Pastries are a delightful thing to enjoy in chilly winter weather – warm, sweet, and comforting, they will brighten up your day. We always loving using whatever produce is seasonal to really take your recipes to the next level, which is why we’ve gathered these 15 recipes from our Food Monster App that let winter fruits shine!
1. Orange Cranberry Doughnuts
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These baked Orange Cranberry Doughnuts from Nicole Dunai are the perfect addition to your winter dessert or breakfast menu! These donuts are super simple to make and are loaded with fresh cranberries and tons of yummy orange goodness!
2. Almond Frangipane Cookies With Pear Lemon Caramel
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These Almond Frangipane Cookies With Pear Lemon Caramel from Julie Van den Kerchove are super easy to make, you don’t even need a dehydrator and they are incredibly sweet –without adding any refined sugars! Frangipane pastries are really popular in Belgium. They are made with white flour, butter, sugar, eggs, lemon and almonds, and usually topped with lots of icing sugar. These cookies are a take on this sweet classic! Bon appétit!
3. Mini Apple Cake
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This Mini Apple Cake recipe from Fabio Gallo could not be any easier, simply combine all your ingredients, peel and cut an apple into small slices and your mini cake is in the oven in about 15 mins. This recipe makes two mini cakes baked in ramekins, either serve them as two small cakes or combine them into a small mini vegan cake served with coconut yogurt.
4. Pear and Fig Tart
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This Pear and Fig Tart from Annabelle Randles is inspired by tarte bourdaloue, which is a French pear tart stuffed with frangipane or an almond cream filling. It is perfectly creamy, fruity, and scrumptious without being cloyingly sweet. Bake one of these desserts for your next event and wow the crowd!
5. Apple Cinnamon Sticky Buns
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6. Orange Shortbread Cookies
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These vegan Orange Shortbread Cookies from Maryke Wylde are so delicious – a crunchy little shortbread style cookie, great for morning or afternoon tea. Your guests will never guess that butter was not involved in making these so tasty. Try them out, they are very simple to make!
7. Mini Lemon Bundt Cakes
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Zesty and aromatic Mini Lemon Bundt Cakes from Fabio Gallo, the perfect treat for winter blues. These mini lemon bundt cakes are bursting with lemon flavor, the cake is made with fresh lemon juice and zest and after baking the mini cakes are soaked with a tangy, zesty lemon syrup resulting in a super moist and delicious cake. The cake also tastes amazing using a combination of lemons and limes, by using the juice and zest from half a lemon and juice and zest from one lime.
8. Fruit Mince Pies
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9. Glazed Cinnamon Apple Fritters
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Wondering what to do with all the seasonal apples? Make some homemade Glazed Cinnamon Apple Fritters from Tori Cooper that simply melt in your mouth. They are a quick and simple dessert to make and will be a hit with anyone you serve them to. That is, if you don’t eat them first! Give them a shot!
10. Lemon Meringue Cookies
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Create a sweet, light treat using this recipe for Lemon Meringue Cookies from Maya Sozer! Using just a few ingredients and less than 30 minutes of prep time, you can make a delectable and classic vegan meringue thanks to the wonder ingredient aquafaba.
11. Pear Strudel With Pistachio Pesto
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This Pear Strudel With Pistachio Pesto from Attila Hildmann is best if you enjoy it fresh out of the oven served with chilled soy whipped cream or vegan vanilla ice cream. The combination of warm strudel and cold whipped cream or ice cream just can’t be beat.
12. Cardamom Persimmon Scones With Maple-Persimmon Cream
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These Cardamom Persimmon Scones With Maple-Persimmon Cream from Emma D’Alessandro have a delightful fruity twist; persimmon! Also blended to create a decadent maple-persimmon cream, these scones are a great breakfast treat!
13. Oven-Baked Puff Pastry Apple Beignets
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Beignets come in a lot of versions. With batter and then fried in oil, with puff pastry and fried in oil, but this version of Oven-Baked Puff Pastry Apple Beignets from Mireille Aikman has a healthier baked spin. When you oven bake puff pastry it gets really crisp. When you fry them in oil the pastry will set out even more but will be more soft. Just choose what you like best.
14. Lemon Pomegranate Coconut Naked Cake
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A fresh homemade cake is ALWAYS a good thing. The lemon and pomegranate really accentuate each other, that’s for sure. Combined with coconut frosting and shredded topping, this Lemon Pomegranate Coconut Naked Cake from Travis Piper is a winner.
15. Cherry Bakewell Flapjacks
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This is a delicious almond flapjack recipe with a hidden layer of jam and dried fruit, finished off with an oat crumble. The incorporated dried cherries give a lovely chewy texture to Holly Jade‘s Cherry Bakewell Flapjacks while adding in an extra burst of cherry flavor.
If you’re looking for more pastry recipes, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
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