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10 Favourite Christmas Dessert Choices

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10 Favourite Christmas Dessert Choices

Don't know what to bake for Christmas? Bring some holiday cheer into your home with these easy Christmas dessert recipes that are guaranteed to get you into the festive spirit.

Choose between classics like chocolate yule log and sophisticated French Christmas cakes to sweet and savoury quiches or poached pears.

If you want to have a selection of bite size holiday treats on hand for carol singers and well wishers try making up some festive shaped shortbread cookies or orange tarts.

Whether you are a beginner or a baking pro, you'll find all these easy Christmas dessert recipes are simple to prepare and yield stunning results.

Green Christmas Pineapple Cake

This striking green centred cake will create a stir at your festive event. Set on a biscuit base the pineapple sponge is covered in marzipan icing, leaving you to get creative with the decoration. Click here for the full recipe.


Go for a festive snowy looking yuletide log if you prefer a light citrussy dessert over the classic chocolate. Click here for the full recipe.

Orange Tarts for Christmas

These elegant individual tarts have pastry cases filled with mincemeat and topped off with marzipan. Click here for the full recipe

Christmas Dried Fruit Compote

This light and healthy dessert brings out the best of aromatic Christmas flavours. Click here to find out more.

Christmas Yule Log

This decadent yule log will make your Christmas feast extra special. Filled with brandy, chestnuts and cream it'll make the perfect finish to your Christmas lunch. Click here for the full recipe.

'Cotilon Chocolat,' French Christmas Cake

Attempt the queen of chocolate cakes if you want to go all out this Christmas. Layers of chocolate mousse and sponge are topped off with some rich dark icing. Click here for the full recipe.

Poached Red Wine Pears

This elegant and healthy dessert is a great choice for those looking for sweet finish without the fuss. Click here for the full recipe.

Shortbread Cranberry Cookies

Make up a batch of star shaped shortbread cookies studded with cranberries as a handy sweet treat to keep in the cookie tin over Christmas. Click here for the full recipe.

Small Pear and Roquefort Quiches

This unusual French dessert is a great choice for cheese loving adults that fancy mixing it up with a sweet and savory finish in one. Click here for the full recipe.

Spiced Cranberry Buttermilk Bundt Cake

This cranberry studded spiced buttermilk cake will make for a healthier dessert option if you've already gone for a calorie overload. It comes from Aimée White, of Food, Je T'Aimée, Click here for the full recipe.

More: Need help planning your holiday menu? Check out our entire assortment of holiday recipes and Christmas dinner ideas.

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