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Easy Christmas dessert recipes

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Make an easy Christmas dessert and have more time to enjoy with your party guests. Choose a favourite from our best simple festive puds.

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  • Irish cream tiramisu served in a baking dish

    Irish cream tiramisu

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.38 ratings

    You can make this no-cook tiramisu ahead to save on time when hosting a party. Made with Irish cream liqueur, it's a truly grown-up dessert

  • Salted caramel Christmas cake served on a cake stand

    Salted caramel Christmas cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    Try a modern twist on a traditional Christmas cake with this salted caramel version. Laced with chunks of toffee and dates, plus a crunchy, nutty topping, it’s a real treat

  • One decorated snowy coconut loaf cake

    Snowy coconut loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.11 ratings

    Have the kids help you make this snowy coconut loaf cake. Decorate with coconut shavings, ‘snowballs’, and anything else you like

  • Three espresso martini brownies on decorative plates

    Melt-in-the-middle espresso martini brownies

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.6 ratings

    Treat grown-up guests to these fabulous brownies inspired by a classic cocktail. They're a decadent ending to any dinner party

  • Snowman cake on a table

    Snowman cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.8 ratings

    Get in the seasonal spirit with this stunning snowman cake. It will be a hit with the whole family and kids will love getting involved with the decorating

  • Easy-peasy fruitcake decorated with glacé fruit

    Easy-peasy fruitcake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.7 ratings

    Try this lighter version of a classic Christmas fruitcake, bursting with festive spice and juicy fruit. Decorate with candied fruit and glacé cherries

  • Mince pie brownies cut into slices

    Mince pie brownies

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.24 ratings

    Combine two favourites in this clever mash-up of brownies and mince pies. These sweet treats will prove a big hit throughout the festive season

  • Mincemeat, cranberry & almond pie cut into slices

    Mincemeat, cranberry & almond pie

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

    Make this festive mincemeat, cranberry & almond pie as a warming winter treat for all the family. It contains just five ingredients and is easy to make

  • Chocolate dipped cookies on wire cooling rack

    Honey & spice cookies

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.5 ratings

    More than just gingerbread, these Christmas cookies have our special festive spice mix and are dipped in dark chocolate. Get the kids involved in baking them

  • Puff pastry mince pies on a cake stand and one on a plate with a bite taken out

    Puff pastry mince pies

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    Bake easy mince pies using ready-made puff pastry and a jar of mincemeat. You can perk up a shop-bought filling, too, with orange zest and a splash of brandy

  • Favourite biscuit cupcakes on plates and cake stands

    Favourite biscuit cupcakes

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Top these cupcakes with buttercream and your favourite mini biscuits and they're sure to go down a storm. A perfect project for little hands

  • Chocolate snowmen biscuits

    Chocolate snowmen biscuits

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.6 ratings

    Bake these adorable snowmen as a Christmas treat for family visiting over the festive season. Chocolate biscuits are stacked, then decorated with icing

  • Winter wonderland cake on a cake stand

    Winter wonderland cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    A great Christmas bake for kids over the holidays. You can use a buttercream to ice the cake, but this frosting is much whiter if you want a snowy effect

  • Last-minute Christmas loaf cake cut into slices and served with a cup of tea

    Last-minute Christmas loaf cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Unexpected guests and no Christmas cake to serve? This last-minute loaf tastes as if it had been made in November. Decorate with a snow shower of icing sugar

  • A mulled wine brownie on a plate with a dollop of cream on top

    Mulled wine brownies

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.15 ratings

    Bake a festive take on classic brownies. Using red wine and spices like cinnamon and ginger lifts the flavour and fills the home with the aromas of Christmas

  • Christmas brownies

    Christmas brownies

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.8 ratings

    Chocolate truffles, amaretti biscuits and a few edible Christmas flourishes make these festive brownies an extra-special dessert no one could resist

  • Black Forest Christmas fool

    Black Forest Christmas fool

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    A simple, quick and indulgent dessert you can rustle up in 10 minutes. If you want to make a non-alcoholic version, use a can of cherries in syrup instead

  • Super-simple fruitcake on stand

    Easy fruitcake

    A star rating of 3.3 out of 5.16 ratings

    This easy fruit cake by one of our younger readers, Bree Hamilton, is simple, uses storecupboard ingredients and is perfect for a quick winter pick-me-up

  • Lemon meringue fridge cake 2016

    Lemon meringue fridge cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.14 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

  • Christmas pudding cheesecake 2016

    Christmas pudding cheesecake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.42 ratings

    Cross a Christmas pudding with a cheesecake and what do you get? A fantastic alternative festive dessert with a crunchy ginger base and creamy filling

  • Sherry, almond & orange pandoro 2016

    Sherry, almond & orange pandoro

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 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

  • Custard & crumble mince pies 2016

    Custard & crumble mince pies

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    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

  • Chocolate sundaes with pear & Christmas pud

    Chocolate sundaes with pear & Christmas pud

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Use up leftover Christmas pudding or cake with these decadent, boozy sundaes, drizzled with a chocolate orange sauce and finished with toasted chopped hazelnuts

  • Coconut cupcakes

    Coconut cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.11 ratings

    Get a triple hit of coconut in these light and fluffy cupcakes, topped with whipped coconut cream and snowy desiccated coconut - a lovely gluten-free teatime treat

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