Chocolate & cherry Christmas pudding

Nut-free Christmas recipes

34 Recipes

Brilliant alternatives to traditional festive foods.

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A twist on the classic Christmas pudding, our cherry version is served with silky dark chocolate, a rich brandy sauce and a dollop of double cream
  • 3 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

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This is a true Christmas centrepiece and an essential for any traditional dinner. Simple and effective, with just five ingredients to a festive favourite
  • 6 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort

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This tangy dessert looks impressive but takes very little effort – most of the ingredients are ready-made, so it is simply a matter of construction...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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Always wanted to know how to get your turkey breast succulent, and the leg meat falling off the bone? Dry-brining tenderises and adds lots of flavour
  • 6 hours
  • More effort

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Show off your cooking skills and get in the festive spirit with these fun looking easy cheesy treats - they make great party snacks for grazing guests
  • 27 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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An essential side to any roast dinner, the duck fat used for our fabulous turkey confit will crisp up your roasties brilliantly and add lashings of flavour
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy

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There's nothing better than soft, buttery carrots to go along with your favourite roast. You can keep this side simple or tweak it with our delicious twists...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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We all know a few die hard chocolate fans - make them one of these hot choc stirrers as a gift and they'll never want to use powdered cocoa again...
  • 13 mins
  • Easy

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This low-fat Christmas side dish is the perfect sweet-savoury combination. Or try one of our simple twists using preserved lemon, ginger wine and bacon
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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A traditional Christmas sauce to serve with your roast
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

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It wouldn't be Christmas dinner without it! A simple, low fat, classic cranberry sauce to add some fruity flavour to your roast, it couldn't be easier...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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Add some sparkle to this rich gravy in the form of a dash of Prosecco, to intensify the flavour. Get ahead of the game and make your gravy in advance
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • More effort
  • Healthy

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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 mins
  • More effort

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A Christmas treat the kids will enjoy helping to make, with an unusual minty filling
  • 40 mins
  • More effort

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(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

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(32 ratings)

A real treat. Associate food editor, Barney Desmazery, has had this recipe in his family for 100 years
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

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This classic side can be made up to two days in advance. For maximum flavour, cook the cabbage down really well over a low heat until it's really sticky
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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(18 ratings)

Gordon Ramsay shows you how to cook the chefs’ choice of Christmas main courses – a golden goose. Keep the fat to use through the winter months
  • 4 hours and 5 mins
  • A challenge

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