There is always that busy person or family who couldn’t think up any meal plans for Christmas and needs some last-minute lifesaving recipes to get through the holidays. This year, the “Pioneer Woman” star Ree Drummond came through for her fans stuck in such a situation.
The celebrity chef shared her last-minute holiday recipes, and they are absolutely delicious and perfect for brightening up fans’ Christmas days. These recipes are quick fixes that are easy to master. They can also be very helpful for treating unexpected guests to a nice meal.
The recipes also use Drummond’s famous shortcuts, making them more exciting. So, for those supporters who want to try out these amazing recipes, here are four of Drummond’s last-minute holiday meal recipes that are a must-have.
Drummond’s Festive Baked Brie Bites
Drummond has several brie appetizer recipes that her fans absolutely love. These include her Brie Wreath and her Brie and Mushrooms en Croute. For this festive holiday Baked Brie Bites recipe, she uses one of her famous shortcuts: store-bought and refrigerated crescent dough. According to Drummond, the dough makes cooking the brie bites easier and faster for her.
Drummond starts off the recipe by making a mix of pistachios and cranberries before placing them on a square cut piece of the dough. She adds a cube of brie on top of the square then tucks in the end and sides of the dough to make a pouch which she pinches to seal.
After this, she brushes the pouch with an egg wash and bakes it till it’s cooked, yummy, and ready to eat. Fans can choose to garnish their Brie Bites with pomegranate seeds to add a bit of festive color or eat them as is. This recipe holds a rating of five stars on the Food Network website, and many fans love it.
Drummond Has A Christmas Cheesecake Cups Recipe
The “Pioneer Woman” star has a Christmas cheesecake cups recipe, the perfect festive dessert to celebrate the holidays. The cups were featured in the Pioneer Woman show on the “Last Minute Holidays” episode and were an instant hit for fans.
These delicious bite-sized treats can be ready in 20 minutes and are relatively simple to make. The recipe uses various store-bought ingredients, including Drummonds Pioneer Woman shortcuts and frozen Phyllo shells.
Drummond uses the Phyllo shells to quicken and ease up her cooking process and, in the end, produces red, white, and green cheesecake bites that are the perfect appetizer or dessert for a holiday meal.
The White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn Recipe
The author of the Super Easy cookbook has another five-star Pioneer Woman holiday recipe, her white chocolate peppermint popcorn. This popcorn is sweet, crunchy, and the perfect addition to a Christmas movie night with friends and family.
This time, Drummond also uses store-bought ingredients such as kettle corn, peppermint candies, and sprinkles. First, she melts the chocolate chips in the microwave into a smooth liquid and drizzles it over the popcorn thoroughly.
After this, Drummond adds in all the red and green sprinkles, colored sugar, chocolate chips, and peppermint candy. After adding all of this, she lets the popcorn dry for a bit, and then it’s ready to be served.
For fans with big families or who need something little to share, this recipe is perfect as they can make the white chocolate mint popcorn in big batches and pack it into gift pouches and bags to be given away.
Drummond’s Christmas Tree Pizza Recipe
The Food Network star has a delicious pizza recipe that her fans can make with kids and their families. As its name suggests, this holiday pizza is shaped like a Christmas tree and even has its own tree ornaments, which are really pepperoni slices and cherry tomatoes.
Drummond also uses store-bought ingredients in this recipe, and this time, her Pioneer woman shortcut is alfredo sauce and store-bought bread dough. It takes only 40 minutes to assemble and bake this Christmas tree pizza, and then it is ready to serve and share.
Like all of the other standard and holiday recipes that Drummond has made, these four recipes promise to create the most delicious holiday appetizers, treats, and desserts for fans and their family.