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Warm desserts for chilly nights

Nothing says comfort food like freshly baked apple pie, a sticky date pudding or a simple crumble. So beat the cold, get cosy and enjoy these winter warmers on those long, chilly nights.

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    Chocolate self-saucing pudding

    Rich, moist and irresistible, this glorious chocolate pudding produces it's own heavenly sauce when baked. Serve with a dollop of thick cream for an absolutely heavenly dessert.

    Australian Table|

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    Apple pie

    With a thick, crumbly crust and warm, cinnamon stewed apples, this apple pie is sure to satisfy the whole family.

    Woman's Day|

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    Plum crumbles

    Starring sweet, seasonal fruit and coconut, these crunchy baked crumbles turn out as comforting winter warmers. Or try them with custard as a substitute for traditional festive season pudding.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Bread and butter pudding with banana and almonds

    Bread and butter pudding is as old as the hills and it's great for using up stale bread. There are many different ways of making it. This recipe is a bit of a departure from the traditional, with the addition of bananas.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Chocolate volcano puddings

    These explosive lava cakes ooze an addictively rich stream of chocolate, rum and raisins. Delve beneath the surface if you dare.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Chocolate and caramel self-saucing puddings

    These decadent self-saucing puddings are complete with an oozy melted chocolate centre. Serve drizzled with a rich caramel sauce and a dollop of vanilla ice-cream for the ultimate weekend dessert.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Fig and orange blossom rice pudding

    This low-GI rice pudding is enhanced by the flavour of caramelised​ figs and the zest of orange. Serve with drizzled honey, nuts and mint. It's perfect for diabetics too.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Apple crunch pie with vanilla bean custard

    Combine two of the most comforting desserts, sweet pie and fruit crumble, to make this indulgent winter warmer to curl up on the couch with. This apple and blackberry crumble pie goes beautifully with a dollop of ice-cream or fresh cream.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Spiced plum and apple crumble

    We used pink lady apples in this recipe, as they tend to hold their shape well. You can keep and use the syrup at a later date to serve over ice-cream and fresh berries.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Toffee apple crumbles

    Apples, caramel, golden crumble and cream - is there any better combination than this? This is apple crumble on steroids

    Woman's Day|