GOLDEN PUMPKIN PIE

This is the most delicious version of the traditional American dessert pie. It’s richly spiced deeply flavoured pumpkin custard tart, with a melt-in-the-mouth crust and a lemon cream-cheese topping. STAGE 1 Bake pumpkin with a little sugar & spice until tender.  1 kg grey-skinned pumpkin cut into chunks, de-seeded and washed, in a roasting pan…

BAKED APRICOTS WITH MACADAMIA CREAM

This is the most divine combination – intense fruit & velvety cream are always a winner together and this version just happens to be vegan too. 4 cups apricots – halved & de-stoned 4 tbsp’s Hakanoa Ginger Syrup Toss these together in a ceramic or glass baking dish, pop them in the oven uncovered at…

ROASTED PLUM SAUCE

When plums are plentiful, I make this thick rich plum sauce – it’s easy and delicious. I have learned by dogged experience to remove the plum stones first. Sieving them out later is not as easy, trust me! That’s the only hard part though. Pile the plums into a glass or ceramic baking dish with…

HAKANOA CHRISTMAS CAKES

NOT YOUR USUAL FRUIT CAKE – THIS DATE, GINGER & WALNUT LOAF, ENRICHED WITH YOUR FAVOURITE HAKANOA SYRUP IS DELICIOUSLY MOIST & GORGEOUSLY FESTIVE For all those folk who don’t like raisins, sultanas, glace cherries or candied peel. Who turn up their nose at marzipan and royal icing. My Aunt Jude makes a spectacular Christmas…