For all those who have an appetite for fun and get an irresistible festive tickle for yummy fruitcakes, gingerbread cookies, chestnut soups, apple ciders, sizzling turkey on the table, hot chocolate fudge and more, here are some easy-to-do and great-to-taste Christmas recipes for you to lay hands on ! These recipe ideas for Christmas would surely juice up the your Christmas dinner table and have your guests—friends, family or beloved—craving for more ! Remember, Christmas recipes have to be different from the run-of-the-mill everyday menu, precisely because it's Christmas ! A well thought-out Christmas recipe would instantly bring your invitees in the holiday spirits. So pull up your socks, slip into the chef's gear and kick off a culinary carnival with these cool Christmas recipes. Treat your folks to your sumptuous Christmas recipe ideas this season. Get started now.

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Apricot Fruitcake Recipe

4 eggs
1 lb candied mixed fruit
1 cup dried apricots
1/2 cup apricot nectar
1 cup water
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup butter
1 cup golden raisins
1 pound red and green candied cherries
6 candied pineapple slices
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans

Stage 1
First keep two 9 inch tube pans greased or buttered. Next, preheat the oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Cook apricots in water over medium heat until they are a little pulpy. Sieve them and let aside to cool. Now beat only the egg yolks until color turns lemony. Then beat the egg whites until stiff peaks are formed. Mix the butter and sugar together. Next add the beaten egg yolks and the apricots in this and blend thoroughly.
Stage 2
Add the candied cherries, raisins, candied pineapple, and mixed dried fruits in a bowl, that is coated with one cup of the flour. Put the flour, baking soda, and salt into this. Add this flour mixture alternately to the earlier mixture of stage 1 along with the apricot juice. Meld this batter into the mixed fruits. Add the chopped pecans or walnuts and fold in the beaten egg whites. Turn the batter into the greased or buttered pans.
Stage 3
Bake your mixture at 275 degrees F (135 degrees C) for about 2 hours. Garnish the fruitcakes with candied pineapples and cherries. And there you are all done and dusted with your yummy Christmas fruitcake recipe in real !

All in a Soup ! Here's the Recipe.

5 cups chicken stock
2 chopped garlic and cloves
3 chopped onions
2 ½ cups whole cooked chestnuts or 1 (9-12 oz) can whole chestnuts
1 1/2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped into 1-inch chunks
3/4 cup thick cream
Salt and pepper (as per taste)

Simmer onions and garlic for about half an hour. Add chestnuts (drain it if canned) and apple pieces to the onion-garlic mixture. Cook for another 10-15 minutes. Now pour in the chicken stock and cook until the mixture is uniformly soft. Put contents into a blender or food processor and blend till it liquefies. Strain and add cream and seasoning to taste. Serve hot and steaming. This is one of those Christmas recipes that enhance the festive appetites like no other. So watch out, it's all in a soup !

The roasted turkey recipe you'll get under our Thanksgiving sections. So while you check it out there, here's some more groovy Christmas recipe ideas to rev up your richly laid-out Christmas holiday table !
Steamed Fish—Recipes getting a little fishy, aren't they ?

6 (6 ounce) fillets of any fish (salmon, trout, cod, halibut etc)
3 tsp onion powder
3 tsp dried dill weed
1 pinch garlic powder
1 pinch lemon pepper
2 tsp dried parsley
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp paprika
Salt as per taste

Keep the oven preheated to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Cut 6 squares of foil, big enough to cover each fish fillet. Put the fillets at the centre of the square foils and scatter each with parsley, dill weed, onion and garlic powder, seasoned salt, lemon pepper and paprika. Now sprinkle lemon juice over each fillet and fold the foil over fillets to cover them completely. Lastly, place the foil sets on a baking sheet and bake in the preheat oven for half an hour. These make delectable Christmas eatables that your friends, folks or sweetie pie would love to savor to the last bit.

It's Ham Honey ! Tantalize your taste-buds !

5 lbs ready-to-eat ham
2 cups honey
2/3 cup butter 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
1/4 cup whole cloves

Keep the oven preheated to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Then score ham and stud with the whole cloves. Put the ham in a foil-lined pan. Now heat the corn syrup, honey and butter in the top portion of a double boiler. Make sure the glaze is warm while you're baking ham. Baste glaze over ham and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Moisten ham every 10-15 minutes with the honey glaze. In the final 4-5 minutes of baking, turn on broiler to caramelize the glaze. Remove from oven and let it settle for a few minutes before serving. This Christmas recipe will leave everyone drooling for another helping for sure. So why not give them a helping ‘ham' this Christmas ? Go have them slobber for more toothsome treats. And remember to wish them a very Merry Christmas too !