6 sweet treats and decadent desserts to make ahead


    Getting food prep timings right on Christmas Day can be a logistical nightmare! To help eliminate stress from the kitchen this festive season, we’re sharing some foolproof dessert recipes, that can made days in advance, making sure you’ve plenty of time to open presents and pour yourself a glass of Bucks Fizz on the big day.

    Gingerbread cheesecake

    Gingerbread cheesecake Easy Food
    Cheesecakes are wonderful make-ahead desserts, as they can be kept in the fridge for days. Simply remove from the springform tin and decorate to your heart’s content when ready to serve.

    Dark chocolate, sea salt & olive oil pots

    Dark chocolate, sea salt & olive oil pots
    If you’re looking to serve individual desserts this silly season, then these dark chocolate pots are a must! They’re also brilliantly budget-friendly, calling for just five ingredients.

    Ultimate mincemeat pies

    Ultimate mincemeat pies Easy Food
    Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a batch of homemade mince pies. Prepare at your leisure and pop in the freezer to enjoy all season long.

    Classic sherry trifle

    Classic sherry trifle
    Preparing this decadent dessert days in advance is highly recommended as it only gets better with age, with the sherry continuing to absorb into the light and fluffy sponge. Add the whipped cream on top when ready to serve, then sprinkle with grated chocolate, flaked almonds, or fresh berries.

    Biscoff tiramisu

    Biscoff tiramisu
    Another fabulous showstopper to make ahead of time this festive season, our Biscoff tiramisu is a family favourite and is sure to impress dinner guests this Christmas.

    Gluten-free gingerbread cookies

    Gingerbread cookies Easy Food
    If you’re looking for a scrumptious sweet treat to tuck into while decorating the Christmas tree, or while watching Home Alone for the seventh time this month, we’ve got you covered with these gluten-free gingerbread biscuits. Store in an air-tight tin and this beautiful bake will last all week long.

    Looking for even more festive dessert recipe inspiration? Check out our collection of budget-friendly recipes, here.