Explore the texture, taste and smell of different fruits with these flexible fruity desserts. These simple recipes are great for building a range of basic cooking skills that will help get children cooking either at home or in the classroom. Make sure you let us know your favourite variations by uploading a showcase or tweeting a picture of your finished dish!
Tropical satay wrap
A lovely fruity treat that can be made in the classroom as well as at home.
1 tortilla wrap
1 tablespoon of topping of your choice: peanut butter, hazelnut or chocolate spread, fruit puree etc.
Fresh fruit of your choice: satsuma segments cut in half in large, diced or sliced mango or pear slices, sliced banana, pineapple chunks etc.
Top tips: use a teaspoon or dessertspoon to spread the topping rather than a knife. When using a chopping board place a slightly damp sheet of kitchen roll or cloth under the board to prevent it from slipping.
Spiced fruit crunchy crumble compote
A flavoursome sweet treat made with fresh winter fruits that can be enjoyed either hot or cold
Fresh winter fruits – plums, apples, pears, or satsumas
25g soft light brown sugar
1 satsuma cut in half ready to juice
2 tablespoons cold water
Winter spices – mixed spice, cinnamon stick, star anise (optional)
120g plain flour
60g caster sugar
60g unsalted butter at room temperature, cut into pieces
25g oats (optional)
Top tips: the crumble topping could be made using a food processor – this would be a good opportunity to introduce a larger, electrical equipment piece to children and show them how to use safely.