Divine desserts

Neil Perry's panna cotta with honeycomb.
Neil Perry's panna cotta with honeycomb.

At your next big dinner party, go beyond the usual suspects for the final, and sweetest, course.

Coconut, date and tamarind cake.

Coconut, date and tamarind cake

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Dan Lepard

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (8)
Date and banana cake with orange icing.

Date and banana cake with orange icing

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (80)
Almond and pear (or apple) crostata.

Pear and almond crostata

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (39)
Ginger cake with lemon and pistachio icing,

Ginger cake with lemon and pistachio icing

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (173)
Lamington cupcakes with quince paste.

Lamington cakes with quince

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (71)
Mandarin and polenta cakes.

Mandarin and polenta cakes

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (74)
Rose and Pistachio Love Tarts.

Rose and pistachio love tarts

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (68)
Raw chocolate mousse.

Raw chocolate mousse

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Emily Williamson

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (94)
Fried ice cream.

Fried ice-cream

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Adam Liaw

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (277)
Bananas in coconut milk.

Bananas in coconut milk

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Adam Liaw

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (70)
Vanilla custard.

Vanilla custard

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (93)
Pear and blackberry pie.

Pear and blackberry pie

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (69)
Lamb, red wine and rosemary pot pie.

Apple and cranberry pot pies

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (97)
Rose meringues with apple curd and toasted almond.

Rose meringue with apple curd and toasted almonds

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (46)
Aperol custard for apple pie.

Aperol custard

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Dan Lepard

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (52)
Apple tart with cardamom shortcrust and tahini-almond filling.

Apple tart with cardamom shortcrust and tahini almond filling

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Dan Lepard

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (46)
cr: Bonnie Savage
Styling by Lisa La Barbera Karen Martini recipe - Clafouti

Roasted rhubarb and ginger clafoutis

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (89)
Neil Perry's vanilla prune tart.

Vanilla, prune and Armagnac tart

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (65)
Dan Lepard recipe - Rich banana ice-cream Hot honey chocolate sauce

Banana ice cream with honey chocolate sauce

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Dan Lepard

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (63)
Spiced caramel rose pear cake, made by Katherine Sabbath.

Spiced caramel layer cake with rosewater cream

  • 2 hrs +
  • Difficult

Katherine Sabbath

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (34)
Banana Chocolate Caramel Tart. Photo: Marcel Aucar

Banana chocolate caramel tart

  • 2 hrs +
  • Easy

Frank Camorra

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (47)
Baked autumn apples with verjuice and clove crumb.

Baked apples with verjuice and clove crumb

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (40)
Frank Camorra's gingerbread, banana and mascarpone trifle.

Roast banana, gingerbread and mascarpone trifle

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (32)
Almond and quince tart.

Almond and quince tart with Spanish sherry

  • 2 hrs +

Neil Perry

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (14)
Burnt honey and yoghurt parfait with
macadamia praline.

Burnt honey and yoghurt parfait with macadamia praline

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (15)
Fig and lemon yoghurt cake.

Fig and lemon yoghurt cake

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (37)
Lemon verbena creme brulee.

Lemon verbena brulee

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (9)
Dark chocolate, pistachio and praline truffles.

Dark chocolate truffles with pistachio and almond praline

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (17)
Coconut sago pudding with passionfruit mousse.

Coconut sago pudding with passionfruit mousse

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (18)
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Lemon meringue pie

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Difficult

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (8)
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Peach pie

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (8)
KLP

Key lime pie

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (29)
Ricotta pancakes with strawberries.

Ricotta pancakes with strawberries

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Frank Camorra

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (79)
Chocolate marshmallow treats.

S'mores

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (161)
Plum and hazelnut streusel cake.

Plum and spiced hazelnut streusel cake

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (23)
Coconut, rose water and watermelon popsicles.

Rose and watermelon popsicles

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Pete Evans

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (21)
Raspberry and yoghurt mousse cake.

Raspberry and yoghurt mousse cake

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (57)
Coconut tapioca pudding with pine-lime granita.

Coconut tapioca pudding with pine-lime granita

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (17)
Pavlova with passionfruit curd.

Pavlova with passionfruit curd

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (11)
Halva panna cotta with chocolate sauce.

Halva panna cotta

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (24)
Strawberry trifle with Pedro Ximenez jelly

Strawberry trifle with Pedro Ximenez jelly

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)
Dulce de leche custard slice.

Dulce de leche custard slice

  • 2 hrs +
  • Difficult

Frank Camorra

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (12)
Christmas cake

My Mum's easy Christmas cake

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Lyndey Milan

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (23)
Chocolate and cacao nib mousse

Chocolate and cacao nib mousse

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (9)
Christmas bombe

Christmas bombe

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Adam Liaw

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (15)
Last-minute spiced Christmas pudding.

Karen Martini's last-minute Christmas pudding

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (21)
White Xmas parfait

White Christmas parfait

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Dan Lepard

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (29)
Neil Perry's cassata.

Cassata with sponge, ricotta filling and marzipan

  • 2 hrs +
  • Difficult

Neil Perry

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (23)
Emiko Davies' raspberry swirl pavlova

Raspberry swirl pavlova with rose-scented berries and pistachio

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Emiko Davies

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (42)
Plum pudding trifle

Plum pudding trifle

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Difficult

Dan Lepard

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (36)
Cherries with mascarpone sabayon.

Cherries with mascarpone sabayon

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (16)
White Christmas with Turkish delight, macadamias and amaranth.

Cherry, macadamia, Turkish delight and amaranth white Christmas

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (22)
Passionfruit and pineapple tart.

Passionfruit and pineapple tart

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (17)
Carrot ice-cream

Carrot ice-cream

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (12)
Pineapple and lime granita.

Pineapple, lime and ginger granita

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (9)
Pear and hazelnut cakes with creme fraiche.

Pear and hazelnut cakes with creme fraiche

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (12)
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Banana bread with salted caramel

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Jill Dupleix

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (43)
Roasted rhubarb

Roasted rhubarb and strawberries with rose geranium and prosecco

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Poached strawberries, honey, labneh and spiced biscuits.

Poached strawberries with spiced biscuits and honey labneh

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Neil Perry

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