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4 Autumn Dessert Recipes We're Totally Falling For

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Posted on May 14 2018

You know you've fallen in love with Autumn when just looking at the golden gleam of sunrise makes you swoon and stare at the streaks of auburn, and dawn makes you feel at home.

Indeed, fall marks the beginning of a three-month-long cosy weather that brings along a fantastic charm that's both relaxing and inspiring.

Speaking of, don't we feel more inspired to spend more time in the kitchen preparing for our favourite autumn recipes now that the scorching heat of the summer has finally waned? Besides, autumn's bounty such as apples, figs, pears, and pumpkins is turning this season the perfect time for homemade autumn desserts!

In this article, we're sharing some of the best dessert ideas we're sure you're going to get excited about and even fall in love with!

Credits: Delicious. for the recipes and pictures.

Olive oil and passion fruit bundt cakes

Sometimes, you have to get out of your comfort zone to discover something awesome. This tropical fruit may not make it to your fruit salad, but make no mistake about it - passion fruit is a wonderful addition to brownies, ice cream, and cakes.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 150ml passion fruit soft drink
  • 50ml dessert wine
  • 300g plain flour
  • 165g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

Glaze

  • 150g pure icing sugar
  • 60ml of extra virgin olive oil
  • Pulp of 4 passionfruit

 

PROCEDURE

  1. Preheat oven to 170°C and grease and flour bundt cake pans. In this recipe, we are using the mini ones.
  1. Beat eggs for about 2-3 minutes until it becomes light and fluffy using a stand mixer. Lower the speed then after and gradually add oil, wine, and passion fruit drink. Beat until well combined.
  1. Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl and then gradually add to the egg mixture. Beat constantly until fluffy and incorporated.
  1. Pour mixture into prepared cake pans and bake for about 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  1. Proceed for the glaze. Sift icing sugar into a bowl and add a passion fruit pulp, oil, and 1 tablespoon water. Mix well.
  1. Dip the still hot cakes upside-down the glaze, turn them right way up, and transfer to a wire rack. Add any remaining glaze over the cakes and cool completely.

 

Self-saucing Chocolate Pudding


 

This autumn dessert is so decadent but very easy to make, you'd likely whip one after the other.

INGREDIENTS

  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 2 tbs sifted cocoa (plus extra to dust)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • Thickened cream, to serve

 

PROCEDURE

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC and grease a 6-cup capacity baking dish.
  1. In a small saucepan, melt the butter and the milk over low heat. Add caster sugar, flour, 1 tbs cocoa, and vanilla. Stir well to combine. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish.
  1. Mix brown sugar and the remaining cocoa in a bowl. Add 2 cups of boiling water and stir until sugar has dissolved. Carefully pour over the pudding batter and bake for around 35-40 minutes until the top is crisp.
  1. Slightly cool for 5 minutes and then dust with cocoa. Serve with cream on top.

Caramel Apple Pies

If you're fond of apple dessert recipes, then this is a must. Just add ice cream, curl up on the couch, and enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 Granny Smith apples
  • 1/2 110g demerara sugar
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbs custard powder
  • 1 cup dulce de leche
  • Icing sugar, to dust

PASTRY

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/4 cup cornflour
  • 1/4 cup custard powder
  • 200g cold unsalted butter
  • 2 egg yolks, plus 1 extra egg
  • 2 tbs icing sugar
  • 1 tbs demerara sugar

 

PROCEDURE

  1. To make the pastry, place the flour, icing sugar, custard powder and a pinch of salt in a food processor. Combine and add butter. Whiz to fine crumbs.
  1. Add egg yolks and 2/3 cup of cold water. Whiz until the pastry forms to a smooth ball. Enclose in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
  1. For the filling, peel apples, remove cores, and then slice thinly. Put in a pan with sugar, lemon zest, 1/2 cup water over medium heat. Stir well until sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil then reduce heat to low. Cover and cook (stir occasionally) for about 10 minutes or until apples have softened. Set aside to cool.
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease pie dishes. Divide the pastry mixture into two equal pieces. Divide one portion into 4 and then roll out each piece on a floured surface until 3mm thick. Use this to line the base and sides of the pie dishes, leaving 2cm overhanging.  Over each base, sprinkle 1 tsp custard powder.
  1. Divide spoonfuls of the apple filling among the pie dishes alternating with the dulce de leche. Brush pastry edges with a little cold water.
  1. Roll out the remaining pastry and make strips measuring about 3mm thick and 3cm-wide. Weave a lattice pattern over each pie.
  1. Trim excess pastry then crimp pastry edges to seal. Beat whole egg with 1 tbsp cold water and brush over the pastry.  Sprinkle pies with demerara sugar.
  1. Place pies on a baking tray and bake for 20 about minutes. Reduce heat to 180°C and bake for 20 minutes more minutes or until golden. Serve warm, dusted with icing sugar and ice cream.

 

Oreo and Peanut Butter Pie

INGREDIENTS

  • 20 Oreos
  • 175g unsalted butter
  • 400g crunchy peanut butter
  • 175g sifted icing sugar
  • 200g dark chocolate, chopped

 

PROCEDURE

  1. Crush Oreos in a food processor. Meanwhile, melt 75g butter and combine with Oreos. Press into the base and sides of a loose-bottomed tart pan and chill for 30 minutes until firm.
  1. Mix together peanut butter and icing sugar in a bowl and spread in the tart base.
  1. Place dark chocolate and remaining butter in a bowl over a pan of boiling water, but don't let the bottom touch the water. Stir well until it melts. Set aside to cool slightly and then spread over to the peanut butter layer. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

 

There you have it! May we all enjoy and make the most out of everything this season has to bring. Make meal times with your loved ones a pleasurable one with good food, desserts, and then some.

What's your idea of a perfect autumn dessert? Mind to share? Let us know in the comment section below.

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