper Emily McIntosh as a wedding gift. It's perfect for any special occasion, especially around the holidays. The original recipe was increased to fit current spring form pans, resulting in some … read more

Raspberry Rugelach Recipe

This sweet treat combines a recipe from Sweetheart Bakery with an irresistible raspberry jam, made by Asheville's own Imladris Farm. Dough Ingredients 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature … read more

Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes Recipe

The irresistible combination of chocolate and peppermint are sure to make these delicious cupcakes a hit at your next holiday party. This recipe was created by Short Street Cakes , a family-owned bakery specializing in all-natural, handcrafted, … read more