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Prepare a homemade Christmas pudding or brandy-soaked Christmas cake before Advent. We also have other festive recipes that you can make ahead and freeze.

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  • 7-cup Christmas pudding

    Easy Christmas pudding

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.22 ratings

    A classic light, spiced Christmas pudding - so simple you don't even need any kitchen scales

  • Christmas pudding with citrus & spice

    Christmas pudding with citrus & spice

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.47 ratings

    A fruity pud, served with orange custard cream, makes the perfect end to the traditional Christmas meal

  • Christmas pudding topped with holly

    Classic Christmas pudding

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.31 ratings

    A homemade Christmas pudding is easy to make, then it just needs time in the steamer to turn it into a glorious, rich, fruity dessert. A festive classic

  • Honey saffron Christmas cake

    Honey saffron Christmas cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.20 ratings

    Has all the flavours of Christmas without being too heavy and can be made at the last minute too

  • Christmas pudding ice cream

    Christmas pudding ice cream

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.18 ratings

    Impress your guests with this showstopping Christmas dessert, which can be made up to one month ahead

  • Cranberry & white chocolate panettone

    Cranberry & white chocolate panettone

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.7 ratings

    The perfect treat to serve up for Boxing Day brunch, panettone is easy to make if you have a food processor fitted with a dough blade

  • Stollen wreath

    Stollen wreath

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.27 ratings

    BBC Good Food's show-stealing December 08 cover recipe - perfect if you fancy a change from the usual Christmas cake

  • Light & fruity Christmas pud

    Light & fruity Christmas pud

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.17 ratings

    An irresistibly tipsy passion fruit and Cointreau-laced pud that steams in half the time of a traditional Christmas pudding

  • From-the-freezer mince pies

    From-the-freezer mince pies

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.2 ratings

    Keep these festive favourites nice and simple or spice things up with some imaginative twists

  • Enchanted forest Christmas cake

    Enchanted forest Christmas cake

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.2 ratings

    A stunning cake that uses the 'boiling method' to plump up dried fruit. Decorate with pistachio paste trees and swirles of fluffy icing

  • Figgy Christmas pudding

    Figgy Christmas pudding

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.14 ratings

    A classic that every Christmas table should have. Make ahead and simply steam the puds to reheat on the big day

  • Chocolate & cherry Christmas pudding 2016

    Chocolate & cherry Christmas pudding

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.15 ratings

    A twist on the classic Christmas pudding, our cherry version is served with silky dark chocolate, a rich brandy sauce and a dollop of double cream

  • Blitz-&-bake sticky toffee Christmas pud

    Blitz-&-bake sticky toffee Christmas pud

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.16 ratings

    This deliciously moist alternative to the traditional pudding was conjured up by combining sticky toffee pudding and carrot cake

  • A white chocolate, orange & cranberry Christmas cake on a golden cake stand

    White chocolate, orange & cranberry Christmas cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.9 ratings

    Try sponge instead of fruit cake this Christmas. Our white chocolate cake is a crowd-pleaser and you can buy the meringue decorations, or bake them yourself

  • Mix & match mini Christmas puddings

    Mix & match mini Christmas puddings

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    Bespoke festive puddings mean you can customise each one to individual tastes while keeping the rich fruity base the same

  • 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

  • Granny Cook's Christmas pud

    Granny Cook's Christmas pud

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

    If you prefer a lighter, fruity Christmas pudding, share Sarah Cook's family recipe, which makes three sizes of pud

  • Sticky toffee pudding with spoon taken out

    Ultimate sticky toffee pudding

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.213 ratings

    One of our most requested recipes – puddings don't get any better than this

  • Buttered rum Christmas cake

    Buttered rum Christmas cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.17 ratings

    Mix dried fruit, nuts, cranberries and maple syrup on Stir-up Sunday for this crowd-pleasing Christmas cake that improves as it keeps

  • Cherry pecan Christmas pudding

    Cherry pecan Christmas pudding

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    This lighter version of the classic Christmas pud is still full of festive flavours - citrus zest and brandy are added to this nutty spiced fruitcake

  • Little iced Christmas puds

    Little iced Christmas puds

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Not everyone likes a traditional Christmas pudding, and these smaller ones are much lighter than their bigger, traditional counterpart

  • Feeding a Christmas cake with alcohol

    Make & mature Christmas cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.301 ratings

    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

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