6 Southern Christmas Recipes

A few simple, yet elegant, Southern holiday staples
6 Southern Christmas Recipes

No matter where you live, these dishes are delicious.

Apple Orchard Pork Roast. Pork loin is roasted with apple slices, apple cider, and soy sauce for layers of salty and sweet in every bite.

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Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes. The secret to great mashed potatoes is to not skimp on the flavor: salt, butter, and milk (or heavy cream) are your best friends.

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Spicy Collard Greens. Stew collard greens with jalapeños, bacon, and a bit of vinegar for a simple side dish. Go super traditional and use ham hocks instead of bacon in the greens.

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Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls. Dinner rolls are a must at the table. This version of the roll is made healthier with addition of whole-wheat flour and wheat germ. Now you won't feel as bad smothering it with a healthy dose of butter.

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Texas Pecan Pie. This gooey, sticky-sweet pie is a Southern classic. Make and roll out homemade pie crust a few hours before you bake the pie to rest the dough.

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Chocolate-Hazelnut Toffee Bread Pudding with Candied Bacon. This super easy bread pudding is pretty much as decadent as you can get. Seconds, please!

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Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal and sometimes thinks she should have been born below the Mason-Dixie line. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.