A Pecan-Packed 3-Course Christmas Dinner, Yes, Please!

Somehow before our very eyes, 2020 has passed us by. What a grueling, challenging, and testing year. After a year like this, it can be hard to get excited about planning a Christmas dinner, especially if Christmas day might look a little different this year. Let the Stahmanns family guide the way to a perfect Christmas dinner with a little help from our favorite foodie blogs. Keeping things small and simple this year? No worries, choose just 1 option from each course instead!

Course 1: Appetizing Appetizers

Christmas Cheese Ball 

Kick off the day with a great palate cleanser that’ll fend off the hangry energy from your waiting family with this Cranberry Cheese Ball from Bake Me Some Sugar.

recipe here

Pecan Brie With Pecans And Cranberry Orange Chutney 

If your family is anything like ours, a Christmas dinner doesn’t start without some bubbly, creamy brie to start things off. This Brie isn’t any tired recipe, though, packing in pecans and a special chutney of cranberries and oranges, a la The Daily Meal. 

recipe here

Course 2: The Main Dish

Southern Pecan Glazed Ham 

Ham it up with this southern style ham featuring a pecan glaze for just the right amount of sweetness. Our mouths are watering already, thanks Noshing With The Nolands!

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Pecan Crusted Pork Tenderloin 

Passing on the ham this year? This pecan-crusted pork tenderloin from American Pecan is the perfect understudy, offering up a rich, elegant flavor the whole family will be talking about. 

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Something on the Side

Winter Salad with Maple Cider Vinaigrette

Balance out the heavier meat entrees with this fresh winter salad from Life Love and Good Food, drizzled with a handmade maple cider vinaigrette that’ll make you actually enjoy salad. 

recipe here

Avocado Pasta with Smoky Pecans 

Vegans in the family? Have no fear, Vegan Richa is here. This 30 minute avocado pasta presents a new-age spin on a classic, tossing in some smoky pecans for a nice crunch.

recipe here

Course 3: Just Desserts

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Pecan Cookies With Maple Buttercream Frosting

Looking for a dessert that’s not only shareable, but low-maintenance? Cookies are your baking buddy. These Two Sisters Crafting pecan cookies with maple buttercream frosting upgrade the classic cookie with modern flavor combos that’ll even impress mom.

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Dark Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie 

Every Christmas dinner should end with a piece of pie. This Dark Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie from Maria’s Kitchen brings the best of both worlds, fusing sweet chocolate with pecans, plus an extra kick of bourbon for some holiday spirit. 

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