But when it comes to dessert, how can you please everyone - even those that don't like Christmas pudding? Thankfully, we've got a huge selection of festive dessert recipes to choose from that will wow family and friends! Bring a smile to the faces of your guests this Christmas with one of our delicious desserts. Choose from individual servings of panna cotta, syllabub, or parfaits, or for a large cake or roulade you can cut into at the table in front of everyone. Whatever your preferred dessert, we've got a pudding to please even the fussiest of eaters.
You might like to prepare something that is full of festive flavours, for example, rich coffee, chocolate, mascarpone, cherry, ginger, amaretto or you might prefer to dish up something lighter to finish off a heavy meal. We have fruitier recipes in the form of roulades and cheesecakes, as well as rich chocolate tortes and caramel tarts. There is something for all tastes.
Christmas bauble ice cream sandwiches (pictured) are a really speedy pud that's so festive and the perfect after-dinner treat at Christmas. You can bake the biscuits beforehand and simply sandwich them together with ice cream right before serving, so they're so low-hassle you can make them in minutes!
In fact, most of these recipes are so quick and easy to make that you could make a couple of them if you're expecting a big crowd for Christmas and offer guests a choice. They will be floored by not only how stunning they look, but also how delicious they are and won't believe you've had time to make more than one.
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Satisfying, healthy low calorie meals - perfect for a light meal or for the 5:2 diet, including 300 calorie meals and 200 calorie meals
Christmas dessert recipes for an impressive finale, including orange and cranberry cheesecake, chocolate and Florentine torte and mulled berry tart
Christmas cheesecake recipes that will make a wonderful alternative Christmas dessert, including nougat cheesecake and a baked orange and cranberry cheesecake
Low fat dessert recipes including chocolate and coffee mousse, blackcurrant sorbet and zingy melon salad
Christmas cake recipes to make ahead of Christmas, including a simple traditional fruit cake recipe, Christmas cake recipe with a twist and ideas for how to decorate a Christmas cake