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Showstopping Christmas Food


Let the countdown commence…

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ow do you do Christmas in your house? Maybe you love serving up the classics,

or have your own new traditions? Whatever style of gathering you’re hosting this year, from a three-course dinner, to a buffet or drinks party, or even if you’re just looking for some nice treats for your biscuit tin, we’ve got all the delicious goodies you need to see you through the festive season. This book brings together our edit of the most showstopping products that are available in-store and online. However You Do Christmas – Everyone’s Welcome at Tesco.

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CONTENTS

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What’s inside Christmas time

Party time

All you need for the big day, however you celebrate!

Snackable food and drink for festive get-togethers

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32-38 Sharing food

Starters

10-13 Turkey & poultry

39-41 Tipples

14-15 Vegetarian & vegan

Treat time

16-17 Alternative mains 18-19 Wine

Seasonal biscuits and sweet bites to enjoy any time

20-21 Sides

42-45 Festive bakes

22-27 Puddings

46-49 Sweet treats

28-29 Cheese

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Sherry

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CHRISTMAS TIME

All the delicious dishes you need for the main festive meal, from starters through to desserts

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hether you’re planning to cook traditional turkey with all the trimmings, or prefer something a bit different on Christmas Day, this section is packed with ideas to help you serve a sumptuous feast that’s sure to delight your guests on the 25th of December. From British free-range, heritage Narragansett turkey (p10), to alternative roasting joints, such as the succulent 21-day-aged rib of beef (p16), and gorgeous vegetarian and vegan centrepieces, like the spiced cauliflower wellington (p14), there’s something for everyone. Plus, a great choice of starters, sides, beautiful desserts and perfect wines to match them with.

3 things to love at Tesco this Christmas

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Turkey for everyone

A whole bird is perfect for feeding a large crowd, but if you’re hosting a smaller gathering, or just want to save time with a ready-prepped joint, there’s a great range in-store, including fresh and stuffed crowns and parcels.

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Veggies galore

If meat isn’t your thing, or you’re expecting veggie guests for dinner, we have a host of delicious meat-free mains and special vegetarian starters to choose from. We’ve also got lots of tasty vegan options packed with festive flavour.

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Professional finish

If you fancy adding a little shimmer and shine to your celebration menu, look no further than this year’s Christmas desserts, which come sprinkled with edible glitter, shimmering snow, gilded toppings and a touch of festive magic.

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1 Smoked Salmon £6.40, serves 4 This responsibly sourced salmon is cured and kiln-smoked over oak and beechwood for a delicate flavour. Then it’s left to mature to allow the flavour to develop before slicing. Available now 240g (£2.67/100g)

New beginnings

Start your meal with stunning seafood, rich, velvety paté or veg wrapped in golden pastry


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3 Ready to Eat Prawn Cocktail £5, serves 4 This party favourite combines juicy cold-water prawns with lashings of Marie Rose sauce. Spoon onto lettuce leaves to serve as edible dishes and sprinkle with a little cayenne pepper for a colourful finish. Available 18 Dec 400g (£1.25/100g)

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2 Finest Shellfish Platter with Marie Rose Sauce £15, serves 6

This decadent sharing platter features plump jumbo king prawns, easy-peel black tiger prawns and hand-garnished Thai-style Orkney crab mousse canapés. Drizzle over the accompanying Finest Marie Rose sauce, which is made with generous splashes of sherry and brandy. Available 18 Dec 600g (£2.50/100g)

4 Finest Coquille St. Jacques £6, serves 2

Made to a classic French recipe, this dish combines velvety scallops and plump, juicy king prawns in a smooth, creamy white-wine sauce. Finished with a cheese-and-chive crumb that’s crisp, golden and gluten-free. Available 18 Dec 260g (£2.31/100g)

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STARTERS 6 5

5 Finest Drunken Duck and Cherry Parfait Kilner £3.50, serves 3 ’Tis the season to be jolly, and this delicious duck parfait with brandy, red wine and port is bursting with festive cheer. Available 3 Dec 125g (2.80/100g)

6 Finest Langoustine and Salmon Pâté Kilner £3.50, serves 3 Rich and creamy, this light pâté made with langoustines and poached salmon is topped with a crème fraîche mousse. Available 3 Dec 125g (£2.80/100g)

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7 Finest Chicken Liver Parfait and Sloe Gin Glaze Quenelle £3, serves 2 Spread this smooth and buttery parfait onto thin slices of crispy toast – laced with Cognac and a sloe-gin glaze – it’s a traditional dish with a luxury festive twist. Available 3 Dec 100g (£3/100g)

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8 Finest Wild Mushroom and Spinach Vol-au-Vents £3, serves 1 A vintage starter receives a sophisticated makeover with wild chanterelle, black trompette and cep mushrooms encased in buttery pastry with a parsley crumb. Great for vegetarians and carnivores alike. Available 10 Dec 200g (£1.50/100g)

