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Last-minute Christmas recipes

34 Recipes

No-fuss menu ideas, cakes and gifts.

Really simple cranberry sauce


(32 ratings)

Making your own sauce is really easy, and you can do it a few days ahead. Plus, this one uses only three ingredients
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Roasted roots


(2 ratings)

Maximise your oven space by throwing everything into one dish and roasting with goose fat
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Quick & easy party nibbles


(4 ratings)

Ten stunning ideas for your Christmas drinks party, all suitable for vegetarians
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Christmas cupcakes


(22 ratings)

These beautiful and classy little cakes make lovely gifts, and kids will enjoy decorating them too
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Savoury party bites


(9 ratings)

Impressive, quick and easy nibbles to serve at parties or with drinks
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Festive fruit & nut cake


(16 ratings)

This fabulously moist and nutty Christmas cake is baked with a syrup and nut topping - a bit like a Florentine biscuit
  • 2 hours and 40 mins
  • Easy

Hot toddy fruitcake


(37 ratings)

This fabulous Christmas cake can be made and decorated in four very different ways. Just choose your favourite
  • 3 hours and 20 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Mini sausage rolls


(46 ratings)

Everybody's favourite party food. John Torode's trick is to add water to the sausage mix, which makes the pastry puff up
  • 50 mins
  • Easy