The Best Christmas Desserts

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Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas if you didn’t over indulge a little on the day. And what better way to do so than with a cracking pud that doesn’t skimp on the calories?
From the classic steamed pudding to some slightly more alternative options, we’ve got something for everyone on our list of the best Christmas desserts.

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christmas dessertsMary Berry’s Christmas Pudding

The ultimate dessert on Christmas Day, Mary Berry has made a normally technical pud super simple! This one has to made in advance to mature, but it can’t be beat when it’s placed in the middle of the table engulfed in a bright blue flame.

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christmas desserts Gordon Ramsey’s Cranberry Mince Pies

These lovely mince pies are a great twist on a classic, as the addition of cranberries gives them a lovely tang. Hand these out at a party for a gorgeous festive bite, or indulge yourself in one with a big spoonful of clotted cream.

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christmas dessertsLevi Roots Stem Ginger Ice Cream

This lovely spicy ice cream is full of festive flavour. The ginger gives a real heat to it, which is balanced perfectly by the rich and creamy ice cream. This is perfect for when all that dried fruit and the huge tin of chocolates have gotten a little bit too much!

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christmas dessertsSemifreddo with Boozy Chocolate Sauce

Rich and creamy, semifreddo literally translates as ‘half frozen’, so expect a slightly softer version of ice cream. This particular one is packed with Christmas pudding, so it’s great if you have loads of leftovers, and has an extra indulgent touch with boozy chocolate sauce.

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christmas dessertsCinnamon Fig Tart

Figs are at their prime this time of year, as they are sweet, juicy and full of delightful Christmassy flavours. Paired with the warming spice cinnamon and surrounded by light a crispy puff pastry, this is a perfect dessert for those who aren’t partial to mincemeat.

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christmas dessertsBlood Orange Sorbet with Champagne

This refreshing sorbet could be just what you need after the excessive amount of food on Christmas day. The blood orange is delightfully sweet and mixes together perfectly with that ultimate indulgence – Champagne.

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christmas dessertsChocolate Orange Cheesecake

These yummy little cheesecakes are great if you’re having a smaller Christmas. They can be made a few days in advance so you don’t have to worry about them on the day, and the citrus tang from the orange gives a lovely festive kick.

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