From Yule Logs To Apple Pies, 8 Delightful Christmas Dessert Recipes To Make Your Holidays Magical

From the rich warmth of sticky toffee pudding to the sophisticated twist of pistachio tiramisu, each recipe is a portal to the heart of the holiday spirit.

by Mallika Khurana
From Yule Logs To Apple Pies, 8 Delightful Christmas Dessert Recipes To Make Your Holidays Magical

As the frost-kissed winds weave their way through the streets, ushering in the enchanting spirit of the holidays, there’s an undeniable allure that fills the air—a symphony of laughter, joy, and the tantalising aroma of Christmas desserts wafting from kitchens around the world. Amidst the twinkling lights and crackling hearts, a delightful array of delectable treats emerges, each one a culinary masterpiece crafted to embody the very essence of this magical season. Take a journey through a tapestry of indulgence as we explore a collection of Christmas dessert recipes, ready to elevate your holiday celebrations to enchanting new heights.

Best Christmas Dessert Recipes To Try

1. Sticky Toffee Pudding By Donal Skehan

Donal Skehan’s Sticky Toffee Pudding is a classic dessert recipe that perfectly encapsulates the warmth and comfort of the holiday season. Its rich, moist sponge, soaked in decadent toffee sauce, makes it an irresistible treat for Christmas gatherings. What makes it ideal for Christmas is its indulgent sweetness, which pairs wonderfully with the festive atmosphere. 

2. Pistachio Tiramisu By Food Channel L

The Pistachio Tiramisu recipe from Food Channel L offers a delightful twist on the traditional Italian dessert, making it an excellent choice for Christmas gatherings. The vibrant green colour of the pistachios adds a festive touch to the dish, reminiscent of the holiday season. Its creamy layers and nutty flavours bring a unique and sophisticated element to the dessert table. Despite its elegant appearance, this dessert comes together relatively easily.

3. Rum & Raisin Cake By Jolie.Kitchen 25

Jolie.Kitchen 25’s Rum and Raisin Cake recipe is a delightful addition to any Christmas feast. The infusion of rum-soaked raisins in a moist cake creates a flavour profile that resonates with the spirit of the holidays. The aroma of rum and the sweetness of raisins evoke a sense of nostalgia and warmth, making it a perfect dessert for sharing during Christmas gatherings. This recipe strikes a balance between simplicity and elegance.

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4. Yule Log By Preppy Kitchen

The Yule Log, a Christmas dessert recipe by Preppy Kitchen, is a traditional Christmas treat that brings joy and whimsy to the table. Resembling a log covered in chocolate bark and adorned with festive decorations, this dessert captures the essence of the holiday season. Its playful appearance and delicious chocolatey taste make it a hit among both kids and adults. Preppy Kitchen’s recipe simplifies the Yule Log-making process, ensuring that you can create a stunning dessert centrepiece with ease.

5. Irish Cream Tiramisu By Haniela’s

Haniela’s Irish Cream Tiramisu is a luscious dessert recipe that beautifully combines the flavours of coffee, chocolate, and the creamy richness of Irish cream liqueur. This dessert is perfect for Christmas with its luxurious and indulgent taste, making it an ideal treat for holiday gatherings. Despite its sophisticated flavours, Haniela’s recipe breaks down the steps, making it achievable for anyone looking to add a touch of elegance to their Christmas dessert spread.

6. Chocolate Orange Cheesecake By Step By Step Baking

Step By Step Baking’s Chocolate Orange Cheesecake recipe is a delightful fusion of rich chocolate and zesty orange flavours. The combination of velvety smooth cheesecake with the citrusy tang of orange creates a refreshing and festive dessert. Its decadent taste and vibrant colours make it an excellent addition to a Christmas dessert table. This recipe strikes a balance between simplicity and sophistication, allowing you to impress your guests with minimal effort.

7. Apple Pie By Preppy Kitchen

Preppy Kitchen’s Apple Pie is a timeless Christmas dessert recipe that embodies the essence of a classic Christmas celebration. Its traditional appeal and homely charm make it a beloved dessert during the holiday season. With Preppy Kitchen’s recipe, baking this iconic pie becomes a simple and fun experience for anyone looking to bring a taste of tradition to their Christmas gathering.

8. Gingerbread Wreath By Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana

Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana’s Gingerbread Wreath recipe is a festive delight that adds a whimsical touch to Christmas dessert tables. Shaped like a wreath and adorned with royal icing, this gingerbread creation not only looks stunning but also carries the comforting flavours of ginger and spices. Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana’s recipe simplifies the gingerbread-making process.  It will allow you to create a beautiful and delicious masterpiece for your Christmas celebrations.

Bonus Recipe

No Bake Christmas Cake By Chef Mozanne Karbhari, Sous Chef, ITC Grand Central, Mumbai

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The No Bake Christmas Cheesecake is a delightful dessert perfect for the festive season. Here’s a detailed explanation of the recipe:


  • 1 litre milk
  • 70 grams custard powder
  • 400 grams whipped cream
  • 400 grams mascarpone cheese
  • 30 grams gelatine
  • 50 grams sugar
  • 300 grams soaked fruits (presumably in rum or any preferred liquid)
  • 300 grams crushed biscuits
  • 70 grams butter


1. Prepare the base:
  • Crush the biscuits until they form fine crumbs.
  • Mix the crushed biscuits with softened butter until well combined. This mixture will act as the base of the cheesecake.
  • Press the biscuit-butter mixture firmly into a mould or cake ring to create the base. Ensure it’s evenly spread and compacted.
2. Prepare the cheesecake filling:
  • Bloom the gelatine by dissolving it in water and setting it aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whip together the mascarpone cheese and whipped cream until well combined and fluffy. Set this mixture aside.
3. Make the custard mixture:
  • In a saucepan, boil the milk and sugar together.
  • Once it starts boiling, add the custard powder dissolved in a little milk (to avoid lumps) and continuously whisk until the mixture thickens.
  • Once thickened, remove it from the heat and add the bloomed gelatine to the custard mixture. Whisk thoroughly and let it cool down.
4. Combine and set the cheesecake:
  • Once the custard mixture has cooled down, gently fold it into the whipped cream and mascarpone mixture. Ensure it’s mixed thoroughly but gently.
  • Add the soaked fruits to this combined mixture, distributing them evenly.
  • Pour this cheesecake batter onto the prepared biscuit base in the mould or cake ring.
5. Chill and serve:
  • Allow the cheesecake to set in the refrigerator overnight or for several hours until it firms up properly.
  • The next day, carefully remove the cake from the mould or cake ring, cut it into slices, and serve.
  • Cheers to creating treasured moments around the table with these delectable dessert recipes!

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