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This beauty, from the crunchy, gingery base to the creamy, orangey topping, is a treat. With its delicate heart decoration it would make a great ending to a romantic dinner – if you can resist slicing it for afternoon tea.
Custard, meringue, compote and perfectly poached pears make for a show-stopping pudding. It's the perfect way to end a Sunday lunch.
Similar to American-style pecan pie, this impressive tart is made with buttery pastry and a sweet, sticky filling of honey, brown sugar and walnuts. Serve with ice cream and you'll be in dessert heaven.
Serve this citrusy, creamy light-as-air mousse in stemmed glasses for an easy, yet impressive dinner party dessert.
"This is a joy to make. When the tart is in the oven, that amazing smell of the almond filling mingling with the raspberry jam takes me to another world. The eating is just as good." – Nathan Outlaw
Debbie Major's lemony torte, studded with plump, juicy sultanas, is best served warm or at room temperature rather than chilled from the fridge.
We've given classic rhubarb crumble an Italian twist by adding nutty amaretti biscuits to the golden topping, taking this homely dish from a Sunday lunch pud to a dinner party dessert.
Queen of puddings is a wonderful traditional British pudding made with a vanilla custard, sweet raspberry jam and a marshmallowy meringue topping.
There's nothing more comforting than a slice of homemade pie – this one encases sweet, slightly tart rhubarb in buttery vanilla pastry. Top with thick custard or cream for a classic British dessert.
Debbie Major uses Jersey milk to make this old-school dessert recipe extra creamy before topping it with a boozy orange liqueur caramel.
A rich dessert that combines meringue, chocolate and coffee is a guaranteed crowdpleaser at any dinner party.
When a rich, deeply chocolatey fondant is done right it's hard to beat and we think these are the best of the best.
A rich mousse, silky ganache and chocolate Oreo case makes up, what must be, the most decadent dessert around.
The custard creaminess of Debbie Major's crème brûlée tart is a perfect match for the fragrant addition of saffron.
You can make this no-fuss chilled cheesecake up to 48 hours ahead of serving – making it perfect to make before a dinner party.
Dark muscovado sugar, used here to make the tart filling, has a deep, treacly flavour that works well with a big dollop of mascarpone.
You can make this cheesecake recipe up to two days before serving – just add the oranges and caramel at the last minute.
A cross between a doughnut and a steamed bun, this jam filled pudding recipe from Lizzie Kamenetzky is smothered in vanilla sauce for extra decadence.
An Alpine recipe that literally translates as 'Emperor's mess'. Expect a deep fluffy pancake full of boozy raisins.
If you're a fan of marzipan then this puff pastry rolled pudding with baked rhubarb is the recipe for you.
Make way for the Queen of tarts; Her Royal Majesty in full chocolate, hazelnut and cherry glory. A recipe sure to steal the show at any dinner party.
What happens when you cross a roly-poly pudding with a jam doughnut? A recipe that you'll be cooking up and showing off time and time again.
A Central and South American classic combined with the flavours of a white russian cocktail; a great recipe to add to your dinner party repertoire.
There's not many things better than a brownie but this brownie torte recipe with poached pears certainly takes the biscuit.
Like sticky toffee pudding but with extra oomph from ginger and walnuts- this is a must try recipe for any pudding lover.
Layers of flaky filo pastry encase a filling of sweet and sour cherries and crunchy nuts in this indulgent strudel recipe.
One of the nation's favourite puddings has had a healthy makeover. This banana cheesecake recipe has all the flavour but a third of the fat.
A pudding full of flavour from pears, vanilla and praline. This recipe is a winner for any dinner party dessert.
This Italian dessert recipe has everything – creaminess, crunchiness and coffee!
Sharp poached rhubarb cuts through the creaminess of this sophisticated dessert recipe.
This baked lemon cheesecake recipe has been adapted from Eliza Acton's cookbook, published in 1845. The recipe's update is based on a modern classic - New York cheesecake.
