Christmas Recipes - Pork And Apple Cranberry

Pork tenders layered with sweet cranberries and apples.

1 pound boneless pork loin

Tsp salt 1 / 4

Teaspoon 1 / 4 ground black pepper

1 / 4 cup butter, divided

A big delicious apple, peeled, seeded and sliced

2 tablespoons

Cranberries 1 / 2 cup

1 cup chicken broth, divided

2 teaspoons sugar

2 tablespoons flour


Cut the pork loin in a corner, 8 slices.

Pound slices until they are 1/4-inch thick. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and set aside.

In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Sautéed apple slices about 5 minutes until crisp-tender. Remove from pan.

In a pan, the oil at medium-high heat, brown pork for 2-3 minutes until golden brown on one side. Turn the pork over and brown the other side for 2 minutes. Cook until the meat is slightly pink. Remove chops from skillet.

Reduce heat to medium and add 1 tablespoon of butter, blueberries and 2 tablespoons chicken stock. Cook until the cranberries begin to pop. Mix the blueberries with sugar, put the dish with apples.

Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a frying pan. Mix the flour until a paste and cook 1 minute longer, stirring constantly. Stir in chicken broth and cook until the sauce bubbles and thickens. Serve over pork chops.

Makes 8 servings.

Christmas Dinner Recipes: Cherry Wild Rice Salad

A delicious salad of wild rice with dried fruit and crunchy vegetables.

2 cups fresh snow peas, halved

2 cups cooked wild rice

1 cup cooked long-grain rice

1 (8 oz.) Can sliced ​​water chestnuts, drained

1 cup dried cherries

1 / 2 cup celery, thinly sliced

1 / 4 cup chopped green onions

Wild rice salad sauce

In a large bowl, combine peas, wild rice, long grain rice, water chestnuts, dried cherries, celery and green onions. Mix dressing wild rice salad before serving.

Wild Rice Salad Dressing

6 tablespoons sugar

6 tablespoons vegetable oil

3 tablespoons cider vinegar

4 1 / 2 c. teaspoon soy sauce

1-2 cloves garlic, peeled

Teaspoon 3 / 4 minced fresh ginger

3 / 4 cup cashew halves, toasted


In blender combine sugar, oil, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic and ginger. Cover and blend well. Pour the rice salad and refrigerate until ready to serve. Mix the cashews just before serving.

Makes 6-8 servings.

Christmas Meal Recipes: Creamy pumpkin soup

This is a creamy pumpkin soup, and perfect for first flavorable path.

2 tablespoons olive oil and / or butter

3-4 cloves garlic, minced

1 onion, chopped

2 cups chicken broth

2 cups fresh or canned pumpkin puree

2 cups half and half

2 tablespoons flour

2 tablespoons butter

Cream sherry 1 / 2 cup

Dried dill to taste

Nutmeg to taste

Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Sour cream (optional)

Fresh dill or parsley (optional)


In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil. Saute garlic and onion. Add the chicken broth. Bring all to boil. Reduce heat and add the pumpkin and half and half. Stir and mix well.

In a bowl, mix the flour and butter roux. Whisk the roux into the soup. Keep beating on low heat until the soup thickens. Do not overcook.

Add the sherry, cream, dill, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Serve hot. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and fresh dill or parsley.

Makes 6-8 servings.

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