Mary Berry’s Ultimate Christmas is a delicious gift from PBS

Mary Berry's Ultimate Christmas on PBS, photo courtesy of Cody Burridge for Plank PR
Mary Berry's Ultimate Christmas on PBS, photo courtesy of Cody Burridge for Plank PR /

While other baking shows might fill a tent, Mary Berry’s Ultimate Christmas is a delicious gift that everyone will want to unwrap. The British grand dame of baking brings her sense of hospitality to the table. As a perfect three-course dinner awaits, these holiday dishes might be a new tradition around everyone’s table.

For many people, the holiday season is full of family, friends, and food traditions. While grandma’s recipe book might be the family archive, food television often inspires many dishes on the table. People look to chefs and creators to offer that flavor to the season. Although those culinary experts might not be sitting at the table, it is a taste of their world.

On Mary Berry’s Ultimate Christmas, set to air on PBS December 19, 2022, Dame Mary Berry shares a variety of her time-tested recipes. Some of her friends join her on this festive feast. Recipes included in the show are Stilton and Sage Mini Scone Canapé, Herb Roast Turkey with all the trimmings, Crispy Roast Potatoes, Ruby Red Cabbage and Apricot and Chestnut Stuffing.

As Berry shared, “It goes without saying that Christmas is a very special time of year, but over the last couple of years it has become challenging for us all, whether it’s the emotional hardship of lost loved ones, the economic hardship of cooking for large families or a combination of both. In this special, I am going to bring together everything you need with tips to make it a festive day to remember fondly.”

While Berry’s recipes will be the highlight, some of her special guests will share their favorite dishes as well. From Chef Angela Hartnett’s seasonal favorite Pumpkin Ricotta Tortelli to Monica Galetti’s Samoan Palusami with Smoked Haddock, each dish adds a nuance to the warmth craved during the holiday season. Even if the flavors vary, the sentiment is the tie that binds.

Mary Berry’s Ultimate Christmas will premiere on December 19, 2022 at 9 p.m. ET. In addition, it will be available online and via the PBS Video app.

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