Our sticky marmalade roll recipe is inspired by CS Lewis's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in which Mrs Beaver serves the comforting dessert to the children.
Our classic apple pie recipe is inspired by Edith Nesbit's The Railway Children in which the children eat it cold for breakfast. It is also just as good served warm.
Thane Prince's zesty lemon dessert recipe is perfect to serve at a dinner party with cream, custard or ice cream.
The citrus flavours of this sweet tart recipe's filling pair beautifully with the crisp chocolate pastry.
Debbie Major's rice pudding recipe is made with white chocolate and served with a tangy rhubarb and passion fruit compote to cut through the sweetness.
There's nothing like a bit of flambé action to impress dinner party guests! This classic French pancake recipe is a must for Shrove Tuesday too.
Raymond Blanc’s classic French dessert recipe is part of Easter tradition at his restaurant Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons.
A wonderfully Scottish blackberry, rolled oat and cinnamon crumble recipe – the perfect end to a dinner party.
Debbie Major's marmalade and ginger upside-down pudding recipe makes for a warming winter dessert to serve with lashings of custard or pouring cream.
We've taken one of our favourite sweet treats – Reese's Peanut Butter Cups – and encased them in a rich, gooey chocolate fondant.
The classic chocolate mousse is partnered with a sweet macadamia nut brittle. You can make these up to 3 days in advance making them perfect for a dinner party.
A crisp, chocolate pastry case is filled with a chocolate truffle filling and topped with light-as-air meringue. A showstopper dessert for any dinner party.
Enter chocolate heaven with this amaretto and almond torte – it's soft, gooey and with a gentle boozy note.
An easy ice cream recipe made with salty pretzels and sweet dulce de leche caramel.
These spiced poached pears with crumbly shortbread make a beautifully elegant dinner party dessert.
This rich cake recipe topped with cherries is moist and chocolatey. It doesn’t taste sour - the vinegar reacts with the bicarb to make the cake rise.
This cheesecake recipe is made with an Oreo biscuit base, mascarpone filling and topped with an Aperol spritz jelly.
This berry and apple crumble uses ready-made marzipan in the crumble to save time.
This fruit tart recipe from Debbie Major uses damsons, but greengages also work well.
It's a joy to make your own ice cream, so try Debbie Major's recipe using British damsons and clotted cream.
This fruit parcel recipe works well with any in-season fruits. We recommend using a mixture of sweet and sharp.
This crumble recipe is made with bramley and braeburn apples with stem ginger and an oaty, almond and ginger biscuit crumble on top.
Debbie Major's damson fool with macaroon fingers makes a great dinner party dessert – and it can be made in advance.
This quick sticky toffee pudding makes an impressive dinner party dessert. Serve with ready-made caramel sauce to save time.
This chocolate and pancake cake is made by stacking ready-made pancakes with a boozy chocolate sauce and hazelnuts, then baking before serving.
This easy coconut rice pudding, made with ready-cooked rice, is a quick dinner party dessert recipe that's ready in 20 minutes.
This indulgent peanut butter and cookie ice cream is very easy to make and requires no churning.
Passion fruit makes the perfect bright and refreshing contrast to this silky dessert recipe
Bread and butter pudding is one of Britain’s most-loved recipes. It's the ultimate comfort food and a canny way to use up stale bread.
With their citrus tang and sharp-sweet flavour, these sticky steamed mini-puds are full of delicious festive flavour. A perfect solution for a lighter Christmas dessert.
A popular French apple dessert recipe, glazed with an apricot jam. Serve with lightly whipped double cream.
This extravagant Baileys and chocolate cheesecake recipe is best made the day before serving. It's the perfect dessert for a dinner party or to enjoy for no reason at all.
This pavlova with a lime cream and tropical fruits is sunshine on a plate. It's guaranteed to put a smile on your dinner party guests' faces.
The best Sussex pond pudding has an intensely lemony sponge; ideal for people who don’t want too much sweetness in a dessert.
Think American diners... think steaming hot coffee... think cherry pie.
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