Looking for winter recipes? Want to make the best comfort food? Try our hearty mains like beef stew, chilli or roast chicken. Tuck into a cosy winter dessert with our crumble recipes or self-saucing puddings. Pair your feast with one of our winter cocktail recipes.
Best winter recipes
Cook beef shin in red wine, stock and herbs until meltingly tender, then serve with creamy mash for a crowd-pleasing weekend meal.
Try our expert recipe for the most golden roast, crisp-skinned chicken – the perfect Sunday lunch.
Give your slow cooker some love with this winter warmer, packed with hearty ingredients including sausages, bacon and borlotti beans.
Use leftover red wine to create a drink that marries two of the best winter warmers – mulled wine and hot chocolate. Quick, easy and guaranteed to keep you toasty.
Check out this really easy old-school apple crumble. You can’t go wrong with this foolproof recipe, sure to be a family favourite.
A bit of everything goes into this chilli – dark chocolate, lager and Worcestershire sauce, along with plenty of herbs and spices. Throw all the ingredients into a slow-cooker and let the mince soak up the flavours.
Looking for individual festive desserts that are easy to make? Try our mini winter puddings with mulled wine – perfect for feeding hungry mouths over Christmas.
This hearty, traditional stew is just the ticket as the winter months roll in. Put the lamb and veggies in a slow cooker and leave for four hours.
A golden-crusted puff pastry pie, stuffed with braising steak, blue cheese, brown ale and thyme. Perfect for a comforting meal on chilly winter nights.
We’ve added rum to this winter classic to compensate for the evaporation of alcohol during cooking, but it’s not essential. Cheers!
This comforting, velvety soup is full of flavour and simple to make. You’ll need a wedge of stilton, a bunch of celery and a healthy glug of cream for this bowlful of deliciousness.
The apple sauce makes this cake deliciously squidgy. Serve warm as a pudding with cream or ice cream, or at room temperature with a hot drink.
This recipe is inspired by an Italian dish that would usually use rolled loin. Pork cooked in milk is tender and succulent – this recipe is more about the meat than the crackling. For optimum crackling, cook for longer at the higher temperature before reducing.
Put a cheesy twist on this classic crowd-pleaser with these individual pies topped with creamy cheddar mash.
Serve delicate slices of seared venison with a bubble-and-squeak-style hash made from Brussels sprouts, floury potatoes, walnuts and fruit for a satisfying supper for two.
What could be better than scoffing a Terry’s Chocolate Orange? Adding it to a brownie batter, of course! Try our deliciously decadent recipe, or check out our classic chocolate brownie recipe.
This simple slow cooker beef brisket recipe makes a perfect Sunday roast on a winter evening.
Forget cider and wine – mulled beer is the thing to be drinking this festive season. Our recipe has wintry flavours of cinnamon, cloves, star anise and clementine.
This hearty stew is full of iron, protein and natural antioxidants. Pop beef shin, red wine and veggies into a slow cooker and leave for four hours.
This bake is a savoury spin on the classic Middle Eastern dessert. It makes a fantastic vegetarian substitute for meat at a roast dinner.
Put a rosy glow in your cheeks with this classic winter cocktail, made with egg yolks, sugar, cream, sherry, rum and plenty of fresh nutmeg.
Fill giant pasta shells with creamy ricotta and spinach for a simple vegetarian bake, on the table in under an hour.
Take your blondies up a notch and top with a white chocolate Baileys ganache to give them a boozy, festive twist.