Best Holiday Recipes

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Last week, I had a Pillsbury Potluck Party where each person brought a dish that they found on  The variety and dishes were amazing. We all shared recipes back and forth, although all are on for everyone to enjoy. Then, we voted on our favorite. See a sampling of our potluck party below and which recipe won the title of “Best Holiday Recipe”.

Streusel-Topped Apple, Cranberry and Fig Tart

This tart/pie was a big hit. It is a dessert full of surprises, it is way more than an apple pie! The addition of cranberries makes it quite festive and the figs give it an unexpected pleasant flavor!

picture of Kids ready to eat the Streusel Topped Apple Cranberry and Fig Pie
Kids ready to eat the Streusel Topped Apple Cranberry and Fig Pie

Pecan-Pumpkin Pie

If you are looking for an updated version of the standard Pumpkin Pie, this recipe is for you! It combines two fantastic pie flavors of pumpkin and pecans into one irresistible pie! Add whipped cream or a glass of milk and it’s perfect!

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Pecan Pumpkin Pie

Holiday Pumpkin-Chocolate Strudel

If you like pumpkin and chocolate, this descendant treat is for you!

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Pumpkin Chocolate Strudel

Basil Scalloped Corn

Hot and fresh tasting, this corn side dish is perfect for any meal or holiday gathering.

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Basil Scalloped Corn

Fiesta Corn Salad

This is a great accompanying dish for taco night or to liven up any weeknight dinner. This dish is anything but boring!

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Fiesta Corn Salad

Broccoli-Cheese Breadstick Bake

The easiest way to get your kids to eat broccoli!

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Broccoli Cheese Breadstick Bake

Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Honey

Take a traditional holiday side dish of sweet potatoes and turn it into something all together new and delicious! The addition of honey and cinnamon makes this a lighter alternative to other sweet potatoes recipes.

picture of Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Honey
Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Honey

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Some dishes are best left traditional. Use Pillsbury’s Perfect Mashed Potatoes recipe and make everyone happy and satisfied with a classic.

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Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Perfect Potato Pockets

Of course, as the Pillsbury Crescent Cook winner, we had to serve the Perfect Potato Pockets too!

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Perfect Potato Pockets

Winner for Best Holiday Recipe

The winner was the Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Honey! Congratulations, Diana! This was my favorite too, although all dishes were super yummy. I have enjoyed Candied Sweet Potatoes for years. So, when I learned that this recipe is not the heavy brown sugar recipe that I was use to, I wasn’t sure if I would like it. The combination of honey and cinnamon is amazing with sweet potatoes – who knew?! I recommend trying the Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Honey this Thanksgiving or Christmas!

picture of Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Honey
Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Honey

Potlucks are so fun. The hostess can relax a little by not preparing every dish. People generally like bringing something to share that sort of represents who they are. Recipes say a lot about a person, don’t you think? In the end, everyone ate too much and went home with great new recipes!

Find more great recipes on They have a whole section devoted to Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas from the Turkey to dessert. There is another section devoted to Christmas Recipes. From holidays to weeknight dinners, you can trust the recipes on to put a smile on every face and a cleaned dinner plate!

Disclosure: The Pillsbury product, information, food ideas, online coupon link, and prize pack have been provided by Pillsbury through MyBlogSpark.

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