The nation's top 5 Christmas desserts

by hellomagazine.com

Christmas pudding is the nation's favourite festive dessert, according to a new poll. But, more surprisingly, the traditional Christmas dessert – famous for typically rounding off family lunches across the country on 25 December – is actually only a favourite of one third of the nation.

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The next most popular sweet treat is a chocolate Yule log, according to the survey of 1,000 members of the British public, with the younger among us preferring the chocolate Yule log over Christmas pudding.

Mince pies – which can be eaten at any time of day, hot and cold and served alongside ice cream, custard and brandy butter, comes in in third place, followed by the lighter dessert option of trifle.

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Christmas cake takes the fifth spot of the 'Traditional Treats' survey by Waitrose.com.

When it comes to favourite festive drinks, homemade alcoholic cocktails win. Over a third opted for Bucks Fizz, while a quarter prefer Irish Coffee and mulled wine. Other cocktails in the mix include eggnog, buttered rum, Mojito and Kir Royal.

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The nation's favourite 5 Christmas desserts - click on the below for recipes

Classic Christmas pudding

Salted Pecan Praline Yule Log

Mince pies

Sherry trifle

Christmas cake