We’ve put this compilation of warm and cosy desserts together for our northern hemisphere friends who may not have seen these recipes yet as the season changes from warm, to cooler weather.
These recipes are some of our most popular recipes and are the recipes we go to time, after time simply because they’re delicious, and the recipes work.
We’re absolute suckers for any dessert made with apples and pears and these recipes, and others will hopefully make their way into your repertoire of favourite desserts and fit into the warm and cosy desserts category.
French apple cake
is really a lot of apple with a little bit of batter joining the apples together, baked till tender then a sugary, butter topping finishes off the cake. It’s more of a crustless tart than a cake, and perfect for serving after a hearty soup or casserole.
Sicilian Apple Cake
is an easy cake to make. In fact, it’s more a little bit of batter holding loads of sweet sliced apples, raisins and toasted pine nuts altogether. Finished off with a good dusting of sugar and cinnamon, and you’ve made a cake that is a winner.
The apples melt into the batter creating an almost custard like filling, and the raisins become all ‘jammy’ and sweet. The pine nuts add a little crunch all the way through the cake along with the walnut crust on the outside which makes for a great textured cake.
This cake is very moist, and delicious served both hot or cold. Serve with some softly whipped cream for a superb dessert.
Pear and Almond Impossible Pie
is a fabulous pantry standby dessert that only takes minutes to make. I was making this dessert in the early 80’s and it had completely slipped off my baking radar until now. I guess it is the constant quest to discover the next fabulous recipe to make that sometimes a favourite just goes to the back of the pack. Not anymore!
Pear and Almond Crustless Tart
It pays to have a tin of pear halves in the pantry along with almond flour (almond meal) ready to make this delicious dessert. Pear and almonds are one of those food marriages that just works and the good news is it is easily converted to gluten free – just replace the 2 tablespoons of flour with gluten free flour. Top it off with some softly whipped cream and you’re ready to go.
We’ve passed on this recipe more times than we can remember. It’s just one of those simple recipes that present beautifully and everyone enjoys. No messing around making pastry, throw everything, bar the pears in the mixer or food processor, drain the pears and you’re good to go. Too easy!
Polenta Apple and Ricotta Fritters
Easy and delicious you’ll wonder why you haven’t whipped up a batch before.
These little fritters are moist, light and absolutely moreish with a lovely texture from the polenta and ricotta. They are scrumptious served both warm or hot and also marry beautifully with Easy Salted Caramel Sauce for a little extra indulgence.
These little morsels are just the thing to serve at a brunch or sitting by the fire. It’s the sort of thing we like to make when the weather turns a little cooler and you’re just looking for a nice quick little treat to make.
click on the link for the recipe….Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes
Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes
Light and fluffy spiced pumpkin pancakes loaded with cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg then drizzled with maple syrup and butter are just the thing for an indulgent weekend brunch. No ones saying they’re healthy, but boy do they taste good. They’re quick to put together or freeze beautifully for super quick, easy delivery and the recipe doubles easily. What’s not to like!
click on the link for the recipe….Fresh Apple Crumble Cake
Fresh Apple Crumble Cake
is a little winner, and very easy to make. We’re always on the hunt for the next delicious apple cake recipe, and this cake delivers big time.
The base is like a shortbread, with thinly sliced pieces of apple that sort of melt into the sandy shortbread, it’s then baked for a second time, with a delicious creamy custard poured over the apples, then topped off with a buttery, cinnamon crumble. What’s not to like.
Lemon Delicious Pudding
We just love desserts made using lemons and this Lemon Delicious Pudding is a winner. It is quick to prepare and tastes fabulous eaten hot, or cold.
What we really love about this sponge, is that it remains beautifully soft with that fresh baked mouth feel even after refrigerating. Whipping the egg whites and gently folding through the batter is the key to creating this super light and airy sponge.
click on the link for the recipe…..Quick Sticky Date Roll with Butterscotch Sauce
Quick Sticky Date Roll with Butterscotch Sauce
This is a light as a feather sponge cake with a mixture of butter, brown sugar, eggs and flour. The genius of this dessert is the dates which add a rich, sticky sweetness without making it heavy.
This is a dessert that everyone seems to thoroughly enjoy. It’s incredibly moist, filled with softly whipped cream that has some of the butterscotch sauce folded through, then topped with the remaining heavenly rich butterscotch sauce. Delicious!
This dessert is best eaten within 3 days, if it lasts that long!
Apple Tarte Tatin with Star Anise and Black Pepper
Apple Tarte Tatin has to be one of the greatest desserts ever. How flour, butter, sugar and apples can turn into one of the finest desserts in the world is simple, but it does have two distinct watchpoints.
Absolutely delicious caramel apples infused with star anise, black pepper and vanilla baked till golden with a flaky, buttery pastry is on its way!
Pear and Ginger Upside Down Cake
This is a little winner of a recipe. It’s oh so moist, gingery, studded with pecan nuts and topped with sweet, caramel pears.
This is almost a cross between a cake and a pudding and is just as happy being served for morning or afternoon tea, or after dinner.
It’s our sort of dessert in so far as the ingredients are pretty much pantry staples, and it can be made in about an hour.
Brown Butter Apple Cake
Rustic, delicious and packed with chunks of sweet apple and swathed in a glorious, brown butter batter…… The recipe is made in one bowl and can definitely be made without electric beaters.
We are huge fans of apple desserts and this new recipe has absolutely scored a place in our dessert repertoire. The cake is incredibly moist with an airy, and tender crumb. It’s not a sweet cake with the apples bringing the sweetness. The brown butter adds a toffee, caramel note to the batter, which of course is a perfect marriage with apple.
Caramel Apple Poke Cake
Super moist, perfectly spiced and studded with tender pieces of fresh apple. Add to that a creamy, rich caramel sauce that oozes through the cake and you’re in cake heaven. Apple and caramel are a classic pairing, the tart Granny Smith apples meet with the sweet caramel and perfectly balance. Perfect for snuggles in front of the fire!
Lemon Lava Cakes
Soft little sponge cake oozing with a zingy, molten hot lemon curd. They’re incredibly easy to make for such a decadent dessert. Molten lemon curd erupts when you cut into them, marrying the tender sponge cake with the curd.
We never tire of lemon desserts and this winning little recipe is firmly in our repertoire. They’re a lemon lovers dream! Those that haven’t had this gorgeous dessert before, always ooh, and ahh, when they cut into it. Winner!