December is full of family gatherings, gift-giving and eating, so the Made in Oklahoma Coalition has put together some recipes to make the season ring.
These tasty bites are worthy of a wassailing or New Year's count down and all the football that goes with them.
Each of these three recipes includes ingredients from the Made in Oklahoma Coalition, including products from Suan's Foods Inc., Bar-S Foods Co. and Braum's Ice Cream & Dairy Stores.
Pepper Jelly Brie Bites
2 packages frozen mini phyllo shells, thawed
5 ounces brie
1 jar Suan's Scotch Bonnet Pepper Jelly
Cilantro for garnish
Place phyllo shells on a cookie sheet. Fill each shell with half-teaspoon Suan's Scotch Bonnet Pepper Jelly. Fill each shell with a two-inch slice of brie. Bake at 350 degrees for five to six minutes. Top each with a sprig of cilantro.
1 6-ounce package Bar-S sliced, cooked ham
14 slices American cheese
1 7-ounce can whole green chiles, sliced into 1/2-inch strips
1 4-ounce jar pimiento pieces
Arrange 2 slices of ham lengthwise end-to-end, overlapping by 1 inch. Lay 2 cheese slices end-to-end in the center of the overlapping ham slices. At one end of the ham, stack strips of chiles and pimentos.
Carefully roll up, jelly-roll fashion; place seam side down on plate. Repeat with remaining ingredients, making 7 rolls. Cover and chill.
At serving time, slice each ham roll into seven “spinners.”
Baked Eggnog French Toast with Streusel Topping
1 loaf Rustic Country Bread*
6 large eggs*
2½ cups eggnog*
¾ cup sugar*
2 tablespoons vanilla extract*
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg*
½ cup all-purpose flour*
½ cup brown sugar*
1 teaspoon cinnamon*
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
¼ teaspoon salt*
½ cup cold, unsalted butter, cut into pieces*
½ cup pecans, chopped*
*Denotes products available in Braum's Fresh Market
Spray a 9-x-13 inch baking pan with cooking spray. Cut bread into large cubes and place into the baking pan.
Custard: Mix together eggs, eggnog, sugar, vanilla extract and nutmeg in a large bowl. Pour over bread cubes. Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
Topping: Mix together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Add cold butter pieces using a fork or your hands. Mix together until small beads are formed. Add pecans. Cover and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to use.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Uncover casserole and sprinkle with pecan streusel topping. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden and does not wiggle.
SOURCE: Made in Oklahoma Coalition