White chocolate log with redcurrant decorations

Festive dessert recipes

58 Recipes

Sweet treats for the Christmas season, including puddings, pies, trifle and cheesecake.

Christmas salted caramel yule log

5

(1 rating)

Treat your Christmas party guests to a salted caramel yule log, or bûche de Noël, decorated with redcurrants. It makes a great centrepiece dessert
  • 50 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Millionaire’s ice cream bombe

4.75

(10 ratings)

This spectacular Christmas showstopper is covered in crunchy Maltesers and makes for an enticing alternative pudding to end your festive feast
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

Mulled wine brownie surprise

5

(1 rating)

Think brownies aren’t fancy enough for a Christmas party? How about a mulled wine version served under a chocolate dome for a fun and festive dessert...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • More effort

Pineapple & rum cake

0

(0 ratings)

Bake this cake as a centrepiece dessert when entertaining. It's sure to go down a storm with its stunning pineapple design and sunny Caribbean flavours...
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • A challenge
  • Vegetarian

Sour cherry & marzipan chrysanthemum pastry

5

(1 rating)

Serve this stunning cherry and marzipan dessert warm with clotted cream or crème fraîche. Any leftovers can be reheated as a breakfast pastry
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Mince pie baklava

0

(0 ratings)

When a mince pie meets baklava, it’s a match made in Christmas heaven. Serve warm with ice cream for dessert, or cut into smaller bites to enjoy with coffee...
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Layered lime cheesecake

3.125

(10 ratings)

Make this stunning layered, citrussy dessert ahead of time if you're entertaining. It's a crowd-pleaser that's part key lime pie, part cheesecake, part trifle...
  • 40 mins
  • More effort

Christmas pudding cheesecake

4.666665

(15 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
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Sticky toffee pear pudding

5

(7 ratings)

A lighter version of sticky toffee pudding, rich with dates and spices, and the juicy texture of poached pears, this vegan dessert is sure to please a crowd
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Caramel chocolate log

3.4375

(4 ratings)

This fabulous gluten-free cake has a festive spiced cream and dulce de leche filling - drizzle with white chocolate for an extra-special end to a Christmas dinner party
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • A challenge

Chocolate orange cheesecake

3.125

(4 ratings)

This decadent, make-ahead dessert is perfect for a festive dinner party or buffet, with a zesty cream cheese filling and dark chocolate biscuit base
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • More effort

Alaskan yule log

0

(0 ratings)

Arctic roll meets baked Alaska in this ice cream filled chocolate log topped with meringue - an impressive dessert to make ahead for a dinner party
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • More effort

Lime semifreddo cheesecake

5

(8 ratings)

This attractive frozen dessert can be made ahead and frozen for up to 3 months - perfect to get ahead for a Christmas dinner party
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate, orange & hazelnut cake

4.642855

(7 ratings)

You'd never guess that this spectacular dessert is dairy-free, decorated with a zesty ganache using orange juice instead of cream...
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort

Chocolate meringue Mont Blanc cake

5

(1 rating)

This towering cake has layers of chocolate sponge, meringue and chestnut cream - a stunning centrepiece for a festive dinner party
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • More effort

Pineapple & ginger Pavlova

5

(4 ratings)

Pile whipped cream and charred pineapple on a meringue base to create a stunning dinner party dessert which you can make ahead
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

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