Christmas feasts

Jane and Jeremy Strode's Christmas pudding (recipe below).
Jane and Jeremy Strode's Christmas pudding (recipe below).

A Christmas feast in Australia can be traditional or lean towards the unconventional.

Whatever your approach, we have the recipes and tips to help you plan your feast.

Here you'll find recipes for nibbles, main courses with all the trimmings, and desserts both hot and cold. Plus what to drink with each course, and some tips from the experts too.

Merry Christmas and happy eating!

Neil Perry's summer pudding.

Summer pudding

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (26)
Eggnog panna cotta with frosted berries

Eggnog panna cotta with frosted berries

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Italian Christmas strudel

Italian Christmas strudel

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Bridgette Hafner

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (6)
Stephanie Alexander's Christmas mincemeat

Stephanie Alexander's Christmas mincemeat

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Stephanie Alexander

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Stephanie Alexander holding Emily Bell's Christmas Pudding on a platter.

Emily Bell's Christmas pudding

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Stephanie Alexander

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (6)
Christmas trifle

Christmas trifle

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Stephanie Alexander

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (6)
Christmas Mule. Karen Martini CHRISTMAS recipes for Epicure and Good Food.

Christmas mule

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (8)
Stollen

Stollen

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

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Fail-safe brandy butter

Fail-safe brandy butter

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (6)
Neil Perry's roast turkey.

Green beans and hazelnuts with burnt butter

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Glazed Christmas ham.

Soy and citrus glazed baked ham

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Caroline Velik

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Neil Perry's roast turkey.

Roast turkey with ricotta stuffing

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Roasted stuffed ocean trout.

Roasted ocean trout with sultana and pine nut stuffing

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Seafood platter.

Seafood platter

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Jeremy and Jane Strode

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (6)
Prawn salad with asparagus and mango.

Prawn salad with asparagus and mango

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Stephanie Alexander

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Spiced nuts

Spiced nuts

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Stephanie Alexander

Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
White Christmas

White Christmas

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Lynne Mullins

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Panforte

Panforte

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Bridgette Hafner

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Vanillekipferl

Vanillekipferl

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Bridgette Hafner

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Shortbread stars

Shortbread stars

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Lynne Mullins

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Gingerbread biscuits.

Festive gingerbread biscuits

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)
Festive rocky road

Festive rocky road

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Lynne Mullins

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)