Traditional Christmas desserts: recipes for mince pies, Christmas puddings and more

If you're hankering for traditional fare this Xmas, you're going to need these Christmas dessert recipes to make sure your feast is suitable festive this year...

If you’re a festive feast purist, you’ll be wanting mince pies, gingerbread men and stollen on your dessert table this Xmas. So gather your ingredients, dust off your kitchen tops and get your mini chefs into the kitchen to help out with these Christmas dessert recipes…

Mince pies


Photography: BBC Good Food

They’re a bit of a love ’em or hate ’em kinda pastry, but this easy recipe by BBC Good Food are, in our humble opinion, really rather delicious. Hot tip: we’ve seen traditional mincemeat filling in read-to-go jars at Cold Storage and Marketplace…


Christmas dessert recipes

Photography: Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver knows a thing or two about whipping up a tasty dish, and his Christmas stollen recipe is especially yummy. German fruity bread done right.

Christmas pudding



Christmas pudding in miniature form is definitely the way to go for a tiny taste of traditional fare. We’re loving this recipe by for teensy deliciousness.

Brandy butter


Photography: Tesco Real Food

So many of these yummy desserts are made even yummier with a big dollop of brandy butter. Okay, so this isn’t something the kids can get in on when it comes to the eating part, but us grownups are totally entitled to a little bit of naughty amongst so much nice, right? There are only three ingredients to this Christmas cheer recipe, and we’ve been using the one by Tesco Real Food.

Eggnog trifle


Photography: Betty Crocker

If you’re counting calories this Christmas, this winter eggnog trifle by Betty Crocker is probably not one to pop on the Christmas dessert table… it’s impossible to resist! Eggnog in a trifle? Inspired.

Gingerbread men

Christmas dessert recipes

Photography: Melanie Cooks

The smell of gingerbread deffo puts us in a Christmassy mood, and we love eating these gingerbread men by Melanie Cook as much as the kiddos love making and decorating them.

Chocolate log


Photography: Hello Fresh

Why make any ol’ chocolate log when you can make the ultimate chocolate log? Dive into this off-the-scale tasty recipe by Hello Fresh for the perfect sweet treat this Christmas.

Now. Who’s hungry?

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