Tasteful traditions

By Staff
Holidays and traditions go hand in hand. Each year, families gather to celebrate the special memories they have shared for generations. Make this year's celebration extra special with twists on classic favorites that strike just the right balance between new and nostalgic.
Festive Cranberry Stuffing
Prep/Cook Time: 15 minutes
1 can (14 ounces) Swanson Chicken Broth (1 3/4 cups)
Generous dash pepper
1 stalk celery, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1 small onion, coarsely chopped
4 cups Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Stuffing
MIX broth, pepper, celery, cranberries and onion in saucepan. Heat to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
ADD stuffing. Mix lightly. Makes 4 cups.
Ultra Creamy
Mashed Potatoes
Prep/Cook Time: 25 minutes
2 cans (14 ounces each)
Swanson Chicken Broth or
Natural Goodness Chicken
Broth (3 1/2 cups)
5 large potatoes, cut into
1-inch pieces
(about 7 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup light cream
2 tablespoons butter or
margarine
Generous dash pepper
PLACE broth and potatoes in saucepan. Heat to a boil. Cover and cook over medium heat 10 minutes or until tender. Drain, reserving broth.
MASH potatoes with 1/4 cup broth, cream, butter and pepper. Add additional broth, if needed, until desired consistency. Serves about 6.
Broccoli Cheese Tart
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
1 can Campbell's Broccoli
Cheese or 98% Fat Free
Broccoli Cheese Soup
5 eggs
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 package (10 ounces) frozen
chopped broccoli, thawed
and drained
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 cup shredded cheese
(Cheddar, Monterey Jack,
mozzarella)
1 9-inch deep-dish pie crust
MIX soup, eggs, garlic, broccoli, onion and 1/2 cup cheese. Pour into pie crust.
BAKE at 350¡F for 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle remaining cheese around edge of tart. Bake 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Serves 6 to 8.
Apple Strudel
Thaw Time: 30 minutes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Bake Time: 35 minutes
1/2 package Pepperidge Farm Frozen
Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet)
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large Granny Smith apples,
peeled, cored and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons raisins (optional)
THAW pastry sheet at room temperature
30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375¡F. Mix egg and water. Mix sugar, flour and cinnamon. Add apples and raisins and toss to coat.
UNFOLD pastry on lightly floured surface. Roll into 16- x 12-inch rectangle. With short side facing you, spoon apple mixture on bottom half of pastry to within 1 inch of edges. Starting at short side, roll up like a jelly roll. Place seam-side down on baking sheet. Tuck ends under to seal. Brush with egg mixture. Cut several 2-inch long slits
2 inches apart on top.
BAKE 35 minutes or until golden. Cool on baking sheet on wire rack 30 minutes. Slice and serve warm. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar if desired. Serves 6.

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