Not everyone likes the traditional festive pudding, so why not try a few of these alternatives instead?
Any dessert that brings the words "ridiculously decadent" to mind gets our Christmas table vote. Decorated with cherries, triple chocolate fudge cookies, strawberry jam and biscuits, this is definitely a scene-stealing centrepiece.
The one guaranteed to break us each and every time: we just can’t say no to a toffee sauce-covered pecan-filled pud, even when our Christmas outfit is busting at its sparkly seams.
Christmas is a time for … fooling your friends and family into thinking they’re being served traditional pudding when in fact it's a fancy little chocolate and coffee cake in disguise.
Ladies and gentleman, we're please to introduce to you the never-before-considered option of merging a cheese course and sweet course together in holy matrimony. We give you … drum roll please … the quince cheesecake.
We’ve renamed this pudding the "selection pack pudding" because it's crammed full of Crunchie bars, Maltesers and chocolate. You just know it’s going to taste hella’ good.
It’s frozen. It’s baked. It’s got horns! OK, one of those three statements is not true.
Also known as "the show off", this snazzy little number is a truffle, trifle and Christmas pudding all in one. Something to impress the in-laws perhaps?
Give this dense dessert a decadent festive twist with clementines, orange and ginger.
Fresh, tangy and … you're gonna' have to eat it quick!
A heady, boozy mix of cherry, sponge and thick whipped creamed finished with a sprinkling of "festive snow". Looks like it’s going to be a white Christmas after all.
Sticky and sweet, and a firm festive favourite as far as we're concerned.
No Christmas is complete without a beautiful confusion of cream, custard and toasted almonds, right? Exactly. This version uses panettone in place of more traditional sponge fingers, bringing a touch of Italian class to proceedings. Mamma mia!
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