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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Coffee pannacotta with hazelnut ricciarelli

Pannacotta recipes

Coffee pannacotta with hazelnut ricciarelli

This Italian coffee pannacotta recipe has everything – creaminess, crunchiness and coffee!

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Rich chocolate mousse with macadamia brittle

Chocolate mousse recipes

Rich chocolate mousse with macadamia brittle

The classic chocolate mousse is partnered with a sweet macadamia nut brittle. You can make...

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Damson fool with macaroon fingers

Damson recipes

Damson fool with macaroon fingers

Debbie Major’s damson fool with macaroon fingers makes a great dinner party dessert – and it...

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Clotted cream cheesecakes with gooseberry compote

Baked cheesecake recipes

Clotted cream cheesecakes with gooseberry compote

These decadent little gooseberry cheesecakes come served with clotted cream has to be eaten to...

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Lemon and lavender possets

Lemon recipes

Lemon and lavender possets

This easy recipe for lemon and lavender possets takes only 5 minutes to prepare.

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Vanilla pannacotta with rose petal syrup

Pannacotta recipes

Vanilla pannacotta with rose petal syrup

This pannacotta recipe is infused with vanilla. Serve it with lemon and rose petal syrup...

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Easy chocolate mousse

Chocolate mousse recipes

Easy chocolate mousse

Rachel Allen’s simple chocolate mousse recipe, served with these mint biscuits, is a great make-ahead...

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Nigella Lawson’s chocolate raspberry pavlova

Make-ahead summer dessert recipes

Nigella Lawson’s chocolate raspberry pavlova

You can’t beat a pavlova recipe, especially a crisp-chewy meringue base, with nuggets of chocolate,...

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Strawberry, vin santo and mascarpone trifle

Make-ahead summer dessert recipes

Strawberry, vin santo and mascarpone trifle

The choice of booze is up to you: it’s intense with grappa, but any sweet...

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Irish cream tiramisu

Baileys recipes

Irish cream tiramisu

This Irish cream tiramisu recipe is a delicious take on an Italian classic, and makes...

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Raspberry fool sundaes with elderflower thins

Biscuit recipes

Raspberry fool sundaes with elderflower thins

This creamy fool, made with strawberries and elderflower, makes an irresistible summertime dessert. The thins...

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Frozen mint and chocolate parfait

Dinner party dessert recipes

Frozen mint and chocolate parfait

Try this delightful frozen chocolate dessert recipe, made with a hint of mint.

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Christmas cranberry jellies

Dinner party dessert recipes

Christmas cranberry jellies

Sparkling wine, cinnamon and and cranberry juice are combined in this festive Christmas jelly dessert...

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Rich chocolate mousse torte

Chocolate tarts, tortes and pies

Rich chocolate mousse torte

This rich chocolate mousse is encased in a biscuit case – it makes a great...

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Cherry pie

Cherry recipes

Cherry pie

Think American diners… think steaming hot coffee… think our luscious cherry pie. Serve warm with...

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