GOES WELL WITH… Beetroot Salad £1.10 This crunchy, tangy salad, with its punchy vinaigrette complements the creamy, earthy flavours of these vol-au-vents. 305g (36p/100g)

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FINISHING TOUCH Scatter with some chopped fresh parsley or dill to take your salmon canapés to the next level

9 Six Finest Smoked Scottish Salmon Cheesecake Canapés £4, serves 6 These savoury canapés have an oatcake base topped with creamy layers of prawn, lobster and watercress mousse, hand-finished with smoked Scottish salmon. Serve as party food or as a starter with a few salad leaves. Available 18 Dec 150g (£2.67/100g)

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Birds of distinction Make Christmas Day special with one of these spectacular turkeys

10 Finest British Free Range Heritage Narragansett Turkey £36-£58.59

WHILE STOCKS LAST

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A real showstopper, this heritage-breed bird is reared slowly in lush pastures with plenty of freedom to roam and forage. This results in full-flavoured, succulent meat. Available 19 Dec. While stocks last Medium: Serves 10-12 (4kg-5.25kg) Large: Serves 13-15 (5.26kg–6.51kg) (£9/kg)


TURKEY & POULTRY 11 St. Clement’s Turkey Trio £15, serves 8

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A selection of gourmet turkey favourites: succulent basted breast; breast stuffed with pork, lemon and thyme stuffing and wrapped in bacon; and a rolled thigh with orange and cranberry stuffing. Available 19 Dec 1.8kg (83p/100g)

12 Finest British Free Range Heritage Narragansett Turkey Crown £32-£48, serves 9-14

This smaller cut from our heritage-breed turkey is the perfect centrepiece for smaller groups. It’s quicker to cook and easier to carve than a whole bird, without compromising on quality or flavour. Available 19 Dec 2-3kg (£16/kg)

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How I’m doing Christmas... Meat Product Development Manager Kaysha Gupta gives us her top turkey tips For me, a great Christmas turkey is one that has loads of flavour. I usually blend a mix of butter, black pepper, chopped herbs (fresh thyme, sage and rosemary), lemon zest and crushed garlic, then push the mixture under the skin that covers the turkey breast and massage it all over the meat. This creates a wonderful layer of seasoning that also bastes the bird as it cooks. Christmas isn’t Christmas without lashings of gravy, which I make using stock from the giblets. I simmer

them in water, with onion, bay, peppercorns, any spare carrot peelings and a stick of celery if it’s in the fridge. The longer the stock simmers the more tasty it is, so I usually try and make it a day ahead and simmer gently for a minimum of 2-3 hours. To make sure you have the tenderest turkey, don’t forget to rest your bird once it’s cooked. Cover with foil and let it sit for at least 30 minutes to allow all those lovely juices to absorb back into the meat before carving. My top tip for carving is claim that this year you’re having a ‘rustic’ Xmas, that way there’s no pressure to cut perfect slices!

For a great guide to carving turkey visit, tes.co/TurkeyCarving

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TURKEY & POULTRY

13 Finest British Free Range Chicken Crown with Pork, Leek, Pancetta and Thyme Stuffing £10, serves 4 Dressed with dry-cured pancetta that’s smoked over oak and beechwood, this mouthwatering on-the-bone corn-fed chicken breast crown comes with gluten-free pork, leek, pancetta and thyme stuffing. Available 1 Dec. While stocks last 0.9-1.1kg

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FINISHING TOUCH 15 Give your ready-made gravy a little extra oomph by adding a splash of cider vinegar or sherry to the pan, then gently simmer to let it mellow

14 Pork, Sage & Onion Stuffed Whole Turkey £21.80-£38.15, serves 10-14

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Prepared by trusted butchers, the quality of these turkeys, reared on approved British farms, is guaranteed. They come with a traditional pork, sage and onion stuffing, topped with smoked, streaky bacon to lock in flavour. Available 19 Dec 4-7kg


Why we love it... Shimmering with a pineapple glaze, this bird makes a truly stunning, alternative centrepiece

15 Finest British Free Range Golden Goose ÂŁ36-ÂŁ48, serves 4-6

Plump for something different this year and serve a stunning goose with a fruity, golden glaze. Reared in spacious grassy paddocks on family farms, the meat is naturally dark, rich and big on flavour. Available 19 Dec 3-4kg (ÂŁ12/kg)


Glorious veg

Make delicious roots and cauliflower the focus of your festive table with these special centrepieces

16 Finest Cauliflower Wellington £6, serves 2

Give your vegan guests something special with this meat-free main that’s big on flavour – a whole cauliflower is rubbed with turmeric and surrounded in a festive-spiced duxelle, all wrapped in golden puff pastry. Available 17 Dec. While stocks last 580g (£1.03/100g)

