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White chocolate mousse with spiced ice cream

Photo: Jonathan Gregson

Marcus Wareing's white chocolate mousse with spiced ice cream: pale, interesting and generous with the Armagnac. Sounds like someone we’d happily share a table with.

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Figgy pudding trifle

Photo: Kate Whitaker

Trifle is the ultimate boozy dessert: plus, it's covered in cream and custard. Dig into Sarah Randell's old-fashioned tipsy trifle for a taste of brandy, dessert wine and a hint of spice - but no hangover.

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Chocolate brownie, cherry and honeycomb trifle

Photo: Brett Stevens

Chocolate brownie, cherry and honeycomb trifleWhat’s not to like about a bowlful of boozy Crunchie bar with a touch of the Black Forest from expert cook, Sarah Randell?

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Pimm’s cup traybake

Photo: Maja Smend

Ahh, the essence of an English summer, lovingly rendered in cake: it's a Pimm’s cocktail traybake from 2011 Great British Bake Off winner, Jo Wheatley.

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Toffee-apple crumble with whisky custard

Photo: Tara Fisher

A drop of whisky in your custard is an easy way to bring a little booze to the pudding party. And it goes with pretty much anything, not just Annie Bell's cheat's apple crumble made with shop-bought fudge and flapjacks.

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Whisky and ginger truffles

Photo: Dan Jones

Making Lucy Jessop's whisky and ginger truffles isn’t as tricky as you might think, and if you can keep your hands off them, you could even give some away as a present.

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Grilled pineapple with lime and bourbon

Photo: Brett Stevens

And finally, Sarah Randell's grilled pineapple with lime and bourbon is not so much a dessert, more a cocktail you eat with a spoon. And there's nothing wrong with that, we say.