Best holiday cooking and recipe apps for iPad

If you're looking for the best iPad apps to help you create the most amazing holiday meal ever, you've come to the right place! From appetizers to the main course to dessert, there are many apps available in the App Store that turn your iPad into the perfect kitchen companion. No matter who you're cooking for, these are currently the best cooking apps to help get you through the holiday season!


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Best holiday cooking and recipe apps for iPad: Paprika

Paprika is our favorite recipe management app because it's easy to use, can pull recipes in from anywhere, and syncs to all your devices. Just search for any recipe you'd like with the in-app browser and Paprika can clip it and store it for you. Not only that, Paprika also converts it in a way that pulls out steps and presents everything uniformly so your cooking experience is the same across the board.

For an all-in-one recipe manager app that can stay with you through any occasion and on any device, check out Paprika.

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Best holiday cooking and recipe apps for iPad: Pinterest

Pinterest may not be an actual recipe or cooking app but its pages are filled with unique and creative ideas, and that includes holiday recipes. Whether you're looking for a new appetizer to try or need to put together cookies for your child's class, Pinterest is bound to have tons of ideas that are sure to impress any audience. All you've got to do is start looking!

For unique and creative holiday cooking ideas from all over the world, you want Pinterest.

Foodie Recipes

Best holiday cooking and recipe apps for iPad: Foodie

Foodie Recipes updates every season with a new collection of recipes specifically for those occasions. This year's Christmas and holiday collection is packed with wonderful drink recipes, desserts, and more. Each recipe is paired with gorgeous photos and step by step directions. However, Foodie doesn't contain the easiest recipes in the world, so make sure you're willing to take on the challenge.

If you're up for a cooking challenge this holiday season, be sure to give Foodie Recipes a try.


Best holiday cooking and recipe apps for iPad: Cook

Cook lets you build and share your own cookbook while letting you browse the collections of others. You can also break down recipes and different cookbooks by different types of cuisine. From desserts to main courses and more, you'll find lots of unique recipes for every category.

For a way to not only browse new recipes, but to record and share your own, Cook may be just what you're looking for.


Best holiday cooking and recipe apps for iPad: Drync

No holiday meal is complete without a glass of wine to go with each course. If you're looking for great ideas, Drync can help you find the perfect pairing for any meal. Not only can you browse different wine collections and read about them, you can order them right within Drync and have them delivered to your door step. Have a bottle of wine on hand you want to remember for later? Simply scan the label and Drync can track your favorites for you. Drync also offers lots of specials and discounts to mobile users that you can't get elsewhere.

If wine is an important part of your holiday get togethers, the Drync app is what you want.

Your favorite holiday cooking apps for iPad?

If you spend some time in the kitchen around the holidays, have you found any cooking apps for iPad that you can't go without? Let me know what they are in the comments!

Allyson Kazmucha

iMore senior editor from 2011 to 2015.

  • Not exactly a comprehensive cut 'n paste best-of list, but at least they got Paprika right, sort of. It is the by far the best, but if credit is going to be given, probably better to do a little research, like visit the app's web page. In addition to the versions of Paprika that were available when iMore originally looked into it, it is now also available for Android and Windows desktop: While the Windows version seems pricey at $20, it does come bundled with their cloud sync service. Wouldn't surprise me if someday they decide to monetize that by making it an annual subscription sync product, but for now it's included.
  • Not sure what your point is? I don't link to windows variations because we are an iOS Mac centric site Sent from the iMore App
  • The best cooking app is Joy of Cooking .... It's based on 75 years of tried and true recipes ... It has many holiday recipes and they did an update for the holidays ... Sent from the iMore App