Trying Tesco’s Christmas Dessert Recipes

*This is a paid advertorial with Tesco

One of my absolute favourite parts of Christmas is getting together with friends and family that I don’t get to see a lot of and enjoying good food together- especialy delicious Christmas dessert recipes.

In my family we have a tradition where we all help to cook on Christmas day but then it’s my turn of boxing day! I love to surprise everyone with whatever new recipe’s I can’t wait to show them, and this year I can’t wait to show them some Christmas dessert recipes!

Tesco have some amazing Christmas dessert recipes that are perfect for impressing- whether for a party, for family or even for a special someone. In fact they looked so good that I couldn’t help myself but to try more than just one! Plus, Bonus! They can both be made completely within half an hour.

The first thing I tried was their recipe for Fig & Cardamom Pavlova that is filled with a citrusy cream/yogurt mix and topped with roasted figs, nuts and a delicious cardamom infused syrup drizzle.

Fig & Cardomom Pavlova



  • 8 Figs, halved
  • 3 Tbsp clear honey
  • 4 Cardamom pods, seed removed and crushed
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon juice ( either fresh or bottled)
  • 300ml Whipping cream
  • 200ml Greek Yogurt
  • Zest of 2 Oranges
  • 2 Tesco finest meringue pavlovas
  • 1 Tbsp toasted blanched hazelnuts, chopped roughly
  • Pomegranate seeds, to serve


  1. Begin by preheating the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C.
  2. Place the figs in a roasting tin ( I used a glass one which made the later process of mixing syrup easier) and drizzle with honey and the crushed cardamom seeds.
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  3. Bake for ten minutes then use a slotted spoon to transfer the figs into a bowl ( allowing any honey to drizzle back into the tin).
  4. Stir the lemon juice into the syrup and then set aside to cool down.
  5. In a large bowl whisk the cream to stiff peaks then fold in the yogurt, 1/2 the orange zest and 1/2 the syrup
  6. When assembling, simple pile a meringue pavlova, half the cream, another pavlova and the remaining cream and then you can decorate with the figs, hazelnuts pomegranate and the remaining zest.
  7. To finish it all off, drizzle with the remaining syrup just before serving.


The second recipe I loved the sound of was something that could be perfect for a party or for a special someone and is the simplest of simple to create but oh so delicious! And we all know Christmas is the time to indulge!


Cranberry Fool ( recipe for 2)


  • 150g Cranberries
  • 75g Caster Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 100ml Double cream
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g 0% fat Greek style yogurt
  • 50g all butter shortbread biscuits, crushed


  1. Begin by placing the cranberries and half the sugar into a medium pan and place over a low heat. Simmer and cook for around 8-10 minutes until the cranberries begin to pop open and then remove from the heat, add the cinnamon and leave aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile pour the cream into a bowl and whisk in the remaining sugar and the vanilla extract until soft peaks have formed, then fold in the yogurt.
  3. To serve simply divide half of the cream between two glasses/jars then spoon over some of the cranberries, crumble over half a shortbread biscuit and then repeat the layers.
  4. I then decorated the jars with some remaining cream, white chocolate Christmas stars and snowflakes and few cheeky Christmas characters ( there are optional , of course 😉 ). Also for the mince pies seen at the end of the recipe video, click here to buy them.

What are your own favourite Christmas dessert recipes ? Do you have any great Christmas family traditions?

* this is a paid advertorial with Tesco however all views expressed within the post are expressly my own and formed with love, as always. 

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One Comment

  1. Those parfaits are the perfect holiday treat. They are decorated so pretty I wouldn’t even want to eat it.

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