35 Best Christmas Recipes for Summer Entertaining

In Australia, the typical Christmas Lunch comprises of cold drinks, fresh seafood, yummy salads and a roast or two, served hot or in my family’s case, usually cold.

If you’re looking for fresh, new ideas for the festive season and for the special day, then look no further!

I’ve rounded up the very best festive recipes to make your Aussie Christmas Feast go off with a bang!

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Fresh, summery and very festive! This salad wreath is the perfect addition to an Aussie Christmas Feast! And if you want to add a little extra class to this recipe, check out this handy little spiralizing gadget!

Can you really entertain without a cheese platter? I’m not sure, but I’ll play it safe with this Baked Brie with Fig Jam recipe! Sticky, fruity fig jam and creamy, gooey brie cheese smothered over crackers! Yes Please!

Aren’t these just adorable?! Both the kids and the adults will be lining up for these Christmas Oreo Cookies all day long! The cutest way to get into the Christmas Spirit.

Fresh and healthy, this butternut squash and lentil salad will be a real hit on a hot summery Christmas day! It will pair perfectly with the glazed ham or any kind of roasted meat!

I just love iced biscuits! Especially Christmas themed cookies! A cute treat for any age or the perfect homemade present for someone you love. You can find some Christmas cookie cutters right here.

Take your shortbread up a notch this year with this delightful recipe! Almost anything can be improved by adding chocolate and the traditional shortbread is no exception!

In my family, punch is saved for special occasions. Birthdays, parties, celebrations and of course, Christmas. My family and I always look forward to Christmas for the simple little things like punch. This recipe is very festive and is sure to get you into the Christmas cheer as well! And to make it really nice, check out this gorgeous Drink Dispenser.

No Australian Christmas is complete without the Pavlova. This recipe is a brilliant new take on the traditional favourite, making it even more festive with the simple wreath shape!

My Nan thinks that it’s not Christmas without the traditional pudding. So with that in mind, I had to include a recipe in this post for everyone that agrees!

Pork and apple are a perfect match and this glazed ham highlights that beautifully! Succulent and juicy, it’s great served alongside my Apple, Rocket & Pine Nut Salad.

Looking for a present that was made with love? Then look no further than these Homemade Caramels by Garnish and Glaze! Gift them to loved ones or simply make them for Christmas day snacking!

White Bean Stuffed Leg of Lamb by Garlic and Zest

Feeding a crowd? Then this cheesy, pesto pull apart bread wreath is a great go to this holiday season! Served with this tomato dipping sauce, it’ll really hit the spot.

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