This coarse traditional mincemeat doesn't require any cooking- just throw in your nutmeg, brandy and suet and leave to soak
You can't quite beat homemade stuffing- mix pork mince with fruit and nuts and freeze until you need it
Tangier than red current jelly, this fruity condiment works well cold cuts, or to enrich gravy. It also makes a great Christmas gift.
A show-stopping layered fish centrepiece with cream cheese and lemon filling, flavoured with dill and chives
Make this vegetarian gravy ahead of time and keep in the freezer to pair with veggie sausages, or meat. Great for a tasty, fuss-free supper
A step-by-step guide to making and assembling a beautiful gingerbread house complete with snow-capped roof and pretty piping - a great family project
An original centrepiece that's great for entertaining – swap beef for turkey, and add fruit sauce and stuffing to your pastry roll
Everyone's favourite layered dessert gets a smart makeover - custard, raspberry, jelly and cream in a neat terrine
Good Food reader Helen Carmichael shares her homemade citrus pastry recipe - perfect for filling with your own mincemeat
This festive game bird makes an ideal Christmas dinner for two. The portions are generous so you'll have leftovers to enjoy
Layers of mascarpone, custard, cherry conserve, mixed berries, Madeira cake and sherry - who doesn't love a trifle?
Cook a juicy gammon joint in a cinnamon-spiced stock, then add a sticky syrup and clove sauce and serve in thick slices.
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
If you're not a fan of traditional mince pies or just fancy something different, try these with dates, apricots, cranberries and apple
Cabbage, red onion, apple and beetroot - all the brightest purple fruit and veg makes up this winter salad with sweet vinaigrette
There aren't any blackbirds baked into it, but this stunning centrepiece will impress with its layers of nuts, fruit, chicken and gammon
Glaze your gammon joint with fruit, bay leaves, allspice and cloves then slow-roast and serve in thick slices
Get the kids into the kitchen to decorate these individual chocolate sponges with frosting and sweets
Make our wreath cake (see 'goes well with') and use the spare middle section to create a small gift decorated with classic marzipan and fondant icing
Turn one fruitcake into two with these festive ideas - this one is a decorative holly ring with fondant icing (find the second recipe in 'goes well with')
This crunchy, sugar-snow topping is an easy way to transform a humble fruitcake into a celebration centrepiece
Follow our step-by-step guide to icing a fruitcake with white fondant and marzipan, then decorate with smiling gingerbread men and cute candy canes
A versatile and light fruitcake with a hint of spice and plenty of juicy cranberries and cherries - ice as you wish!