For a delicious variation, omit softened butter, sugars, and cinnamon, and spread with 1 cup of your favorite preserves. Roll up, and bake as directed. Holiday Ham with Apricot Glaze.
Refrigerate any leftover ham in individual servings. In the days after Christmas when your house is still full and your energy is waning, this will make it easy for guests to fix a meal on their own. Mini Chocolate Chess Tarts. If you make tarts often, Pam suggests investing in a tart tamper. It will make quick work of fitting dough rounds into the pan. Stack piecrusts to cut multiple rounds in one turn.
One-Dish Blackberry French Toast. Our readers love this family friendly favorite, decadent French toast. Although this recipe calls for French bread, you can sub sweet Italian bread, a dense, crumbed white Pullman, challah, or brioche for varied density and flavor.
It is sweet on its own, but of course, you can always add a little extra sweetness with maple syrup or whipped cream for special occasions. These aren't ordinary blueberry muffins! The tart-and-sugary glaze turns plain blueberry muffins extraordinary blueberry muffins. Chicks in a Blanket.
Dough-wrapped chicken-apple sausages are best fresh from the oven, so bake one batch at a time and serve warm. King Ranch Breakfast Strata. This is the ultimate make-ahead breakfast casserole. For the best results, assemble it the night before. The next morning, pour the remaining milk over top, and knock off the chill by letting it stand 45 minutes before baking. Serve these from-scratch biscuits warm with butter, honey, and jam, along with two platters—one with seared slices of country ham and pepper jelly and another with deli ham and pimiento cheese. Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing.
The butter you spread on the rolled-out dough should be very soft so that the dough won't tear. The sweet Cream Cheese Icing is a perfect finish for the warm, decadent rolls. Pecan Pancake with Caramel-Apple Topping. Toasted pecans add a nutty flavor to these pancakes. Skip the syrup and make our sweet Caramel-Apple Topping instead. A Vanilla Glaze and sparkling sugar make for a pretty presentation, but it's the sweet Cream Cheese Filling that will get rave reviews.
Cranberries and a citrus glaze add a sweet-and-tart note to this delicious bread. The recipe makes five mini loaves—great for hostess gifts! Overnight Coffee Crumble Cake. Pep up your morning with a warm slice of this irresistable coffee cake. This indulgent bread tastes as good as it looks.
O, who are these that throng the way to Bethlehem, to Bethlehem, And onward press in glad array, all on a Christmas morning. Good Christian men and maids. This song was written to be sung by children on Christmas morning. Girls, then boys, alternate (four lines each) in the first three verses, then sing the last verse.
Don't skip the quick step of whipping the cream before stirring in the brown sugar—that's the secret to the smooth texture of the caramel-flavored sauce. Just when we thought make-ahead breakfasts couldn't get any easier, they do. This reader-inspired recipe starts with frozen Texas toast and assembles in about 15 minutes.
After assembling, simply chill for at least 4 hours and then bake. Your family will definitely want to rise, shine, and dine when they smell these rolls baking in the oven. This enticing coffee treat featuring praline liqueur, brown sugar, and half-and-half will warm up even the coolest of holiday mornings. Sweet potato, orange zest, and ground cinnamon offer flavors of the season in this morning treat. Top it all off with a drizzle of Caramel Glaze. Sweetened dried cranberries, grated orange rind and orange marmalade add festive flavor to this hearty quick bread.
And if you prefer muffins, you can spoon this same batter into muffin pans instead of a loaf pan.
Baked in a casserole dish, these easy eggs served on English muffins are a delicious twist on Eggs Benedict. This makes a good treat for a quick breakfast side. Serve the granola and fat-free yogurt with Orange Syrup. Not only is this baked version of the breakfast favorite easy to make, but it is also light and healthy. Pork Tenderloin on Cornmeal Biscuits. Running out of time to assemble sandwiches yourself?
Let guests make their own—serve sliced pork on a platter with chutney and biscuits on the side.
Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole. Make a hearty breakfast casserole with hot pork sausage, cubed hash browns, eggs, and shredded cheese. Top with picante sauce and sour cream for Tex-Mex flair. Our brandy slush is a great morning surprise. This makes a big batch, so keep one bag in the freezer up to three months. Holiday Cream Cheese Coffee Cake.