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VEGETARIAN & VEGAN 17 Finest Vegan Roasted Vegetable Galette £5, serves 4

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Add colour to your Christmas spread with this glorious tart. A black pepper and thyme pastry crust encases a roast carrot, parsnip and squash filling with spiced mulled wine beetroot, all topped with pumpkin seeds for extra crunch. Available 12 Nov 680g (74p/100g)

3 great veggie trimmings

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12 Sage & Onion Stuffing Balls £2

These vegetarian stuffing balls are a traditional blend of herbs, onion, butter and breadcrumbs, seasoned with salt and pepper. Roast and serve alongside your veggie main. 336g (60p/100g)

Tesco Gravy £1.50

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Onions are gently cooked with vegetable stock, French red wine, roasted garlic, porcini mushrooms and thyme for a silky and smooth rich veggie gravy, with balanced flavour. 500g (30p/100g)

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Finest Pink Lady Apple Leek & Herb Stuffing £1.40

This vegan stuffing is made with ciabatta breadcrumbs, croutons, Pink Lady apples, leeks and rosemary, parsley, chives, sage and thyme. 130g (£1.08/100g)

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Love me tender Guests are sure to fall for these super-succulent cuts of aged beef, rolled pork and garlicky lamb 18 Bone-in Rib of Beef

£69-£126.50, serves 10-18 This mouthwatering rib of beef makes a stunning festive roast and is great for feeding a crowd. Sourced from trusted farmers and chosen for quality, the beef has been matured on the bone for 21 days. Fat marbling throughout adds a rich, deep flavour and keeps the meat tender. Available 12 Nov 3-5.5kg (£23/kg)


ALTERNATIVE MAINS

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19 Finest Crackling Three Pork Roast with Apple, Cranberry and Honey Stuffing £10.50-£12.60, serves 6 A succulent roasting joint that combines tender pork belly and shoulder, rolled around a fruity pork stuffing and topped with perfect crackling. Available 10 Dec 1.5-1.8kg (£7/kg)

20 Easy Carve Lamb Shoulder with Wild Garlic £14.11-£29.40, serves 5-12 Give lamb lovers a treat. Infused with wild garlic butter for an intense flavour, this cut is prepared for easy carving. Cook slowly for tender, melt-in-the-mouth results. Available now 1.1-2.1kg (£14/kg)

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3 great spuds you’ll like

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Baby Potatoes with Herb Butter £1

Salted butter and a tasty herb and mint dressing ensure these baby spuds are big on flavour. They microwave in minutes, too.

360g (27p/100g)

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Mashed Potato £2.25

Made with milk and butter for a smooth and creamy taste, this seasoned mash is perfect for serving with your roast, along with lots of gravy. 800g (28p/100g)

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Mini Roast Potatoes £2

These delicious-tasting roasties come with a handy sachet of garlic and herb oil, and come ready to go straight in the oven. 500g (40p/100g)

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22 Finest GSM £8 The three letters in the name refer to the three grapes used for this easy drinking red – Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre. It’s rich in flavour with notes of spicy fruit. Available now 75cl

23 Finest Argentinian Malbec £7.50 From the famous Argentinian wine-making family, the Catenas, this full-bodied malbec is made from grapes ripened, then picked by hand, in the foothills of the Andes. It’s rich in blackberry and plum flavours. Available now 75cl

21 Finest Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc £7.50 This IWC Silver award-winner is made in Marlborough, New Zealand. The maritime climate and strong winds in the region give the grapes that grow there an intense flavour, and make for a gooseberry scented wine. Available now 75cl

24 Finest Saint Mont £6

Bottle up Add these extra-special varieties to your wine rack to enjoy with food or simply with friends

Delicately light and crisp, with notes of citrus and white peaches, Saint Mont is made from rare local grapes from the south west of France. A great way to start your meal. Available now 75cl


WINE

Perfect match

Tesco wine team give us their expert tips for food and wine pairing, and which of the season’s best wines to serve with your Christmas dishes

Great with... rich veggie mains

Great with... turkey and trimmings

The blackberry and plum flavours in this elegant malbec, and its long, fruity finish, mean it stands up well to deeply flavoured dishes like the earthy Finest Mushroom and Spinach Vol-au-Vents (p8). Finest Argentinian Malbec, £7.50 (75cl)

Ripe with gooseberry, passion fruit, and herbal notes, this wine is a great option for Christmas Day as it balances beautifully with turkey as well as veggie mains or sides.

