Key lime pie topped with cream and grated lime

Dinner party dessert recipes

76 Recipes

Finish your evening in style with a decadent chocolate tart, fruity trifle, cheesecake or ice cream dessert. Our stunning yet simple puddings are sure to impress.

Next level key lime pie

5

(1 rating)

Make our next level key lime pie for a dessert to impress. We’ve gone with a pastry base and cut through the sweetness with a sweet and sour cream...
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Next level chocolate fondant

0

(0 ratings)

Wow dinner guests with our ultimate chocolate fondant. Its molten middle is the stuff of dessert dreams – and we've added in caramel and coffee flavours too...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Ultimate lemon meringue pie

4.51613

(248 ratings)

You can't go wrong with one of Angela Nilsen's ultimates and this is no exception...
  • 3 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy

Millionaire’s cheesecake

4

(9 ratings)

Indulge in this no-bake chocolate cheesecake after a special dinner. Whether it's for New Year's Eve or a birthday, it's sure to impress...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Coconut custard tart with roasted pineapple

1

(1 rating)

This custard tart has a tropical twist with sunny Caribbean flavours. Bake it for your next dinner party and we guarantee your guests will go back for a second helping!
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Retro trifle

5

(1 rating)

Take trifle to the next level for the festive season. Make the jelly with raspberries and enrich the custard with clotted cream for ultra indulgence
  • 40 mins
  • More effort

Roasted vanilla & honey crème brûlée

0

(0 ratings)

Make Tom Kerridge's decadent honey and vanilla crème brûlée with just five ingredients. It's a special dessert to enjoy after a cosy dinner for two...
  • 35 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

No-cook chocolate tart

4.51852

(216 ratings)

You can make it up to two days ahead. Any leftovers will make a welcome treat with a cup of coffee the next day
  • 25 mins
  • More effort

Chocolate cheesecake

4.615385

(13 ratings)

Treat family and friends to this decadent chocolate dessert. It's an indulgent end to a dinner party or weekend family meal...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cassis & bay-baked pears with blackberries

5

(2 ratings)

Impress dinner guests with this grown-up dessert. Pears are wonderful for soaking up flavours – here that's cassis, red wine, blackberry and bay leaves...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Profiterole & salted toffee ice cream sandwiches

5

(2 ratings)

Drizzle these fresh choux buns with plenty of hot toffee sauce and top with whatever you like – try homemade honeycomb, chopped nuts or your favourite chocolate bar...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pistachio soufflé with pistachio ice cream

5

(1 rating)

Take pudding to new heights by making this fabulous pistachio soufflé served with ice cream. It's well worth the effort for a dinner party or weekend dessert...
  • 40 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Trifle cheesecake

4.454545

(11 ratings)

Two dessert classics are transformed into one unbeatable dish. The set custard layer and raspberry jelly topping make it a real showstopper
  • 3 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

Sea-salted chocolate & pecan tart

5

(2 ratings)

Bake this sophisticated dessert to end your dinner party on a high. A chocolate pastry crust is filled with unctuous ganache filling and topped with caramelised salted pecans
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Rocky road cheesecake pudding

4.857145

(14 ratings)

We've blended two tempting sweet treats – rocky road and cheesecake – to create this irresistible make-ahead dessert, perfect for festive entertaining...
  • 50 mins
  • More effort

Ultimate crème brûlée

4.72289

(83 ratings)

Our professional tips will help you to create this crunchy-and-custardy delight
  • 55 mins
  • More effort

Next level bakewell tart

5

(1 rating)

Serve for dessert or as an afternoon tea, the bakewell tart is a baking classic. We've upped the ante to make the crumbliest pastry and fabulous frangipane...
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Champagne & raspberry possets

4.833335

(18 ratings)

The dryness of your chosen fizz works well with the delicate sweetness of this impressive posset
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Coconut, rum & raisin rice pudding

5

(3 ratings)

Toast rice in brown butter, cook in coconut cream and lace with rum and raisin syrup to make this rice pudding. It's a world away from school-dinner versions...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

White forest meringue roulade

4.5

(8 ratings)

Try this ultimate make-ahead dessert for Christmas: meringue, white chocolate, cream and cherries are combined to make a luscious centrepiece
  • 1 hour
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

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