Looking for the best Christmas dessert recipes? We’ve got everything from traditional Christmas pudding and Christmas trifle to an indulgent chocolate tart and a classic Christmas yule log.
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Best Christmas desserts
- Our Christmas desserts include festive ingredients such as Baileys, clementine, nutmeg and chocolate
A crown of crisp meringue, made irresistible with tangy lemon and passion fruit curd, whipped cream and melted white chocolate. This easy pavlova recipe is perfect for entertaining.
Impress your family over the festive season with our stunning black forest meringue tower. This gorgeous Christmas dessert is filled with dark chocolate ganache, boozy cherries and mascarpone cream. Pure indulgence!
Want a Christmas trifle recipe with a boozy twist? This indulgent sherry trifle uses Amaretti biscuits for a lovely texture and flavour. It's a perfect way to conclude your Christmas day meal.
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Want an impressive Christmas dessert to serve family and friends? Check out this show-stopping chocolate and hazelnut profiterole stack. With creamy Nutella filling and crunchy hazelnut brittle, this stunning recipe is the perfect end to a dinner.
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Not everyone loves Christmas pudding, but everyone's a fan of cheesecake! This festive take on a lemon cheesecake is sweet yet sharp. Pour the chocolate over just before you take it to the table for a glossy look.
Need a show-stopping dessert for over the Christmas period? Check out our indulgent festive yule log with a boozy Baileys cream and crunchy hazelnut brittle.
A beautiful rolled cake flavoured with warming ginger and cinnamon, Edd Kimber's bûche de Noël comes filled with a lemony Lotus Biscoff cream.
A clever way to use up left-over Christmas pudding – add it to ice cream! This four-ingredient, no-churn recipe also comes laced with brandy or rum – the perfect winter pud.
Our stunning Christmas trifle recipe with boozy Baileys, chocolate swiss roll and lightly whipped cream with espresso makes for an impressive centrepiece at your festive feast.
Sandwich crisp puff pastry circles together with homemade hazelnut ganache, then top with sweetened Frangelico whipped cream, crushed hazelnuts and a drizzle of warm Nutella for a decadent dessert.
Aux merveilleux are a festive French treat – a simple affair of meringue discs sandwiched with a flavoured cream and rolled in chocolate shavings.
Serve up to 16 decadent slices of this impressive Christmas Day dessert. Our indulgent Biscoff cheesecake recipe contains crunchy speculoos biscuits, creamy speculoos biscuit spread, and lightly whipped cream. Check out our best cheesecake recipes.
This easy trifle recipe with all the classic components - madeira cake, raspberry jam, double cream and most importantly, a proper thick custard. Add a few tablespoons of sweet sherry and you have a gorgeous grown-up dessert, perfect for a festive treat.
This rich showstopper of a roulade would make a great dessert to serve alongside or instead of the traditional Christmas pudding. It's made extra luxurious with a boozy coating of amaretto chocolate cream.
Christmas puds need lots of chocolate, a healthy amount of alcohol and a lot of cream. Raisiny pedro ximénez sherry adds classic festive flavour to this delicious chocolate tart. It’s also a no-bake recipe so can be whipped up with little effort.
It might not be snowing outside, but with these edible snow balls it won't matter! Your Christmas guests will be amazed at the raspberry centre when you crack the meringue. They're worth the effort for the 'wows' and 'ooohhhs' alone. Click here for our best ever standout meringue recipes.
If you're looking for a beautiful Christmas dessert but want minimal effort, give this cassis meringue wreath a go. Topped with cassis, cherries and mint, it's full of festive colours. It's great to feed a crowd as you can slice it into as many or as few pieces as necessary.
Add a hit of ginger to your English trifle this Christmas with these gingerbread trees. This creamy trifle with rum cardamom custard is the perfect sweet hit to finish your Christmas Day feast.
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Our easy yet standout semifreddo recipe with chocolate and amaretto encased in an Italian pandoro bread and topped with crunchy pistachios is the perfect dessert centre piece at a festive feast.
If you love egg custard tarts then you'll love Edd Kimber's Christmas inspired eggnog custard tart. Why not impress your guests with this dessert recipe, it may take a little time to make, but it's definitely worth it.
Looking for individual desserts that are easy to make? Check out our mini winter puddings with mulled wine for an easy individual Christmas dessert recipe.