Great with... seafood

Great with... roast beef

Not just an apéritif, Champagne is a great partner for subtle yet rich seafood, such as Smoked Salmon (p6), dressed with a squeeze of lemon, or Coquille St. Jacques, with its creamy sauce (p7). Finest Premier Cru Champagne, £19 (75cl)

Finest Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, £7.50 (75cl)

Rich and deeply flavoured, this fruity yet fragrantly spiced wine has an underlying savouriness which makes it the ideal drop to enjoy with a meaty roast. Serve a bottle with the Finest Bone-in Rib of Beef (p16). Finest GSM, £8 (75cl) Shop in-store or order online at tesco.com/christmas 19


25 Goose Fat Potatoes £3, serves 4 Everyone’s favourite side dish is given the special treatment – these potatoes are cooked in goose fat for the perfect golden, crunchy exterior and fluffy middle. Available 10 Dec 800g (37p/100g)

26 Red Cabbage & Apple £2, serves 2

Winning trimmings Make your guests feel like VIPs with these super-tasty sides

27 Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Herb Butter £2.50, serves 2 Even the fussiest eater will find it hard to resist these Brussels sprouts that come with crispy bacon and a delicious garlic and herb butter with parsley, thyme and chives. Available 10 Dec 300g (83p/100g)

This no-prep vegetable dish is full of flavour. Red cabbage and apples are cooked until just tender, just reheat and serve with your Christmas lunch. Available 10 Dec 300g (66p/100g)


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GOES WELL WITH… Add these delicious condiments and sauces to your Christmas shopping to give festive dishes a luxurious lift.

Finest Cranberry Sauce £1.50 220g (68p/100g)

Finest British Bramley Apple Sauce with Kentish Cider £1.50 200g (75p/100g)

28 28 Christmas Shapes Roasting Tray £1.75, serves 4 Ready to roast, everyone will love this selection of seasonal shapes made from sweet potato, butternut squash and swede. Available 10 Dec 300g (58p/100g)

Wholegrain Mustard 55p 180g (31p/100g)

29 Finest Pork, Cranberry and Bramley Apple Stuffing Stars £2.50, serves 6 Your sides will be the star of the show with these festively shaped stuffing portions. British pork is blended with Bramley apples, cranberries, honey, herbs and spices. Available 26 Nov 300g (83p/100g)

Redcurrant Jelly 85p 340g (25p/100g)

30 Jumbo Pigs in Blankets £2, serves 4 If you love pigs in blankets, go the whole hog with these full-size pork sausages that have been lightly seasoned with parsley, white and black pepper and wrapped in streaky bacon. Available 26 Nov 274g (73p/100g)

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Hot Horseradish Sauce 55p 180g (30p/100g)

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Decadent desserts Keep everyone sweet with these luxurious puds that are sure to add sparkle to your celebrations

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PUDDINGS

31 Finest Christmas Snow Globe £12, serves 6 This stunning winter dessert has layers of raspberry compote, silky smooth custard, light mousse and gooey fudge brownie and cream. All topped with chocolate trees and baubles. Available 17 Dec 921g (£1.30/100g)

32 Finest 30 Profiterole Wreath £10, serves 10

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A beautiful centrepiece made with golden choux buns, filled with light, yet indulgent chocolate cream. It’s drizzled with white and dark chocolate, then hand-finished with chocolate decorations. Available 17 Dec 653g (£1.53/100g)

33 Free From Mince Pies £1.75, serves 4 See page 43 for details.

34 Finest Spiced Magical Woodland Cheesecake £10, serves 6 Add a little magic with this spiced-caramel cheesecake that’s decorated with a woodland scene and has a salted caramel centre, cinnamon-biscuit base and Charlotte Rousse sponge. Available 12 Dec 736g (£1.36/100g)

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35 Finest Black Forest Meringue Wreath £5, serves 8 Crisp chocolate meringue with a gooey centre is topped with silky chocolate cream, a fruity cherry kirsch drizzle and shards of chocolate. Serve in generous slices with extra cream, if you like. Available now 467g (£1.07/100g)

36 Finest Sticky Toffee Wreath £10, serves 6

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This has all the flavours of a classic sticky toffee pud, plus a little extra, with layers of sweet sponge, date pieces, rich caramel and maple mousse, topped with a chocolate pine cone. Available 17 Dec 757g (£1.32/100g)

37 Chocolate Yule Log £6, serves 10

A delight for chocoholics – light, fluffy chocolate sponge is encased with layers of Belgian chocolate sauce, British cream and Belgian chocolate fudge, then decorated with milk and white chocolate shavings. Available 26 Nov 760g (79p/100g)

38 Finest Black Forest Profiteroles £4, 12 pieces We’ve combined two favourites to create these choux buns. Fruity cherry crème pâtissière works perfectly with rich Belgian chocolate sauce, plus red lustre adds a festive touch. Available 10 Dec 252g (£1.59/100g)

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39 Finest Belgian Chocolate and Caramel Trees £10, serves 4 Crack open these edible shimmering trees made with handcrafted Belgian chocolate to find rich chocolate mousse, oozing caramel, honeycomb and fudge pieces on a delicious brownie base. Available 12 Dec 400g (£2.50/100g)

