Christmas Recipes

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Christmas recipes are our most special collection of dishes, to make sure you impress family and friends come the big day.

Our pick of Christmas dinner recipes features easy Christmas starters, alternative mains and impressive Christmas desserts that everyone will love. From a retro starter like boozy cheese fondue to roast pork stuffed with apricots and mushrooms and wrapped in crispy crackling and a mulled berry snowflake tart, there really is something for every occasion and to suit all tastes.

If you're after a classic Christmas dinner centrepiece then you can find a traditional Christmas roast turkey recipe right here too, which is so easy to make. Once you've made your turkey the cooking juices will make the most fantastic gravy and the carcass can be turned into rich and deliciously savoury stock. Get new ideas for the trimmings like chorizo in blankets, which is our latest take on everyone's favourite, pigs in blankets. Or bring Christmas staples up to date with our new recipe for braised red cabbage with cranberries.

Go all out on party food with our brand new ideas, including moreish seeded cheese biscuits that go perfectly with a glass of wine and fig and black olive tapenade crostini, which can be made in 10 minutes flat.

Cooking for a crowd of hungry Christmas guests can be stressful, and this is why we've made sure our party food recipes as well as our Christmas dinner recipes are as simple as possible - so you can easily keep on top of everything going on in the kitchen, as well as enjoy everyone's company. Surprise guests with these wonderful simple-to-make Christmas recipes that won't keep you locked up in the kitchen. No one will believe you've found the time to make all the delicious dishes you serve up as they look delicate and intricate but the truth is, they're simple and hassle-free!

Delicious Christmas recipes

Apple chutney

Apple chutney

This delicious spiced apple and date chutney recipe is really easy to make. Why not use up a glut of Bramley apples and make a batch of our apple chutney to give as Christmas gifts?

Cranberry Chutney

Cranberry Chutney

This cranberry chutney recipe is a delicious modern twist on cranberry sauce and tastes great with gammon, roast chicken or leftover turkey

Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz

Aperol spritz is a very popular Italian cocktail recipe. This easy drink is made with Aperol aperitif and Prosecco, then topped with soda water

How To Build A Cheese Board

How To Build A Cheese Board

Celeb chef Gizzi Erskine shows us how to put together the perfect cheeseboard that's fantastic at a dinner party or at Christmas!

Mushroom, Leek and Crumb-Topped Tartlets

Mushroom, Leek and Crumb-Topped Tartlets

We've created these mushroom and leek tarts so they match all the trimmings, which the veggies in your group will love

Homemade Pomegranate Vodka

Homemade Pomegranate Vodka

Our homemade pomegranate vodka is the perfect edible food gift for cocktail lovers. Make up a batch for wedding favours or a thoughtful Christmas present

Spiced Hot Chocolate

Spiced Hot Chocolate

This spiced hot chocolate with a shot of gingerbread liqueur is the perfect winter warmer cocktail

Raspberry Kir Royale

Raspberry Kir Royale

We've given this classic Champagne cocktail a fresh twist. Our easy Kir Royale is made with delicious raspberry liqueur

Midnight Kiss Cocktail

Midnight Kiss Cocktail

This festive vodka and Champagne cocktail with basil and strawberries is perfect for Christmas, New Year's Eve or other celebrations

Christmas Cooler Cocktail

Christmas Cooler Cocktail

Mix up a refreshing watermelon rum cocktail this Christmas with our simple recipe. This delicious rum punch is sure to get your guests dancing!

Christmas Wahine

Christmas Wahine

Strawberry and amaretto make a sweet combination in this tropcal Christmas cocktail named for 'woman' in Maori

Rum and Ginger Christmas Cocktail

Rum and Ginger Christmas Cocktail

A zesty rum cocktail made with ginger beer, cranberry juice and fresh lime. This festive red drink is perfect for Christmas cocktail parties

Festive Rum Butter Punch

Festive Rum Butter Punch

A traditional and warming rum punch for Christmas. This classic rum cocktail is made with butter, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and honey

Pink Grapefruit Gin And Tonic

Pink Grapefruit Gin And Tonic

Turn a classic gin and tonic into a fabulous gin cocktail by adding fresh pink grapefruit and a sprig of rosemary. This sophisticated but simple cocktail recipe takes just minutes to make.

Eggnog

Eggnog

Discover how to make eggnog, a traditional Christmas cocktail made with cream, milk and brandy. Our homemade eggnog recipe tastes so much better than bought versions

Christmas recipe collections

Christmas Desserts

Christmas Desserts

Christmas dessert recipes for an impressive finale, including orange and cranberry cheesecake, chocolate and Florentine torte and mulled berry tart

Christmas Day Starter Recipes

Christmas Day Starter Recipes

Christmas starter recipes for a special Christmas dinner, including crayfish cocktail, beetroot and gin cured salmon and a kirsch cheese fondue

Christmas Cheesecake Recipes

Christmas Cheesecake Recipes

Christmas cheesecake recipes that will make a wonderful alternative Christmas dessert, including nougat cheesecake and a baked orange and cranberry cheesecake

Christmas Cake Recipes

Christmas Cake Recipes

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

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies

Find Christmas biscuits and Christmas cookies to make as gifts or to share round at the office or at home, including Christmas shortbread and gingerbread men

Edible Christmas Gift Recipes

Edible Christmas Gift Recipes

Food gifts including fudge, spiced star biscuits and pomegranate vodka are the perfect way to show someone how much they mean to you at Christmas.

Recipes For Christmas Leftovers

Recipes For Christmas Leftovers

Transform leftover Christmas turkey, ham, Christmas pudding, mince pies and more into new meals to feed a crowd with our easy recipes for Christmas leftovers

Smoked Salmon Starter Recipes

Smoked Salmon Starter Recipes

Smoked salmon starter recipes are ideal for a dinner party or even for Christmas dinner, including smoked salmon on rye with caviar, mini smoked salmon pancakes and a smoked salmon tart

Christmas Cocktails

Christmas Cocktails

Christmas cocktail recipes that you can easily make at home, including mulled white wine, mulled cider and spiked hot chocolate