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42 best warming winter desserts

Sticky date pudding

Indulge in the best warming winter desserts

Cuddle up by the fireplace and dig into one of these cosy winter warming desserts from decadent self-saucing puddings to seasonal crumbles and quick and easy mug cakes, there’s something for everyone.

Chocolate pudding

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Heavenly chocolate puddings

A velvety-smooth pudding enriched with dark cocoa and a surprise molten centre. For a tangy twist, try this choc lava pudding recipe with added berries, which balances the deep chocolate flavours with a tart freshness.

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Easy lemon delicious

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Easy lemon delicious

A fluffy, zesty, comforting treat, this lemon delicious pudding is an easy dessert that uses simple pantry items and in-season citrus fruits. Dive in, even if it's for a second helping.

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rum and raisin pudding

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Slow cooker rum & raisin pudding

Give this classic dessert a modern makeover by letting your slow cooker do all the work.  You can relax while it fills your kitchen with heavenly aromas. After a non-alcoholic version? Try using apple juice or grape juice - ideal substitutes for rum.

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pound cake

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Pound cake banana pudding

Make use of over-ripe ripe bananas and pantry staples with this simple, easy comforting recipe. Soft layers of pound cake sandwiched with creamy banana filling turn a quiet night into heaven on a plate.

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Sticky date pudding traybake

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Self-saucing-sticky-date-pudding-traybake

This easy traybake pudding screams comfort with its soft texture and self-made sauce. Serve straight from the oven with a dollop of whipped cream, ideal for movie nights with friends.

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baked rice pudding with raspberry jam

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Baked rice pudding with raspberry jam

Creamy rice pudding paired with the tartness of raspberry jam creates a harmonious balance of flavours in this baked rice pudding recipe. Don’t forget to stir occasionally during baking to avoid a skin forming on top.

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Whipped hot chocolate

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Whipped hot chocolate

Craving a quick winter warmer? Try this frothy, dreamy cloud of chocolate that warms you from the inside out. Use high-quality cocoa powder for a richer taste. A weeknight treat to warm the soul and enjoy a quiet night by the fire.

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Little lemon pudding cake

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Little lemon pudding cakes

These fluffy mini lemon pudding cakes are perfectly portioned and refreshingly light. Simple to make with minimal clean-up, which you can freeze separately and enjoy later, this scrumptious dessert is perfect for entertaining with friends and family.

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Cheats self saucing pudding cake

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Cheat’s self-saucing chocolate pudding

No one will ever know that you made this self-saucing chocolate pudding in your slow cooker, using a cake mix. Be prepared for a gooey, chocolatey delight with every spoonful. This easy warm dessert is just perfect for spontaneous sweet cravings.

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Spiced hot chocolate

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Spiced hot chocolate

Not your regular hot chocolate, this beverage is laced with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. Perfect for those chilly winter nights by the fireplace. Making for a crowd? Double the batch and simmer in your slow-cooker.

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Sticky date pudding

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Sticky date pudding

A freshly baked  sticky date pudding is what dreams are made of. Rich and sweet, you can’t go wrong. For a fruity twist try this fig and date pudding recipe. Don’t overmix the batter; this ensures a soft, moist cake.

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Bread and butter pudding

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Cardamom & pistachio bread & butter pudding

Full of fragrant cardamom, cinnamon and saffron, this bread and butter pudding is an aromatic twist on a classic favourite, perfect to savour on a chilly night in and using up leftover bread. Toast the pistachios lightly for an enhanced nutty flavour.

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Rhubarb and orange doughnut pudding

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Rhubarb & orange doughnut pudding

No need to throw out those not-so-fresh donuts! This fluffy, fruity pudding is a perfectly decadent, easy-to-make way to round off a meal and prevent food wastage.

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Carrot walnut and caramel pudding

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Carrot, walnut & caramel pudding

Carrot, walnut and caramel? Don’t knock it until you try it. These puddings are a spin-off from the much-loved carrot cake, ideal for dinner parties or family entertaining. Roasting the walnuts beforehand can add an extra layer of flavour.

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