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40 Finest Chocolate and Ginger Cake £12, serves 18 Delicately spiced with stem ginger, this stunning cake features delicious layers of orange curd and Belgian chocolate buttercream. It’s hand-decorated with chocolate pieces and a printed collar. Available now 980g (£1.22/100g)

Why we love it... This embellished cake makes a showstopping dessert and is perfect for feeding a crowd


PUDDINGS

41 Finest Yule Log ÂŁ3.50, serves 8 Who can resist a classic yule log? This light chocolate sponge is rolled by hand, then decorated with Belgian chocolate frosting for the perfect festive centrepiece. Available 26 Nov

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42 Finest Christmas Pudding ÂŁ8, serves 8 This pudding, infused with Courvoisier Cognac, is made to a 100-year-old recipe and matured for 12 months for a deliciously moist texture and wonderful full flavour. Available now 907g (88p/100g)

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PUDDINGS

GOES WELL WITH... These special bottles are the perfect pairing for your festive desserts and cheese, and a great way to round off a meal Finest PX Sherry £6 Sherry is such a great match for desserts – especially fruit cake. This Spanish Finest PX Sherry is made using Pedro Ximénez grapes and has a sweet, figgy flavour, which really complements the rich fruit and spices in a classic Christmas pud. Available now in selected stores 37.5cl

Finest Premier Cru Rosé £22 This lively pink fizz is made with Premier Cru Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. This gives the wine a refreshing citrus taste, with red berry flavours, which makes it a lovely match for fruity desserts such as the Finest Black Forest Meringue Wreath (p23). Available now 75cl

43 43 Nut and Alcohol Free Christmas Pudding £2, serves 4 Serve up a pud that everyone can enjoy with this delicious nut- and alcohol-free version. It’s made to a classic recipe by expert pudding makers and comes packed with flavoursome fruit and spices. Available now 454g (44p/100g)

44 Finest Free From Christmas Pudding £1.50, serves 1 It may be gluten-free, but nothing has been taken away from the quality of this Christmas pudding. Laced with Courvoisier and rich in fruit, nuts and festive spices, it’s been matured for a deep flavour. Available now 100g (£1.50/100g)

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FINISHING TOUCH Try adding a sprinkle of cinnamon and soft, light brown sugar to double cream as you whip it, then serve with your Christmas pud

Finest Saint Mont £6 White wine may not be an obvious choice to serve with your cheese course over the festive season, but this Finest Saint Mont is a fantastic pairing for soft cheese. Light, dry and crisp, with delicate notes of citrus fruit and ripe white peach, it’s great with creamy French Brie or smooth, tangy goat’s cheese. Available now 37.5cl

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On the board

Put together a tempting platter of beautiful cheeses, luxury crackers and chutneys

45 Finest Cheese Box £10, serves 20 Featuring Red Leicester Bite, matured for a distinctive crunch; St Endellion Brie, made with Cornish double cream; Montagnolo Affine, a soft cheese with subtle blue notes; nutty flavoured Le Gruyère AOP; and Wensleydale with Cranberry & Blueberry. Available 19 Nov 820g (£1.22/100g)


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46 Finest Port Infused Aged Blue Stilton £3, serves 8 This fantastic mature Stilton has been gently aged and infused with Finest Port. The end result is a rich, full-flavoured cheese with fruity notes. Available 19 Nov 250g (£1.20/100g)

FINISHING TOUCH Style up your festive cheeseboard with crackers and fruit, such as figs, black grapes or pears. Nuts and dried fruit go well with rich cheese such as vintage Cheddar or Stilton. Add a sweet yet tangy chutney or try a drizzle of honey – it’s great with goat’s cheese or aged hard cheese such as Gruyère or Manchego

3 great choices for cheese

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Finest Fig & Balsamic Chutney £1.50

A deliciously sweet and tangy relish made from wild Turkish figs and balsamic vinegar of Modena. It’s the ideal partner for crackers and your favourite cheese. 295g (51p/100g)

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Mixed Nuts £3

Why not serve this tasty mix of almonds, cashews hazelnuts and walnuts with your festive cheeseboard? They’ll add a crunchy contrast to the creamy flavours.

250g (£1.20/100g)

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Rosemary Crackers 95p

Light, crisp and golden, these moreish crackers are flecked with aromatic rosemary and then topped with a sprinkle of sea salt. They’re a must-have for any Christmas cheese plate. 185g (51p/100g)

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Boxing clever

Rustle up an easy Boxing Day buffet with this beautiful gammon and tasty extras

47 Crackling Gammon Joint with Maple and Bourbon Glaze ÂŁ16, serves 13 This crowd-pleaser is part-boned, cured and hand-scored for perfect results when roasting, giving a sweet, sticky crackling. Available 26 Nov 2.8kg (80p/100g)


BOXING DAY

4 great buffet table heroes

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Mustard Piccalilli 95p

This chunky mix of sliced cauliflower, silverskin onions, gherkins, mustard and spices will add a real kick to classic meat platters and cheeses on your festive table.

