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.

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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 hr and 50 mins
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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
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You can't go wrong with a classic lemon meringue pie, and this easy recipe is particularly good

3 hrs and 15 mins
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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
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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 hrs and 10 mins
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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
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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
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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
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Follow our step-by-step recipe for this easy no-cook cheesecake – a delicious summer dessert for all occasions

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
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Treat grown-up guests to these fabulous brownies inspired by a classic cocktail. They're a decadent ending to any dinner party

50 mins
Easy
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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
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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
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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
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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
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This make ahead dessert of pear liqueur-soaked sponge pudding with tender poached pears and a dollop of Chantilly cream is ideal for an autumn dinner party

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

3 hrs and 10 mins
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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 hr and 25 mins
Easy
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We've blended two tempting sweet treats – rocky road and cheesecake – to create this irresistible make-ahead dessert, perfect for festive entertaining

50 mins
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Our professional tips will help you master this crunchy-and-custardy delight

55 mins
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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 hr and 30 mins
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The dryness of your chosen fizz works well with the delicate sweetness of this impressive posset

15 mins
Easy
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No one will guess that this easy, rich and creamy no-cook, make-ahead cheesecake uses only 4 ingredients - ideal for a dinner party

15 mins
Easy
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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
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Gluten-free
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Try this ultimate make-ahead dessert for Christmas: meringue, white chocolate, cream and cherries are combined to make a luscious centrepiece

1 hr
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