Make-ahead Christmas dessert recipes

No one wants to be stuck in the kitchen making pudding after a massive Christmas lunch – use one of our make-ahead Christmas dessert recipes so that you can relax on the big day.

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Gâteau breton

Make-ahead dessert recipes

Gâteau breton

Edd Kimber‘s gâteau breton is synonymous with the area it hails from, Brittany. It’s a...

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Green tea and peppermint creams

Christmas baking recipes

Green tea and peppermint creams

We’ve given these classic Christmas sweets a posh upgrade with the addition of green tea....

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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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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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Rice pudding with honey soaked fruit and pistachios

Rice pudding recipes

Rice pudding with honey soaked fruit and pistachios

Rice pudding is a traditional Middle Eastern dessert. This recipe is made with coffee making...

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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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Citrus and passion fruit cheesecake

Cheesecake recipes

Citrus and passion fruit cheesecake

We tweaked and tested this beautiful pudding umpteen times using a clever mix of ingredients...

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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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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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Double baked chocolate meringue brownie

Meringue recipes

Double baked chocolate meringue brownie

The two contrasting layers in Eric Lanlard’s recipe – one gooey and rich and the...

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Eric Lanlard’s triple chocolate verrines

Make-ahead Christmas dessert recipes

Eric Lanlard’s triple chocolate verrines

Eric Lanlard’s triple chocolate recipe proves that good things come in threes – layers of...

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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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Vanilla pannacottas with sloe gin and rosemary jelly

Recipes with gin

Vanilla pannacottas with sloe gin and rosemary jelly

The addition of rosemary and sloe gin-spiked jelly takes these from classic pannacotta to a...

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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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Panettone, vin santo berries and zabaglione cream trifle

Festive desserts

Panettone, vin santo berries and zabaglione cream trifle

A master pairing of boozy berries, panettone and creamy zabaglione makes this Christmassy trifle recipe...

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Caramelised orange cheesecake with spun sugar crown

Cheesecake recipes

Caramelised orange cheesecake with spun sugar crown

A pudding that deserves a grand entrance. The caramelised oranges, vanilla filling and mascarpone icing...

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