Christmas Recipes

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Christmas recipes to indulge in, from Christmas starter recipes to impressive Christmas desserts, traditional Christmas dinner, mince pies and edible gifts.

Our pick of Christmas recipes features easy starters, alternative Christmas mains and impressive 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, which looks so pretty dusted with icing sugar.

Find a traditional Christmas roast turkey recipe, which is so easy to make. 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 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 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

7 Christmas Dinner Mistakes That Everyone Makes

7 Christmas Dinner Mistakes That Everyone Makes

There are some very common mistakes that everyone makes when cooking Christmas dinner, but they are SO easy to avoid when you know how

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Nut Satay Turkey

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Nut Satay Turkey

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's nut satay turkey is a fantastic way to use up Christmas leftovers - and a lot more interesting than a sandwich! Try this on Boxing Day.

7 Things You Didn't Know You Could Make With Baileys

7 Things You Didn't Know You Could Make With Baileys

Got a bottle of Baileys in for Christmas? These Baileys recipes show that there are SO many ways you can use it with seriously impressive results

9 Things You Need To Know Before You Buy Lobster

9 Things You Need To Know Before You Buy Lobster

Find out everything you need to know about choosing, buying and cooking lobster in our no-nonsense guide and 9 tips from Food Director Jane Curran

Spiced Up And Smoking Cocktail

Spiced Up And Smoking Cocktail

This whisky cocktail recipe is really warming, made with ginger, honey and cinnamon as well as a splash of elderflower cordial

Baileys Bread And Butter Pudding

Baileys Bread And Butter Pudding

So simple, yet so good! A velvety custard-soaked Baileys bread and butter pudding, which makes a delicious twist on the classic recipe

Mulled Wine Poached Pear Tart

Mulled Wine Poached Pear Tart

Pears poached in mulled wine makes a festive twist on this pear and frangipane tart, making it a lovely alternative Christmas dessert to share

Cheesy Gougeres

Cheesy Gougeres

Cheesy gougères are savoury cheese choux pastry buns that are served warm and make lovely party nibbles served with drinks

Mini Mince Pies

Mini Mince Pies

Nothing gets you into the Christmas spirit better than making your own mini mince pies. So easy and yet so delicious, we love this bite-sized recipe

13 Best Christmas Foods In The Shops

13 Best Christmas Foods In The Shops

Stock up on the best Christmas foods that we could find in the shops for 2015. Some things are just better bought, not made!

Rosemary Nuts

Rosemary Nuts

Rosemary nuts to keep guests happy over drinks and are so easy to make, ready in just 15 minutes. They are much smarter than crisps too!

Bang Bang Chicken With Rice Noodles

Bang Bang Chicken With Rice Noodles

Bang bang chicken with rice noodles is a blast from the past and we've created a nutty sharing dish that's full of flavours and textures

Salted Caramel Wreath Cake

Salted Caramel Wreath Cake

Salted caramel wreath cake made with bitter chocolate and that salty-sweet caramel makes a rich and seriously impressive cake that's perfect as a Christmas dessert

Sprouts With Pancetta And Parmesan

Sprouts With Pancetta And Parmesan

Brussels sprouts with pancetta and Parmesan cheese make a delicious Christmas side. The Parmesan adds a deep savoury note, which is absolutely delicious

Chocolate Trifle

Chocolate Trifle

Chocolate trifle is a seriously good dessert and the combo of boozy sponge, rich vanilla custard, chocolate ganache and nuts is a sure-fire winner

Christmas recipe collections

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

Canapé Recipes

Canapé Recipes

No party is complete without a selection of stunning canapés. Try our canapé recipes this weekend for the perfect party

Edible Christmas Gift Recipes

Edible Christmas Gift Recipes

Edible Christmas gift recipes to give as thoughtful gifts including fudge, spiced star biscuits, pomegranate vodka and plenty more.

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 Cocktails

Christmas Cocktails

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

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 Biscuits

Christmas Biscuits

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

Vegetarian Christmas Recipes

Vegetarian Christmas Recipes

Vegetarian recipes to inspire a delicious vegetarian Christmas dinner including Jerusalem artichoke and sweet potato tarts, cheesy vegetable pie and our best ever nut roast

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