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November 24, 2011

We all know that feeling of the clock ticking away and trying to throw an impressive pud together, then disaster strikes and you end up with one big mess.  Well, the supermarket shelves are decked out with some fab ready-made desserts right now, so avoid any kitchen catastrophes and buy one of our tried and tested suggestions.

Christmas Candle – sponge, white choccy mousse and a poached cherry and raspberry compote in a chocolate case… it’s a show stopper – £12, Marks & Spencer.

Extra Special Raspberry Torte – looks sophisticated, tastes fabulous – £5, Asda (

The Best Christmas Pudding Cheesecake – even if you don’t like a traditional figgy pud, you’ll love this – £7, Morrisons.

Finest Belgian Chocolate, Fruit & Nut Wreath – shortbread biscuits, chocolate ganache, oodles of fruit and nuts… it’s dreamy – £15, Tesco (

Taste The Difference Raspberry, Pomegranate and Prosecco Jelly with Kiwi – fruity, zingy and a hint of booze, just what you want when you’re fed up with rich, heavy puds – £7, Sainsbury’s (

TELL US What’s your favourite sweet indulgence?