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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Gin and lime 
custard tart

Sweet tart recipes

Gin and lime 
custard tart

We’ve taken the flavours of a gimlet cocktail – gin and lime – and magicked...

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Espresso martini tiramisu

Italian dessert recipes

Espresso martini tiramisu

There’s no cooking skills required to make this easy dessert. Simply layer sponge fingers with...

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Pannacotta with gooseberry and elderflower compote

Pannacotta recipes

Pannacotta with gooseberry and elderflower compote

A perfectly set, wobbling pannacotta is a wonderful thing. Served with sweet-tart gooseberry compote, to...

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Strawberry and elderflower fool with lemon biscuits

Strawberry recipes

Strawberry and elderflower fool with lemon biscuits

You’d be a fool not to try these light, summery strawberry and elderflower desserts topped...

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Îles flottantes with marsala and roasted rhubarb

Rhubarb recipes

Îles flottantes with marsala and roasted rhubarb

This traditional French recipe consists of smooth vanilla custard topped with fluffy ‘floating islands’ of...

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Lemon mousse with candied lemon

Make-ahead summer dessert recipes

Lemon mousse with candied lemon

Serve this citrusy, creamy light-as-air lemon mousse in stemmed glasses for an easy, yet impressive...

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Lemon, lime and passion fruit cheesecake tart

Cheesecake recipes

Lemon, lime and passion fruit cheesecake tart

Is it a cheesecake? It is a tart? Even better, it’s both. Try this zesty...

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Dark and stormy rum babas with pineapple

Make-ahead dessert recipes

Dark and stormy rum babas with pineapple

Time flies when you’re having rum – especially when it’s in dessert form and inspired...

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White chocolate, orange and Grand Marnier crèmes brûlées

Orange recipes

White chocolate, orange and Grand Marnier crèmes brûlées

For a decadent dinner party dessert that’s guaranteed to please, try our white chocolate, orange...

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Pomegranate and orange blossom bakewell tart

November seasonal recipes

Pomegranate and orange blossom bakewell tart

Try this twist on a traditional bakewell tart using pomegranate and orange blossom – it’s...

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Lemon curd meringue tarts

Sweet tart recipes

Lemon curd meringue tarts

Smooth, zesty filling encased in crisp pastry and topped with stiff meringue kisses – this...

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Passion fruit and lime crème brûlée tart

Exotic desserts

Passion fruit and lime crème brûlée tart

Forget custard slices – our passion fruit and lime crème brûlée tarts are show-stopping desserts...

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Chocolate mousse and passion fruit tart

Chocolate tarts, tortes and pies

Chocolate mousse and passion fruit tart

A rich mousse, silky ganache and chocolate Oreo case makes up, what must be the...

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Saffron crème brûlée tart

Sweet tart recipes

Saffron crème brûlée tart

The custard creaminess of Debbie Major’s crème brûlée tart is a perfect match for the...

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Balsamic caramel ice cream and chocolate sauce

Ice cream recipes

Balsamic caramel ice cream and chocolate sauce

Vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce and homemade caramel gets a grown-up twist with the addition...

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Whisky and honeycomb parfaits with brandy snaps

Festive desserts

Whisky and honeycomb parfaits with brandy snaps

Pull out the stops with this boozy dinner party dessert recipe: smooth whisky and honeycomb...

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Blueberry, lemon curd and brioche bread-and-butter pudding

Blueberry recipes

Blueberry, lemon curd and brioche bread-and-butter pudding

A light and airy, summery bread and butter pudding recipe made with brioche, blueberries and...

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Raspberry ripple and pistachio parfait

Make-ahead dessert recipes

Raspberry ripple and pistachio parfait

This raspberry parfait recipe is easy to make, tastes amazing and is much better behaved...

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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

Looking for a summer pudding that’s a bit…different? These decadent little baked clotted cream cheesecakes...

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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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Silky chocolate and raspberry tart

Boozy bakes and adult puds

Silky chocolate and raspberry tart

This chocolate and raspberry tart is very rich, so it goes a long way. Serve...

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