Top 5 Alternatives To The Christmas Pudding

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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