Christmas Day recipes


With Christmas just around the corner, now’s the time to start collecting your Christmas Day recipes, and planning your Christmas Day meal.

Christmas Day recipes are all about the traditional and nourishing food we remember fondly as kids, often with a Kiwi twist. Pavlova, glazed ham and summer salads all make an appearance at most Kiwi families’ dinner table for Christmas.

We’ve collated some great Christmas Day recipes that are simple versions of the traditional Kiwi classics. These will help ensure your Christmas Day meal goes smoothly, and everyone leaves with full bellies!

Traditional Christmas fruit mince pies

traditional-fruit-mince-piesThe sweet smell these traditional Christmas fruit mince pies generate through the house is soooo beautiful.

This helps with developing those lasting memories which are so important for creating traditions on this family-orientated day. Blessings and Gratitude come with this recipe.

Classic kiwi pavlova

Classic kiwi pavlovaThe perfect end to our Christmas is a classic kiwi pavlova. Every Christmas Day, without a doubt, I make a pavlova and top it with sliced strawberries and kiwifruit.

Easy Christmas steamed pudding

steamed-puddingMake this easy Christmas steamed pudding in advance and keep it in a cool, dark place until Christmas. A reheat on Christmas day will make it piping hot and begging for ladles of custard, cream and vanilla ice cream.

The next day, if there’s any left, we pack it up for our Boxing Day picnic at the beach!

Christmas cake with homemade almond paste

christmas-fruit-cakeThis is a lovely, moist Christmas cake which doesn’t take days to make. The flavour is pretty good straight away, but will improve with weeks or months to develop.

If you can get onto it a little before the festive season, then you’ll be rewarded richly!

Marmalade and whiskey glazed ham

Family Christmas MenuGlazed ham is an absolute Kiwi classic at the Christmas dinner table.

This Marmalade and whiskey glazed ham has lots of colour, great flavour, and really is a doddle to make.

If you’ve been thinking about what to cook for your family this Christmas, here’s a treat for you!

Summer asian slaw

Family Christmas menuThis recipe is part of our gorgeous family Christmas menu.

For those of you who are after a fresh, tasty and easy salad that will please the whole family, you can’t go past this Summer Asian Slaw.

Enjoy this selection of tasty Christmas recipes.

Cassandra Heke

Cassandra and her partner Rick live in the sunny Hawkes Bay, with their two beautiful girls. She has a passion for good food and has worked with many top chefs in a range of food roles. Cassandra loves creating great food for her family and friends and also loves to share this love with others.

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