Christmas pate and terrine recipes

Use up extra meat and budget cuts.

7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

James Martin's luxuriously rich dinner party starter can be made up to two days in advance for fuss-free entertaining - serve with toasted brioche, cornichons and chutney.

25 mins
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This sophisticated dish makes an elegant dinner party starter, balancing the sweetness of the apple and malt loaf with a tangy vinaigrette

4 hrs and 15 mins
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33 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Five minutes is all you need to whip up this creamy fish dish, great served as a dip or starter

5 mins
Easy
12 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Cured slow-cooked pork is a great foundation for a coarse pâté style starter and can be made in advance

4 hrs
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1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

John Torode shows how to prepare classic coarse set terrine with duck and mixed game of your choice

2 hrs
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11 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Gordon's make-ahead terrine is the perfect starter when you're entertaining a crowd

2 hrs
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49 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A light, elegant make-ahead starter to ease you into the Christmas Day blow-out, or to kick off a dinner party menu

20 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

These individual portions of butter-topped paté can be frozen ahead for a dinner party with friends

30 mins
Easy
8 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

A rustic terrine with French toasts makes an excellent starter for a special meal and it costs very little to make

1 hr and 50 mins
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11 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A little parfait makes Christmas complete, try making your own with Barney's festive recipe

45 mins
Easy
23 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Set aside a couple of hours and enjoy every minute of making this impressive terrine

3 hrs
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20 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

An impressive starter from Gordon Ramsay, that's surprisingly simple to put together. Make it a few days ahead to allow the flavours to develop

1 hr and 50 mins
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16 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This relaxed starter can be whizzed up in just 15 minutes - and it won't break the bank either

15 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

If you love liver parfait, try Gordon Ramsay's step-by-step recipe to get a rich, silky smooth result

1 hr and 10 mins
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5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Whether served as a starter or part of a buffet, Barney's smart make-ahead terrine will be sure to impress

12 hrs
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6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This delicious, unashamedly rich starter is the sort of dish that makes entertaining stress-free, as it can be made up to three days ahead

24 hrs
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3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

If you're not a confident pastry-maker, you can use shop-bought pastry - you'll find it easier to handle and the result will still be delicious

1 hr and 15 mins
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3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Cheaper than smoked salmon, this smoked trout dip makes a smart party nibble or simple starter

25 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Making your own paté is an extra-special touch- this version is flavoured with wine, cream, garlic and sage

30 mins
Easy
27 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A rich, sweet pâté recipe using pineau - a sherry-like aperitif - great as a dinner party starter.

20 mins
Easy
26 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This rich, fruity recipe has just two ingredients - don't be put off by the cooking time, it's mostly walk-away time

4 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
30 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A decadent dinner party pudding or family afternoon treat

25 mins
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16 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This posh pud is much easier to prepare than it looks and can be made ahead of time

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Whizz up sustainable smoked fish with horseradish, lemon and cream cheese, plus a little spinach for colour, then serve with toast as a light starter

35 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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