Last-minute Christmas

Last-minute Christmas recipes

40 Recipes

No-fuss menu ideas, cakes and gifts.

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With only two ingredients, this is the easiest parfait you’ll ever make. If you have a smoothie bullet blender, it’ll give you the most velvety result...
  • 23 mins
  • Easy

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A simple, quick and indulgent dessert you can rustle up in 10 minutes. If you want to make a non-alcoholic version, use a can of cherries in syrup instead
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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The turkey is cooked high and fast like a chicken, giving it extra crispy skin. It needs longer to rest so the meat can relax and stay succulent
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy

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We all know a few die hard chocolate fans - make them one of these hot choc stirrers as a gift and they'll never want to use powdered cocoa again...
  • 13 mins
  • Easy

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Make a cosy night in even more indulgent with this meltingly good quince paste, spicy sausage and cheese toasted sandwich - the perfect winter pick-me-up
  • 16 mins
  • Easy

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There's nothing better than soft, buttery carrots to go along with your favourite roast. You can keep this side simple or tweak it with our delicious twists...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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This simple syrup makes a lovely homemade gift and adds a festive flavour to drinks and desserts - stir into hot chocolate, warm apple juice or Prosecco, or drizzle over ice cream
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

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James Martin's stunning seafood starter is guaranteed to impress at any dinner party - layer with beetroot, orange and tangy horseradish cream
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

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These colourful, spiced sweet and sour onions add piquancy to a ploughman’s, or a sharp finish to Mexican food - an ideal edible gift to make ahead and pop in a homemade hamper
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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The classic combination of apples and cheese is given a lift with thin slices of sweet fruitcake - a great festive party canapé or buffet treat
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

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This simple canapé is easy to assemble and has only three ingredients, yet looks great as part of a party platter or buffet
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

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This super simple, yet delicious, side dish has just three ingredients - perfect for no-fuss entertaining or with a laid-back Sunday roast
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

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This storecupboard relish has all the flavours of a classic cooked chutney but with more bite. It makes a great last minute accompaniment to a cheese board or ham
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

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A superhealthy side, ideal for making the day before and reheating in the microwave
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

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An easy yet stunning decorative idea which will put those surplus Christmas chocolates to good use
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

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This fudgy, fruity alternative to a classic Christmas pudding can be prepared on Christmas Eve to save time on the big day
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy

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A contemporary alternative to the traditional cheeseboard, the hardest part will be selecting your favourite cheeses
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

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Turn a simple traybake into magical mouthfuls with these fun and easy decoration ideas
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

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The ideal gift for a cheese-lover: a box of Camembert to warm in the oven and serve with boozy marinated sultanas
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

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