20 best Christmas recipes: part 3

Festive recipes that are sure to impress your holiday guests, including Anna Jones’s vegetarian celebration pie, Florence Knight’s buttered lobster and Claire Ptak’s pineapple trifle

Claire Ptak’s pineapple kirsch trifleI love how exotic it is to have pineapples in the kitchen, and the holidays, when local fruit is scarce, is the perfect time to buy a few plump ones. Pineapples and kirsch have a long history together. A French bistro classic is chunks of the tropical fruit soaked in the cherry-flavoured liqueur, served simply, perhaps with a thin crisp biscuit on the side. Turning this combination into a version of the beloved British trifle makes so much sense. I grill t...