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Mincemeat Croissants

We've got lots of food ideas for Christmas Eve dinner. You can try our traditional Christmas Eve recipes, or our Christmas party food. Your current favourite Christmas Eve menu ideas include:

 

  • This succulent Boxing Day ham is a favourite of Pippa Middleton. Oozing with flavour and cooked in apple juice…

    Serves: 8-12

    Total time: 3 hrs 5 mins

  • These cupcakes are a modern twist on the classic mince pie and also freezer friendly. Decorate just before…

    Makes: 18

    Total time: 1 hr 10 mins

  • Check out our easy step-by-step guide to making these mini Christmas treats with our baking video from Woman's…

    Makes: 8

    Total time: 22 mins

  • Bring more to the table by serving maple syrup-glazed roast gammon with your Christmas dinner. Perfect for…

    Serves: 8-10

    Total time: 2 hrs 35 mins

  • For mince pies with a twist, try Jo Pratt's take on the Christmas classic with a festive orange and cinnamon…

    Serves: 12

    Total time: 35 mins

  • Everyone can enjoy mince pies, even those who are gluten and dairy intolerant! Don't be put off by the xantham…

    Serves: 22-24

  • A brilliant salmon and cod fish pie recipe with a flavoursome mash topping made with celeriac, or celery root.…

    Serves: 2

    Total time: 50 mins

    (approx)
  • Layers of crisp pastry, spinach and fish make an impressive treat for a special meal. And if you've got guests…

    Serves: 6

  • From the Hairy Bikers' BBC2 series, Twelve Days of Christmas, this chicken noodle soup is a brilliant way to…

    Serves: 6

    Total time: 2 hrs 40 mins

  • Here's quick and tasty Christmas Canape's with three different filling options all in one recipe!

    Makes: 30

    Total time: 25 mins

    (may need an extra 5 mins)
  • It's the ultimate in comfort food: a hearty pie packed full of flavoursome fish, potatoes, mustard, wine and…

    Serves: 8

  • Hugh says: There are few more spectacular things to put on a table than a whole ham on the bone glazed with an…

    Total time: 6 hrs 30 mins

    (plus 24-48 hours to soak the ham)
  • Delicious spiced warming thick soup for supping on chilly days. Great served with fingers of grilled naan bread.

    Serves: 4

  • If you're looking for a great dinner party recipe, this tasty salmon dish looks impressive and is healthy too.

    Serves: 8

  • Sick of turkey? Try goose for your Christmas dinner instead. The sharp caramelised apples cut through the…

    Serves: 4-6

    Total time: 3 hrs 45 mins

  • Hugh says: There are few more spectacular things to put on a table than a whole ham on the bone glazed with an…

    Total time: 6 hrs 30 mins

    (plus 24-48 hours to soak the ham)
  • Layers of crisp pastry, spinach and fish make an impressive treat for a special meal. And if you've got guests…

    Serves: 6

  • Here's quick and tasty Christmas Canape's with three different filling options all in one recipe!

    Makes: 30

    Total time: 25 mins

    (may need an extra 5 mins)
  • For mince pies with a twist, try Jo Pratt's take on the Christmas classic with a festive orange and cinnamon…

    Serves: 12

    Total time: 35 mins

  • These cupcakes are a modern twist on the classic mince pie and also freezer friendly. Decorate just before…

    Makes: 18

    Total time: 1 hr 10 mins

  • Bring more to the table by serving maple syrup-glazed roast gammon with your Christmas dinner. Perfect for…

    Serves: 8-10

    Total time: 2 hrs 35 mins

  • Everyone can enjoy mince pies, even those who are gluten and dairy intolerant! Don't be put off by the xantham…

    Serves: 22-24

  • From the Hairy Bikers' BBC2 series, Twelve Days of Christmas, this chicken noodle soup is a brilliant way to…

    Serves: 6

    Total time: 2 hrs 40 mins

  • These jewelled Florentines make a lovely Christmas treat for friends and family with a sweet tooth. These…

    Makes: 15

    Total time: 1 hr

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