Dickens Christmas Recipes from Nephew Fred Duchess Potatoes Baked Apples stuffed with dried fruit and pecans – Something sweet-but-wholesome for your holiday table. New England Sausage, Apple and Dried Cranberry Stuffing – a hearty stuffing; everyone will want seconds. Glazed Carrots with Walnuts – a delightful holiday side dish. Plum Pudding with Hard Sauce – a truly Dickensian dessert. Mincemeat Pie – Rumor has is this was Scrooge’s favorite dessert.