Want to make the best Christmas desserts ever? Celebrate the holiday season with one or two (or maybe more) of these festive treats. These are the best Christmas desserts from our Recipes section and we are thrilled to be sharing them with you. All are gorgeous to look at but even more delicious to devour. Take your pick among cakes, cookies, puddings and tarts. Enjoy!
Fans of the tropics will enjoy this colorful Christmas cake made with pineapple and almonds. Green, red and showered with snow, how much more Christmas can a cake get? Flavoured with candied pineapple on a shortbread base, the green almond flour cake is covered with a rum-based marzipan and a chocolate ganache.
Cinnamon biscuits are a classic winter staple, but adding kirsch, a cherry liqueur to the dough, makes it a festive holiday treat. Punch a small hole on one tip of the star-shaped dough before baking to make them edible decorations for the tree!
Despite being gluten-free, this strudel with candied orange, cinnamon and vanilla gets a soft, moist crumb thanks to chia seeds, psyllium husk and xantham gum. Much easier to pull together than a real German strudel, this is a great recipe for those who want the holiday effect without having to spend laborious hours to get the perfect dessert.
Dazzle your holiday table and guests with these decorated mini Christmas cakes! Full of dried fruit, candied citrus, holiday spices (and booze!), these individual-size Christmas cakes may be small but they are big on the Christmas cheer.
Christmas in Italy cannot be complete without a panettone. This Christmas cake usually takes days to prepare, but these mini versions make the job a whole lot easier. Try this Italian classic that goes great with coffee, semifreddo after a meal, or even turn it into a French toast the morning after.
Dried fruit and spices make this classic Christmas pudding from England simply scrumptious. Making Christmas pudding is a labour of love, so set aside some extra time, get the kids involved, and enjoy the process.
A super light chocolate sponge made with egg whites is filled with whipped cream and fresh raspberries. This chocolate raspberry roll is easy to make and sure to impress!
Blood oranges are fragrant and sweet, and this zesty tart made with organic blood oranges from Sicily is the pefect palate cleanser after dinner. Try it for your seafood themed Christmas dinner.
Italian panforte gets its sweetness from honey and dried figs. The perfectly rich slice to end a Christmas meal, this classic Tuscan Christmas treat is best enjoyed with Vin Santo, an Italian dessert wine.
Trifles look impressive but are probably the easiest desserts to pull together. This fruit trifle recipe with custard is a traditional Christmas dessert that is delicious and easy to make, and is prepared with mixed fruit and cream on the top. Go all out and decorate with Persian fairy floss and some edible silver (or gold, if you prefer) leaf!