Hosting a dinner party, having friends over for lunch or bringing a pudding to a foodie gathering? Make the most of one of these make-ahead dessert recipes to save yourself on time and stress on the day. We have 18 mouth-watering options, from luxuriously creamy cheesecakes, all the way through to buttery tarts generous with filling.
Peach Frangipane Tart from The Great British Bake Off: How to Turn Everyday Bakes into Showstoppers by Linda Collister
For more irresistible pavlovas, have a look at our collection of best-ever pavlova recipes.
Twice-baked Raspberry Ricotta Cheesecake with a Thyme Crust from Konditor & Cook by Gerhard Jenne