Make Homemade Holiday Gifts in a Jar with Recipes from Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

Give the gift of food with simple ideas from Pastry Chef Tara Sedor

Seattle, U.S.A. – 2012-12-14 — / — Gift giving is just around the corner and Four Seasons Hotel Seattle and ART Restaurant are heating up the oven and grabbing canning jars for two homemade holiday gifts every stocking needs. With the recent launch of Taste, a new epicurean website by Four SeasonsHotels and Resorts, Pastry Chef Tara Sedor is celebrating by sharing her latest holiday recipes: homemade granola and pumpkin pie.

Chef Tara’s Homemade Granola

Tara’s homemade granola, served over milk or in ART Restaurant’s Breakfast Parfait, is special ordered by many in Seattle year-round. The healthy but oh-so-toasty dish makes the perfect gift for the holidays when packaged in a mason jar with a ribbon or bow.

Simply mix rolled oats, sliced almonds, brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, and salt in a bowl. Bake at 300 degrees Fahrenheit on a greased cookie sheet for one hour, mixing granola every 20 minutes with a spatula. Granola is done when it is golden brown. Let cool and then mix in a favourite dried fruit. Add the freshly baked granola to a canning jar, tie a ribbon around the lid and for a special touch include the recipe.

Pumpkin Pie in a Jar

For a twist on a classic holiday dessert, Tara’s pumpkin pie in a jar recipe is fun and easy. Whether hosting a holiday party or baking for someone special, a single-serving pie in a jar makes for a thoughtful and delicious way to give the gift of food. “There’s no secret, the pie is so simple to make – yet it looks like it took hours,” says Chef Tara.

Enjoy more of Tara’s delicious holiday creations during ART Restaurant’s A Chocolate Holiday Buffet, Four-Course Christmas Day Spread or while ringing in the New Year over a Champagne Six-Course Dinner.

To interact with gourmands globally, visit Taste online or join the conversation on Twitter at #FSTaste.

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Pumpkin pie in a jar is perfect for holiday gifts and parties

Pumpkin pie in a jar is perfect for holiday gifts and parties