Dinner Party Desserts: Your guide to easy dessert recipes for dinner parties Recipe

Dinner Party Desserts

If you’re throwing a dinner party this weekend and want a show stopping dinner party desserts that will be remembers fondly by your guests, look no further than this delicious collection of dessert recipes to get you on the right track.

For something really special for your next dinner party, why not serve up something to your guests? Not only will they look a little different and stylish, your guests will really appreciate all the effort you've gone to with your dinner party desserts.

Our Lime Syllabubrecipe is such a sweet and tangy English classic and makes a real treat for the taste buds? Serve it up in individual glasses makes it a great end to a meal too.

Or why not try our classic Vanilla Panna Cotta with Port Jelly for another dinner party dessert. You make these delicious puds ahead of time and bring them out when you're ready for your sweet course.

That said, you can't go wrong with a good cheesecakewhen it comes to entertaining, as they're so easy to prep ahead and are a real crowd pleaser? Plus they're big so you'll be covered if anyone asks for seconds! Our Chocolate Cheesecake with Armagnac Prunes is full of rich flavours that you won't forget in a hurry, while our Passion Fruit Cheesecake is a great summer dessert option thanks to the colourful and fruity flavours.

Everyone loves chocolate, so using it in your dinner partydessert recipe is a great way to ensure satisfied guests! Our delicious Double Decker Tartis a great take on the classic chocolate bar everyone will remember from their childhood, while you just can't go wrong with our Foolproof Chocolate Fondant for a chocolatey dessert that feels super indulgent and a little bit posh.

To kick things of, we've gone for a real English classic with our Lime Syllabub. This is one of our favourite dinner party desserts. Simple to make and a really sweet and delicate end to a feast, you can't go wrong with this delicious recipe.

Get the recipe:Lime Syllabub

Dinner party desserts: Banoffee Pie

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Dinner party desserts: Banoffee Pie

A classic dessert recipe that will instantly take you back to your childhood - your guests will just love this delicious but oh so easy dessert recipe. Ready in just an hour and big enough to serve eight - you can prep this ahead and serve a big crowd. Get the recipe: Banoffee Pie

Dinner party desserts: Chocolate Almond Torte

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Dinner party desserts: Chocolate Almond Torte

A chocolate torte is a winner for any dinner party you might be throwing, and this almond version is extra special. Serving a massive 16 people, you know you'll be covered if any unexpected diners turn up too. Get the recipe: Chocolate Almond Torte

Dinner party desserts: Bourbon Glazed Doughnut

Dinner party desserts: Bourbon Glazed Doughnut

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. For a dessert that feels really different from the norm, give this special doughnut recipe a try.
Get the recipe: Bourbon Glazed Doughnut

Dinner party desserts: Lemon and Prosecco Sorbet

Dinner party desserts: Lemon and Prosecco Sorbet

With lemon and elderflower this pudding offers a summery lightness that will help cleanse the pallet after a heavy meal and it also smells delicious, plus a hint of prosecco offers a boozy element to this dessert which we love. Try it next time you're entertaining and you'll not be disappointed.
Get the recipe: Lemon and Prosecco Sorbet

Dinner party desserts: Clementine and Coconut Cream Sorbet

Dinner party desserts: Clementine and Coconut Cream Sorbet

Clementine and coconut cream sorbet is incredibly simple to make with just two ingredients, yet gorgeously cleansing and refreshing. What's more, it looks absolutely stunning served in a glass at a dinner party and can be made weeks in advance.
Get the recipe: Clementine and Coconut Cream Sorbet

Dinner party desserts: Vanilla Panna Cotta With Port Jelly

Dinner party desserts: Vanilla Panna Cotta With Port Jelly

Beautiful set vanilla cream topped with 
a ruby-red port jelly makes for a delicious dinner party dessert that all your friends will love. It?s best made a day in advance so the jelly has time to set which means more time chatting to friends and less time in the kitchen on the evening of your dinner party.
Get the recipe: Vanilla Panna Cotta With Port Jelly

Dinner party desserts: Classic Lemon Tart

Dinner party desserts: Classic Lemon Tart

For a simple yet delicious pudding for your next dinner party, you can't go wrong with a classic lemon tart. Sweet, sharp and ready in just an hour and a half, this is a real treat of a dessert option. Get the recipe: Classic Lemon Tart

Dinner party desserts: Chilled Lemon Souffle

Dinner party desserts: Chilled Lemon Souffle

A light, refreshing dessert, iced lemon souffle is a great summer recipe because it can be made in advance. Perfect if you've got a lot of guests coming - this sweet and light dessert serves up to 14 people. Get the recipe: Chilled Lemon Souffle

Dinner party desserts: Rosewater Floating Islands with Framboise Custard

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Dinner party desserts: Rosewater Floating Islands with Framboise Custard

Light as clouds, these delicate, poached meringues floating on a flavoured crème anglaise are a French classic known as 'île flottante.' Serve these up individually for a really special end to your meal.
Get the recipe: Rosewater Floating Islands with Framboise Custard

Dinner party desserts: Double Decker Tart

Dinner party desserts: Double Decker Tart

If you love the classic chocolate bar, you'll just love this Double Decker inspired tart. A reinvention of the delicious chocolate treat that's much more grown up and fabulous - it takes a bit of effort, but it's totally worth it. Get the recipe: Double Decker Tart

