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

Chocolate Christmas Bundt Cake

Chocolate Christmas Bundt Cake

This chocolate Christmas bundt cake is soft, spongy and really indulgent - coated in chocolate glaze and topped with chocolate truffles and glitter it's a treat

Tear-and-Share Pesto Bread with Melted Brie

Tear-and-Share Pesto Bread with Melted Brie

Tear-and-share pesto bread goes perfectly with melted brie that's studded with dried fruit. Ideal for sharing and ideal for Christmas

Nutty Grain Salad

Nutty Grain Salad

This nutty grain salad won't wilt and can be prepared ahead. It makes a lovely side dish and has the addition of dried cranberries for a Christmassy feel

Sloe Gin Jelly and Macaron Trifle

Sloe Gin Jelly and Macaron Trifle

Sloe gin jelly and macaron trifle is a really luxury pud that's got stunning colourful macarons lined round the outside of the dish

Hot Water Crust Pastry Hand Raised Chicken and Ham Pie

Hot Water Crust Pastry Hand Raised Chicken and Ham Pie

Our hand raised chicken and ham pie uses hot water crust pastry for a flaky pastry and is a crowd pleasing favourite, plus we show you how to make it in just a few simple steps...

Christmas Eclair Wreath

Christmas Eclair Wreath

This Christmas eclair wreath is the perfect crowd-pleaser pud that's ideal for Christmas Day when you want to impress family and friends

Our Best Turkey

Our Best Turkey

Our best turkey is ideal for your Christmas lunch table. It's juicy and tender and the skin is perfectly golden...

Gill's Bacon and Apricot Stuffing

Gill's Bacon and Apricot Stuffing

This bacon and apricot stuffing recipe is from our food editor's mum and is gluten free and ideal for making sausage rolls out of too

Camembert Tart

Camembert Tart

Camembert tart is a take on a classic quiche, except it's got a gooey middle made of an entire Camembert that oozes out when you cut into it

Stilton Savoury Cheesecake with Quince

Stilton Savoury Cheesecake with Quince

A Stilton cheesecake with quince is a savoury cheesecake that's ideal at a dinner party. It's perfectly creamy and absolutely divine

Roast Beef with Mustard and Horseradish Crust

Roast Beef with Mustard and Horseradish Crust

Roast beef with mustard and horseradish crust is a lovely way with a rib of beef that's lovely on the weekend or even for Christmas dinner

Roast Duck with Marmalade Glaze

Roast Duck with Marmalade Glaze

A roast duck with marmalade glaze makes a fab Christmas lunch choice if you're cooking for a small group and a turkey will be too large

Roasted Sprouts with Chive Butter and Radishes

Roasted Sprouts with Chive Butter and Radishes

Roasted sprouts with chive butter and radishes is a different way to cook sprouts, giving an extra hit of both flavour and texture

Thyme and Prosecco Parsnips

Thyme and Prosecco Parsnips

Prosecco is so on trend right now, so why not try using it in your cooking with these thyme and Prosecco parsnips. They go great with a roast!

Layered Fish Cocktail

Layered Fish Cocktail

This layered fish cocktail is a remake of a classic prawn cocktail. It's got a twist in the form of a luxurious pea purée that takes it to another level

Christmas recipe collections

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 Desserts

Christmas Desserts

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

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

Chocolate Truffle Recipes

Chocolate Truffle Recipes

Make your own chocolate truffles to give as gifts or share at the end of a smart dinner party - mix and match the toppings for a real treat