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Finest Coleslaw and Baby Potato Salad £1.75

Supercharge your party buffet with this half-slaw, half-spud salad in a rich crème fraîche and chive mayonnaise.

350g (27p/100g)

400g (44p/100g)

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220g (73p/100g)

Peppery Babyleaf Salad £1.25

A delicate mix of peppery rocket, red babyleaf lettuce, fresh mizuna and spinach. It’s a versatile salad to perk up any spread.

Garlic & Rosemary Flatbread £1.60

These handcrafted, soft flatbreads are made with olive oil and topped with an aromatic rosemary and garlic spread, then baked to perfection. Great for sharing.

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48 Spiced Vegetable Roll Selection £2, serves 9 Puff pastry treats with three tempting vegan fillings: Moroccan spiced cauliflower, spiced and roasted butternut squash, and katsu curried vegetables. Available 12 Nov 270g (74p/100g)

49 Finest Baking Brie with Dried Cranberries and Golden Raisins £6, serves 8 Pop this whole cheese, topped with dried berries and a Grand Marnier and cranberry glaze, into the oven, then serve while still oozy and warm with hunks of bread so everyone can dip in. Available 19 Nov 500g (£1.20/100g)

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PARTY TIME Wow your guests with this brilliant selection of hassle-free canapĂŠs, luxurious small bites and gorgeous party drinks


SHARING FOOD

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52 Finest Angus Beef Bresaola £3, serves 2 Made with top side of Aberdeen Angus beef, characteristic marbling gives this delicious meat a unique tender texture and delicate taste. Available 3 Dec 80g (£3.75/100g)

53 Finest Prosciutto with Prosecco DOP £2.50, serves 4 This traditional Italian cooked ham is made with specially selected pork leg cuts and infused with Finest Prosecco. Available 3 Dec 120g (£2.08/100g)

54 Finest Continental Meat Platter with Manchego £10, serves 8 A selection of Spanish and Italian charcuterie, this sharing platter features serrano ham, garlic salchichón, chorizo, beechwood-smoked speck, salami Milano and coppa, plus Manchego cheese. Available 3 Dec 300g (£3.33/100g)

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50 Olive & Antipasti Platter £5, serves 8 A flavoursome sharing platter featuring pimento-stuffed olives, green and black olives in delicious herby dressings, a sundried tomato and red-pepper dip, marinated slow-roasted tomatoes, BBQ giant corn, and crunchy tomato and chilli breadsticks. Available 3 Dec 550g (90p/100g)

51 Finest 12 Olives of Christmas £5, serves 7 There’s a type of olive for every day of Christmas in this impressive selection – including Greek Kalamata, Peruvian Alfonso, Queen Green, Turkish Edremit and Moroccan dry black varieties. Available 3 Dec 259g (£1.93/100g)

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56 Mini Sticky BBQ Ribs £3 Marinated in smoky spices and slow-cooked for a melt-in-themouth finish, these mini ribs will disappear in no time at all, so make sure you’ve got plenty to go around. Available now 340g (88p/100g)

55 12 Mini Beef Yorkshire Puddings £5 Filled with tender slices of roast beef and creamy horseradish, these mini Yorkies are a great addition to any festive buffet. Available 10 Dec 155g (£3.22/100g)


SHARING FOOD

Why we love it... All Tesco chilled party food cooks at the same temperature in the oven, making hosting a breeze

57,58 57 Eight Potato Wrapped King Prawns £5 Looking for the perfect buffet dish? Get your party off to a flying start with these stunning king prawns wrapped in crispy potato. Available now 200g (£2.50/100g)

58 10 Hot & Spicy Prawns £3 Succulent with a spiced coating, these prawns fried in butter are perfect for a sharing platter or make a great festive starter. Available now 130g (£2.31/100g)

59 Pigs in Duvets £5, serves 12 Move over pigs in blankets! These pigs in duvets bring together succulent pork sausages hand-rolled in delicious bacon and puff pastry, with a dipping pot of cranberry sauce. Available 12 Nov 330g (£1.51/100g), plus 70g dipping pot

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4 great party dips Add a little kick to your buffet table with these versatile and interesting dips that are packed with flavour

Finest Moroccan Inspired Houmous £1.20

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Mayo with Chipotle 85p 250ml (34p/100ml)

182g (66p/100g)

Beetroot Tzatziki £1.50 182g (82p/100g)

Pea and Spinach Dip £1.50 182g (82p/100g)

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60 Pizza Dippers £3 These dough sticks are filled with cheese and come with a tomato-rich sauce for dipping. Just heat and serve. Available now 332g (90p/100g)

61 Halloumi Fries £3 Golden and crunchy on the outside, with warm cheese in the middle, these halloumi fries are sure to be a big hit. Available now 192g (£1.56/100g)

