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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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  • Mince pie on a plate with a forkful taken out

    Mince pies

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.184 ratings

    Paul Hollywood prefers melt-in-the-mouth pastry for his fruity mince pies, so this recipe is nice and short

  • Gingery Christmas cake

    Gingery Christmas cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.30 ratings

    A good glug of ginger wine makes this cake a little different from the norm. It's also lighter than its predecessors, so you can have two pieces!

  • Iced berry pud

    Iced berry pud

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.7 ratings

    This pudding is so simple, you almost feel you've cheated - it looks like a Christmas pud but is altogether different

  • Festive date & pecan pudding

    Festive date & pecan pudding

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.16 ratings

    Not your traditional Christmas pud, but a winner with our food team. A cross between sticky toffee and Christmas pud with a lighter feel

  • Spiced stollen plait

    Spiced stollen plait

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.11 ratings

    This pretty twist on a classic German Christmas bake is lightly spiced, filled with mixed dried fruit and marzipan, then dusted with icing sugar

  • Suits-all Christmas cake

    Suits-all Christmas cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.8 ratings

    Give the classic Christmas fruitcake a makeover with cinnamon, rose, orange blossom and tropical mango for a fruity and fragrant cake

  • Mandarin-in-the-middle Christmas pud

    Mandarin-in-the-middle Christmas pud

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.13 ratings

    Impress your guests with this traditional, steamed pudding with a difference - cut to reveal a tender fruit centre and oozing citrus syrup

  • Deep-filled mince pies on paper cases

    Simple mince pies

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.16 ratings

    For a real treat this Christmas, try Sara's generously filled mince pies with a cup of tea. They are made with a no-need-to-roll pastry that is similar to shortbread

  • Custard & crumble mince pies 2016

    Custard & crumble mince pies

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

    A twist on a festive favourite, adding a layer of creamy custard and a delectable crumbly topping makes an irresistible and more mellow mince pie

  • Brandy pudding

    Brandy pudding

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 rating

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

  • Hot little Christmas cakes

    Hot little Christmas cakes

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.16 ratings

    Forgotten to make your Christmas pud? These speedy cakes are the perfect alternative

  • Sticky ginger pear pudding

    Sticky ginger pear pudding

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.21 ratings

    A great last-minute alternative to a traditional Christmas pudding - plus it reheats in only five minutes

  • Make-ahead mince pies

    Make-ahead mince pies

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    It wouldn't be Christmas without mince pies, and you just can't beat homemade - these can be cooked from frozen for extra ease

  • Sherry & almond Christmas cake

    Sherry & almond Christmas cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.20 ratings

    Packed with almonds, both ground and whole, and fed with raisiny PX sherry, this is intensely fruity - but not overly rich

  • Gooey toffee puddings

    Gooey toffee puddings

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.7 ratings

    Indulgent yet wonderfully light, these individual caramel sponges are baked with a sticky toffee sauce - keep in the freezer for a last-minute pud

  • Sticky orange & marsala pudding

    Sticky orange & marsala pudding

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.11 ratings

    This syrupy twist on Christmas pud takes no time to prepare and can be steamed or made in the microwave.

  • Hazelnut crunch mince pies

    Hazelnut crunch mince pies

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Jazz up your homemade mince pies by adding grated apple and orange zest - try a pretty star shaped lid, finished with a crisp nutty topping

  • Stollen spirals

    Stollen spirals

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.9 ratings

    Bake a batch of these sweet German buns over Christmas and enjoy at breakfast or teatime... or both

  • Simmer-&-stir Christmas cake

    Simmer-&-stir Christmas cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.228 ratings

    An easy-to-make alternative to traditional Christmas cakes which requires no beating

  • A serving plate with vegan mince pies

    Vegan mince pies

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.8 ratings

    Bake vegan mince pies for a Christmas party, with a cherry and hazelnut filling that everyone will love. We have a great tip for making flaky pastry as well

  • Fig & honey Christmas cake

    Fig & honey Christmas cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.35 ratings

    This traditional Christmas cake is the perfect combination of fruit, nuts and spices

  • Little frosty Christmas cakes

    Mini Christmas cakes

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.11 ratings

    These delightful mini fruitcakes filled with Christmas spice make perfect gifts for friends and neighbours

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