Find fresh ideas for Christmas desserts to wow a crowd and take your time over at the end of the big meal.
If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional Christmas desserts, we’ve got loads of ideas for special dishes that really make an impact. From refreshing sorbets to blow-out trifles, there’s loads of tasty inspiration below.
Jamie loves this frozen classic. It’s a sort of cross between a summer pud and an Arctic roll, and it’s sure to wow!
BONKERS BREAD & BUTTER PANETTONE PUDDING TART
Turn festive panettone bread into something even more tasty in this super-easy pud.
BLACK FOREST FROZEN CHEESECAKE
This is a great make-ahead dessert that will definitely impress your guests! The joy is it can sit in the freezer until you’re ready to eat it.
MRS OLIVER’S MASSIVE RETRO TRIFLE
A really good trifle recipe never goes out of fashion. This fruity number’s a Christmas tradition at our house – and it looks amazing when it’s finished!
Jamie’s Christmas take on the decadent yet simple Italian dessert, lightened up by pairing mascarpone with glorious ricotta cheese.
PEAR TART TATIN
Some dishes need no introduction. Sweet pears, fragrant warming spices and crisp pastry. Heaven.
SAFFRON POACHED PEARS
For a lighter, fruitier option, poach pears with saffron, cinnamon and cardamom, then drizzle with cream to serve.
The combination of hot juicy peaches in their own incredible syrup with soft yet crisp little scone-like dumplings is just amazing.
CHOCOLATE CLAFOUTIS WITH CARAMELISED ORANGES
This grown-up chocolate sponge is gorgeously gooey and sticky in the middle.
DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
This chocolate mousse recipe is chock-full of delicious ingredients – it’s a real treat! Serve with soured cream and bashed-up sesame snaps.
MULLED WINE SORBET
Light, refreshing and really unusual, this festive sorbet is a great way to round off your Christmas dinner.
CLASSIC MINCE PIES
This is Jamie’s nod to traditional mince pies, with a little twist, as the addition of beautifully sweet squash really lightens the classic mix.
For more deliciously festive ideas, head to our one-stop Christmas page, with recipes, videos, how-tos and gift ideas.