Frozen apple parfait with biscuit topping

Dinner party dessert recipes

72 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.

Caramelised apple parfait with cinnamon toffee sauce

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Put the extra effort into making this apple parfait and you'll be rewarded with a light, frozen dessert that has all the flavour of a tarte tatin. It's perfect for a dinner party...
  • 50 mins
  • A challenge
  • Vegetarian

Ultimate lemon meringue pie

4.510205

(245 ratings)

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

Next level chocolate fondant

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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

Coconut custard tart with roasted pineapple

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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

Matcha mousse cake

3.333335

(3 ratings)

A popular ingredient in Asian desserts, matcha powder is made from finely ground green tea leaves. This pretty cake with white chocolate glaze and cherries is a bit of a challenge but worth it
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • A challenge

Chocolate cheesecake

5

(1 rating)

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

No-cook chocolate tart

4.51869

(214 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

Strawberry cheesecake in 4 easy steps

4.605265

(304 ratings)

Follow our step-by-step recipe for this easy no-cook cheesecake – a delicious summer dessert for all occasions...
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

Profiterole & salted toffee ice cream sandwiches

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(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

Almond & apple tart

4.2

(5 ratings)

This autumnal tart has a delicate, sweet flavour and nutty frangipane filling. Serve with a dollop of Calvados Chantilly cream
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort

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

4.833335

(12 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

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(82 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

Retro trifle

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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

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

5

(5 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

Coffee ice cream terrine

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Try this twist on a favourite childhood ice-cream dessert with coffee and chocolate layers. Made with just five ingredients, it's a great make-ahead pud...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Amarena cherry & almond tart

4

(1 rating)

This sweet and sour cherry and almond tart from Lina Stores is the ultimate Italian treat. Serve up a slice as the perfect end to any meal
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Brioche & brown butter pudding

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Bake this sticky, moreish bread-and-butter pud using leftover brioche rolls. It's a great way to prevent extra food waste while indulging in a comforting dessert...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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