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Festive dessert recipes

38 Recipes

Sweet treats for the Christmas season, including puddings, pies, trifle and cheesecake.

Boozy chocolate bombes

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(3 ratings)
Showstopping individual coffee sponges with hidden mousse, and a Baileys and white chocolate topping - stunning!
1 hour and 15 minutes
For the keen cook

Cranberry & orange meringue pie

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(4 ratings)
The creamy, citrus filling in this pie contrasts wonderfully with the sweet, fluffy meringue - a sure-fire showstopper
1 hour and 40 minutes
Moderately easy

Iced choca-mocha terrine

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This striking dessert is based on a classic tiramisu, but uses chocolate mini rolls as sponges, and is set in an ice cream loaf to be served in slices
35 minutes
Easy

Iced chestnut ripple cheesecake

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(4 ratings)
With a dark chocolate digestive base and nutty cream cheese topping, this frozen dessert has a winter twist
1 hour and 10 minutes
Moderately easy

Bûche de Noël

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(8 ratings)
Paul Hollywood's sumptuous chocolate, raspberry and cream sponge falls somewhere between a Yule log and Swiss roll. Add a drop of Drambuie for a cheeky adult twist
1 hour and 11 minutes
Moderately 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

Christmas mess

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Take the classic summer Eton mess combo of cream and meringue and give it a festive twist with frozen mixed berries, cinnamon and blackcurrant liqueur
15 minutes
Easy

Clementine & prosecco jellies

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(14 ratings)
James Martin's glamorous and refreshingly light dessert will be right at home at a festive dinner party
4 hours and 25 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Christmas spiced friands

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(2 ratings)
These light cakes may just be the perfect pudding after an enormous Christmas dinner
40 minutes
Easy

Cranberry meringue roulade

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Work on your meringue skills to roll up this sensational dessert with tangy fruit, toasted almonds and vanilla cream filling
40 minutes
Moderately easy

Squidgy chocolate & pomegranate torte

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(3 ratings)
This rich dark chocolate sponge makes a great alternative Christmas cake, or dinner party dessert
55 minutes
Moderately easy

'Panforte' pies

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The traditional Italian dessert is turned into a pretty hand-held nutty pie with chocolate and figs, plus an orange liqueur cream topping
45 minutes
Easy

Nutty chocolate crunch

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(15 ratings)
Turn all those nuts, biscuits and chocolate from Christmas into these delicious tiffin bites, great for gifts
25 minutes
Easy

Pistachio & raspberry pithiviers

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Frangipane and berry individual puff pastry parcels - for a special touch decorate with your guests' initials
1 hour and 25 minutes
Easy

Baileys banana trifles

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(16 ratings)
A quick and impressive make-ahead dessert with Baileys for grown-ups, or use extra toffee sauce for kids
10 minutes
Easy

Peppermint hot chocolate

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(6 ratings)
Everyone's favourite quick winter treat gets a festive facelift
12 minutes
Easy

Black Forest trifle

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(22 ratings)
James Martin's indulgent trifle won't keep you in the kitchen for long but will impress guests at your next get-together
30 minutes
Easy

Stem ginger & treacle tart

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James Martin gives the traditional treacle tart a Christmassy twist
2 hours and 45 minutes
Easy

Trifle cheesecake

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Two dessert classics are transformed into one unbeatable dish. The set custard layer and raspberry jelly topping make it a real showstopper
3 hours and 10 minutes
Easy

Christmas stollen pudding

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Good Food reader Marion Biles shares her recipe for this creamy and luxurious pud using leftover stollen
55 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

Persian pudding with whipped rose & honey butter

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Orange and rose flavours are incorporated into this alternative steamed pudding. Sweet spiced butter makes the perfect accompaniment
5 hours and 10 minutes
Easy

Chocolate orange bombe Alaska with hot chocolate sauce

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This twist on baked Alaska looks simply stunning – and the dark chocolate and orange flavours are just as good. Try it for Christmas, Hogmanay or New Year
1 hour and 45 minutes
For the keen cook

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