Our 12 recipes of Christmas are homeowner-made with love
For this year’s Christmas competition, we asked our homeowners and House Managers for their special seasonal recipes: Christmas classics handed down through generations or twists on tradition that have now become a firm favourite. As always, they didn’t disappoint. We were deluged with deliciousness but we had to choose just 12 to add to our recipe collection. Plus, the creative chefs behind our three favourite recipes won a Fortnum and Mason Christmas Hamper each!
Lynn’s prize-winning Christmas quiche is a super-tasty way to use up those odds and ends of cheese leftover from the Christmas cheeseboard.
Lionel’s prize-winning Boxing Day recipe is unusual, healthy, thrifty – it uses up Christmas leftovers - and has a touching family story too.
Kath’s prize-winning Christmas cheesecake celebrates that Christmas staple, Baileys, and is a must for fans of the festive creamy liqueur.
This yummy vegan wellington roast Christmas dinner alternative from one of our lovely McCarthy Stone House Managers is sure to impress even the most dedicated meat eaters.
Make the most of any leftover Christmas dinner with McCarthy Stone homeowner June’s delicious pie. Featuring bubble and squeak and two types of pastry, it’s the perfect centrepiece to a Boxing Day feast.
This impressive almond meringue and decadent chocolate Christmas dessert recipe comes from one of our lovely McCarthy Stone Retirement Living PLUS homeowners. It’s a unique take on a Christmas cake recipe.
This easy but decadent recipe for chocolate truffles with rum and raisins comes from McCarthy Stone homeowner, Margaret.
This frangipane mince pie recipe makes luxurious a change from a traditional Christmas mince pie and comes from McCarthy Stone homeowner, Barbara.
South African Malva pudding is an unusual choice to round off a Christmas dinner but this delicious family recipe from a McCarthy Stone house manager Kim goes down a treat.
These unusual meringue topped mince pies are a gorgeous twist on this traditional Christmas treat. This tempting recipe comes from McCarthy Stone homeowner Avril.
This traditional mincemeat recipe from a McCarthy Stone homeowner is a must for Christmas and perfect for homemade mince pies. It’s also economical and as it uses vegetable suet it is a vegetarian mincemeat recipe too.
McCarthy Stone homeowner Val’s tasty feta tarts make delicious Christmas canapés – healthier than a sausage roll and good for vegetarians too.