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Our Favorite Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Recipes

When it comes to your holiday menu, trust the experts. This collection of holiday recipes was hand-chosen by our editors and Test Kitchen chefs. It includes our picks for holiday favorites like a classic pork roast recipe, easy cheesecake, and, of course, pumpkin pie.

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    • Lemon-Thyme Split-Roasted Turkey

      Center your holiday meal around our citrus-and-herb turkey recipe. "The flavor is wonderful," one editor said about the easy rub of lemon, butter, and thyme.

    • Pretty Package Cookies

      The pretty royal icing is only half the story of these present-perfect Christmas cookies. The real star of this holiday recipe is the crispy almond cookies. Ground almonds and almond extract give the buttery cookies an all-over nutty infusion that our editors flipped for.

    • Apple, Bacon, and Leek Stuffing

      For the perfect moist and fluffy holiday stuffing recipe, look no further. Our taste panel loved how the soft, country-style bread cubes balanced all the other yummy goodies, like salty bacon, tart apples, and fragrant thyme.

    • Pumpkin Tiramisu Cake

      When you combine whipped mascarpone frosting with sweet pumpkin cake and dark espresso syrup, you get a top-rated recipe that's worthy of your holiday celebrations. The delicate flavor of chopped hazelnuts takes this decadent recipe over the top.

    • Herb-and-Garlic-Crusted Pork Roast

      Take your Christmas roast to new heights with a sweet-and-salty bacon-apricot crust. The crust and easy brine give this holiday recipe extra flavor, and the finished roast is perfectly moist and tender, according to our editors. The crust puree makes extra, so try it on toasted baguettes.

    • Piri Piri Scallops with Spinach-Pineapple Salad

      For a unique holiday dinner idea, try our tangy Asian-inspired scallops. A luscious lime, chili sauce, and paprika marinade gives them a bold citrus flavor and hint of heat that our taste panel loved.

    • Cranberry-Celmentine Sangria

      Refreshing and smooth, one of our Test Kitchen chefs declared this the best sangria she's ever had. Our tasters loved the cranberry-clementine combo for the holidays, but they recommend using whatever fruit is in season. For a fun garnish, try using kumquats or pomegranate seeds.

    • Wild Mushroom-Herb Bread Pudding

      What gives this recipe its beloved status? The earthy but sophisticated combination of fresh wild mushrooms, salty focaccia, and buttery Gruyere cheese. Adding cream gives this holiday recipe a soft, bread-pudding-like texture.

    • Crustless Cheesecake with Cranberry Sauce

      With only five ingredients, you can make a gorgeous cheesecake that received rave reviews from our taste panel. The finished product is "light and fluffy" and "cloudlike," one editor said. Drizzle on our cranberry sauce recipe for a tart contrast to the creamy crustless cake.

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      Cranberry-Vanilla Bean Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

      Chances are you'll love this pretty layer cake as much as our editors did. The lightly sweet vanilla cake with cranberry filling and tangy lemon cream cheese frosting is a delicious way to top off your holiday meal. Our editors loved the idea of garnishing this cake with sugared lemon-peel strips and cranberries.

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      Turkey with Fresh Herb Rubs

      Take your pick of our fresh herbal rubs to make your holiday turkey one for the books. The taste panel loved them all, calling them very tasty and well-seasoned. The only downside was choosing a favorite.

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      Dulce de Leche Hazelnut-Pumpkin Pie

      Wow holiday guests with our creamy, caramel-infused take on pumpkin pie. Called yummy and delicious by our taste panel, the layers of cream cheese and pumpkin are infused with rich hazelnut liqueur and decadent dulce de leche.

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