Easy And Delicious Recipes For An Unforgettable NYE Party.

Easy And Delicious Recipes For An Unforgettable NYE Party.

Are you hosting or attending a New Year's Eve celebration for friends and family? Read on to see our recommendations for delicious and easy to prepare appetizers, salads and desserts that are sure to wow your guests and make your cocktail or dinner party unforgettable...

Appetizers/Hors d’Oeuvres:

1. Pears With Blue Cheese and Prosciutto
Serves 8| Hands-On Time: 10m| Total Time: 10m

2 pears (such as Bosc or Bartlett), each cut into 8 wedges.
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice.
1 cup arugula.
3 ounces blue cheese, cut into small pieces.
6 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, cut in half lengthwise.

1. In a large bowl, toss the pears and lemon juice. 
2. Layer a slice of pear, an arugula leaf, and a piece of cheese on a piece of prosciutto and roll up.

2. Fondue
Serves 6| Hands-On Time: 15m| Total Time: 15m

1 clove garlic, halved.
1/2 cup fruity white wine, such as Gewurztraminer.
1 tablespoon lemon juice.
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard.
1 pound Jarlsberg or Emmental, grated (8 cups).
1 pound Italian Fontina, grated (8 cups).
1 pound sourdough bread, cut into 1-inch cubes.
1 pound boiled small red potatoes.


1. Rub the inside of a medium saucepan with the garlic clove; discard.
2. Add the wine, lemon juice, and mustard and whisk. Heat to simmering over medium heat. Add the cheese, 1 cup at a time, and stir with a wooden spoon until smooth.
3. Pour into a fondue pot, or set the saucepan on a trivet. Serve immediately with the bread and potatoes.

1. Frisée, Bacon, and Goat-Cheese Salad
Serves 15| Hands-On Time: 30m| Total Time: 30m

1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts.
1/3 pound sliced bacon.
1/3 cup olive oil.
1 heaping tablespoon Dijon mustard.
1 tablespoon lemon juice.
1 teaspoon sugar.
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt.
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper.
1 pound frisee, curly endive, or chicory.
3 ounces goat cheese, crumbled.


1. Toast the nuts in a large, dry skillet over low heat, stirring frequently, until golden, about 5 minutes. Remove the nuts.
2. Cut the bacon into 1/2-inch pieces and add to the skillet. Cook over medium heat until crisp. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
3. Whisk the oil, mustard, lemon juice, sugar, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Tear the frisée into small pieces and place in a serving bowl. Add the bacon, nuts, and goat cheese. Toss the salad with the dressing.

1. Butterscotch Bananas With Vanilla Ice Cream
Serves 8| Hands-On Time: 15m| Total Time: 20m

1/2 cup pecans.
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces.
1 cup dark brown sugar.
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
6 bananas, peeled and sliced on the diagonal.
1/4 cup dark rum.
2 pints vanilla ice cream.

1. Heat oven to 375° F.
2. Spread the pecans on a rimmed baking sheet and toast, tossing occasionally, until fragrant, 5 to 6 minutes; roughly chop.
3. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sugar and cinnamon and cook, whisking occasionally, until smooth, 4 to 5 minutes.
4. Gently stir in the bananas. Remove from heat and add the rum. Using a match, carefully ignite the mixture and wait until the flame goes out. Stir in the pecans.
5. Serve the bananas and sauce over the ice cream.

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