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Don't like Christmas pudding? Try these alternatives for festive dessert recipes.
We know not everyone likes the traditional Christmas pudding. So, in the spirit of giving (and eating) here are some of our favourite dessert recipes for Christmas.
Jelly and cranberry are combined in this unusual Christmas dessert.
These ginger biscuits are perfect for decorating the Christmas tree or giving as Christmas gifts.
These macaroons make a great gift and a sophisticated dessert for a dinner party.
This creamy cheesecake is packed with nuggets of candied fruit and nuts - perfect for Christmas. Get ahead and make it in advance.
This Christmas recipe is a beautiful interpretation of îles flottantes and a real show-off dessert.
Take the best quality mincemeat, encase it in rings of flaky puff pastry, then drizzle with icing.
Don't fancy Christmas pudding? This is the perfect solution to a light Christmas dessert.
Chocolate chestnut roulade is rich, chocolatey and impressive as a Christmas centrepiece.
Eggnog, gingerbread and trifle all in one dessert - what a great festive treat!
Impress your dinner guests with this simple, grown-up jelly recipe.
Try this delicious spiced apple strudel recipe – a lovely dessert with almonds, sultanas, cinnamon and raspberry conserve.
An exotic twist on a modern classic, this passion fruit and orange curd pavlova is the perfect ending to any feast.
This amazing centrepiece of Christmas is a lot easier to make than it looks and it tastes divine – a winning combination by all accounts.
Don’t like Christmas pud? This modern twist on the Yule log is a great alternative dessert. The salted caramel and chocolate are a perfect match.
This old-style trifle recipe is so easy to make a day ahead, and it tastes amazing.
This profiterole recipe really is something special, thanks to the added element of salted caramel, and it's easier than it looks.
One of Britain’s most-loved recipes, bread and butter pudding dates back to the early 1700s. It tastes indulgent but is actually a canny way to use up stale bread.
This dessert is perfect as a Christmas pudding alternative, combining rich chocolate and cream with fresh pear and fragrant Earl Grey
More Christmas inspiration
In a panic because you've not prepared the Christmas dinner? We've got some great Christmas recipes for you to pull together at the last minute.
We've selected our very best cocktail recipes including hot rum punch, mulled cider and prosecco and champagne cocktails.
We've reinterpreted the Twelve Days of Christmas carol as a spectacular celebration of food.
Make your own table decorations by following these simple templates in this unique design from delicious.
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