Dinner party dessert recipes

Impress, astound and delight with our dinner party dessert recipes. Think rich pannacottas, seriously indulgent tarts, thickly-layered cheesecakes and more.

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Mango and cardamom creme brûlées

Mango dessert recipes

Mango and cardamom creme brûlées

Vivek Singh’s mango and cardamom crème brûlées are a delicious fusion of East meets West...

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Avocado and chocolate pudding with caramel sauce

Avocado recipes

Avocado and chocolate pudding with caramel sauce

You’ll be instantly hooked on this dreamy avocado dessert: the holy trinity of chocolate, peanut...

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Sweet ricotta tart

Sweet tart recipes

Sweet ricotta tart

Julia Busuttil Nishimura’s sweet ricotta tart with dark chocolate and Italian candied fruit is a...

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Rose and almond biscuits

Biscuit recipes

Rose and almond biscuits

These buttery almond biscuits, inspired by Spanish polvorones and flavoured with rosewater, are delicious with...

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Rick Stein’s custard tart

Custard tart recipes

Rick Stein’s custard tart

You simply cannot beat a custard tart – especially with its hypnotic wobble! Rick Stein’s...

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Frozen profiteroles with Neapolitan ice cream

Dinner party dessert recipes

Frozen profiteroles with Neapolitan ice cream

These showstopping frozen profiteroles – filled with ice cream and topped with caramel – will...

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Tropical baked Alaska

Dinner party dessert recipes

Tropical baked Alaska

Here’s a baking project to try: the famous ice cream dessert that goes in the...

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Ultimate rhubarb and custard tart

Rhubarb recipes

Ultimate rhubarb and custard tart

Tried, tested and timeless… a rhubarb and custard tart is one of life’s greatest dessert...

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Black butter frangipane and apple tart

Sweet tart recipes

Black butter frangipane and apple tart

”In the Channel Islands, I went to see how Jersey black butter was made. It’s...

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Double-layer custard and chocolate mousse  

Chocolate mousse recipes

Double-layer custard and chocolate mousse  

”Mousse and custard go together beautifully – the creamy vanilla custard makes an ideal base...

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Pavlova with orange curd and roast rhubarb

Meringue recipes

Pavlova with orange curd and roast rhubarb

A dessert that speaks of spring, this stunning pavlova by Gill Meller is topped with...

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Blood orange tart with cardamom cream

Orange recipes

Blood orange tart with cardamom cream

Our gorgeous blood orange tart really showcases this seasonal fruit at its absolute best. They’re...

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Quick lemon and ginger fool

Fool recipes

Quick lemon and ginger fool

Satisfy your sweet tooth the quickest way possible with a delightfully simple lemon and ginger...

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Torta della nonna (ricotta and lemon tart)

Italian dessert recipes

Torta della nonna (ricotta and lemon tart)

Angela Hartnett‘s elegant ricotta and lemon tart (torta della nonna) would make a fine dinner...

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Caramelised apples with sesame

Dinner party dessert recipes

Caramelised apples with sesame

Ken Hom’s caramelised apples with sesame recipe works wonderfully as part of a sharing feast, and...

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Easy gingerbread affogato

Dinner party dessert recipes

Easy gingerbread affogato

All you need are four ingredients and 10 minutes for this easiest-ever gingerbread affogato recipe....

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Crème caramels with caramel oranges

Dinner party dessert recipes

Crème caramels with caramel oranges

These vegan crème caramels with caramelised orange slices make a spectacular (and easy) dinner party...

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Baileys and hazelnut parfaits

Frozen dessert recipes

Baileys and hazelnut parfaits

These nutty and boozy parfaits would make a fabulous dinner party dessert served with a...

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Rose and pistachio gulab jamun

Dinner party dessert recipes

Rose and pistachio gulab jamun

Gulab jamun are essentially deep-fried dough balls which are soaked in a sweet syrup –...

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Honey and bay quince jellies

Dinner party dessert recipes

Honey and bay quince jellies

Few things say autumn quite like quince, a star ingredient from October’s seasonal produce. Chef Gill...

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