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.

With desserts this good, there’ll be a queue at your house…

Have you decided on the main course yet? Browse our easy dinner party recipes for ideas.

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Chef-style chocolate, coffee and orange dessert

Impressive recipes for a special occasion

Chef-style chocolate, coffee and orange dessert

This impressive but achievable dessert is directly inspired by a cult chef pud, ‘Chocolate, orange and coffee’. The tower of...

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Jamaican ginger cake with chocolate ganache and berry coulis

Baking recipes

Jamaican ginger cake with chocolate ganache and berry coulis

Elainea Emmott’s Jamaican ginger cake is the ultimate comfort bake. Team it with simple berry coulis and chocolate ganache for...

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Caramelised white chocolate cheesecake

Cheesecake recipes

Caramelised white chocolate cheesecake

This showstopping cheesecake has a high-sided chocolatey biscuit base, a creamy filling spiked with nutty caramelised white chocolate and a...

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Burnt honey pannacotta with rhubarb and chamomile syrup

Pannacotta recipes

Burnt honey pannacotta with rhubarb and chamomile syrup

Ravinder Bhogal’s burnt honey pannacotta with rhubarb is the perfect make-ahead dessert for spring. Ravinder says: “Who knew chamomile teabags...

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Lebanese syllabub with ghraybeh (pistachio biscuits)

Pistachio recipes

Lebanese syllabub with ghraybeh (pistachio biscuits)

Food writer Angela Zaher gives the traditional dessert syllabub a Lebanese twist with arak and orange blossom water, served with...

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Almond cheesecake meringue nests

Almond recipes

Almond cheesecake meringue nests

Scoops of pillowy amaretto-spiked mascarpone top golden sugar meringue nests to make these individual festive desserts. The meringues can be...

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Ravneet Gill’s mango and passion fruit choux buns

Patisserie recipes

Ravneet Gill’s mango and passion fruit choux buns

Ravneet Gill’s choux buns filled with a decadent mango, passionfruit and white chocolate ganache make a fabulous dessert to serve...

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Ravneet Gill’s gianduja chocolate tart

Chocolate tarts, tortes and pies

Ravneet Gill’s gianduja chocolate tart

Ravneet Gill’s rich chocolate and hazelnut tart is the perfect dessert to impress friends at a gathering. Ravneet says: “This...

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Caramelised walnut and coffee pavlova

Pavlova recipes

Caramelised walnut and coffee pavlova

Chetna Makan’s easy pavlova is topped with cream and beautifully caramelized walnuts, then drizzled with dark chocolate ganache – the...

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Japanese soufflé cheesecake

Cheesecake recipes

Japanese soufflé cheesecake

Chef Jeremy Pang shares his recipe for a perfectly light and bouncy Japanese soufflé cheesecake. The sound and wobble of...

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Chestnut parfait with chocolate bourbon caramel

Chestnut recipes

Chestnut parfait with chocolate bourbon caramel

Creamy chestnut purée is perfect for making into all sorts of wonderful desserts, including this decadent parfait, which comes topped...

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Blackberry millefeuille

Brilliant blackberry recipes

Blackberry millefeuille

Millefeuille (which translates to ‘a thousand leaves’ thanks to all the layers of puff pastry) are all the rage right...

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Ravneet Gill’s honey and toasted rye parfait

Honey recipes

Ravneet Gill’s honey and toasted rye parfait

Not all frozen creams need to be churned – as the quintessentially French  parfait proves. Cookbook author and chef Ravneet...

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Rosé poached pears

Pear recipes

Rosé poached pears

Cooking with rosé should be a more common practice! The wine is the perfect match for in-season pears in this...

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Manon Lagrève’s mini canelés

Patisserie recipes

Manon Lagrève’s mini canelés

If you’re going to make canelés, those chewy custardy treats found in French coffee shops, you may as well learn...

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Manon Lagrève’s almond, pear and tonka bean tart

Autumn dessert recipes

Manon Lagrève’s almond, pear and tonka bean tart

If you’re looking for a dinner party dessert in the autumn months this winner from queen of French bakes, Manon...

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