John's Christmas canapés

Whether you need ideas for a night in with friends, or christmas day nibbles these are three of John Whaite’s favourite canapés. They don't need to be complicated to impress people - it’s better to use simple, good quality ingredients.

John's tips for perfect canapes

  • Serve two of each different canapé per person
  • Serve at room temperature, so remove from the fridge a good 30 minutes before serving
  • Don’t do complicated. Simple, good quality ingredients are best

Sally Bee's healthy Christmas pudding

Here is Sally Bee's healthy version of the ultimate Christmas indulgence, which can be made even healthier by substituting the brandy for orange juice if you like.

Sally advises that you make this ahead of time after cooking with the steam method, then reheat using the microwave - you'll still get the same wonderful flavour in super quick time.

Instead of brandy butter, serve with low fat crème fraiche with a sprinkle of sugar and a dash of brandy.