November 16, 2021
From Veganuary

When it comes to cooking vegan Christmas dinner, it can be difficult to know where to start. Students at The Vegan Chef School have shared some of their Christmas creations with us so you can make your festive feast extra special.

From Christmas canapes to decadent desserts, these recipes will become family favourites in no time.

Not a fan of traditional Christmas puddings? Not a problem. This creative concoction by Penny Turnbull is chocolatey version of a classic not beloved by everyone. Don’t worry, though: this Christmas Pud Ice Cream is just as rich and flavoursome as the original!

Christmas Pud Ice Cream by Chef Student Penny Turnbull
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If you’re looking for a vibrant and fun Christmas starter, we recommend these Christmas Tree Tarts by Ingrida Jurkeviciute. These flavour-packed treats are ideal for any Christmas spread or can be served as starters.

Christmas Tree Tarts by Chef Student Ingrida Jurkeviciute
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Want to make a stand-out piece for your Christmas main? This Chestnut Cranberry Pie by Elisa Mendes is great for a Christmas canape, starter or main. You can serve these pies piping hot with lashings of gravy or at room temperature with a dollop of cranberry sauce on top.

Chestnut Cranberry Pie by Elisa Mendes, The Vegan Chef School
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Enjoy the rich seasonal flavours winter has to offer with this Savoury Gateau by Darren Roberts. Beautiful and bright, it’s sure to keep your Christmas feast cheerful. This recipe is perfect for either a main or starter.

Savoury Gateau by Student Chef Darren Roberts
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The richness of some Christmas desserts can be too much for some, especially after a heavy main meal. This elegant Amaretto Poached Pear by Molly Collinson has bold, perfectly paired flavours, making it ideal for those who like sweeter, lighter desserts.

Amaretto Poached Pear by The Chef School student Molly Collinson
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This beautiful and bright Herby Stuffed Squash by Jen Moffatt is sure to liven up any Christmas spread. If you’re looking for dishes that are a little healthier than other traditional options, this one is a must-try.

Herby Stuffed Squash recipe by Jen Moffatt, The Vegan Chef School
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This recipe by Simona Cappeddu is the ultimate winter warmer. Flavourful and satisfying, it’s ideal for Christmas spreads or any chilly evening.

Baked Apples With Spiced Rice Pudding
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Love traditional Christmassy flavours? This orange and cardamom ring cake by Patricia Estrada Carmona doesn’t disappoint.

Christmas Cake
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There’s nothing better than a flavourful and healthy stuffing to complete your Christmas dinner or Sunday lunch. This recipe by Shashi Dissanayake can be made ahead of the day and freezes very well.

Spiced Stuffin' Muffin by The Vegan Chef School
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