Autumnal fruit desserts

The colder winter months give us the perfect excuse to fill up on comfort puds, such as fruit crumbles, apple pies and pear tarts. Tuck in to our fruit pud recipes, and don't forget the custard.

Autumnal fruit desserts

Crumbles

Indulgent pear and dark chocolate crumbles

Indulgent pear and dark chocolate crumbles

Poached pears and Frangelico chocolate custard make a lovely dessert combination in this crumble recipe.

Spicy apple and pear crumbles with blackberry cream

Spicy apple and pear crumbles with blackberry cream

This posh fruity crumble, in individual servings, is a recipe to impress.

Butterscotch banana crumbles

Butterscotch banana crumbles

No one can resist bananas covered in butterscotch sauce and a crumble topping - absolute dessert heaven.

Apple cinnamon crumble

Apple cinnamon crumble

Apple crumble is everyone's favourite dessert, but this one is super-charged with cinnamon for an even bigger warming effect.

Plum and apple crumble

Plum and apple crumble

Celebrity chef Rachel Allen says: “Everybody loves crumble and adding oat flakes to the topping gives a nice, crunchy texture.”

 


Pies, puddings and sponges

Free-form blackberry and apple pie

Free-form blackberry and apple pie

This comforting seasonal pie has a simple fold-over pastry crust for a rustic homemade look.

Blackberry and apple roly-poly pudding

Blackberry and apple roly-poly pudding

A sweet slow cooker recipe? Yes, and you'll taste the difference, too! Alternatively, it's possible to oven-cook this roly-poly.

Sussex pond pudding

Sussex pond pudding

This is an intensely lemony sponge; ideal for people who don’t want too much sweetness in a pud.

Almond, apple and pear sponge

Almond, apple and pear sponge

A fragrant and fruity sponge recipe. For extra decadence, serve with clotted cream.

 


Tarts

Raymond Blanc's tarte Tatin

Raymond Blanc's tarte Tatin

This sensuous dessert was invented by the Tatin sisters. All the elements of pleasure are here in Raymond Blanc's recipe: dark caramel, sweet, acid apple and crisp pastry. Serve with the very best full fat crème fraiche or a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.

Chocolate tarts with mulled pears

Chocolate tarts with mulled pears

You don't need to be an expert to make these tasty chocolate tarts from master patissier Eric Lanlard. You just need a bit of patience and preparation.

Pear and frangipane tart

Pear and frangipane tart

This amazing pear tart recipe was created by a Michelin-starred chef. Serve it up to your friends and they'll think you deserve a star, too.

Salted caramel tarte tartin

Salted caramel tarte tartin

This combination of salted caramel and apples makes a divine tarte tartin, ideal at the end of an autumnal feast

 

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