Virginia Recipes

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My Mom's Apple Sauce Cake

Rating: 4.4 stars
My mother got this when she lived in Virginia. It's really good.

Virginia Clise Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars
These are by far the best rolls I've ever had! My neighbor's mom makes these and passed the recipe along. They are scrumptious! This recipe makes a lot of rolls. You can freeze the dough after forming it into rolls.

Bourbon Whipped Cream

Rating: 4.68 stars
This goes great with Jefferson Davis pie, pecan pie, or pumpkin pie!

Jefferson Davis Pie

Rating: 4.22 stars
This pie is extremely rich and should be served in small wedges. It's especially good with a dollop of bourbon whipped cream.

Williamsburg Cookies

Rating: 4.28 stars
Very tasty, these cookies have very little flour.

Virginia Apple Pudding

Rating: 4.48 stars
This is a wonderful old family recipe served warm, topped with vanilla ice cream.

Grilled Jerk Pork Tenderloin

Rating: 4.42 stars
I feel that the apple cider makes this jerk marinade unique, and a bit untraditional. Being from the apple country of Virginia, the apple cider was a natural. For added flavor, add apple or hickory wood chips soaked in water on top of the hot coals. You can begin grilling when the chips start smoking. Grilled pineapple goes well with this as a side dish.

Gingerbread Cookies I

Rating: 4.22 stars
This is a wonderful recipe from Colonial Williamsburg.

Cheddar and Olive Balls

Rating: 4.29 stars
I based this recipe on one from a famous Virginia colonial tavern, but I've had much better success with this one than the one published in their cookbook. It's great for parties, picnics, or potlucks. It will also freeze well (uncooked) for quick prep anytime!

Old Virginia Wassail Cider

Rating: 4.74 stars
A quick and delicious hot cider drink - Great for cold weather entertaining. Always a big hit with young and old! Cloves can be placed into cheesecloth or teabag infuser for easy removal if desired. A cinnamon stick in each cup makes a nice garnish.

Best Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

Rating: 4.8 stars
We found this recipe tucked inside my mom's Bible when going through her things. It has become a family tradition on the first snow day of the year and if that doesn't happen, which can be the case here in central Virginia, we know it'll be the featured dessert at Easter and anytime a comfort food is in order.

Pepperoni Rolls

Rating: 4.42 stars
These are the amazingly unique pepperoni rolls found in almost all convenience stores in West Virginia and Southwestern PA. A slightly sweet fluffy dough with spicy pepperoni makes for a delicious treat!

Inspiration and Ideas

Cinnamon-Sugar Popcorn
Rating: Unrated
I first tried this when I was visiting my sister in West Virginia. After trying it, I loved it, however I neglected to ask her for the recipe. 10 years later, I have it, and I still love it! The kids can help make it if you use an air popper (which I did to reduce fat and calories...there's enough in the butter!) I used my deep dish lasagna pan to cook it in the oven. You can use a roasting pan or any other large, deep dish pan. It makes a lot, so either invite your friends or store it in an airtight container for later.
Steamed Blue Crabs
Rating: Unrated
Atlantic Ocean Blue Crabs, steamed over a boil of Old Bay® seasoning and beer. Show your friends you have that certain craboir faire with this one.

Grammy's Easy Blackberry Cobbler

Rating: 4.62 stars

In West Virginia, blackberries used to grow wild near our neighborhood. My Grammy would make me this recipe after we would go berry-picking. This recipe is also good with blueberries and raspberries.