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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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 classic baking project to try: the famous ice cream dessert that goes in...

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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)

Sweet tart recipes

Torta della nonna (ricotta and lemon tart)

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

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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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Pineapple with rum syrup and lime crème fraîche

Dinner party dessert recipes

Pineapple with rum syrup and lime crème fraîche

This hot and fruity dinner party-pleaser only takes 30 minutes to make. It’s sweet, citrusy...

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Yuzu daiquiri cheesecakes

Cheesecake recipes

Yuzu daiquiri cheesecakes

A perfect finish to any meal, these zingy yuzu daiquiri cheesecake pots with salted lime...

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Kefir pannacotta with chocolate caramel sauce

Dinner party dessert recipes

Kefir pannacotta with chocolate caramel sauce

If you’re looking for a dessert that will make your guests sit up and take...

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Frosé granita, strawberry salad and honey biscuits

Frozen dessert recipes

Frosé granita, strawberry salad and honey biscuits

This summer dessert involves a few separate elements, but they’re all easy to do and...

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Affogato parfait

Frozen dessert recipes

Affogato parfait

We’ve combined all the classic flavours of an Italian affogato – coffee, ice cream and...

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Torta caprese

Italian dessert recipes

Torta caprese

Chef Francesco Mazzei shares his traditional Italian dessert, torta caprese, that’s perfect for a celebration...

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Mini burnt cheesecakes with rhubarb and orange compote

Baked cheesecake recipes

Mini burnt cheesecakes with rhubarb and orange compote

Don’t be put off by these individual cheesecakes being ‘burnt’ it means the toasty caramelised...

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Bounty parfait cheesecake

Cheesecake recipes

Bounty parfait cheesecake

Try our vegan cheesecake recipe for your dinner party dessert. It’s made with a coconut...

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Crème brûlée bakewell tart

Make-ahead dessert recipes

Crème brûlée bakewell tart

A hybrid dessert combining the best of a decadent French crème brûlée and a traditional...

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