Regulars to Only Crumbs Remain may have seen my Christmas Pudding recipe complete with chocolate orange flavours! Although I’m a huge fan of Christmas Puddings, I’m completely aware that they aren’t to every body’s liking and many families will be looking for an alternative Christmas dessert this year.
So, with that in mind I have gathered together some amazing alternatives to the traditional Christmas Pudding courtesy of some top UK food bloggers to share with you today. I’m more than sure you’ll find something to whet you’re appetite, though the difficulty may lie in narrowing it down to just one or two!
And if, like me, you are a fan of Christmas Pudding, towards the bottom of the post you will find a couple of alternative ways to serve this traditional dessert.
Simply click on the green recipe title of those which catch your eye to get the recipe.
2 Cheesecake Recipes
- Double Chocolate Cheesecake (no-bake) from Kat at The Baking Explorer. If you’re looking for a showstopper
cheesecake then Kat has you covered with this eye catching dessert which
is certain to be a crowd pleaser.
- Rocky Road Cheesecake from Jenny at Mummy Mishaps. We all know that Rocky Road is a popular treat, so why not be inspired by Jenny and use it as a base for a festive cheesecake.
3 Chocolate Desserts
- Chocolate Tart with Cranberries, Orange and Pistachios
from Eb at Easy Peasy Foodie. With the help of a shop bought pastry
case this rich and seasonal Christmas tart just takes 10 minutes of your
time and will no doubt leave your guests smiling.
- Gluten Free Salted Chocolate Tart
from Rebecca at Glutarama. Rebecca describes her dessert as ‘Death by
Chocolate’, but I’m sure most people are prepared to take the risk!
- Chocolate Ice Cream Bomb
from Clare at Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy. Clare explains that her ice cream bomb can be made with a host of different flavours, I can just imagine the excitement as guests see the inviting layers once it’s sliced into.
3 Trifle recipes
- Raspberry & White Chocolate Mini Trifles from me at Only Crumbs Remain. This popular dessert is made even more special being presented in individual glasses.
- Raspberry Syllabub Trifle – Recipes Made Easy
- Freestanding Raspberry & Glitter Trifle from me at Only Crumbs Remain. Why not wow your guests and present your family trifle without a bowl!
3 Lighter Desserts
- Brandy Snaps with Mulled Fruit Compote
from Claire at Foodie Quine. With wonderful festive flavours of
ginger, cinnamon, and of course a drop of alcohol in the compote, these brandy snap baskets may evoke memories of the 1970s, but they’re sure to be well received by guests.
- Apple Carpaccio from Corina at Searching for Spice. A super light Christmas dessert, which is pretty, colourful and refreshing.
- Muscat Poached Fruit with no-churn honey cake Ice-cream
from Helen at Family Friends Food. Delicious fruit poached with the warming spice
of cinnamon and star anise, and served with an ice cream which sounds delicious.
Cake for Dessert
- Orange Bundt Cake with Salted Whiskey Caramel
from Mabintu at Recipes from a Pantry. The flavours used in this eye catching cake are perfect for Christmas.
- Showstopping Christmas Layer Cake
from Lucy at Supergolden Bakes. This cake is so beautifully festive with layers
of red and green vanilla sponge sandwiched with cranberry compote a
mascapone frosting and finished with a crown of meringue.
More Alternative Christmas Dessert Recipes
- Pomegranate & Kiwi Crown Pavlova
from Lucy at Baking Queen 74. The green and red colours set against
the white of the cream and meringue make this such a wonderful Christmas
dessert. The meringue can be made a day or two ahead of time and
stored in an airtight container until you’re ready to add the cream and
fruit before serving to your guests.
- Orange Posset with Rhubarb and Shortbread by me at Only Crumbs Remain. An incredibly simple dessert to make, which can be made the day ahead.
- Risalamande with Cherry Sauce
from Camilla at Fab Foods 4 All, is a chilled rice pudding dessert with
almonds and cream which is traditionally enjoyed in Denmark on Christmas
2 Alternative Ways to Serve Christmas Pudding
- No Churn Christmas Pudding Ice Cream
from Jacqui at Recipes Made Easy. Jacqui tells us that people who
don’t enjoy Christmas Pudding actually enjoy her Christmas Pudding Ice
Cream. Being a no churn ice cream it’s super easy to make and of course can be made ahead of time.
- Christmas Pudding Cheesecake from Helen at The Crazy Kitchen.
How about using left over Christmas Pudding in a cheesecake? Helen was inspired to made her dessert for a competition hosted by
Selfridges. There’s no surprise that she won!
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What will you be having for dessert at over the festive period?
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