You definitely deserve a treat this Christmas, so why not try one of these delicious festive favourites from our top chefs?


Mince Pie

Makes 12 portions. 523 kcal per portion.


375g Plain flour

250g Butter

125g Caster sugar

1 Medium free-range egg

2 x 400g Jars mincemeat

2 Tangerines

1 Apple

15g Icing Sugar


Poached Pear

Makes 6 portions. 216 kcal per portion.


1 Vanilla pod

1 Bottle red wine

200g Caster sugar

1 Cinnamon stick

Fresh thyme sprig

6 Pears


Christmas Pudding

Makes 8 portions. 527 kcal per portion.


120g Suet 

120g Breadcrumbs

100g Flour

175g Soft Dark Brown Sugar 

500g Mixed Dried Fruit 

25g Flaked Almonds 

25g Candied Peel 

1 tsp Mixed Spice 

1/2 tsp Nutmeg

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1 Cooking apple 

1/2 Orange, zest

1/2 Lemon, zest

150ml Brandy

2 Eggs 


Panettone Pudding

Makes 2 portions. 566 per portions.


200g Panettone 

20g Butter

150ml Skimmed Milk 

1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence

2 Egg Yolks 

2 tsp Honey 

1 tsp Apricot Jam 


Hot Chocolate

Makes 2 portions. 606 kcal per portion.


400ml Skimmed Milk 

2 tbsp Coconut Milk Powder

4 tbsp Maple Syrup

4 tbsp Cocoa Powder

50g 70% Dark Chocolate

1 tsp Vanilla Extract 


Mulled Wine

Makes 6 portions. 125 kcal per portion.


1 750ml Bottle of red wine (lower price, cabernet sauvignon or merlot)

75ml Apple Juice

3 tbsp Maple Syrup

1 Orange

2 Cinnamon Sticks

1/2 tsp Black Peppercorn

1/2 Teaspoon cloves

3 Star Anise