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Festive dessert recipes

38 Recipes

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

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

Little clementine & cranberry syrup cakes

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

Panettone pudding

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(57 ratings)
This is a posh version of bread and butter pudding, rich with cream and vanilla - great for using up any excess Christmas panettone
45 minutes
Easy

Chocolate mint loaf cake

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(3 ratings)
Bring some contemporary glamour to your table with this layered sponge flavoured with After Eight icing and peppermint
2 hours and 10 minutes
Moderately easy

Sticky orange & marsala pudding

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(9 ratings)
This syrupy twist on Christmas pud takes no time to prepare and can be steamed or made in the microwave.
1 hour and 50 minutes
Easy

Hazelnut & Baileys meringue cake

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(11 ratings)
A fantastic combination of sweet nutty meringue, fresh cream and tart raspberries
1 hour
Easy

Glam trifle slice

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(6 ratings)
Everyone's favourite layered dessert gets a smart makeover - custard, raspberry, jelly and cream in a neat terrine
1 hour and 40 minutes
Moderately easy

Raspberry & coconut trifle cake

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(4 ratings)
This towering beauty will make the perfect sweet centrepiece for a buffet, or a lighter option if you’re not into Christmas pudding
1 hour and 15 minutes
Moderately easy

Poached pears in spiced tea

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This low-fat, easy and fresh-tasting pudding is perfect for feeding a crowd on a budget
25 minutes
Easy

Christmas pear & chocolate tiramisu trifle

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(6 ratings)
The perfect end to a Boxing Day banquet, John Torode's dessert combines an Italian classic with British seasonal fruit
3 hours
Moderately easy

Chestnuts in Cognac & vanilla syrup

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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

Stollen wreath cake

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The sweet German fruit and marzipan loaf recipe is adapted into a gorgeous wreath cake with decorative fondant holly icing and almond marzipan
1 hour and 50 minutes
Easy

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