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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

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Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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).
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  4. Stir the lemon juice into the syrup and then set aside to cool down.
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  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
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  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.
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  7. To finish it all off, drizzle with the remaining syrup just before serving.
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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)

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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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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