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Good Food magazine Christmas recipes

Recipes from the seasonal issues.

4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This coarse traditional mincemeat doesn't require any cooking- just throw in your nutmeg, brandy and suet and leave to soak

15 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

You can't quite beat homemade stuffing- mix pork mince with fruit and nuts and freeze until you need it

30 mins
Easy
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2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Tangier than red current jelly, this fruity condiment works well cold cuts, or to enrich gravy. It also makes a great Christmas gift.

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
9 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A show-stopping layered fish centrepiece with cream cheese and lemon filling, flavoured with dill and chives

50 mins
Easy
39 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 25 mins
More effort
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

An original centrepiece that's great for entertaining – swap beef for turkey, and add fruit sauce and stuffing to your pastry roll

2 hrs and 5 mins
More effort
16 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Everyone's favourite layered dessert gets a smart makeover - custard, raspberry, jelly and cream in a neat terrine

1 hr and 40 mins
More effort
21 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Good Food reader Helen Carmichael shares her homemade citrus pastry recipe - perfect for filling with your own mincemeat

40 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This festive game bird makes an ideal Christmas dinner for two. The portions are generous so you'll have leftovers to enjoy

2 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
18 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Layers of mascarpone, custard, cherry conserve, mixed berries, Madeira cake and sherry - who doesn't love a trifle?

20 mins
Easy
103 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Cook a juicy gammon joint in a cinnamon-spiced stock, then add a sticky syrup and clove sauce and serve in thick slices.

3 hrs and 25 mins
Easy
7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

If you're not a fan of traditional mince pies or just fancy something different, try these with dates, apricots, cranberries and apple

1 hr
Easy
9 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Cabbage, red onion, apple and beetroot - all the brightest purple fruit and veg makes up this winter salad with sweet vinaigrette

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

There aren't any blackbirds baked into it, but this stunning centrepiece will impress with its layers of nuts, fruit, chicken and gammon

2 hrs and 15 mins
A challenge
10 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Glaze your gammon joint with fruit, bay leaves, allspice and cloves then slow-roast and serve in thick slices

3 hrs and 40 mins
More effort
10 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Get the kids into the kitchen to decorate these individual chocolate sponges with frosting and sweets

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

25 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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')

1 hr and 15 mins
A challenge
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This crunchy, sugar-snow topping is an easy way to transform a humble fruitcake into a celebration centrepiece

20 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
More effort
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A versatile and light fruitcake with a hint of spice and plenty of juicy cranberries and cherries - ice as you wish!

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Mary's Cadogan's crisp citrus cookies make perfect decorations - just stamp them with the celebration motif of your choice

55 mins
Easy
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