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Festive dessert recipes

50 Recipes

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

Bûche de Noël

4.482145

(14 ratings)

Paul Hollywood's sumptuous chocolate, raspberry and cream sponge falls somewhere between a Yule log and Swiss roll. Add a drop of Drambuie for a cheeky adult twist
  • 1 hour and 11 mins
  • More effort

Christmas pudding trifle

5

(3 ratings)

Use leftover Christmas pudding to rustle up this speedy and sumptuously creamy trifle with Grand Marnier-steeped oranges
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Christmas mess

5

(5 ratings)

Take the classic summer Eton mess combo of cream and meringue and give it a festive twist with frozen mixed berries, cinnamon and blackcurrant liqueur
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Christmas spiced friands

5

(3 ratings)

These light cakes may just be the perfect pudding after an enormous Christmas dinner
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Cranberry meringue roulade

5

(3 ratings)

Work on your meringue skills to roll up this sensational dessert with tangy fruit, toasted almonds and vanilla cream filling
  • 40 mins
  • More effort

'Panforte' pies

4.375

(2 ratings)

The traditional Italian dessert is turned into a pretty hand-held nutty pie with chocolate and figs, plus an orange liqueur cream topping
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Nutty chocolate crunch

4.708335

(18 ratings)

Turn all those nuts, biscuits and chocolate from Christmas into these delicious tiffin bites, great for gifts
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Baileys banana trifles

4.68421

(19 ratings)

A quick and impressive make-ahead dessert with Baileys for grown-ups, or use extra toffee sauce for kids
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Black Forest trifle

4.489585

(24 ratings)

James Martin's indulgent trifle won't keep you in the kitchen for long but will impress guests at your next get-together...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Christmas stollen pudding

5

(3 ratings)

Good Food reader Marion Biles shares her recipe for this creamy and luxurious pud using leftover stollen
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Panettone pudding

4.58803

(71 ratings)

This is a posh version of bread and butter pudding, rich with cream and vanilla - great for using up any excess Christmas panettone
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate mint loaf cake

4.375

(8 ratings)

Bring some contemporary glamour to your table with this layered sponge flavoured with After Eight icing and peppermint
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • More effort

Glam trifle slice

4.88889

(9 ratings)

Everyone's favourite layered dessert gets a smart makeover - custard, raspberry, jelly and cream in a neat terrine
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort

Sticky orange & marsala pudding

4.9

(10 ratings)

This syrupy twist on Christmas pud takes no time to prepare and can be steamed or made in the microwave.
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy

Raspberry & coconut trifle cake

4.75

(4 ratings)

This towering beauty will make the perfect sweet centrepiece for a buffet, or a lighter option if you’re not into Christmas pudding
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

Stollen wreath cake

5

(1 rating)

The sweet German fruit and marzipan loaf recipe is adapted into a gorgeous wreath cake with decorative fondant holly icing and almond marzipan
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy

Gooey toffee puddings

0

(0 ratings)

Indulgent yet wonderfully light, these individual caramel sponges are baked with a sticky toffee sauce - keep in the freezer for a last-minute pud
  • 1 hour
  • 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

Passion fruit, chocolate & coconut roulade

0

(0 ratings)

This twist on a classic Yule log uses the tropical flavours of passion fruit and coconut to create a terrific tropical centrepiece for your Christmas table
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort

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