Fruit ice lollies make great desserts. They can be made with fresh or frozen fruit, and require very little preparation. However, you will need a lolly mould and lolly sticks. A blender or chopper and a sieve come in very useful too.
Fruit meringue swirls are bite sized portions of meringue combined with the juice of the fruit of your choosing. Our recipe uses raspberries, but strawberries, blackberries or blackcurrants would work really well too.
Growing rhubarb, and making rhubarb crumble, is easy to do and much appreciated by friends and family. This is an every day rhubarb crumble recipe, reducing the amount of sugar and fat to a tasty but healthy minimum.
Melon smash makes a sweet, light tasting, refreshing desert. It is quick to make containing melon, mint, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. The recipe involves no cooking, simply place all the ingredients together and blitz.
Compotes use significantly less sugar than jam and this helps the fruit flavours burst through. Tayberry compote is a favourite, but it is easy to substitute for more readily available fruit like raspberries or blackberries.
A breakfast to look forward to. Compote contains much less sugar than jam and is full of the vitamins of fruit. Compote can substitute jam on toast, but really shines when combined with yoghurt and muesli to create a delicious breakfast meal.
Red gooseberry jam is a great way of enjoying a bumper crop of gooseberries, and if you have friends and family that find gooseberries a little sharp to taste, turning gooseberries into jam may change their minds.
Plums become even sweeter when cooked, and this recipe shows off plums to their best poaching the fruit in a syrup with added port – if you like you can leave out the port and use more syrup instead. A dessert ideal for sharing with friends and family.
Poached pears are a light but delicious dessert. Poached in red wine, the pears absorb the colour and soften into the most delicious texture, accompanied by a sweet juice made from honey, cranberries, and mulled spices.
Baking apples makes a very quick dessert, and really helps bring out the sweetness of the fruit. Add butter, honey, and dress up with a dollop of ice cream. It is a great way of using up apples that are a little sharp, or acidic, to eat fresh.
This homemade cranberry sauce recipe creates a sauce bursting with fruity flavours. Sweet, but not too sweet. It is quick to make, and thanks to the cranberries, packed full of vitamin C and antioxidants.
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