Hot Couple: Cinnamon and Nutmeg

Pizza and beer. Cookies and milk. French fries and ketchup. Cinnamon and nutmeg. Some things are just made to go together. It's hard to beat the flavor and aroma created when cinnamon and nutmeg are paired in a recipe–they're the "it couple" of the holiday season.

  • Apple-Pecan-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
    Jennifer Davick

    Apple-Pecan-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

    For a side dish that is the very essence of the season, look no further than sweet potatoes stuffed with a spiced apple and pecan mixture.
  • Spiced Apple Carrot Cake with Goat Cheese Frosting
    Leo Gong

    Spiced Apple Carrot Cake with Goat Cheese Frosting

    Sweet apple adds to the tenderness of this three-layer carrot cake. And the cream cheese frosting is given a boost of rich flavor with the addition of goat cheese.
  • The Best Darned Grilled Chicken Ever
    Kate Sears

    The Best Darned Grilled Chicken Ever

    Cinnamon and nutmeg aren't just for holiday baking—combine them with other spices to make a paste for flavorful Cajun-style grilled chicken.
  • Roasted Sweet-Potato Cheesecake with Maple Cream
    Photo: Leigh Beisch; Styling: Dan Becker

    Roasted Sweet-Potato Cheesecake with Maple Cream

    Roasted sweet potato offers a perfect earthy sweetness to show off the flavor combo of cinnamon and nutmeg in this creamy cheesecake.
  • Dutch Spice Cookies
    James Carrier

    Dutch Spice Cookies

    The ground spices in the dough add a new dimension to rich butter cookies. Use 2- or 3-inch cutters to cut them into desired shapes.
  • Pumpkin Pudding with Candied Pecans
    Photography: Karry Hosford

    Pumpkin Pudding with Candied Pecans

    Freshly grated nutmeg and ground cinnamon add a little kick to ultra-creamy pumpkin pudding. But the best part might be the topping of sugared pecans.
  • Caramelized Rice Pudding with Pears and Raisins
    Photography: Karry Hosford

    Caramelized Rice Pudding with Pears and Raisins

    It's hard to beat the comfort of a warm rice pudding. This recipe gets extra sweetness from fruit and perfect flavor from a blend of cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Make-Ahead Ooey-Gooey Sticky Buns
    BECKY LUIGART-STAYNER

    Make-Ahead Ooey-Gooey Sticky Buns

    Better than plain cinnamon rolls, these decadently sweet sticky buns are spiced up with both cinnamon and nutmeg and oozing with a syrupy pecan mixture.

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