Festive desserts

Don’t like Christmas pudding? Try these festive dessert alternatives, including recipes for a salted caramel Yule log and a clementine and almond trifle.

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Grilled mango and coconut ‘pannacotta’

Exotic desserts

Grilled mango and coconut ‘pannacotta’

If you think it’s not possible to enjoy joyful, indulgent desserts on a vegan diet,...

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Mulled cider trifle

Festive desserts

Mulled cider trifle

When two festive favourites combine, you get this beautiful trifle made with apples in mulled...

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White russian roulade

Festive desserts

White russian roulade

No one can resist the call of a light chocolate sponge filled with whipped cream...

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Negroni meringue pavlova wreath with pomegranate and pistachio

Festive desserts

Negroni meringue pavlova wreath with pomegranate and pistachio

Why have one good thing when you can have two? We’ve combined our favourite cocktail...

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Brandy snaps with Baileys espresso martini cream

Baileys recipes

Brandy snaps with Baileys espresso martini cream

Bring back the brandy snap, we say! We’re doing just that and more with this...

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Caramel clementines

Festive desserts

Caramel clementines

Boozy caramel is drizzled over clementines for an easy but seriously good pud. Serve with...

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Saffron-poached pear, madeira and ginger trifle

Make-ahead Christmas dessert recipes

Saffron-poached pear, madeira and ginger trifle

”Pears are good for winter trifles. Like all the best ones, this requires a bit...

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Royal mincemeat pie

Festive desserts

Royal mincemeat pie

Debbie Major puts a twist on mince pies with this giant, meringue-topped showstopping dessert. Prepare...

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No-churn ice cream with boozy raisins

Gluten-free Christmas recipes

No-churn ice cream with boozy raisins

This is a really easy ice cream recipe that doesn’t require any time-consuming churning. Just...

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Ice cream profiterole sandwiches with salted chocolate sauce

Make-ahead Christmas dessert recipes

Ice cream profiterole sandwiches with salted chocolate sauce

We’ve put an elegant dinner party twist on ice cream sandwiches with this profiterole version,...

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Mini lemon meringue pies

Christmas canapés

Mini lemon meringue pies

We’ve turned this classic British pud into a sumptuously sweet canapé. You won’t be able...

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Chocolate meringue kisses

Christmas canapés

Chocolate meringue kisses

You’re three ingredients and ten minutes away from chocolate ganache-meringue heaven…

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White chocolate, orange and ginger profiteroles

Festive desserts

White chocolate, orange and ginger profiteroles

We’ve revitalised this 1970’s classic with these white chocolate drizzled profiteroles filled with an orange...

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Chocolate Christmas cake

Festive desserts

Chocolate Christmas cake

This glorious cake is a boozy showstopper – strictly for adults only. Slice through the...

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Mocha tiramisu torte

Festive desserts

Mocha tiramisu torte

A decadent dessert layering a pillowy coffee and walnut sponge, boozy mascarpone cream and a...

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Coconut pavlova

Festive desserts

Coconut pavlova

After all the Christmas feasting, this light-as-air pavlova makes the perfect dessert on Boxing day,...

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Eggnog layer cake

Christmas baking recipes

Eggnog layer cake

Decadent and devilishly boozy, this Christmassy, show-stopping layer cake is strictly adults only. Slice through...

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Bûche de Noël (Yule log)

Festive desserts

Bûche de Noël (Yule log)

Richard Bertinet indulges in this showstopper dessert after a French-style meal, on Christmas Eve. It’s...

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Caramelised pineapple and coconut trifle with rum syllabub

Festive desserts

Caramelised pineapple and coconut trifle with rum syllabub

A boozy, fruity trifle with coconut custard is the perfect end to an evening. This...

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Rum custard tart with gingerbread pastry

Christmas baking recipes

Rum custard tart with gingerbread pastry

Boozy custard in a spiced gingerbread pastry is the adults-only dessert your Christmas dinner party...

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Almond sponge and raspberry ripple baked alaska

Festive desserts

Almond sponge and raspberry ripple baked alaska

We’re bringing back the baked alaska – our modern recipe combines almond sponge with raspberry ripple...

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Blackberry and bay poached pear pavlova

Brilliant blackberry recipes

Blackberry and bay poached pear pavlova

Finish a dinner party off with this not-so-traditional pavlova topped with blackberries and boozy, poached...

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Marbled chocolate cheesecake

Cheesecake recipes

Marbled chocolate cheesecake

Swirls of cream cheese, chocolate, cream and more chocolate encased in a nutty, biscuity shell...

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White and dark chocolate yule log with apricot

Festive desserts

White and dark chocolate yule log with apricot

A classic chocolate yule log is a much-loved Christmas tradition – We’ve added apricot jam...

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