Easy Christmas recipes
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Try this lighter version of a classic Christmas fruitcake, bursting with festive spice and juicy fruit. Decorate with candied fruit and glacé cherries
Best ever Christmas leftovers sandwich
Make the most of Christmas Day leftovers in this celebratory sandwich with pickled cabbage to cut through the richness. It's the ideal lunch for Boxing Day
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Rustle up this sharing platter made with cheese, crackers, cucumber and grapes. Decorate with rosemary and pomegranate seeds to look like a festive tree
Easy turkey crown
Serve a traditional roast turkey for Christmas without the fuss. Use the sticky glaze you'd get on a ham to add flavour and golden colour to a turkey crown
Smoked salmon grazing wreath
Try a clever Christmas-themed update on the ‘butter board’ trend (that’s butter spread on a board with various toppings, ready to slather on bread)
Gingerbread mince pies
Combine two very traditional Christmas bakes - gingerbread and mince pies - to create a brilliant modern classic. Top with mini gingerbread people.
Dirty martini prawn cocktail
Give the classic prawn cocktail a makeover with a boozy twist – you then need to choose whether to shake or stir the martini dressing
Mincemeat half-baked cookies
Indulge in these soft and squidgy Christmas cookies with moreish mincemeat flavours. Make ahead and freeze, then simply pop in the oven when guests arrive
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Season roasties with smoked paprika and thyme for a punch of smoky heat and herby flavour. Drizzle with oil when turning for golden crunchy roasties
Cranberry, orange & rosemary sauce
Quick to make on Christmas Day, you can swap fresh cranberries here for frozen – just keep an eye on them during cooking, as they won’t take as long to break down
Fruit & nut stuffing
Use shop-bought stuffing and a fruit-and-nut snack pack for this easy recipe. You could also roll the mix into 12-18 balls rather than make a traybake
Simple sweet & sour slow-cooker red cabbage
Save hob space by using a slow cooker to braise red cabbage – take the lid off for the last 30 mins to reduce the juices for a lovely, sticky texture
Croissant bread sauce
Don’t waste stale croissants from Christmas morning – use them to make a rich bread sauce. For total indulgence, finish with a knob of butter to melt over the top
Mini maple & mustard pigs in blankets
Make pigs in blankets even more special using maple syrup and a little mustard. If you can’t find cocktail sausages, use chipolatas, each cut into three pieces
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Serve a colourful winter salad inspired by Italian panzanella, which uses torn-up bread to mop up the dressing. Serve as a side, or light lunch
Popcorn & pretzel elf mix
Combine salty popcorn, pretzels, sweet marshmallows, chocolate and tangy dried cranberries to make the perfect Christmas movie snack
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Add a spoonful of clotted cream to these mince pies to make them extra-luxurious – serve them warm with mulled wine
Chocolate truffle & honeycomb torte
Try this easy no-bake dessert which uses just five ingredients. As well as looking great as a centrepiece, it's easy to carry to a gathering.
Salted caramel crispy Rudolphs
Get kids in the kitchen to make this simple circular puffed rice cake, cut into wedges and decorated to look like reindeer. It's a great festive family bake
Easy mulled wine
Get that festive feeling with this smooth mulled wine made with figs, sliced clementine and spices. Great for a Christmas party or just to cosy up with
Roast garlic make-ahead gravy
Make this subtly flavoured gravy base ahead and freeze to make life a bit easier when entertaining – just stir in the roasting juices before serving
No-cook meringue Christmas tree
Make a simplified version of our magical meringue Christmas tree, using shop-bought meringues assembled in a tree shape, then decorated with white chocolate
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Make this easy twist on mincemeat – it's infused with the festive flavours of orange and brandy, and is easy to make by simply mixing everything together
Crispy skin roasties
Try skin-on roasties – not only do they dramatically cut down the prep time, but it makes them more filling and gives them a deeper baked potato flavour