Welcome to one of the busiest times of year for many people – the weeks leading up to Christmas. With office potlucks, children’s school parties, and get-togethers with family and friends, the holiday season can be very hectic. In the midst of your holiday planning, gift-wrapping, and preparations, you also have to come up dishes to take to all of these events. To help you out we have some great seasonal recipe ideas that are simple to prepare and easily portable to take to all of your festive gatherings.
One of the most popular flavors of the fall and winter months is apple, especially when paired with fragrant spices like cinnamon and cloves. That’s why for this series, we’ve partnered with Musselman’s Apple Butter, a product of Knouse Foods, which happens to be great with Martin’s Potato Rolls and Bread.
Much like Martin’s, Musselman’s Apple Butter is made from a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch recipe and is focused on good-quality ingredients. Apple butter is a cooked fruit puree made from a concentration of apples, sugar, cinnamon, and cloves. The finished product has a “butter-like” consistency which is perfect for spreads, marinades, or use in baked goods.
Try out the below recipes incorporating the combined deliciousness of Martin’s and Musselman’s! From crostinis to casseroles to crockpots, these recipes serve a lot of people and are easy to take with you to your many holiday parties and events.
With the spice of apple butter, the peppery prosciutto, tangy brie, and sweetness of apples or pears, these crostinis are the perfect holiday appetizer to suit any palate. These bite-size snacks are easy to prepare to don’t require much cooking. Depending on the number of people you need to serve, this recipe is easily multiplied, with each hoagie roll yielding about eight crostinis.
This delicious dessert using Martin’s Potato Bread and Musselman’s Apple Butter is perfect for your next holiday potluck! Just combine torn pieces of potato bread, apple butter, raisins, walnuts, milk, and eggs into a 9×13 inch baking dish and bake for about 30 minutes. It’s easy to transport to your party; then just warm it up right before serving.
Apple Butter also makes a great marinade for meat like these pork chops. In this crockpot dish, we topped the pork chops with onion and garlic, seasoned with salt and pepper, combined apple butter and apple cider vinegar as a marinade, and cooked for 4-5 hours on high. You can either serve a whole pork chop with Martin’s Dinner Rolls on the side, or shred the pork and prepare as a sandwich.
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