Microwave boozy fudge

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Microwave boozy fudge

4.31818

(11 ratings)

Also known as miracle fudge, this indulgent sweet treat is made in minutes in the microwave, and makes for an ideal last-minute edible gift - no sugar thermometer required
  • 17 mins
  • Easy

Lemon meringue fridge cake

4.6875

(4 ratings)

This tangy dessert looks impressive but takes very little effort – most of the ingredients are ready-made, so it is simply a matter of construction...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Slow cooker mulled wine

0

(0 ratings)

The gentle, even heat from a slow cooker means the wine doesn't boil and the flavours stay fresh, leave it to heat while you eat, drink and be merry!...
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • Easy

Sherry, almond & orange pandoro

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(0 ratings)

This buttery, Italian bread really is the star of Christmas desserts. Try this light, festive dessert with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Custard & crumble mince pies

5

(1 rating)

A twist on a festive favourite, adding a layer of creamy custard and a delectable crumbly topping makes an irresistible and more mellow mince pie
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Cheese stars

5

(1 rating)

Show off your cooking skills and get in the festive spirit with these fun looking easy cheesy treats - they make great party snacks for grazing guests
  • 27 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Buttered baby carrots

0

(0 ratings)

There's nothing better than soft, buttery carrots to go along with your favourite roast. You can keep this side simple or tweak it with our delicious twists...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Braised red cabbage

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(0 ratings)

This low-fat Christmas side dish is the perfect sweet-savoury combination. Or try one of our simple twists using preserved lemon, ginger wine and bacon
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Ruby cranberry sauce

0

(0 ratings)

It wouldn't be Christmas dinner without it! A simple, low fat, classic cranberry sauce to add some fruity flavour to your roast, it couldn't be easier...
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Honey-roasted parsnips

4.375

(2 ratings)

These golden, honeyed parsnips have just the right mix of earthiness and sweet glaze to make a moreish Christmas side dish, and they’re quick to prepare...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Classic pigs in blankets

0

(0 ratings)

Everybody loves this traditional Christmas side dish and we've got three tasty twists including black pudding, butternut squash and chestnuts - you choose!...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Chorizo & almond Brussels

0

(0 ratings)

Love them or hate them?! We've breathed new life into this polarising Christmas side dish with spicy sausage and whole nuts - sure to be a new favourite!...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Gingerbread syrup

4.75

(5 ratings)

This simple syrup makes a lovely homemade gift and adds a festive flavour to drinks and desserts - stir into hot chocolate, warm apple juice or Prosecco, or drizzle over ice cream
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Smoked salmon carpaccio

5

(3 ratings)

James Martin's stunning seafood starter is guaranteed to impress at any dinner party - layer with beetroot, orange and tangy horseradish cream
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Mini Mont Blancs

0

(0 ratings)

This sweet chestnut, cream and chocolate tart filling is perfect spooned into pre-baked tartlet cases for a no-bake alternative to mince pies
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Mini chicken fajitas

5

(4 ratings)

These Mexican inspired party nibbles are filled with spicy chipotle chicken and peppers - make ahead for fuss-free entertaining
  • 43 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Hazelnut brownies

5

(5 ratings)

Ferrero Rocher chocolates make an indulgent finishing touch to these fudgy chocolate brownie squares studded with chopped nuts
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Candy cane lollipops

3.75

(1 rating)

These pretty sweet treats take just 15 minutes to make from just three ingredients - perfect as a last-minute edible gift or stocking filler
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Hazelnut crunch mince pies

5

(1 rating)

Jazz up your homemade mince pies by adding grated apple and orange zest - try a pretty star shaped lid, finished with a crisp nutty topping
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Potted salmon rillette

5

(1 rating)

This delicious starter is similar to a pâté, made with smoked salmon, cream cheese and horseradish for a kick - serve on crackers or toast
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Mulled Port & lemon

5

(1 rating)

If you find mulled wine too heavy, try this refreshing alternative Christmas drink, served in 'frosted' glasses...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Chicory cups with prawns & mango

5

(2 ratings)

Juicy prawns pair beautifully with sweet mango and crunchy leaves in this simple canapé, finished with lemon juice and coriander
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Fruitcake with cheese & apples

0

(0 ratings)

The classic combination of apples and cheese is given a lift with thin slices of sweet fruitcake - a great festive party canapé or buffet treat
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

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