Simple and Homemade
Holiday Food Gift Ideas
You Can Give in Jars
Recipes courtesy of Kelsey Nixon
salted caramel sauce
Salted caramel sauce is great in just about
everything. Give it in glass jars with recipe cards
attached for caramel dip, milkshakes and more.
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup heavy cream
3 1/2 tablespoons
1 teaspoon gray sea salt,
crushed or kosher salt
In a heavy-bottomed
saucepan, combine the sugar and water over
medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves.
Increase the heat and bring to a boil, without
stirring. If necessary, use a wet pastry brush to
wash down any crystals on the side of the pan.
Boil until the syrup is a deep amber color, about 5
to 6 minutes. Remove the sugar from the heat and
carefully whisk in the heavy cream. The mixture
will bubble. Stir in the unsalted butter, and salt.
Transfer the caramel to a dish and cool.
cranberry honey butter
This is a great make-ahead gift since you can
refrigerate it for up to 2 weeks. For gifting,
pair with homemade rolls, scones, muffins or
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup cranberry sauce (homemade preferred)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon finely grated
In a large bowl, combine
the butter, cranberry sauce,
honey, powdered sugar,
orange zest and salt, and
beat until light and fluffy.
Taste and adjust seasoning,
Refrigerate up to 2 weeks. For gifting, pair with
homemade rolls, scones, muffins or cornbread
1 egg white, beaten
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 cups whole almonds
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Beat
the egg white with the vanilla extract,
add the almonds and stir to coat.
Combine the sugar, salt, and cinnamon
and combine with mixture. Place in a
single layer on a greased baking sheet.
Bake at 300 degrees F for 20 minutes.
Remove and cool on wax paper and
break into clusters.