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Good Food magazine Christmas recipes

57 Recipes

Recipes from the seasonal issues.

Zesty mincemeat

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This coarse traditional mincemeat doesn't require any cooking- just throw in your nutmeg, brandy and suet and leave to soak
15 minutes
Easy

Any-roast apricot & pecan stuffing

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You can't quite beat homemade stuffing- mix pork mince with fruit and nuts and freeze until you need it
30 minutes
Easy

Cranberry & clementine jelly

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Tangier than red current jelly, this fruity condiment works well cold cuts, or to enrich gravy. It also makes a great Christmas gift.
1 hour and 50 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Smoked salmon terrine

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(4 ratings)
A show-stopping layered fish centrepiece with cream cheese and lemon filling, flavoured with dill and chives
50 minutes
Easy

Make-ahead gravy

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(9 ratings)
Keep this vegetarian gravy in the freezer to pair with meat or veggie sausages for a fuss-free supper
45 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Homemade gingerbread cottage

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A step-by-step guide to making and assembling a beautiful gingerbread house complete with snow-capped roof and pretty piping - a great family project
1 hour and 25 minutes
Moderately easy

Turkey, Brie & cranberry Wellington

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(2 ratings)
An original centrepiece that's great for entertaining - swap beef for turkey, and add fruit sauce and stuffing to your pastry roll
2 hours and 5 minutes
Moderately 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

Orange pastry mince pies

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Good Food reader Helen Carmichael shares her homemade citrus pastry recipe - perfect for filling with your own mincemeat
40 minutes
Easy

Very berry trifle

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(4 ratings)
Layers of mascarpone, custard, cherry conserve, mixed berries, Madeira cake and sherry - who doesn't love a trifle?
20 minutes
Easy

Cola ham with maple & mustard glaze

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(26 ratings)
Cook a juicy gammon joint in a cinnamon-spiced stock, then add a sticky syrup and clove sauce and serve in thick slices
3 hours and 25 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

Tutti frutti Christmas pies

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If you're not a fan of traditional mince pies or just fancy something different, try these with dates, apricots, cranberries and apple
1 hour
Easy

Festive red salad

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Cabbage, red onion, apple and beetroot - all the brightest purple fruit and veg makes up this winter salad with sweet vinaigrette
20 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Four & twenty chicken & ham pie

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(5 ratings)
There aren't any blackbirds baked into it, but this stunning centrepiece will impress with its layers of nuts, fruit, chicken and gammon
2 hours and 15 minutes
For the keen cook

Apricot & ginger ham

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(7 ratings)
Glaze your gammon joint with fruit, bay leaves, allspice and cloves then slow-roast and serve in thick slices
3 hours and 40 minutes
Moderately easy

Rudolph cupcakes

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Get the kids into the kitchen to decorate these individual chocolate sponges with frosting and sweets
1 hour and 5 minutes
Easy

Mini Christmas cake

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Make our wreath cake (see 'goes well with') and use the spare middle section to create a small gift decorated with classic marzipan and fondant icing
25 minutes
Easy

Christmas wreath cake

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Turn one fruitcake into two with these festive ideas - this one is a decorative holly ring with fondant icing (find the second recipe in 'goes well with')
1 hour and 15 minutes
For the keen cook

Simple snow sparkle cake

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This crunchy, sugar-snow topping is an easy way to transform a humble fruitcake into a celebration centrepiece
20 minutes
Easy

Gingerbread man party cake

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Follow our step-by-step guide to icing a fruitcake with white fondant and marzipan, then decorate with smiling gingerbread men and cute candy canes
1 hour
Moderately easy

Cranberry & hazelnut cake

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A versatile and light fruitcake with a hint of spice and plenty of juicy cranberries and cherries - ice as you wish!
1 hour and 55 minutes
Easy

Orange & cardamom tree biscuits

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Mary's Cadogan's crisp citrus cookies make perfect decorations - just stamp them with the celebration motif of your choice
55 minutes
Easy

Stollen mince pies

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(9 ratings)
Two festive giants collide in these shortcrust pastry bakes with marzipan, Madeira cake and mincemeat
45 minutes
Easy

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