Game terrine sliced on a chopping board, with knife

Terrine recipes

Serve one of our savoury terrines, such as smoked salmon or country terrine with chicken and pork, for an impressive dinner party starter. Or, make a sweet, cream-layered terrine for a posh pudding.

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Whet the appetite for the main event by serving guests this special chicken terrine with leeks and apricots. It can be made up to three days ahead

1 hr and 30 mins
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23 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Set aside a couple of hours and enjoy every minute of making this impressive terrine

3 hrs
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49 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A light, elegant make-ahead starter to ease you into the Christmas Day blow-out, or to kick off a dinner party menu

20 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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John Torode shows how to prepare classic coarse set terrine with duck and mixed game of your choice

2 hrs
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30 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A decadent dinner party pudding or family afternoon treat

25 mins
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12 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Cured slow-cooked pork is a great foundation for a coarse pâté style starter and can be made in advance

4 hrs
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37 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Five ingredients are all you need for this thrifty dish that makes the most of mince and has a great sage and onion flavour

50 mins
Easy
16 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This posh pud is much easier to prepare than it looks and can be made ahead of time

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Try this twist on a favourite childhood ice-cream dessert with coffee and chocolate layers. Made with just five ingredients, it's a great make-ahead pud 

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

If you're looking for a Christmas classic with a twist, this French ham hock and pistachio terrine, transformed into a modern make-ahead starter is for you

5 hrs
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This rich terrine, with thyme, allspice and brandy, can be pressed and mature overnight for a perfect make-ahead starter or light lunch

2 hrs and 45 mins
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20 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

An impressive starter from Gordon Ramsay, that's surprisingly simple to put together. Make it a few days ahead to allow the flavours to develop

1 hr and 50 mins
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12 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Gordon's make-ahead terrine is the perfect starter when you're entertaining a crowd

2 hrs
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17 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Everyone's favourite layered dessert gets a smart makeover - custard, raspberry, jelly and cream in a neat terrine

1 hr and 40 mins
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11 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A show-stopping layered fish centrepiece with cream cheese and lemon filling, flavoured with dill and chives

50 mins
Easy
8 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

A rustic terrine with French toasts makes an excellent starter for a special meal and it costs very little to make

1 hr and 50 mins
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7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A refreshing and colourful dinner party desert

35 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A chunky fish terrine that's easy to make and delicious with toasted sweet bagels

22 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Whether served as a starter or part of a buffet, Barney's smart make-ahead terrine will be sure to impress

12 hrs
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2 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Cherry chocolate terrine, perfect for a wedding

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A little like a salmon terrine, this dish is terrific with homemade bread, served as a starter

25 mins
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2 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

This striking dessert is based on a classic tiramisu, but uses chocolate mini rolls as sponges, and is set in an ice cream loaf to be served in slices

35 mins
Easy
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This sophisticated dish makes an elegant dinner party starter, balancing the sweetness of the apple and malt loaf with a tangy vinaigrette

4 hrs and 15 mins
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6 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

James's take on a classic chocolate marquise has a silky-smooth layer of white chocolate sandwiched in the middle

2 hrs and 30 mins
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