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Orange frosted panettone cake

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(4 ratings)
If you’ve been given a panettone over Christmas but you’re not sure what to do with it, try this superfast, special stacked cake
12 minutes
Easy

Fennel & chestnut loaf with cranberry relish

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(5 ratings)
Good Food reader Barbara Keen shares her vegetarian loaf recipe with seasonal chestnut and cranberry
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Chestnuts in Cognac & vanilla syrup

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(0 ratings)
Steep nuts in brandy and cinnamon liqueur and store them in jars to serve with desserts like ice cream or fruit salad
35 minutes
Easy

Crunchy Christmas crostini

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(1 ratings)
The tanginess of the salad beetroot pickles goes well with stilton, but you can use chutney if you prefer
35 minutes
Easy

Winter leaf, date & olive salad

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(1 ratings)
Combine rustic flavours in this colourful salad with feta cheese, fruity dates and sweet honey
15 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

After-dinner mint cream

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(3 ratings)
This creamy syllabub is a spin on classic mint choc chip and a great way to use up leftover chocolates
10 minutes
Easy

Baked Camembert

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(6 ratings)
Oven-cook your favourite soft cheeses until gooey for this simple, last-minute crowd pleaser
25 minutes
Easy

Smoked salmon rice salad

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Have some leftover smoked fish on your hands? Create this light and fresh Asian-style salad with a chilli and sesame dressing
10 minutes
Easy

Twisty cheese straws

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Puff pastry is ideal for canapés. Try twisted with cream cheese and pesto then baked until crispy
35 minutes
Easy

Polenta & prosciutto chips

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Wrap ready-made polenta in Italian ham and bake for a stylish, dippable party bite
45 minutes
Easy

Salmon & cucumber twists

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Get creative with your canapés. These fresh and light smoked fish bites are easy to make and even easier to eat
15 minutes
Easy

Chorizo & prawn skewers

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Create a simple, crowd-pleasing canapé by spearing Spanish sausage and harissa shellfish then serving oven-baked with a garlic mayonnaise
20 minutes
Easy

Beef & mozzarella meatballs

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Use ready-made meatballs and stuff a piece of mozzarella in the middle for a quick and clever canapé
30 minutes
Easy

Cheeseboard sticks

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Create a canapé out of a classic cheeseboard, then thread on to skewers with quince paste and grapes
10 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Pear & Manchego salad

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(3 ratings)
Spruce up a salad with a rosemary, honey and hazelnut crumb to accompany Spanish cheese, sweet fruit and bitter leaves
20 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Little clementine & cranberry syrup cakes

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These sticky individual cakes are inspired by rum babas- fruity, boozy and delicious. Serve with our stem ginger cream
55 minutes
Easy

Christmas pudding trifle

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Use leftover Christmas pudding to rustle up this speedy and sumptuously creamy trifle with Grand Marnier-steeped oranges
15 minutes
Easy

Pear, chocolate & marzipan strudel

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Prepare ahead and freeze this rich filo pastry pud, then cook from frozen for the perfect fuss-free seasonal dessert
1 hour and 10 minutes
Easy

Passion-mango delight with coconut whip

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These individual pudding pots are a taste of the tropical. The light fruit mousse is topped with a creamy whip laced with coconut liqueur
2 hours and 10 minutes
Easy

Melty cheese fondue pot

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If you love dunking into a gooey baked Brie or Camembert this cheeseboard-inspired dip is for you
38 minutes
Easy

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