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Good Food magazine Christmas recipes

Recipes from the seasonal issues.

14 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Two festive giants collide in these shortcrust pastry bakes with marzipan, madeira cake and mincemeat

45 mins
Easy
2 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Lighten up your winter warmer by switching red wine and heavy spices for light cider, vanilla and elderflower cordial

15 mins
Easy
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5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Keep everyone happy with this sticky toffee-like steamed basin pudding packed with dried fruit

4 hrs
More effort
3 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

Throw a fresh spin on a favourite, festive sauce by serving as a sweet and creamy frozen dessert or accompaniment

30 mins
More effort
9 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Try a new approach to cooking these traditional winter greens. Bake your sprouts with nuts and bacon lardons – great for a roast with all the trimmings.

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Baked camembert just got a whole lot better – try home baking a decorative ring and tear off chunks to dunk like fondue

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

With a dark chocolate digestive base and nutty cream cheese topping, this frozen dessert has a winter twist

1 hr and 10 mins
More effort
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Frangipane and berry individual puff pastry parcels - for a special touch decorate with your guests' initials

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
13 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try a new presentation style - this nutty, bacon-wrapped log is designed to save space in the oven. Serve in thick slices

2 hrs
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Using a salt rub on your bird will act like a brine and make it extra succulent - this festive roast is permeated with citrus, thyme and sherry

4 hrs and 15 mins
More effort
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Showstopping individual coffee sponges with hidden mousse, and a Baileys and white chocolate topping - stunning!

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

Try a new flavour combo in sausagemeat stuffing balls - sweet fruit, crunchy nuts and fresh parsley are a perfect match

45 mins
Easy
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Update festive favourite trimming pigs-in-blankets by covering sausages in Italian bacon and herb

30 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Cooking up batches of this festive, fruity mincemeat will fill your kitchen with the smell of Christmas

25 mins
Easy
289 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Bake this festive fruit cake in advance of Christmas and feed it regularly with rum, brandy or whisky to build the flavour and keep it moist

2 hrs and 35 mins
Easy
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Rich, dark and spicy - prepare enough mixture for two basins, one for Christmas day and the other to give as a gift

6 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These individual pies with a twist are great for using up storecupboard staples such as nuts and dried fruit, they're budget-friendly too

47 mins
Easy
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This pud is impressive, delicious and makes a great light alternative dessert to a traditional Christmas pudding

3 hrs and 45 mins
More effort
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Roasting your Christmas turkey with a flavoured butter locks in moisture for a zesty, juicy finish ready to garnish with trimmings

4 hrs and 25 mins
More effort
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Icing and decorating a Christmas cake may take time but this sweet snowy scene will be a hit with kids

2 hrs
A challenge
16 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Try making these Christmassy lollipops as a festive treat for kids – and get them involved in the kitchen too

2 hrs and 10 mins
More effort
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

15 mins
Easy
15 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Everyone can decorate their own gingerbread house this Christmas, with Sarah Cook's cute mini versions

1 hr and 25 mins
More effort
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Served hot or cold, this delicious cut of pork with a sugar glaze is best sliced into thick pieces

3 hrs and 45 mins
Easy
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