The Northern Michigan holidays are upon us and with them comes the rush of family gatherings, work soirées and parties with friends. We know planning for these events can be stressful, especially when you have to bring a dish to pass. From homemade fruit preserves to desserts, here are five festive holiday dishes to pass this season.

Cranberry Orange Marmalade
Shared by Chef Jim Morse, The Boathouse

This sweet preserve is a must-have condiment for every holiday dinner table. Plus, it’s delicious on leftover turkey and ham sandwiches!

Apple Walnut Stuffing
Shared by Chef Jim Morse, The Boathouse

This recipe is as versatile as it is tasty. Serve the stuffing in muffin tins or as a loaf. For extra flavor, add in sausage, bacon, or cheddar cheese (or all three!). It’s up to you!

Ricotta and Spinach Ravioli with Sage and Butter Sauce
Shared by Chef Mario Deruda, Bella Fortuna North

Indulge your family and friends with fresh ingredients and lots of flavors. You can’t go wrong with this traditional homemade dish.

Pumpkin Pie Bars
In honor of Muriel Barr, Art’s Tavern

Every year during the holidays, Muriel Barr treated her family to her famous pumpkin pie bars. She passed the tradition down to her son, Sam Barr, who shared it with his brother Tim. Now, Tim serves them at Art’s Tavern in Glen Arbor for Customer Appreciation Day.

Brownwood Farms Pumpkin Tiramisù
Shared by Brownwood Farms

This pumpkin treat from Brownwood Farms is perfect for the holiday season and is sure to wow your guests!

Find more inspiration for the holidays in the MyNorth recipe directory

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Photo(s) by Brownwood Farms