Start the (Holi)day Deliciously
There’s nothing better than waking up on Christmas morning, exchanging gifts, sipping a bubbly drink and savoring every moment with friends and family. Make your season even more memorable with some of our favorite recipes and festive ingredients.
When it comes to flavors and textures, preparation and presentation, our breakfast and brunch ideas run the gamut. Peruse our pre-made baked goods, savory pairings and more—plus a colorful blend of step-by-step recipes that are easy to follow and easier to love.
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Maple Pecan Sticky Buns
There’s no need to spend Christmas morning cooking in the kitchen. This recipe can be made the night before, so you can bake it in time for brunch the next day.
Treat your family (and yourself) to irresistible, melt-in-your-mouth sticky buns, fresh out of the oven. They’re warm and decadent, and just begging to be enjoyed with a mug of hot coffee. Best of all? Our easy, scratch-made dough proofs overnight while you sleep!
These pillowy, yeasted buns are baked in a gooey, pecan-studded caramel sauce made from muscovado sugar and bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup. Simply make the dough and prep the buns the night before, then pop them in the oven when you wake up (they only need about 20 minutes to bake).
Three Easy Brunches
Brunch should never be a stressful affair, especially during the holidays. It should always be fun, leisurely and, of course, delicious!
From strata that will feed a crowd to a decadent French toast made with panettone, we’ve crafted three mouthwatering menus to make your morning easy, cozy and memorable. Each one includes something sweet, something savory and a special beverage we think you’ll love.
Apple Delights >
Start your morning with crispy, glazed apple fritters that are easy to make and taste like a dream. Add a savory strata made with sharp cheddar cheese and black forest ham, and wash it all down with our favorite Honeycrisp cider.
Berry & Bright >
This menu offers the perfect balance of sweet berry flavors and savory brunch favorites. Turn your panettone into stellar French toast that’s sure to delight kids and adults at the table. Serve a bacon and egg tart for traditionalists, and round it all out with a berry merry champagne spritzer.
Sweet, Savory & Sparkling
You’ve never had French toast like this—buttery brioche stuffed with bananas and dark chocolate and topped with whipped cream. Guests who prefer savory bites will love the smoked salmon benedict with asparagus. Complete the spread with gorgeous sparkling prosecco with honey and ginger.
Breakfast in a Flash
If you’d rather serve pre-made items that are stress-free and flavorful, we have everything you need for a satisfying, ready-to-eat morning meal. We offer exceptional breakfast combinations like Cold Smoked Salmon paired with luscious cream cheese and bagels, All Butter Croissants with warm berry compote and sweet Nut Breads with vanilla whipped ricotta.
1Cold Smoked Salmon and Bagels
Our hand-trimmed Cold Smoked Salmon is made from fresh—never frozen—salmon fillets. Each fillet is cold smoked over fruitwood to enhance its natural flavor. Pair this brunch favorite with rich cream cheese and our tasty bagels for an unforgettable meal in no time at all.
For a simple morning treat, try our flaky All Butter Croissants. These layered favorites are versatile, prep-free and simply irresistible. For a truly indulgent pairing, serve with warm berry compote and crème fraiche on the side, so your guests can top off their croissants with a little something extra.
3Nut Breads and Pound Cakes
Of course, you can’t go wrong with our crunchy, sweet Nut Breads and Pound Cakes crafted with sour cream batter for an extra-moist texture. These lovely loaves are delicious any time of day, especially for a holiday breakfast. Serve your favorites alongside our simple-to-make honey vanilla whipped ricotta for a special seasonal treat.
Serve your guests something that tastes as good as it looks with our luscious Fruit Tart. Made fresh in our stores, this sweet treat has an all butter shortbread crust filled with a light pastry cream. We top each tart with four different kinds of crisp, fresh fruit for a colorful medley of flavors and textures. It’s truly a feast for the senses!