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.

  • Baked Eggs in a Nest thumbnail

    Start your morning off right by combining your favorite breakfast dishes into one. This easy recipe incorporates baked eggs inside a potato "nest" crust and easily feeds a large gathering with minimal effort. This recipe was created by the … read more

  • Banana Bread Pudding made with Croissants thumbnail

    Your friends and family will delight in this incredible and versatile recipe crafted by the culinary team of the Omni Grove Park Inn . This recipe requires two days to make so prepare accordingly. Ingredients 2 cups brown sugar 6 whole eggs 2 cups … read more

  • Blueberry Buckle

    This 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 "buckles" as the cake batter sinks … read more

  • Caramel Popcorn

    Chef Dan from the Doubletree by Hilton Asheville-Biltmore Hotel offers up his famous recipe for caramel popcorn that blends in the incredible flavors of the Doubletree signature chocolate chip cookie. Ingredients for Caramel 1 tsp salt 1½ … read more

  • Caramel Pecan Sticky Bun Cookies

    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 these treats for holiday … read more

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    This signature hot chocolate recipe comes from French Broad Chocolate Lounge and is a two-part process. The drink is ganache-based, which is easier to make than you think. Want to spice it up a bit? We have a few alternatives to this beverage that … read more

  • Mince Pies

    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 Bavarian Torte

    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

  • Pesto Egg Souffle #Recipe |

    Impress your friends and family with your soufflé skills. Plan this meal out ahead of time because it does require some prep the day before you bake. This recipe provided by The Inn Around the Corner . Ingredients Eggs Sour Cream Roasted Red … read more

  • Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate 2

    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 Park's homemade confections can't be … read more

More Holiday Recipes

Three-Cheese Egg Puff Holiday Recipe

This Three-Cheese Egg Puff holiday recipe is provided by Bent Creek Lodge. Ingredients ½ cup, plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 1/5 teaspoons salt 1 1/8 teaspoons baking powder 14 eggs 3 tablespoons unsalted butter - melted 2 ¼ cup sharp cheddar - grated 1 ½ cup Whole milk ricotta cheese 1 ½ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano - grated 5 scallions - finely chopped ¼ cup

Bourbon and Vanilla Marinated Pork Loin Holiday Recipe

Bourbon and Vanilla Marinated Pork Loin from The Madison Inn Ingredients 2 vanilla beans - split and scraped 1 teaspoon orange zest 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper 1 cup light brown sugar 2 bay leaves 2 cups high-quality bourbon 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract ½ cup cider vinegar 1 pork loin, trimmed of fat (about five to six pounds) ½ cup sweet apple cider Preparation Combine

Sour Cream Mashed Sweet Potatoes Holiday Recipe

Sour Cream Mashed Sweet Potatoes holiday recipe from The Madison Inn Ingredients 1 dozen large sweet potatoes - peeled and cut in chunks 1 cup sour cream ¼ cup light brown sugar ¼ cup pure Vermont maple syrup ¼ cup sweet whipping cream ¼ cup melted butter ½ teaspoon chicken base (or salt and pepper to taste) Preparation In a large stock pan, boil sweet potatoes

Pecan Gravy Holiday Recipe

Pecan Gravy recipe from The Madison Inn Ingredients 1 cup chopped pecans ¼ cup sweet cream butter 2 cups liquid from pork marinade 1 quart chicken stock 4 tablespoons flour ½ tablespoons chopped fresh garlic 4 teaspoons corn syrup salt and pepper to taste Preparation In a saucepan cook pecans in butter until you smell a pleasant pecan aroma. Add garlic and cook for two minutes. Add

Croissant French Toast Holiday Recipe

Croissant French Toast holiday recipe from 1891 Cedar Crest Victorian Inn Ingredients 4 large eggs ¾ cup milk 2 tablespoons brandy 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 tablespoon sugar 9 small croissants - See note Preparation Preheat the griddle to 350 degrees. Mix eggs, milk, brandy, vanilla extract and sugar together in a bowl. Cut the croissants lengthwise in half. Dip the croissant halves in

Blueberry Cream Pie Holiday Recipe

Blueberry Cream Pie holiday recipe from 1891 Cedar Crest Victorian Inn Crust Ingredients 10 graham crackers - 5 X 2 1/2 each or approximately 1 ½ cups ½ cup pecans ¼ cup sugar ½ cup butter - melted ¼ teaspoon salt Filling Ingredients 12 oz cream cheese - softened ¾ cup sugar 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla 1 ½ cups heavy cream 3 pints blueberries 3

Stuffed French Toast Holiday Recipe

Stuffed French Toast from A Bed of Roses B & B 1 loaf of "home style" or "buttermilk" bread, cubed 1 package 8 oz cream cheese, cubed 12 large eggs 1/3 cup maple syrup 2 cups milk ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1-2 cups fresh or frozen fruit (blueberries, raspberries, mixed) Arrange half the bread cubes in 9 x 13 pan sprayed with PAM. Scatter cheeses cubes and fruit over bread,

Marinated Cheese Holiday Recipe

Marinated Cheese from Bent Creek Lodge Ingredients ½ cup olive oil ½ cup white wine vinegar 3 tablespoon fresh parsley 3 tablespoon minced green onion 1 teaspoon sugar 1/8 cup fresh basil - chopped ½ tablespoon salt ½ tablespoon pepper 3 cloves garlic - minced 2 oz jar diced pimento - drained 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese - cubed 8 oz monterey jack cheese - cubed 8 oz whole

Cranberries in Red Wine Holiday Recipe

Cranberries in Red Wine recipe from Corner Oak Manor B & B Ingredients 12 oz fresh cranberries 1 ½ cups sugar 1 cup red wine (Zinfandel or Cabernet Sauvignon) 1 3-inch cinnamon stick 1 orange - zest only, grated Preparation Pick over the cranberries, rinse and drain. Combine the sugar and wine in a three-quart saucepan, and bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Add the

Cranberry-Pistachio Biscotti Holiday Recipe

Cranberry-Pistachio Biscotti from Corner Oak Manor B & B Ingredients 1 1/3 cups dried cranberries 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup pistachio nuts 1 large egg 1 teaspoon water Preparation In a medium bowl soak the cranberries in enough hot water to