Check our 40 best Christmas dessert recipes, plus Christmas pudding recipes too. We’ve got everything from traditional Christmas pudding and Christmas trifle to an indulgent chocolate tart and a classic Christmas yule log.
We also have plenty of Christmas baking ideas to make for your Christmas desserts, including recipes for Christmas cookies.
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Trifle is such a classic Christmas dessert. Check out our super festive and indulgent trifle recipe from Edd Kimber, with rum cardamom custard, gingerbread Christmas trees and caramel cream.
If you’re looking for a show-stopping 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.
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Looking for 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 party.
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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Is this the queen of Christmas desserts? Trifle is a classic Christmas Day pudding, but if you fancy mixing it up a bit, why not make this boozy version? It’s got everything: nuts, fruit and cream. It’s perfect for feeding a hungry crowd.
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, your guests won’t be able to wait to tuck in!
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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.
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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Christmas isn’t Christmas without Baileys Irish cream. It’s hard to beat a tiramisu at Christmas time, especially one made with Baileys. It’s the ultimate indulgent dessert: creamy, chocolatey and boozy…what’s not to love?
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Bring this to the Christmas table and your guests will be staring in amazement. Covered in rich chocolate and drizzled with white chocolate it’s ultimate indulgence. This one might take a bit of time but it’s worth the effort.
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!
Try this quick and easy, buttery Italian-style french toast. This alternative french toast uses pandoro (similar to panettone) for a more decadent breakfast recipe, perfect for Christmas day morning.
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This tiramisu bomb is a great combination of desserts. It’s a grown up one but is fun to make and delicious to eat. Your guests will love watching it being sliced open to reveal the layers of ice cream.
Want a warming pie recipe for your Christmas dessert? Check out Edd Kimber’s black and blue crumble pie, with a blackberry and blueberry filling and a cardamom crumble topping.
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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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Check out these sugary gooey churros, with a super decadent salted caramel chocolate sauce, these sweet treats are pure indulgence. These crispy churros make for a fun Christmas day sweet treat.
This simple sponge pudding makes for a classic dessert for your Christmas festive spread. Our easy raspberry jam steamed sponge and custard dessert comes from Terry Blake of Sparrow. This jammy pudding is a real winter winner for all the family to enjoy.
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. Guests will love the cherry surprise in the centre.
This really easy old-school apple crumble is a firm family favourite and you won’t go wrong with this foolproof recipe. So why not serve this classic British dessert for your guests this Christmas?
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.
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.
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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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If you’re a fan of fruity desserts, this clementine and prosecco trifle might be the one for you. Why not make a few trifles and let your guests dig in….hopefully they’ll be enough left for you too!
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 dinner party 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 your friends and families this Christmas with our simple white chocolate and pistachio recipe.
This Hannah Miles recipe will be loved by children and adults alike! It’s a fun dessert that’s layered with jam, chocolate and peanut butter…a real sweet treat that all the family will love.
If you’re looking for a sophisticated yet fun dessert for Christmas Day, look no further. They use ginger biscuits, stem ginger and crystallised ginger meaning they’re warm and spicy. They’re quick to make so won’t take away from preparing the turkey!
White chocolate roulade with Baileys is an indulgent dessert for Christmas Day. Despite its impressive appearance, it’s quite easy to make so you won’t have to spend hours in the kitchen. If it goes down well you could make it for New Year’s Eve, too.
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Try Edd Kimber’s indulgent whisky and rye salted caramel apple pie. This apple pie recipe is a great twist on the classic. Whisky is added to the thick and crunchy pastry, and caramel added to the apple filling for a more decadent and grown up taste to bring to your Christmas day feast.
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If you’re looking for a more low-key dessert this Christmas, try these salted caramel panna cottas. They’re indulgent yet light, so won’t make you feel too full after all those pigs in blankets.
Everyone deserves some luxury at Christmas time and this salted caramel and chocolate tart 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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This might look like a showstopper but it’s incredibly simple to make. It’s sweet and buttery…everything that a Christmas dessert should be. It’s a big tart so there should be lots of leftovers for Boxing Day.
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’ll be a great surprise for guests 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.
There’s a reason there are three trifles on our list, it’s a Christmas classic that’s hard to beat. Using ginger cake gives this trifle a warm flavour and pineapple gives it an exotic edge….close your eyes and you’ll be in the Caribbean!
This showstopper chocolate tart looks like a winter snow scene. With a buttery case, a rich thick filling and shavings of chocolate, your guests will leave not needing to eat for another few days!
Sometimes, all everyone wants is a classic Christmas pudding. It’s spicy, sweet and a little bit boozy. The best bit about Christmas pudding is it’s made months in advance, so it’s one less thing to worry about during the Christmas Day rush!
If you’ve got lots of children coming over during the Christmas period, a gingerbread and white chocolate mousse would be a great hit. Serving them with mini gingerbread men is fun and original. They’re creamy and spicy…a great combination.
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If you love cheesecake and chocolate then there’s nothing you won’t love about this dessert. Its a chocolate overload with chocolate chip cookies for the base, a chocolatey centre and a chocolate collar too. It’s a real showstopper to finish the Christmas meal with.
If you’re a bakewell tart lover, but fancy a change this Christmas, why not make this raspberry bakewell roulade? It’s both fruity and nutty so it will keep all your guests happy. Drizzle with white icing and sprinkle with flaked almonds for a rustic look.
Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a yule log. This one’s a light sponge filled with boozy cream and covered in a rich chocolate buttercream. Make it on Christmas Eve and leave a piece out for Father Christmas and his reindeers…that’s if you don’t eat it all yourself!
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