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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Rick Stein’s custard tart

Custard tart recipes

Rick Stein’s custard tart

You simply cannot beat a custard tart – especially with its hypnotic wobble! Rick Stein’s...

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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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Baileys chocolate tiramisu trifle

Baileys recipes

Baileys chocolate tiramisu trifle

What do you get if you cross tiramisu with chocolate trifle? Make this gloriously decadent...

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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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Clementine, pomegranate and cranberry jelly

Make-ahead Christmas dessert recipes

Clementine, pomegranate and cranberry jelly

We’ve combined festive flavours of clementine, pomegranate and cranberry to create this fruity Christmas jelly....

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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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Black forest gâteau

Chocolate cake recipes

Black forest gâteau

Layers of chocolate sponge, cream and boozy kirsch cherries provide the building blocks for this...

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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

Mini dessert recipes

Chocolate meringue kisses

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

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