Portuguese Language Blog

Favorite Christmas Recipe Posted by on Nov 19, 2009 in Uncategorized

The holidays are quickly approaching, and Christmas is the major summer holiday before New Year’s and Carnival in Brazil.

For today’s interactive feature, the question is: What is your favorite Brazilian Christmas recipe? It can be for the main course or dessert, or a drink.

Leave a comment here!

Tags: , , , ,
Keep learning Brazilian Portuguese with us!

Build vocabulary, practice pronunciation, and more with Transparent Language Online. Available anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Try it Free Find it at your Library
Share this:
Pin it


  1. Christmas recipes:

    My favorite is the Brazil nut Christmas Pie. Here is the recipe:



    3/4 lb. Brazil nuts ground to make 1 1/2 c.
    3 tbsp. sugar

    Combine nutmeats and sugar. Press to sides and bottom of large pie plate. Bake 8 minutes at 400 degrees.


    1 env. unflavored gelatin, soaked in 1/4 c. water
    2 tbsp. (or 1/4 packet) Strawberry Jello
    3 egg yolks
    1/4 c. sugar
    1/8 tsp. salt
    2 c. milk
    1 tsp. vanilla
    1/2 c. maraschino cherries
    1/4 c. sugar

    Beat egg yolks and sugar together. Scald milk, add egg mix and cook until it coats spoon. Remove from fire, add gelatin and jello. Cool until thick. Add thinly sliced cherries and beat until smooth; add salt and vanilla; beat egg whites and 1/4 c.sugar until stiff and fold into custard. Pour into crust; chill. Garnish with whipped cream, sliced cherries and Brazil nuts.