Dessert

15 soul-warming desserts to sink your spoon into this winter

When it comes to the end of a cold winter's night, there's nothing better than an irresistibly comforting dessert to warm you up. From self-saucing pudding to baked apples, these are our best recipes for fighting the winter blues.

Food To Love|Jul 09, 2019

Subscribe to
  • Vanilla custard and burnt-toffee tart

    This crème brûlée-inspired tart is the ultimate in sweet decadence, with its crunchy burnt-toffee topping and oozy vanilla custard filling. Serve chilled or just-caramelised for a satisfying crack and silky inner.

    Nadia|Jul 03, 2019

  • Oat and plum tea cake

    Canned plums bring back memories of warmer days in this tea cake, which also includes oats and almonds to make a light and tasty dessert. Don’t be surprised at how quickly it disappears!

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|Jul 03, 2019

  • Pear tarte Tatin

    A tarte Tatin is fast, simple and always a pleasure to eat. For this pear version, we’ve poached the pears quickly to infuse them with flavour, and to help soften any that are underripe. Enjoy for a sweet and indulgent dessert.

    Nadia|Jul 03, 2019

  • How to host a cosy dinner party in winter

    Here are our tips for hosting the perfect dinner party in the depths of winter, including all our best recipes for keeping everyone warm and nourished. So pour a glass of mulled wine and make a toast to beating the winter blues for another year!

    Food To Love|Jul 01, 2019

  • Chocolate surprise cake

    The surprise is that this cake is full of health-giving beetroot as well as almonds and hazelnuts! Enjoy a slice of moist deliciousness guilt free thanks to this protein and fibre-packed concoction.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Jul 01, 2019

  • Rum chocolate self-saucing pudding

    This classic pud gets a deliciously decadent twist with rum-soaked prunes. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream for a dessert that is choc-full of satisfaction.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Jul 01, 2019

  • Pumpkin and orange buns

    These gorgeous pumpkin and orange buns taste divine, look incredible and are so easy to pull off! Plus they make fantastic use of fresh seasonal winter produce. Serve slathered in icing for a delicious snack.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Jun 21, 2019

  • Cinnamon and fig baked apples with mandarin maple sauce

    Sink your spoon into these glorious baked apples, which are stuffed with hazelnuts, figs and prunes for your taste buds' delight. Serve with our ricotta cream and mandarin maple sauce for a warming dessert that is too good to pass up.

    New Zealand Taste|Jun 18, 2019

  • Walnut, whiskey and salted caramel pie

    This pie is given a lively hint of spice from the addition of rye whiskey, which pairs magically with walnuts and salted caramel. Complete with a homemade sweet pastry base, this recipe is all you need for a winter dessert.

    New Zealand Taste|Jun 18, 2019

  • Spiced pumpkin pie with maple crème

    Mum just loves a pumpkin pie and she’s always experimenting with them. This is her best yet! Served cool with silky maple crème, this luscious pie is everything you could desire in a winter dessert.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Jun 17, 2019

  • Rhubarb galette

    We’ve had fun here with a herringbone pattern on the tart, but you can place the rhubarb in a variety of ways. Try longer strips, or just short pieces spread loosely for a more rustic approach.

    Nadia|Jun 14, 2019

  • Chocolate toffee molten puddings with salted caramel sauce

    It would be hard to find a more heavenly dessert than these chocolate toffee molten puddings, especially when drizzled with our salted caramel sauce. Serve warm from the oven so the liquid filling oozes out when you tuck in!

    Food|Jun 13, 2019

  • Nici Wickes' top 15 gluten-free recipes

    Sticking to a gluten-free diet doesn't have to mean missing out on any of the goodness. From nourishing main meals to tantalising treats, here are Nici Wickes' best gluten-free recipes - they're so good, no one will know the difference!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Jun 10, 2019