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Festive dessert recipes

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

Lime semifreddo cheesecake

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This attractive frozen dessert can be made ahead and frozen for up to 3 months - perfect to get ahead for a Christmas dinner party
30 minutes
Easy

Chocolate orange & cranberry red velvet bombe

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This stunning festive dessert makes a great alternative to Christmas pudding, with a hidden cream cheese and cranberry filling
1 hour and 55 minutes
For the keen cook

Christmas cake soufflés

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Turn leftover fruitcake or Christmas pudding into these individual hot desserts, served with warm caramel sauce to pour into each pot
35 minutes
Moderately easy

Mini Mont Blancs

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These bite-sized puddings are ideal for finger food and cocktail parties
15 minutes
Easy

Mini Bakewells

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Spoon this Bakewell tart filling into uncooked, mini tartlet cases for a great alternative to mince pies, or for an afternoon tea treat
30 minutes
Easy

Gingerbread Bûche de Noël

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Give the classic chocolate Bûche a makeover with festive flavours of ginger, cinnamon, treacle and golden syrup and creamy butter icing
47 minutes
Moderately easy

Chestnuts in Cointreau & orange syrup

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These chestnuts in scented syrup are delicious spooned over ice cream or whipped cream and mascarpone for a seasonal treat
1 hour and 20 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Christmas pudding ice cream

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Use up leftover Christmas pudding in this tasty frozen treat from BBC Good Food reader Jo Langley
15 minutes
Easy

Boozy chocolate bombes

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

Baileys banana trifles

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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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Everyone's favourite quick winter treat gets a festive facelift
12 minutes
Easy

Black Forest trifle

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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

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