Just because apples, pears, pumpkins, and squash dominate the culinary landscape in the fall doesn’t mean you can’t serve impressive berry entrees and desserts at your holiday parties. Here’s our roundup of holiday berry recipes with warm, harvesty flavors your guests will swoon over.
Roasted Berry and Brie Kale Salad
As if we needed proof that strawberries and blueberries could get richer and more flavorful, this recipe takes humble berries to the next level by roasting them with a bit of salt and pepper, then tossing them with baby kale and tangy brie. Makes a great leftover lunch after the parties have wrapped.
Raspberry Red Wine Cranberry Sauce
One bite of this red zinfandel–spiked sauce, on its own or drizzled over your turkey and stuffing, and you’ll never go back to traditional, sugar-laden cranberry sauce.
Looking for an alternative to the typical sliced Thanksgiving turkey? Try this spicy-sweet wrap—ideal for buffet-style parties or as finger sandwiches on the hors d’oeuvres table.
If complex flavors are your thing, look no farther than this Maple and Blackberry Orange Glazed Ham. It’s a great way to give top billing to those blackberry preserves you made back in the summer, combined with that quintessential harvest flavor, maple.
Blueberries and bourbon? Turns out they’re a match made in holiday heaven. This dairy-free, gluten-free recipe offers an egg-free option, which also makes it great for serving to vegans and those with food intolerances.
We love this tart for a grown-up dinner party. The mix of savory spices like bay and rosemary balance out the sweetness of raspberries and figs, and the chestnut honey lends an unexpectedly spicy flavor.
Triple Berry Pie
Go all in with this berry trifecta—the perfect way to enjoy some of those blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries from the farmers’ market that you stashed in the freezer.
Because it’s never too early to start planning tasty (and adorable) winter or Christmas desserts, here’s a recipe that’s equal parts delicious and crafty, featuring creamy cheesecake, plump strawberries, and chocolate chips. Kids will love helping to make these fun little edible Santas.