When it is cold outside it is nice to curl up inside with a nice warm winter dessert such as apple crumble, warm pudding, some custard or a freshly baked pie.
A beautiful apple cake with pecans is made then served with a hot rum sauce making an warming winter dessert. The cakes can be made ahead of time if desired.
I love apple crumble. Even more than apple pie. After many years of trial and error and amalgamating other recipes I think I've finally perfected it! Or to the delight of my taste buds anyway.
This is a warm, rich, silky, but very traditional pudding, perfect with vanilla ice cream on a cold winter night. Its almost guaranteed not to fail, and if you have kids they will enjoy the way the sauce slowly creeps to the bottom during cooking.
I have given so many people this recipe - substitute any fruits for the apple and if you don't have time to pre-cook it - just slice it finely and then add a little more sugar if it is a "tart" fruit (rhubarb, granny smith apples, some types of stonefruit, etc). Quick, easy, and foolproof! Great to bake in the oven whilst the main course is cooking.
Fluffy dumplings bathed in a rich golden syrup sauce have been a comforting family dessert for generations. Being economical and filling, they are also a good friend to the cook with a household budget to balance.