What Are Some Easy Christmas Recipes?


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Some easy Christmas recipes include glazed ham with coriander and fennel, simple cranberry sauce, and Martha Stewart's marinated olives. These recipes require minimal prep time, but some take a while to cook.

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To make glazed ham with coriander and fennel, take a 7-pound cooked bone-in ham, 2 tablespoons each of fennel seeds and coriander seeds, 1 teaspoon of black peppercorns and 1 cup of apricot preserves. After preheating an oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, place the ham on a roasting pan rack, cover it with foil, and cook for 40 minutes. Crush the fennel seeds, coriander seeds and black peppercorns, and mix them with the preserves to make a glaze. Add the glaze at 20-minute intervals until 1/2 cup is left. Serve with the remaining glaze.

Simple cranberry sauce requires 1 cup of packed brown sugar, 1 cup of orange juice and 2 cups of cranberries. Heat the sugar until it boils, and allow it to boil for five minutes. Add 2 cups of frozen or fresh cranberries, stir until the mixture thickens, and then add 2 teaspoons grated orange peel. Allow it to sit in the refrigerator for at least three hours before serving.

To make Martha Stewart's marinated olives combine 2 cups of unpitted olives, 3/4 of a cup of olive oil, 3 thin orange slices, 3 thin lemon slices and 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary or thyme. Add the ingredients to a sauce pan, simmer for five minutes, stirring occasionally. Use a slotted spoon to remove the olives from the olive oil.

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