Looking for delicious recipes from the UK to make this Christmas? These popular British Christmas recipes are sure to be a hit with your family and friends this holiday season. Whether you're looking for Christmas pudding or wassail, you'll find something to love!
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English plum pudding is a traditional Christmas dessert made with dried fruit and served with hard sauce. It’s an impressive sweet treat the whole family will love. Best of all, it’s easy to make ahead and enjoy on Christmas Day.
Learn how to make figgy pudding, the Christmas dessert from Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol, with this easy recipe. Figgy pudding is an elegant English dessert that is made with dried fruit and brandy. It’s a delicious treat you won’t want to miss!
This easy recipe for traditional mincemeat tarts will have you coming back for a second one! Add fruit to store bought mincemeat to make these Christmas treats even tastier.
Brandy butter, a sweet and fluffy blend of butter, sugar, brandy, orange zest, and vanilla, is the traditional accompaniment to plum pudding at Christmas. Just mix together the ingredients in one bowl to make this delicious gluten free brandy butter. Everyone will love this classic sauce with plum pudding, bread pudding, or mince pies during the holidays!
Learn how to decorate a round Christmas cake in the traditional British way. The apricot jam, marzipan, and royal icing will transform your cake into a showstopping Christmas centerpiece!
Mixed spice is a British blend that’s perfect for baking apple pies or adding to cake, cookies, hot cross buns, or Christmas baking recipes. It’s a sweet blend you can give as a homemade gift, or use to make delicious tea treats and dessert recipes.
Lemon and orange mixed peel is a DIY recipe for homemade candied citrus peel. These fruit treats are blanched, steeped, and cooked in a simple syrup, then dried out and dusted with sugar. Use in cookies, cakes, sweet breads, and other desserts like French orangettes. This Christmas, make some for holiday gifts and your kitchen will smell heavenly—just like Grandmother’s.
This delicious homemade dinner is the perfect dish for a cold winter evening! Scottish steak pie is made from a rich, chunky beef stew and buttery puff pastry. Everyone will love this comfort food!
Festive wassail is a traditional homemade recipe that is perfect for Christmas or anytime in the winter. Use your crockpot or stovetop to make a big batch of nonalcoholic holiday party punch. Combine five fruit juices and the mulling spices, then let it simmer. Before you drink this piece of English history, toast to a healthy, happy holiday.
Have you made any of these British Christmas recipes before, or do you have a favorite dish from the UK that you serve at Christmastime? Let us know in the comments; I'd love to hear from you!
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