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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • The regulars at Posana swoon over the simple but tasty Manchego Kale Salad . Anti-oxidant filled currants, mix with crunchy toasted pumpkin seeds and kale, and creamy Manchego cheese. This dish is ideal for holiday gatherings because it tastes great, … 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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 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 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

Sweet Potato and Brie Bruschetta Recipe

photo by Sommer Collier This savory treat is the perfect hors d’oeuvre to serve at your next holiday party (or a fantastic appetizer any time). This easy recipe was crafted by Biltmore’s Executive Chef, Damien Cavicchi and promises to … 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

French Broad Hot Chocolate Recipe

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

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

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

Pesto Egg Souffle Recipe

photo by Sommer Collier 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 … read more