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For fabulous dessert recipes for your weekend dinner party, or even if you feel like treating the family to a quick and simple dessert during the week, we’ve plenty of recipes for you to try!

We’ve got so many dessert recipes to choose from, so depending on how much time you have, the ingredients you have to hand or what season it is, you can pick the ideal one to serve to guests or simply to surprise the family with.

Our chocolate Florentine torte is an absolute dream. With the Florentines piled high, it looks stunning and will make the ideal centrepiece at your dinner party. If you prefer to serve your dessert in individual portions, then our elderflower jellies with fresh raspberries or mini pavlovas with pomegranate and mango are perfect for this.

For spring desserts, why not try our rhubarb custard tart, passion fruit cheesecake, or meringue roulade with orange and passion fruit – they all feature the fresh, light flavours of the season and are all really impressive to look at too.

We’ve also taken care of Christmas desserts so you’ll never be stuck for ideas when it comes to entertaining around the festive period again. We’ve got some real showstoppers like our nut meringue cake with Baileys cream, our sticky ginger and treacle cake with rum and pecan praline or our cherry chocolate mousse cake which is covered in edible glitter for a really luxurious finish.

Whether you’re a confident cook or a beginner, our dessert recipes are so easy to follow you’ll have no problem creating one of our stunning dessert for guests. Our selection of recipes caters for chocoholics, those who prefer a fruitier dessert, a lighter option or something utterly indulgent – whatever it is you love, we’ve got it all so give them a go this week!

Delicious Dessert recipes

Elizabeth David's Syllabub

Elizabeth David's Syllabub

Serve this great syllabub dessert with late summer raspberries for a light but perfect end to a meal

Turkish Delight and Pistachio Meringue

Turkish Delight and Pistachio Meringue

We've used half-fat cream to cut down the fat content in this fabulous meringue

Vanilla Crème Brulée with Almond Puff Pastry Sticks

Vanilla Crème Brulée with Almond Puff Pastry Sticks

You can use any ramekin dishes for this and Demerara sugar gives a crunchier topping, but does not stay that way for long

Irish Crème Brûlée Cups with Hazelnut Praline

Irish Crème Brûlée Cups with Hazelnut Praline

These impressive no-bake brûlées make for a handy, stress-free dinner party dessert as they can be made 24 hours in advance

Jason Atherton's Bakewell Tart

Jason Atherton's Bakewell Tart

Jason Atherton's Bakewell tart is inspired by his early years in Sheffield, not far from Bakewell. This has a traditional raspberry jam filling, but you could also try gooseberry or damson jams

James Martin's Bourbon Glazed Monster Doughnut with Malted Milk Ice Cream

James Martin's Bourbon Glazed Monster Doughnut with Malted Milk Ice Cream

James Martin's glazed doughnut and homemade malted milk ice cream takes a bit of extra effort but is well worth the results for a perfectly spongy doughnut

Deliciously Ella's Clementine And Coconut Cream Sorbet

Deliciously Ella's Clementine And Coconut Cream Sorbet

Clementine and coconut cream sorbet is incredibly simple to make with just two ingredients, yet gorgeously cleansing and refreshing. It looks stunning served in a glass at a dinner party

Lime Syllabub

Lime Syllabub

Lime syllabub is a delicate end to a feast, and this pud is light and moreish! Prepare a day or two in advance, leave in the fridge, then simply decorate when ready to serve

Dark Chocolate and Almond Torte

Dark Chocolate and Almond Torte

This chocolate and almond tart is delicious served with crème fraîche, vanilla ice-cream or frozen yogurt

Classic Lemon Tart

Classic Lemon Tart

A classic dinner party dessert, refreshing and easy to make lemon tart

Passion Fruit and Honeycomb Parfait with Fresh Raspberries

Passion Fruit and Honeycomb Parfait with Fresh Raspberries

This passion fruit and honeycomb parfait is the perfect dessert recipe to round off a glamorous dinner party - plus it takes 15 mins to prep!

Vanilla Panna Cotta With Port Jelly

Vanilla Panna Cotta With Port Jelly

Beautiful set vanilla cream topped with 
a ruby-red port jelly. It’s best made a day in advance so the jelly has time to set

Dessert 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

Low-Fat Dessert Recipes

Low-Fat Dessert Recipes

Low fat dessert recipes including chocolate and coffee mousse, blackcurrant sorbet and zingy melon salad

No Bake Cheesecake Recipes

No Bake Cheesecake Recipes

No bake cheesecake recipes are so easy to make, including no bake strawberry cheesecake, passion fruit cheesecake and simple lime cheesecake

Summer Dessert Recipes

Summer Dessert Recipes

Summer dessert recipes that are the perfect end to your barbecue or meal, full of seasonal berries and fruits that are a real delight to eat!

Spring Dessert Recipes

Spring Dessert Recipes

Find spring dessert recipes that are full of clean, fresh flavours as well as lighter - just in time for longer days and sunshine

Easy Dessert Recipes

Easy Dessert Recipes

Easy dessert recipes that look impressive including rich, gooey brownies, no bake tarts, banoffee pots and plenty more

Allergy-Friendly Desserts

Allergy-Friendly Desserts

Allergy-friendly desserts for those who might find it difficult to eat dessert, with so many desserts containing wheat, butter, nuts and eggs

Best Meringue Recipes

Best Meringue Recipes

Meringue recipes to make seriously impressive desserts that are light, crispy and chewy and made with interesting flavours

The Best Cheesecake Recipes

The Best Cheesecake Recipes

Impressive cheesecake recipes to indulge in, including easy chocolate cheesecake, baked New York cheesecake and a simple strawberry cheesecake.