These sweet potato biscuits feature the sweet taste of canned sweet potatoes and boast a bolder flavor than regular biscuits. They take a few hours to let rise, punch down, and rise again, but are well worth the wait. Prepare the recipe, without baking, and refrigerate overnight. Make the Cheese Sauce before scrambling the eggs so the sauce will be ready to add at the proper time. Watch Us Make It!
Make these savory muffins for a flavorful addition to your breakfast or brunch standards. With only five ingredients, the hardest part is getting out of bed to enjoy them. This chilled dessert recipe makes three servings, so plan to enjoy the two extra servings the next day. For an easy and elegant fruit presentation, drizzle this rich, make-ahead sauce over fresh fruit in your favorite glassware.
This dish combines breakfast favorites grits and eggs with tried-and-true Southern collard greens. Make Simple Collard Greens up to three days ahead for simple prep before mealtime. Dress up your bacon with this oh-so-Southern crispy coating. Once you've prepared it for the pan, you can stick the bacon in the oven and free your hands up to prepare other parts of your meal. The buttery pecan streusel takes this dessert-like cake from ordinary to extraordinary.
Make it a day in advance so it's instantly ready to serve for brunch. Whether you serve it hot or cold, this coffee milk punch has just the right amount of kick to jump-start your holiday morning. Looking to feed a crowd? This sourdough bread based strata serves brunch guests. Creamy Brie cheese combines with the fresh flavors of onion, bell pepper, and potatoes in this hearty casserole. Add breakfast sausage or cubed honey ham to up the protein and add more flavor.
Make sure you prepare the entire casserole the night before you plan to serve it, so the bread has time to absorb into the eggs, milk, and oil, and cheese. Just pop it in the oven the next morning and bake for minutes. Serve with sweet berries for a balanced meal.
Cream Cheese Pastries Recipe: Cream Cheese Pastries Pam found this recipe in an old issue of Southern Living and was making this family favorite long before joining the staff in These are easy and very good! They can be made ahead, and then baked in the morning. Smoked Salmon Dill Eggs Benedict. This non-traditional eggs Benedict foregoes the hollandaise in favor of a simple dill butter. Croissant and Salmon Breakfast Casserole. This easy breakfast casserole gives you the delicious Sunday morning flavors of smoked salmon, croissants, and eggs, all in one dish.
A basic banana muffin is made extraordinary with a brown sugar crumb topping that will melt in your mouth. The classic moist pumpkin bread from Down East is spiced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. This bread improves with age, so plan to make it a day ahead if possible. A moist and delicious zucchini bread flavored with walnuts and cinnamon. Easy to bake and freeze, this recipe makes two loaves.
Sour cream gives a tangy twist to this otherwise traditional banana bread recipe. You might as well bake pumpkin bread in the large batch called for here, because everyone loves it.
Three full-sized loaves, lively with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, are your reward. Wrap loaves in cellophane, tie with a colorful ribbon, and give as a gift! This is a very unique breakfast dish. Good for any holiday breakfast or brunch, it's filled with the fresh taste of blueberries, and covered with a rich blueberry sauce to make it a one of a kind. Nothing beats sticky buns hot out of the oven! Golden, tender and savory baked sausage balls. I make these the night before and bake them in the morning. My family and friends can't stay out of them. They are very moist and decadently rich.
These light and fluffy scrambled eggs are a snap to put together for a big crowd. I usually make 2 pans for our Christmas Brunch, and I never have much left over! Classic breakfast favorites come together in this layered hash brown casserole with eggs, cheese, and sausage. This very moist pumpkin bread, simply seasoned with pumpkin pie spice, really needs no other adornment. An easy to make breakfast casserole with sausage, potatoes, eggs, and mushrooms. Make Ahead French Toast.
We have made this French Toast for Christmas brunch for twenty four years! It originally came from the East Coast. If you like your French toast firmer, then cut back on the milk. Mini Pumpkin Butterscotch Muffins. Canned pumpkin and butterscotch chips provide an interesting taste combination in this recipe for mini muffins. Diced ham, Cheddar, and mozzarella dress up this easy egg dish.