Sticky toffee pudding is a firm favourite with almost everyone. Adding ginger to the sponge adds even more warmth and spice, which everyone enjoys at Christmas time. Plus, the toffee sauce is just as delicious eaten with a spoon on its own! Here are plenty of Christmas pudding recipes to try
Impress guests during the festive season with this nostalgic pud with a modern twist.
Why not make our impressive frozen chocolate and ice cream dessert recipe? This easy chocolate bombe recipe uses chocolate Swiss roll cake and Maltesers for extra indulgence and crunch, an easy Christmas day dessert.
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A Christmas dessert for all your sweet-toothed friends. It's full of cranberries, pistachios and candied peel...all the flavours of Christmas. It can be made in advance so it's one less thing to worry about over the festive season.
Need a showstopping dessert to impress over the festive season? Make our creamy tiramisu with espresso, kahlúa and vodka. This boozy dessert is easy to make and will be a real hit with the whole family.
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Want to serve individual desserts to your guests this Christmas? Try our creamy chocolate and peppermint pots for an impressive way to finish your festive dinner.
Need an individual Christmas dessert recipe? Try our seriously decadent ginger sticky toffee puds, a twist on the classic sticky toffee pudding. A dark, rich toffee dessert spiked with fiery ginger – serve with cream, ice cream or custard for an indulgent dessert. Discover our best individual pudding recipes here.
Our most indulgent, most beautiful chocolate fondant yet... just look at it ooze! These chocolate fondants make an impressive Christmas day dessert. You can buy the salted caramel sauce for a quick fix.
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Got leftover Bailey's from the Christmas festivities? Make this tiramisu recipe with creamy Baileys, soft sponge fingers, strong coffee and sweet almond liqueur... an easy Baileys dessert to indulge in over the festive period.
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This rum cake is a show-stopper for Christmas Day. Slice it open to reveal the many layers that will wow your guests. It might take a bit of time to prepare, but it's worth the effort. This cake will store for up to three days in an airtight container, or longer if stored in the fridge.
This tiramisu bombe is a great combination of desserts. It's a grown up one but is fun to make and delicious to eat. Take it to the table so everyone can watch it being sliced open to reveal the layers of ice cream.
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Check out our recipe for silky smooth espresso panna cotta. This dessert is an ideal way to end your Christmas Day indulgence, it's gluten-free and looks impressive.
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Cheesecake makes the best Christmas dessert. These black forest cheesecake bombs are fun and original. If you're looking for something different to serve after turkey and roasties, make a few of these. Diners will love the cherry surprise in the centre.
Chocolate and hazelnut torte is a serious creamy and indulgent treat. Our recipe only takes 30 minutes to whip up and can feed up to 12 people, a great Christmas dessert.
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Let warming spices and a rich toffee sauce (made with homemade cashew cream) do the talking with this vegan sticky toffee pudding recipe.
This boozy trifle recipe with clementines is a worthy dessert for all your festive cravings. Our easy trifle is a great, modern twist on a traditional trifle recipe. Freeze the egg whites until you want to make the prosecco sabayon.
These olive oil chocolate pots with orange and sea salt are seriously creamy and indulgent. They're super simple to make and are a great make-ahead dessert, perfect for the festive period.
Baking your own light-as-air soufflés is not as daunting a challenge as you might think. With our step-by-step guide making soufflés has never been easier. Impress everyone this Christmas with our simple white chocolate and pistachio recipe.
Need a showstopping Christmas pudding? Make this impressive terrine. It's a fun dessert that's layered with jam, chocolate and peanut butter...a real sweet treat that all the family will love.
Everyone deserves some luxury at Christmas time and this salted caramel and chocolate tart recipe is the ultimate treat. Children will love it, but with the addition of sea salt flakes, adults will be obsessed with it too!
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If you're not a fan of Christmas pudding but love chocolate, this pudding is the one for you. With Lindt balls hidden in the centre, it makes for a fun surprise when you cut into it!
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If your guests love a classic Christmas, then make their day with this pudding. It's fruity and doused in Pedro Ximénez sherry. A boozy treat for all the adults at the Christmas table.
Want to mix up your classic trifle recipe? Add ginger cake for an easy Christmas trifle recipe with a twist. This ginger cake trifle is an easy spiced grown-up dessert ready in 30 minutes.
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