Canned fruit desserts
Keep a few cans of fruit in the pantry and whip up a warming baked treat when the dessert craving hits For more, see Warren Elwin's 4 Bites feeature on tinned fruit desserts.
"Our family loves a good pudding", Karena and Kasey Bird say, "and this one has it all, the richness of the chocolate sponge, the tartness of the plums and the decadent sauce that brings it all together."
Delicious pineapple lines the bottom of this cake, along with a sweet caramel sauce. Turn the cake upside down to reveal the goodies.
This cherry clafoutis is a delicious dessert, and it is even better the next day cold for breakfast.
A store cupboard winner: canned apple, bought pastry and a box of custard. Homemade doesn't get easier than this. Add spices and flavour to suit.
Tinned cherries are even better than fresh for this all-American pie.
This canned peach cake is quickly made in a food processor for a dessert or lunchbox treat. Its appeal includes the crunchy streusel topping.
A warm and comforting apple sponge pud (with whipped cream) is hard to beat.
This time a vanilla and brandy sponge is spooned over tinned guavas to make individual puds.
It can be hard to find a sweet treat that isn’t loaded with copious amounts of refined sugar. Nadia Lim, bananas (and canned pineapple) to the rescue with this delicious cake!
This classic French tart is usually made with apple but apricot works a treat. Use fresh fruit in summer but really no one's going to say no to a tart made with well-drained, canned apricots on a winter's day.