Top 5 Alternatives To The Christmas Pudding

Fri, 16 Dec 2016
Frosted Meringue Christmas Pudding with Chocolate Sauce and Toasted Hazelnuts Darina Allen

Lets face it, lots of us are not big fans of the Christmas pudding, and when it comes to the end of the Christmas feast, many people would prefer a lighter alternative, even while wearing elasticated waists. Here’s our top five alternatives to the traditional Christmas pud.


Chocolate Cinnamon Torte

Our Chocolate Cinnamon Torte is a showstopper of a cake and is perfect for any celebration, but especially good during the festive season. Thin cinnamon biscuits are layered with whipped chocolate cream to create a tall tower which is rich and decadent and good for feeding a large crowd.


White Chocolate And Cranberry Cheesecake

This white chocolate and cranberry cheesecake is the perfect mix of sweet and sour to mark the end of a fabulous feast. Crunchy Amaretto biscuits make a decadent base, while a homemade cranberry compote adds a festive feel to this gorgeous cake.

Chocolate Hazelnut Yule Log Avonmore

Avonmore’s Chocolate Hazelnut Yule Log

This chocolate yule log, shared by Avonmore and created by Rozanne Stevens is a brilliant way of including your kids in the kitchen this Christmas. What better way to finish the meal than with a dessert they made themselves?

Frosted Meringue Christmas Pudding with Chocolate Sauce and Toasted Hazelnuts Darina Allen

Frosted Meringue Christmas Pudding

Leave it to Queen Darina Allen to come up with a frosted meringue Christmas pudding. This recipe is from A Simply Delicious Christmas and like all her recipes, hits all the right notes with everyone who tastes them.

Profiteroles; pastry

Profiteroles With Chocolate Sauce

Create a profiterole tower for Christmas day, adding a little brandy to the chocolate sauce to add a festive flavour. This is indulgent and delicious.

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