Fall Foods are coming to the fore since autumn is finally in the air, and I could not be more excited. Seasonal delicacies are delicious, and perhaps because fall is my favorite season, fall foods are among my favorites. Rather than focusing on single ingredients like pumpkins, apples, and things like that, I've got ten scrumptious recipes that incorporate delicious fall foods. Bon appetit, y'all!
1. Apple & Gorgonzola Salad
Apples are delicious fall foods, and apple picking a fine fall favorite. If this is an activity you'll enjoy, you'll need some recipes for your surplus of apples. The first recipe I found that incorporates the tart, delicious fruits is this scrumptious salad with maple syrup, pecans, and Gorgonzola cheese. Yum!
2. Spinach, Pear & Goat Cheese Salad
Speaking of salads, this is a great one if you love pears and spinach. I love mixing fruit in my salad, so I'm extremely excited to try this. In addition to pears, spinach, and goat cheese, it includes Dijon mustard, pecans, and shallots.
3. Caramel Apple Cake
Since apples are one of the most popular fall foods, they're great for lots of recipes. Furthermore, caramel apples are an autumn staple, so you get the best of all worlds with this decadent cake. It's not complicated but it is involved, since you're making both the cake and the delicious caramel glaze. Fortunately, most of the ingredients are things you probably already have!
4. Spicy Mac & Cheese
I've got a serious obsession with macaroni and cheese, and I'm always looking for ways to give it a new taste. That's a post in and of itself, but in the meantime, there's this phenomenal recipe. The addition of pepper jack cheese, cayenne, dried mustard, and sour cream makes it creamy, spicy, and totally delicious.
5. Pumpkin Waffles
Pumpkins are among the most popular fall foods, but pumpkin pie and things like that can get tiring. If you love the taste but want to try something new, then these waffles should be right up your alley! Again, you're making both the waffle and the topping, which involves apples and maple syrup. Trust me when I tell you the taste will more than make up for any effort.
6. Chinese Style Rice Soup with Chicken
Lots of seasonal autumn foods are great for culinary experiments into another cuisine. This recipe is one of them, and it's absolutely to die for. It's incredibly easy, and thanks to plenty of ginger and Asian chili paste, it will definitely keep you warm on those cold fall days.
7. Apple & Pear Pie
Back to apples again, but this time we're adding pears! This pie is a great mixture of some of the most delicious fall foods. It adds a soft, sweet touch to the traditional apple pie, and the graininess of the pairs makes the texture come alive.
8. Baked Acorn Squash
I absolutely adore acorn squash, so this is actually one of my favorite recipes. Since all you need is one squash, brown sugar, butter, maple syrup, salt, and pepper, it's incredibly easy. The food is simple but delicious, and just the things for a rain autumn afternoon.
9. Mexican Noodle Casserole
Again, though, lots of fall foods lend themselves well to different cuisines. I adore Mexican food, so my eye was naturally drawn to this. It's a great way to use up excess turkey, so you might want to save it for all those Thanksgiving leftovers.
10. Plum & Almond Pie
Sorry, y'all. I love pie – what more can I say? Plummy cakes used to be all the rage, but this plum pie is something else entirely. The filling is very easy to make, and the results are absolutely to die for!
These are definitely the best recipes I found that incorporate the best fall foods. Seasonal cooking is not only delicious, but it can actually save you money, since you generally have to pay more to buy foods that are out of season. Why bother when there are so many incredible fall foods coming ripe right now? Do you have any other recipes that involve fall foods? Let me know, I'm sure we'd all love to experiment!
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