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15 recipes that make the most of autumn's bounty of fresh produce

When the days get shorter, nights get cooler and leaves begin to change their colour, it's a sure sign that summer is over for another year. But that means we get to enjoy all the seasonal produce that autumn brings - so that's reason to celebrate!

Whether you are longing for feijoas, pears or pumpkin, there is something here for everyone - so tuck in and enjoy!
  • 1

    Honeyed pears with ginger sponge

    This sponge pudding by Nici Wickes brings such comfort and pears with ginger is a great combination that is brilliant served with lots of runny custard, cream or ice cream – or all three!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Feijoa and apple hazelnut ginger crumble

    We never tire of a decent crumble and they’re the easiest dessert to make! Nici's feijoa and apple hazelnut ginger crumble is the perfect dessert to enjoy warm with cream, yoghurt or ice cream.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 3

    Pumpkin, sage and goat’s cheese pasta

    Follow our simple recipe blow to create your own fresh pasta that takes just 20 minutes. So clear a space, grab a rolling pin and enjoy this scrumptious pumpkin, sage and goat’s cheese pasta


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    Pumpkin, pea, prosciutto and pecorino rice

    Pumpkin, peas, prosciutto and pecorino – it’s a flavour sensation! This is one of Nici's favourite one-pot mid-week dinners that is incredibly easy to make.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Lime marmalade

    This lime marmalade is a deliciously tangy addition to your morning breakfast spread or afternoon scones. The tartness of the limes is balanced out by the sugar, creating a beautiful flavour.


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    Thyme and honey parsnip with pears

    Nici Wickes' parsnip and pears recipe can dressed up by adding crumbled blue cheese or toasted nuts (walnuts or pine nuts are good), or enjoyed as is for a simply delicious side

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    Summer lamb and beetroot salad

    Quickly seared lamb underpins this tasty dish, making it perfectly adequate for dinner. Pulled together in just 20 minutes, it's a quick and healthy meal that everyone will love.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Video: Meatless Mexican stuffed peppers

    This quick and easy meat-free filling is a great option for those who are flatting, as it can be served over rice or piled into a jacket potato, as well as making a great stuffing for veges.


  • 10

    Spinach, kale and gorgonzola tart

    This stunning tart recipe is easy to make and will go down a treat at your next brunch or lunch. The mixture of the three cheeses, paired with spinach and kale, is a perfect marriage of flavours

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Kiwifruit, ginger and apple crumble

    This gorgeous kiwifruit, ginger and apple crumble recipe is what winter is all about. Fruity, comforting and lightly spiced, this dessert is perfect served warm with a dollop of vanilla ice-cream


  • 13

    Mum's homemade pear and honey Danish pastries

    Nici Wickes shares her mum's incredibly easy Danish pastry recipe. Using a top-quality puff pastry is critical to success, along with fresh pears, sweet honey and silky custard. You'll never buy store-bought again!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 14

    Leek and potato cakes

    Serve warm with tomato chutney and enjoy these delicious leek and potato cakes for the perfect lunch or light weeknight meal