Desserts

Recipes for sumptuous puddings and sweet treats

  • 61 Dan Lepard's ginger and apricot panforte
    An Italian spiced fruit fudge that’s utterly easy to make and keeps well for months if wrapped tightly. It’s deliciously dense and sticky, and usually dredged with icing sugar before...

  • 62 Classic Christmas pudding
    Packed with plump fruits and warming brandy, this Christmas pudding is the perfect festive treat. Serve with thick vanilla custard.Ingredients- 385g Sainsbury's mixed dried fruit- 80g Sainsbury's ready-to-eat dried figs...

  • 63 Snowball truffles
    Get crafty with these irresistible, wintery truffles - certain to get you into the festive spirit this season!Preparation 20 minsServings 20Ingredients200g milk chocolate2 tbsp Lyle’s Golden Syrup3 tbsp double cream50g...

  • 64 Cranberry mince pies
    Makes: 20Preparation time: 20 minutes plus chilling timeCooking time: 15-20 minutesIngredientsFor the mincemeat:100g/7oz Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries1 x 400g jar mincemeat25g/1oz chopped almondsFor the pastry:500g/8oz plain flour2 tbsp icing...

  • 65 Christmas reindeer biscuits
    Makes: approx. 20 biscuitsIngredientsFor the biscuits100g butter175g caster sugar2 happy eggs2 happy egg yolks50g ground almonds240g plain flourFor the icing120g butter250g icing sugar1-2 tbsp milkFood colouring to suitMethodBiscuitsIn a bowl...

  • 66 Cranberry gingerbread men
    The whole family will love helping to decorate these delicious biscuits.Preparation Time: 30 minutesCooking Time: 10 minutesServes: 10-12 large or 25 small menIngredients200g self-raising flour2 tsp ground ginger1 tsp cinnamon50g...

  • 67 Christmas tree biscuits
    Make decorating the tree extra special by baking your own scrumptious festive biscuits to adorn the branches. Each melted sweet looks like a stained glass window to add a little...

  • 68 Spiced chocolate stars
    Makes 44IngredientsDr. Oetker Cake Release Spray190g (7 ½ oz) plain flour75g (3 oz) cocoa powder12.5ml (2 ½ tsp) ground cinnamon2.5ml (½ tsp) Dr. Oetker Baking Powder125g (4 ½ oz) dark...

  • 69 Top 20 Christmas desserts
    Christmas just wouldn't be the same without some sweet Christmas recipes to add that extra festive bite to the proceedings – click on the photo below to see our top...

  • 70 Raisin and bitter chocolate mud cake
    Prep time: 30 minutesCooking time: 25 minutesServes: 6 - 8Ingredients100g Fairtrade raisins100ml boiling hot strong Fairtrade coffee250g unsalted butter300g Fairtrade soft dark brown sugar250g Fairtrade 70% bitter dark chocolate, chopped...

  • 71 Pumpkin pie
    Serves 4Ingredients500g pumpkin puree (steamed and drained well through cloth)½ tsp salt½ tsp nutmeg120 ml milk 120 ml double cream4 pcs eggs220 g honey (slightly warm)Method• Blind bake the sweet...

  • 72 A slice of pie: ten traditional American desserts
    While our American friends get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday 28 November, there's no reason why we can't join in on the fun – click on the photo gallery...

  • 73 Fruity Christmas cake
    Rich dried fruits, nuts and a dash of brandy go into this delicious, no hassle Christmas cake - a classic, tried-and-tested recipe.Ingredients200g Fairtrade dark soft brown sugar175g unsalted English butter...

  • 74 Gluten-free Christmas cake
    Preparation time – 25 minutesCooking time – 1 hourIngredients125g (4 oz.) glaće pineapple125g (4 oz.) glaće apricots250g (8 oz.) pitted dates125g (4 oz.) mixed coloured glace cherries, left whole125g (4...

  • 75 Mary Berry's classic rich Christmas cake
    This is a wonderful, rich traditional fruit cake and can be made up to three months in advance. Allow plenty of time to ‘feed’ the cake with brandy and let...

  • 76 Mini Schwartz Christmas cakes
    This traditional holiday recipe is something families all over Britain look forward to. Making these rich, moist and fruity Christmas Cakes in advance creates excitement about the upcoming festive season...

  • 77 Mini Christmas cakes with soft silver pearls
    Instead of baking just one large Christmas cake, try these gorgeous mini one-bite cakes. They make a perfect Christmas gift for your friends or family too...Ingredients:175g (6oz) butter or margarine175g...

  • 78 Christmas cake pops
    Makes about 32 cake popsIngredients1 x 450g box vanilla cake mix e.g. Betty Crocker Class Vanilla3 medium eggs180ml Ocean Spray® Chilled Cranberry Original juice drink60ml vegetable oil1 tub vanilla buttercream...

  • 79 Mini Christmas cakes
    Ingredients - Makes 9Dr. Oetker Cake Release Spray500g (1lb 2oz) dried fruit10ml (2tsp) Dr. Oetker Natural Sicilian Lemon Extract30ml (2tbsp) orange flavour liqueur75g (3oz) unsalted butter, softened75g (3oz) dark brown...

  • 80 White glace Christmas cake
    Ingredients10oz/275g plain flour8oz/225g butter8oz/225g caster sugar4 eggs4oz/110g Glace cherries4oz/110g Glace Pineapple4oz/110g Glace Apricots4oz/110g Glace Peaches4oz/110g Glace Pears2oz/55g Angelica4oz/110g Ground or chopped almonds2oz/55g Mixed peelFor the icing6 tbs icing sugarA little...



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