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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)
  • Gordon Ramsay says: 'This is an impressive dish and one that's easier than it looks. This beef Wellington makes…

    Serves: 4

    Total time: 1 hr 10 mins

  • Woman's Weekly's Cookery Editor, Sue McMahon, shows us how to make her luxury fish pie recipe in this simple…

    Serves: 4-6

    Total time: 50 mins

  • Put down that tin opener! If you can chop up veg, you can whiz up a hearty homemade leek and potato soup in…

    Serves: 4

    Total time: 50 mins

  • Veggies can often miss out at Christmas - but no-one will feel hard done by with this deliciously rich and…

    Serves: 4-6

    Total time: 1 hr

  • Find out how big a turkey you will need to feed your family and follow the turkey timer instructions to find…

  • For a festive treat, take the time to make Paul Hollywood, from Great Food Live's adaptation of marzipan-filled stollen

    Serves: 6-8

  • This mince pies recipe takes a bit of time to prepare and you need to make the mixture the day before - but…

    Makes: 24

  • 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

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