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This recipe has layers of delicious sweet pastry, feijoas, custard and crumble that combine to make an irresistible slice

This recipe has layers of delicious sweet pastry, feijoas, custard and crumble that combine to make an irresistible slice

A good crumble is a classic that everyone enjoys, especially when evenings are getting crisper, and comforting, warm desserts take over from lighter options. When the season is in full-swing, the addition of feijoa enlivens any good apple crumble.

A good crumble is a classic that everyone enjoys, especially when evenings are getting crisper, and comforting, warm desserts take over from lighter options. When the season is in full-swing, the addition of feijoa enlivens any good apple crumble.

This is a generous sized cake filled with tangy pieces of feijoa and tropical coconut. Best shared with lots of friends.

This is a generous sized cake filled with tangy pieces of feijoa and tropical coconut. Best shared with lots of friends.

The feijoa season is around for a good time, not a long time – so make sure you keep plenty of the fragrant fruit bagged up in the freezer to turn into delectable desserts like this one (which is also a little lighter on the waistline). Props and styling Sarah Bowman. Photograph by Stephen Goodenough.

The feijoa season is around for a good time, not a long time – so make sure you keep plenty of the fragrant fruit bagged up in the freezer to turn into delectable desserts like this one (which is also a little lighter on the waistline). Props and styling Sarah Bowman. Photograph by Stephen Goodenough.

This cake almost disguises the taste of the fruit, but feijoa lovers will still delight in the delicate flavour. Recipe by Jane Rangiwahia.

This cake almost disguises the taste of the fruit, but feijoa lovers will still delight in the delicate flavour. Recipe by Jane Rangiwahia.

There’s just something about a sponge cake that fills you with delight! Nici Wickes' mum made them often when she was growing up, with fillings of strawberries, passionfruit, peaches or whatever fruit was in season and always with plenty of whipped cream. In this recipe, she spikes the sponge cake and cream with a hit of ginger.

There’s just something about a sponge cake that fills you with delight! Nici Wickes' mum made them often when she was growing up, with fillings of strawberries, passionfruit, peaches or whatever fruit was in season and always with plenty of whipped cream. In this recipe, she spikes the sponge cake and cream with a hit of ginger.

The feijoa slices on top of these delicious little tangy lemon syrup cakes will caramelise as they cook.

The feijoa slices on top of these delicious little tangy lemon syrup cakes will caramelise as they cook.

If you’ve found yourself with a glut of feijoas, you’ll want to bake a few batches of these gently spiced feijoa muffins. They’re delicious with a cup of tea, and if you bake them for friends and family, they’ll welcome the change from shopping bags of windfall.

If you’ve found yourself with a glut of feijoas, you’ll want to bake a few batches of these gently spiced feijoa muffins. They’re delicious with a cup of tea, and if you bake them for friends and family, they’ll welcome the change from shopping bags of windfall.

Differing from the crumble recipes we all grew up with, this topping is crisp and crunchy with gorgeous caramel notes. As winter progresses, you can mix things up a little by adding pear or frozen berries, for example.

Differing from the crumble recipes we all grew up with, this topping is crisp and crunchy with gorgeous caramel notes. As winter progresses, you can mix things up a little by adding pear or frozen berries, for example.