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Last-minute Christmas recipes

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Don't stress the season, try our last-minute Christmas recipes for quick desserts and simple storecupboard festive recipes that you can make in a flash


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  • Chocolate & clementine log

    Chocolate & clementine log

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.12 ratings

    This fudgy, fruity alternative to a classic Christmas pudding can be prepared on Christmas Eve to save time on the big day

  • Cheese with pickled pear salad

    Cheese with pickled pear salad

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 rating

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

  • Festive fondant fancies

    Festive fondant fancies

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Turn a simple traybake into magical mouthfuls with these fun and easy decoration ideas

  • Baked camembert kit

    Baked camembert kit

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    The ideal gift for a cheese-lover: a box of camembert to warm in the oven and serve with boozy marinated sultanas

  • Triple chocolate cupcake kit

    Triple chocolate cupcake kit

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.8 ratings

    The perfect Christmas gift for someone who loves to bake - the ingredients for delectable chocolate cupcakes

  • Dolcelatte-stuffed figs

    Dolcelatte-stuffed figs

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.10 ratings

    Simple yet impressive stuffed figs make lovely canapés and only take 15 minutes to make

  • Black Forest trifle

    Black Forest trifle

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.42 ratings

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

  • Two mince pies on a plate, one with a bite out

    Unbelievably easy mince pies

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.528 ratings

    No rolling required! Press the raw, crumbly pastry directly into your tin for a short, biscuity finish. Our easiest mince pie recipe and great fun to make with kids

  • Orange frosted panettone cake

    Orange frosted panettone cake

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.5 ratings

    If you’ve been given a panettone over Christmas but you’re not sure what to do with it, try this superfast, special stacked cake

  • Spiced beetroot & orange chutney

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.76 ratings

    Serve this vividly coloured chutney with cheeses and cold meats - great to give as a gift, too

  • Really simple cranberry sauce

    Really simple cranberry sauce

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.55 ratings

    Making your own cranberry sauce is really easy, and you can do it a few days in advance. Plus, this one calls for only three ingredients

  • Roasted roots

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Maximise your oven space by throwing everything into one dish and roasting with goose fat

  • Quick & easy party nibbles

    Quick & easy party nibbles

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    Ten stunning ideas for your Christmas drinks party, all suitable for vegetarians

  • Three cupcakes with white icing in gold paper cases

    Christmas cake cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.29 ratings

    These beautiful and classy little fruitcakes make lovely gifts, and kids will enjoy decorating them too.

  • Savoury party bites

    Savoury party bites

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.11 ratings

    Impressive, quick and easy nibbles to serve at parties or with drinks

  • Festive fruit & nut cake

    Festive fruit & nut cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.23 ratings

    This fabulously moist and nutty Christmas cake is baked with a syrup and nut topping - a bit like a Florentine biscuit

  • Hot toddy fruitcake

    Hot toddy fruitcake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.46 ratings

    This fabulous Christmas cake can be made and decorated in four very different ways. Just choose your favourite

  • Mini sausage rolls on a board with tomato ketchup

    Mini sausage rolls

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.90 ratings

    Everybody's favourite party food. John Torode's trick is to add water to the sausage mix, which makes the pastry puff up

  • Christmas rocky road served on a platter

    Christmas rocky road

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.8 ratings

    Adapt this festive rocky road however you like. It’s great for using up leftover Christmas sweets and biscuits, and you can get kids involved in making them, too

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