Blackberry and apple upside down cake
Nothing says autumn like the combination of blackberry and apple, and here they combine in a deliciously moreish upside down cake that can be enjoyed hot or cold.
Recipe: Blackberry and apple upside down cake
Roast plum crumble with vanilla yoghurt
These sweet and juicy plums are topped with a nutty gluten-free crumble topping and a dollop of vanilla yoghurt. It’s a great way to use up not-quite-ripe plums and they’ll turn soft and tender in the oven.
Recipe: Roast plum crumble with vanilla yoghurt
Roasted orchard fruits
This gorgeously sweet dessert is perfect for large gatherings because it’s suitable for many dietary requirements being gluten-free and easily made dairy-free. Autumn fruit such as pears and blackberries are flavoured with warming cloves, star anise and cinnamon.
Recipe: Roasted orchard fruits
Plum frangipane tart
If you’re lucky enough to be overrun with plums in September this delicious recipe is a great way of using them up. You could use quince instead, if you prefer, in which case roast the quince beforehand to soften them up.
Recipe: Plum frangipane tart
Earl Grey poached pears
These pears gently poached in fragrant Earl Grey tea and lightly drizzled with a rich chocolate sauce make a delicious healthy dessert that’s low in fat but full of flavour.
Recipe: Earl Grey poached pears
In autumn or winter a delicious slice of spiced pumpkin cheesecake is just the thing to round off a dinner party or pair with a cup of steaming coffee.
Recipe: Pumpkin cheesecake
Baked pears in sherry
One of the easiest dessert recipes you can think of, this recipe from Diana Henry is so quick to throw together and ideal for those last-minute family Sunday lunches. Serve with crème fraiche, ice cream or cream.
Recipe: Baked pears in sherry
Fig and pecan parkin slices
Nothing says Bonfire Night like a chunk of traditional Yorkshire parkin, but why eat it just once a year? This recipe uses treacle for a rich flavour and dried figs and pecan nuts for crunch.
Recipe: Fig and pecan parkin
Easy apple crumble
There aren’t many puddings easier than a classic apple crumble, and what’s even better is how simple it is to adjust to suit your tastes. Add cinnamon and sultanas for a strudel-style filling, or a handful of blackberries or spoonful of jam for extra sweetness.
Recipe: Easy apple crumble
Thin tart of pears
Thinly sliced pears are baked on a bed of rich almond cream and crumbly puff pastry to make this decadent autumn pudding that’s served with a dollop of crème fraîche.
Recipe: Thin tart of pears
Pear and almond pudding cake
Cook this gorgeous pudding cake recipe by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and be sure to leave enough to enjoy cold the next day with a cup of tea.
Recipe: Pear and almond pudding cake
Apple, blackberry and elderberry squidgy pudding
This sweet and squidgy autumn dessert is comfort in a bowl as the nights get longer and colder.
Recipe: Apple, blackberry and elderberry squidgy pudding
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