Dinner party desserts: Quince and Frangiapane Tart

Dinner party desserts: Quince and Frangiapane Tart

You can make this delicious quince and frangiapane tart with ready made pastry if you've not got much time, so it's a really simple to make for your guests. British quinces are in season from October through to December, so this makes a delicious autumn dinner party dessert. Get the recipe: Quince and Frangiapane Tart

Dinner party desserts: Salted Caramel Roulade

Dinner party desserts: Salted Caramel Roulade

Salted caramel flavoured desserts are so popular at the moment, and this delicious roulade is one to add to your favourite dinner party recipe list. Ready in just over an hour, this easy dessert serves 12 - so it's great to fill everyone up. Get the recipe: Salted Caramel Roulade

Dinner party desserts: Strawberry Meringue Tower

Dinner party desserts: Strawberry Meringue Tower

For a real showstopper that will look incredible at the centre of your dinner table, this strawberry meringue tower is a real winner. Stacked with 40 meringue kisses and plenty of juicy strawberries, it's a great summery dessert. Get the recipe: Strawberry Meringue Tower

Dinner party desserts: Chocolate Cheesecake with Armagnac Prunes

Dinner party desserts: Chocolate Cheesecake with Armagnac Prunes

By soaking the prunes in this dinner party dessert recipe in Armagnac, this cheesecake is deliciously rich. A great option to make if you want something you can prep ahead, this is ready in just 40 minutes too. Get the recipe: Chocolate Cheesecake with Armagnac Prunes

Dinner party desserts: Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Dinner party desserts: Passion Fruit Cheesecake

A light, sweet and summery cheesecake this makes a great dessert option that's ready in just 40 minutes. Try this passion fruit cheesecake next time you're entertaining and you'll be pleased with the ease and speed it takes to make (and how quickly it gets gobbled up!) Get the recipe: Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Dinner party desserts: Mary Berry's Pineapple and Ginger Pavlova

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Dinner party desserts: Mary Berry's Pineapple and Ginger Pavlova

You can't go wrong with a classic pavlova when you've got people coming over - crunchy and full of sweet flavours, Mary's version is a great option to try next time you're entertaining. Ready in just over an hour, you won't be wasting valuable time in the kitchen either. Get the recipe: Mary Berry's Pineapple and Ginger Pavlova

Dinner party desserts: Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Dinner party desserts: Avocado Chocolate Mousse

For a delicious dessert that is super light and ready in just five minutes, try this avocado chocolate mousse dish. Because it's so speedy it's great to whip up if you're entertaining at the last minute. It's from Deliciously Ella too, so you know it's good for you (although, your guests needn't know that!). Get the recipe: Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Dinner party desserts: DIY Rasberry Eton Mess

Dinner party desserts: DIY Rasberry Eton Mess

For something a little more fun for your next dinner party, why not let your guests put together their own dessert? This fun pud is ready in just five minutes, and part of the fun is that your guests put their dessert together themselves - just serve up all the elements to the middle of the table. Get the recipe: DIY Rasberry Eton Mess

Dinner party desserts: Foolproof Chocolate Fondant

Dinner party desserts: Foolproof Chocolate Fondant

If you've got a chocolate lover or two coming round for tea, why not treat them to this delicious melt-in-the-middle pud? It's ready in just 30 minutes, looks great and tastes even better - what more could you want for your next dinner party dessert? Get the recipe: Foolproof Chocolate Fondant

Dinner party desserts: Elderflower and Raspberry Jellies

Dinner party desserts: Elderflower and Raspberry Jellies

Extra special jellies with fruit suspended inside them make a really pretty after dinner treat. You can easily prep these individual jellies in advance and they're super quick to whip up too, making them a great dinner party choice. Get the recipe: Elderflower and Raspberry Jellies

Dinner party desserts: Blackberry Fool

Dinner party desserts: Blackberry Fool

With homemade sweet and crunchy shortbread and a sharp but smooth fool - this blackberry recipe is the perfect combination of tastes and textures that work so well for a dinner party. Whether you've got blackberries to use up or just want to make the most of the blackberry season, give this wonderful dessert a go when you're next entertaining. Get the recipe: Blackberry Fool

Dinner party desserts: Forest Fruits Parfait

Dinner party desserts: Forest Fruits Parfait

A great wintry dessert option for your next dinner party option, forest fruits are full of vitamin C and just taste great. Slicing it up and serving the finished parfait to your guests individually makes for a really special treat too. Get the recipe: Forest Fruits Parfait

Dinner party desserts: Peach and Panettone Trifle

Dinner party desserts: Peach and Panettone Trifle

A classic English dessert makes for the perfect dinner party recipe because it is full of rich and sweet flavours that your guests will just love. Who doesn't love a hearty helping of trifle after dinner? Get the recipe: Peach and Panettone Trifle

Dinner party desserts: Fruit Salad with Star Anise and Coconut

Dinner party desserts: Fruit Salad with Star Anise and Coconut

If you're after a more healthy recipe to try for the next time you're entertaining, why not try a classic fruit salad recipe with a twist? Star anise and coconut give this fruit salad a real summery feel that your guests will love. Get the recipe: Fruit Salad with Star Anise and Coconut