62 Cheesy Bites with Nacho Cheese Filling and Crunchy Tortilla Crumb £3 A clever take on the Mexican sharer. Bite-sized chunks of spicy cheese are coated in crumbed tortilla chips for a party snack that’s sure to make your guests say olé! Available 10 Dec 240g (£1.25/100g)

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SHARING FOOD 63 12 Finest Mushroom Arancini Bites with Caramelised Onion Dip £4 These mushroom rice balls are rolled in breadcrumbs then deep-fried, and have an oozy three-cheese filling. Both veggies and meat-eaters are sure to enjoy them. Available now 280g (£1.43/100g)

64 Eight Finest Hog Roast Crackling Sliders £5 These delicious mini burgers come with succulent pulled pork and crispy crackling. The only trouble is, they’re so moreish that just one is never enough. Available 10 Dec 240g (£2.08/100g)


SHARING FOOD

65 Six Chocolate Cookie Cups £3, serves 6 Inspired by an American favourite, these unique little cups are filled with Belgian chocolate and British cream, and hand-finished with edible gold lustre. A treat everyone will love. Available 12 Dec 144g (£2.08/100g)

66 Eight Raspberry & Lemon Cheesecake Bites £3, serves 8 Pieces of sweet and creamy cheesecake topped with swirls of tart fruit sauce. These lovely mini treats are the perfect bite-sized desserts for any party. Available 12 Dec 216g (£1.38/100g)

67 Six Melting Middle Chocolate Puddings £3, serves 6 Chocolate is the ultimate crowd-pleaser and these fun-size desserts have a surprise in store – a Belgian dark chocolate sauce centre. Available 12 Dec 202g (£1.48/100g)

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Raise a glass

Toast the occasion with these special sparkling wines and sophisticated spirits

68iFinest Prosecco DOC £8 Here’s a bottle of fizz that will go down well with everyone and suit all budgets – a smooth Prosecco DOC with fruity notes of peach, pear and citrus. Available now 75cl

69 Finest Premier Cru Champagne £19 Every festive party needs some bubbles, so pop open this Gold Medal-winning Champagne made with Premier Cru grapes. Crisp, light and delicate, it’s the perfect partner for canapés. Available now 75cl


TIPPLES 71 Chapel Down Bacchus Gin £34 Take G&Ts to the next level with this aromatic gin that’s infused with juniper, coriander, elderflower and lavender. Available now in selected stores 75cl

72 Chapel Down Curious Brew Lager £7 Brewed with hops and fine English malt, this premium lager is re-fermented with Champagne yeast for a fruity, fragrant sparkle. Available now in selected stores 6 x 330ml

70 Chapel Down Brut NV £22 Crisp, elegant and bursting with fine bubbles, this sparkling wine from England’s leading wine producer has notes of red apple, strawberry and lemongrass, and makes a great apéritif. Available now 75cl


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Discover the world of Aerstone 10-year-old single malts. Choose ‘smooth and easy’ Sea Cask or ‘rich and smoky’ Land Cask. Available now, exclusive to Tesco 70cl

74 Low Alcohol Sparkling White £2.75 With less than 0.5% alcohol, this sparkling wine from Spain is a lighter option, but is still bubbling with refreshing citrus flavours. Available now 75cl

75 Low Alcohol Sparkling Rosé £2.75 Brimming with gorgeous strawberry flavours, this lively Spanish rosé is perfect with desserts and low on alcohol, too. Available now in selected stores 75cl

76 Finest Franciacorta DOCG £15 Made using traditional methods, this Italian fizz is bursting with ripe fruit and has a hint of brioche and a magnificent dry finish. Available now 75cl

GOES WELL WITHÉ Finest Savoury Snacking Selection £3 This lovely collection of cheesy morsels includes seedy breadsticks, tasty twists and buttery palmiers. Perfect nibbles to enjoy with a glass of fizz. 225g (£1.33/100g)

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77 Finest Mince Pies £2, serves 6 Voted ‘Best Mince Pie’ in 2017 by Good Housekeeping, tuck into all-butter pastry shells, filled with vine fruits, glacé cherries, almonds and walnuts with Italian citrus peel and festive spices – all infused with Courvoisier VS Cognac. Available now 6-pack (33p per pie)

TREAT TIME Delight friends and family with these classic bakes and sweet treats that are a joy to share


FESTIVE BAKES

How I’m doing Christmas Seasonal Bakery Product Development Manager Stephanie Bacon on how she serves mince pies

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78 Finest Iced Rich Fruit Cake £10, serves 12 Bursting with sultanas, raisins and cherries, this rich, traditional fruit cake is iced to perfection with decorative holly leaves. Available now 907g (£1.10/100g)

79 Free From Mince Pies £1.75, serves 4

Pull out all the stops with these deep-filled gluten- and milk-free treats. Rich crumbly pastry is packed with fruity mincemeat. Available now 270g (65p/100g)

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Buttery, golden mince pies are one of the joys of Christmas. This year our Finest Mince Pies come with a splash of Cognac and are a real treat, and we also have some great Free From options made with rich, gluten-free pastry, too. They’re lovely served at room temperature, but I think a mince pie is even more delicious warmed up. They just need gentle heating in the oven to bring out the flavours of the filling, plus you also get a wonderful festive aroma throughout the house as they bake. For that extra indulgence, I love serving mine with rich clotted cream or a brandyflavoured cream. Or pairing it with a slice or two of marzipan or cheese – both go brilliantly with the fruitiness of the pie – it’s the perfect afternoon snack.

