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Holiday Recipes from Around the World

  • Kana Okada

    Pork Posole and Corn Bread Stew

    On the first day of Christmas, serve a hearty bowl of this traditional Mexican soup to warm up your family.

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Cook: 16 minutes

    Slow Cook: 4 hours 30 minutes on HIGH or 6 hours 30 minutes on LOW

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  • Stuffed Grape Leaves

    Head to the shores of the Mediterranean for the second day of Christmas and try some Greek dolmades.

    Makes: 4 dozen

    Prep: 50 minutes

    Cook: 1 hour 5 minutes

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  • Holiday Biscotti

    For the third day of Christmas, treat your guests to an Italian favorite and serve these biscotti with some coffee.

    Makes: 3 servings (1 dozen biscotti)

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Bake: 35 minutes

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  • Lucy Schaeffer

    Sauerbraten

    Let your slow cooker do most of the work for the fourth day of Christmas with this pot roast, one of Germany's best-known dishes.

    Makes: 10 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Chill: overnight

    Slow Cook: 6 hours on HIGH or 8 hours on LOW

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  • James Baigrie

    Choucroute Garni

    This wintertime favorite from Alsatian region of France packs a punch for the fifth day as it combines a variety of ethnic flavors: Italian seasoning, German sauerkraut and Polish sausage.

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 15 minutes

    Cook: 4 hours on HIGH or 8 hours 30 minutes on LOW

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  • Charles Schiller

    Mediterranean Fish Casserole

    Fish is a popular Christmastime dish for many Europeans, with many opting to save the meat for the big day. On the sixth day, try this Italian variation on the tradition.

    Makes: 4 servings

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Bake: 1 hour

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  • James Baigrie

    Tostones

    Spice up the seventh day of Christmas with this fried plantains dish that hails from Latin America and the Caribbean.

    Makes: 6 servings (1 tostone)

    Prep: 10 minutes

    Bake: 20 minutes

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  • Alison Miksch

    PB & J Linzer Torte

    On the eighth day of Christmas, heat up the oven and bake this American twist on the Austrian classic dessert.

    Makes: 30 servings

    Prep: 25 minutes

    Bake: 50 minutes

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  • Christmas Stollen

    Christmas isn't complete without the fruitcake, and this Christstollen is a holiday staple in Germany—it's similar to the Dutch Kerststol and the Italian panettone. Serve a loaf of this delicious treat on the ninth day.

    Makes: 3 stollen (8 servings each)

    Prep: 30 minutes

    Rise: 3 hours

    Bake: 35 minutes

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  • Romulo Yanes

    Yule Log Cake

    Your family will be lords-a-leaping for joy when they get a taste of this Bûche de Noël recipe. The tenth day of Christmas will be holly and jolly indeed with this French dessert.

    Makes: 12 servings

    Prep: 25 minutes

    Freeze: 6 hours

    Bake: 16 minutes

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  • Con Poulos

    Raspberry Pavlova

    On the eleventh day of Christmas, you'll fall in love with this meringue. Though named for the famous Russian ballet dancer, the Pavlova comes from down under—it's a popular holiday treat in Australia and New Zealand.

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 20 minutes

    Cool: 1 hour

    Bake: 1 hour

    Cook: 3 minutes

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  • Apple Mincemeat Pie

    And for the grand finale—12 drummers drumming, a roll, please—a holiday tradition from across the pond. It will be a silent night indeed as this British savory treat keeps your guests' mouths full.

    Makes: 8 servings

    Prep: 30 minutes

    Bake: 1 hour 10 minutes

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