Try these 5 easy Irish Christmas recipes for a traditional Irish Christmas feast. These easy Irish Christmas recipes are sure to make your holiday cooking effortless.
Irish Christmas recipe for roast goose:
- 10 to 12 pound goose
- Potato stuffing (recipe below)
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Clean the goose and pierce in several spots with a fork.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Fill the goose cavity with potato stuffing.
- Cook for fifteen minutes, uncovered, in a roasting pan. Skin should start to brown.
- Lower heat to 325°F and cook for 25 minutes per pound.
- Remove the excess fat as it cooks.
Irish Christmas recipe for potato stuffing:
- 6 cups boiled potatoes, peeled and diced
- 3/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1/2 tsp. ground sage
- 2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped parsley
- Shred the potatoes using a food shredder.
- Add the potatoes to a mixing bowl and pour the melted butter over them, mix well.
- Over low heat, sauté the onions until they are translucent.
- Mix the onions into the potato mixture.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Stuff into bird cavity.
Irish Christmas recipe for applesauce:
- 2 lbs. cooking apples
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1/2 cup raisins
- Peel and cut the apples into quarters.
- Add the apples to a pot of water and bring to a boil.
- Lower heat and simmer.
- When the apples are soft, add the remaining ingredients and cook for five minutes.
- Let cool for 30 minutes.
Irish Christmas recipe for Irish Christmas pudding, also known as plum pudding. Note: This recipe is best made two to three weeks ahead of time.
- 1/2 cup currants
- 1/2 cup Sultana raisins, chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped citron
- 1/2 cup preserved cherries, chopped
- 2 cups Irish whiskey
- 3/4 cups flour
- 2 cups breadcrumbs
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup finely chopped suet
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. allspice
- 1/4 tsp. ginger
- 1 cup chopped almonds
- 1 apple peeled and grated
- Zest of 1 lemon rind
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup Guinness
- 1 tbsp. butter
- Mix the first four ingredients in a mixing bowl with the whiskey. Cover the mixture and allow to set for twelve hours.
- When the fruit mixture is ready, combine the next twelve ingredients and the fruit mixture, mixing well.
- Beat the eggs until frothy, in another bowl.
- Add the Guinness.
- Slowly add the egg mixture to the flour mixture stirring well.
- Pour pudding evenly into two 6” bowls that have been greased.
- Cover the bowls with aluminum foil then add a piece of muslin and tie with butcher’s string.
- Place the bowls into a pot of shallow water. The water should only be ¾” deep after the bowls are added.
- Bring to a boil then simmer for about five and a half to six hours adding more water if needed.
- Let the pudding cool, then place on a plate pouring the Irish whiskey over them. The pudding should soak up all of the whiskey.
- Wrap the pudding in cheesecloth and put into a sealed container. Allow them to age for two to three weeks in the refrigerator.
- To serve, reheat pudding for two to three hours in simmering water.
Irish Christmas recipe for Irish ginger snaps:
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 3/4 cup shortening
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. ground cloves
- 1 tsp. ground ginger
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Cream together the sugar, egg, salt and shortening.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Roll dough into balls.
- Roll the dough balls into sugar.
- Bake for five to six minutes.
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