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Profiterole & salted toffee ice cream sandwiches

Dinner party dessert recipes

50 Recipes

Finish your evening in style with a delicious chocolate or fruit, rich or light dessert. Our make-ahead recipes will help keep things simple.

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

Ultimate lemon meringue pie

4.545045

(222 ratings)

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

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

No-cook chocolate tart

4.52174

(207 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

Almond & apple tart

4.25

(4 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

Pear & hazelnut dartois

5

(3 ratings)

A dartois is a delicate puff pastry tart, filled with frangipane and fresh fruit - a winning dessert if you're entertaining guests...
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Ultimate crème brûlée

4.7375

(80 ratings)

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

Strawberry & elderflower trifle

4.666665

(3 ratings)

The plumpest, ripest strawberries make up this classic summer trifle with ginger jelly and a lemon drizzle cake base
  • 45 mins
  • A challenge

Strawberry tart with lavender & honey cream

4

(2 ratings)

Delicate lavender and honey cream is the perfect accompaniment to a slice or two of this sumptuous summer dessert. Assemble the tart just before serving to prevent soggy pastry
  • 52 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Gooseberry crème brûlée tart

5

(4 ratings)

Seasonal berries and sweet pastry make a stunning dessert for a dinner party - blowtorch for a beautifully crisp cracked sugar topping
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort

Lemon meringue cheesecake

4

(6 ratings)

Serve a slice of this sweet treat and find yourself in double dessert heaven - lemon meringue pie meets creamy citrus cheesecake
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • A challenge

Salted caramel popcorn pots

4.42857

(7 ratings)

Sweet and salty, this decadent dessert is served in individual pots, with a caramel puddle at the base and a creamy panna cotta topping
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Lemon meringue cake

4.75

(4 ratings)

Take lemon meringue to a new level with this caramel-infused sponge filled with lemon curd and topped with Italian meringue
  • 3 hours
  • A challenge

Elderflower & raspberry jelly

0

(0 ratings)

A delicate dessert bursting with berry fruit flavours, subtle floral notes and the sparkling fizz of Prosecco
  • 13 mins
  • More effort

Chocolate coconut banoffee pie

3.88889

(9 ratings)

A dazzling dessert with bourbon biscuit base, caramel layer, creamy coconut topping and banana toffee
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort

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