Note: I mentioned these treats in an earlier post and I felt I could not mention them without giving the recipe.
While I am sure that my mother was not the inventor of this dish—wife Jan insisted that her mother’s name be added to the title—it was a common holiday treat in our house growing up. Sweet Medjool dates stuffed with crunchy peanut butter and dusted with powdered sugar says “Christmas” in my house. These are easy to make, but they do not last long—even when there are no children around.
Claudia’s & June’s Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates
I have a few recipes that I make again and again. However, my penchant for never making the same recipe the same way twice means that they have morphed since I posted them years ago. My Christmas marmalade is one such recipe.
Karl’s Christmas Fine-Shred Orange and Lemon Marmalade
Adapted from Joy of Cooking (1997)
My sister, Karen, moved to a new home in Port Townsend, WA and there is a pear orchard in the back. In our Christmas exchange this year, I gave her marmalade and she sent me the pear chutney she had made from her crop. We ate it with an Indian dinner I had made and it went very well. I asked for the recipe to share.
Karen’s Pear Chutney