Amaretto meringue cake with strawberries & cherries

Dinner party dessert recipes

40 Recipes

Baileys cheesecake


(39 ratings)

An intense layer of coffee jelly perfects this creamy cheesecake. Serve with one of our coffee cocktails for unadulterated indulgence
  • 1 hour
  • For the keen cook

Berry shortbread cheesecake slice


(24 ratings)

A stunning centrepiece dessert that's bursting with summer flavours, perfect for a special occasion
  • 2 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

Sticky cinnamon figs


(23 ratings)

A simple and stylish nutty fig pudding ready in just 10 minutes
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Honey roasted fig & almond tart


(12 ratings)

Delicious, sweet and fruity pud, great served with cream or ice cream - make the case with bought pastry
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Moderately easy

Chocolate & ginger torte


(10 ratings)

This decadent dessert with a triple-ginger hit is a chocoholic's dream
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Moderately easy

Coconut, raspberry & lime meringue slice


(24 ratings)

Making one large meringue is much less fiddly than doing individual ones, and you can prepare all the elements ahead
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Moderately easy

Lychee & ginger sorbet


(5 ratings)

This refreshing make-ahead dessert is a cooling way to finish off a Chinese-themed dinner party
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Apple tart 'Maman Blanc'


(6 ratings)

An elegant autumn dessert that's easy to prepare as the pastry case does not need to be pre-baked
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • Moderately easy


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