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Christmas recipes

Make a stunning dinner for a crowd, delicious party canapés for every diet, festive desserts and much more with our best ever Christmas recipes.

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Serve a traditional roast turkey for Christmas without the fuss. Use the sticky glaze you'd get on a ham to add flavour and golden colour to a turkey crown

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
200 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Bake this festive fruit cake in advance of Christmas and feed it regularly with rum, brandy or whisky to build the flavour and keep it moist

2 hrs and 35 mins
Easy
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2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Make a batch of roast chestnuts for a festive Christmas treat to share with guests. Try our easy method and make the most of these seasonal bites

40 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
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Treat your guests to a Christmas punch. It's a blend of prosecco, sloe gin, Jägermeister and apple juice, together with festive clementine and ginger

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
466 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

No rolling required! Press the raw, crumbly pastry directly into your tin for a short, biscuity finish. Our easiest mince pie recipe and great fun to make with kids

1 hr
Easy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Complete a roast dinner with sage and onion stuffing. Make it even easier by packing the mixture into a small baking dish instead of rolling into balls

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Make a fuss-free Christmas dinner with this two-tray method that includes stuffing, veg and the turkey. It's ideal if you have a small oven, and saves on the washing-up

4 hrs
Easy
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Adapt this festive rocky road however you like. It’s great for using up leftover Christmas sweets and biscuits, and you can get kids involved in making them, too

25 mins
Easy
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Try a twist on your turkey this Christmas with a fabulous brown sugar and spice glaze. Serve with candied carrots and festive sides of your choosing

4 hrs and 30 mins
More effort
Gluten-free
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Apply the flavours of a chicken kiev – garlic, parsley and butter – to a succulent turkey crown, and you'll be in for a treat. It's a great Christmas main

2 hrs and 45 mins
More effort
4 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Treat guests over for Christmas to a Boxing Day ham. You don’t need a long shopping list – this easy, sweetly spiced version uses just five ingredients

3 hrs and 40 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
229 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This foolproof recipe will ensure even first timers get crispy skins and fluffy insides. Make sure your potatoes are perfect for Sunday lunch or even Christmas dinner

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
20 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Add a sticky honey and mustard glaze to gammon for a delicious sweetness that contrasts with the saltiness of the meat. It's great for a celebration supper

2 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
8 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Make perfectly spiced mulled wine at Christmas. Use a good quality red wine like an unoaked tempranillo and give it a twist with a dash of sloe gin

50 mins
Easy
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Transform the yule log into a magical Christmas dessert using festive spices, a brandy butter filling and chocolate truffle icing for extra indulgence

1 hr and 20 mins
More effort
Gluten-free
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This fabulous cheesy pull-apart sharing bread is perfect for the party season. No one can resist melty camembert and golden dough balls

1 hr and 25 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This rib of beef is a real showstopper and packed with umami flavour, but it's so easy to make too. Rub in the porcini powder and salt 24 hours before cooking and let it do the hard work for you

2 hrs and 20 mins
More effort
Gluten-free
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Take the stress out of roast dinner prep with our easy five-ingredient gravy. Prep it on the day or make ahead and keep in the freezer until needed

30 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Cooking for a smaller crowd this Christmas? Try this roast turkey breast as an easy alternative to cooking a whole turkey for your festive dinner

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Make this vegetable tatin with nuts and cheese as a Christmas showstopper. Perfect for a veggie family, it also makes a great Boxing Day buffet centrepiece

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 0.2 out of 5 star rating

Go for a stale baguette or sourdough over a sliced white loaf to make this creamy bread sauce. It makes an ideal accompaniment at Christmas or a Sunday lunch

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
43 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Fill your kitchen with the smell of Christmas with this slow cooked gammon. The cola adds a sweet treacly flavour to balance the saltiness of the ham.

6 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
16 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Combine root vegetables with mushrooms, grains, hazelnuts and fresh herbs to make this stunning vegan centrepiece. Top with parsnip crisps for added crunch

2 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
Vegan
17 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A classic Christmas combination – and it counts as two of your 5-a-day

30 mins
Easy
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