GOES WELL WITH… Finest Brandy Butter £2.35 Made with milk from Jersey cows, this luxurious butter is laced with Courvoiser VS Cognac. Pile on top of warm mince pies for a festive treat. Available 19 Nov 200g (£1.17/100g)

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80 Nine Mini Christmas Cupcakes ÂŁ3.50 They may be mini, but these gluten-free cupcakes are bursting with mighty flavours. Choose between rich vanilla with a toffee frosting or spiced ginger with a ginger frosting and cute gingerbread decoration. Available now 165g (ÂŁ2.12/100g)


FESTIVE BAKES

FINISHING TOUCH Dust with icing sugar and a little orange zest to bring out the citrus notes of this Italian delicacy. Perfect enjoyed with a cup of freshly brewed coffee

81 Free From Mini Panettone £3, serves 1 Your gluten-free guests will love the flavours of this Italian festive loaf. Packed with sultanas and candied orange peel, it’s Christmas on a plate. Available now 100g (£3/100g)

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Christmas confections Choose from our seasonal selection of rich and buttery, or gently spiced biscuits, and decadent chocolates and sweets


SWEET TREATS

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82 Free From Gingerbread House £4

83 Scottish Shortbread Assortment Tin £4

Here’s an edible gift that will keep the kids amused. Our clever kit contains a gingerbread mix, icing sugar and vegetarian jelly beans, so they can create a house that’s fun, delicious and free from milk, wheat and gluten. Available now 420g (95p/100g)

The recipe for these buttery biscuits has been passed down generations of Scottish bakers. The rich, crumbly treats come in a striking tin, making it a great gift for a friend. Available now 500g (80p/100g), 27 biscuits

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85 Finest Belgian Chocolate Biscuits £4 Keep a packet of these indulgent biscuits in the cupboard for unexpected guests. Covered in milk chocolate and finished with festive sparkle, you could even leave some out for Santa! Available now 163g (£2.45/100g), 9 biscuits

GOES WELL WITH… 84 Finest Mince Pie Cookies £4 Tesco bakers have given the humble cookie a fruity festive makeover. Filled with delicious mincemeat and dusted with fine sugar, you can either warm them in the oven or devour them straight away. Available now 200g (£2/100g), 8-pack

Finest Earl Grey £1.50 Brew a pot of this fragrant black tea, with notes of bergamot and citrus, to enjoy with your festive biccies. Serve with a slice of lemon or just a splash of milk. 125g, 50 bags

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Why we love it... These gorgeous sweets are a lovely gift, and a great way to end a special meal

86 Finest Fudge: Brandy Butter, and Cranberry and Clementine £4, serves 4 Made in small batches, this creamy, crumbly fudge comes in two festive flavours – boozy brandy butter and cranberry and clementine which comes with plump pieces of fruit. Available now 200g (£2/100g)

87 Finest Gourmet Chocolate Mallows £3.50, serves 3 Enjoy this grown-up take on the childhood favourite. Marshmallow pieces are covered in Belgian milk chocolate, and decorated with white chocolate drizzle and edible gold lustre for a seasonal touch. Available now 130g (£2.69/100g)


SHERRY 88 Finest PX Sherry ÂŁ6 This delicious Spanish sherry is made in Jerez from grapes that are laid out to dry in the hot sun. This gives it a distinctively sweet, velvety finish with aromas of raisins and figs. Available now in selected stores 37.5cl

FINISHING TOUCH Try pouring this sweet sherry over vanilla or festive-spiced ice cream for an easy yet special dessert


How to shop In-store You can buy these festive products in selected Tesco stores. Subject to availability. Visit tesco.com/store-locator to find your nearest store. Availability dates are included in this guide, or call customer services on 0800 50 5555 for more details.

Online Visit tesco.com to purchase your groceries, wine and alcohol online. Subject to availability. Choose a Home Delivery slot to see available times or select Click+Collect.

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Tesco Showstopping Christmas Food  

Let the countdown commence… How do you do Christmas in your house? Maybe you love serving up the classics, or have your own new traditions?...

Tesco Showstopping Christmas Food  

Let the countdown commence… How do you do Christmas in your house? Maybe you love serving up the classics, or have your own new traditions?...