From clementines and cranberries to pears and persimmon this ‘What’s in Season’ feature is a collection of the best fruits, veggies and recipes for the month of December.
Happy Holidays! ‘Tis the season for holiday dinners, cocktail parties and cookie exchanges. This collection of seasonal fruits, veggies and recipes will get you through the busy holidays of December.
What’s in Season: December
Fresh citrusy clementines are nature’s fruit snack and their bright orange color makes them so fun to add to cocktails but they are delicious when roasted as well!
- Clementine French 75
- Clementine Cream Soda from How Sweet It Is
- Roasted Chicken with Clementines from The View from Great Island
- Clementine, Honey and Olive Oil Cake from In Jennie’s Kitchen
Fresh, dried or sugared cranberries are a tasty staple during the holidays! Toss them in your cookies, pies or bread for a bit of flavor and seasonal flare.
- Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Cookies
- Baked Gingerbread Oatmeal with Bourbon Sauce
- Cranberry Wild Rice Bread
- Apple Cranberry Chutney from Simple Recipes
- Rustic Apple Cranberry Pie from Serious Eats
When its chilly and snowy outside, grapefruit is a great way to get the fresh fruity flavor of the warmer seasons. Sweeten up the tart flavor of grapefruit by broiling it with a bit of honey or adding it to a cocktail!
- Grapefruit Gin and Tonic
- Broiled Grapefruit with Honey Yogurt and Pistachios
- Sage and Grapefruit Mimosas
- Almond, Blueberry and Grapefruit Salad
- Pink Grapefruit with Honey Mint Syrup from Cookin’ Canuck
- Grapefruit Green Smoothie from Minimalist Baker
Breakfast, appetizers, main dishes or snacks mushrooms give a delicious earthy flavor and meaty texture to any dish.
- Baked Eggs with Kale and Mushrooms
- Mushroom and Gruyère Appetizer Puffs
- Wild Mushrooms with Wilted Greens
- Easy Oven Risotto with Mushrooms
- Creamy French Lentils with Mushrooms and Kale from The First Mess
- Classic Stuffed Mushrooms from Simply Recipes
- Orecchiette Pasta with Mushrooms and Brussels Sprouts from Serious Eats
- Sake Mushrooms from 101 Cookbooks
Mild, sweet and tender pears are one of the best winter fruits. Great for salads or baked goods, pears can be a fun way to add flavor to your menu this time of year.
- Bourbon and Honey Ginger Pear Cocktail
- Pear Butter from Simply Recipes
- Warm Brussels Sprouts and Pear Salad from Budget Bytes
- Baked Pears with Walnuts and Honey from Skinny Taste
- Caramelized Pear Steel Cut Oats from Minimalist Baker
The fresh sweet honey or brown sugar flavor of persimmons make them the perfect snack on their own but they’re also great in breads or cookies this time of year. Keep an eye out for them at an asian market or your local grocery store.
- Persimmon and Pomegranate Salad with Pecans
- Green Smoothie Bowl
- Grandma’s Persimmon Cookies from White on Rice Couple
- Harvest Cranberry, Persimmon and Burrata Salad from Half Baked Harvest
- Persimmon Margaritas from David Lebovitz
- Persimmon and Walnut Scones from The Broken Bread
Mashed, roasted or fried, russet, red or sweet potatoes these guys are really always in season. But, with their long shelf life and versatility they’re a great ingredient for the chilly month of December.
- Rosemary Garlic Smashed Red Potatoes
- Spicy Sausage, Potato and Kale Soup
- Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Company Potatoes from Natasha’s Kitchen
- Roasted New Potatoes from Simply Recipes
Cookies… not a fruit or veggie, but cookies are a serious seasonal staple for December! From chocolate chip to sugar cookie and everything in between, you really can’t go wrong with a batch or two this month.
- Cranberry, Orange and Pistachio Biscotti
- Salted Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- Bourbon and Honey Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie
- Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream Filling
- The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies for Santa
- One Bowl Vegan Sugar Cookies from Minimalist Baker
- World Peace Cookies from Doris Greenspan
- Hot Chocolate Cookies from Averie Cooks
What are your favorite recipes for December?
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