35 Quick and Easy Fall Recipes: Pumpkin, Apples, and More
Warm up inside and out with this collection of fall favorites!
Although summer produce gets all the press, you can't forget about the fruits and vegetables that are in season as soon as the temperature starts to dip. Fall is known not only for its fabulous colors, but also for its fantastic flavors! Whether pumpkin, cranberry, or squash is up your alley, these 35 Quick and Easy Fall Recipes: Pumpkin, Apples, and More are just what you need to get in the mood for autumn. From fall dinner recipes to desserts fit for a monarch, you're sure to find something here that you absolutely adore and will be a tasty departure from your usual go-to recipes.
Whether you're planning a fall party or just wanting to incorporate seasonal flavors into your family dinner, you can discover the best parts about fall in this recipe collection. Pumpkin appetizers, cranberry desserts, and root vegetable delights are just a few of the amazing things that autumn has to offer! Once you add these fabulous fall recipes to your personal recipe box, you'll never go back.
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Easy Pumpkin Recipes
When you think of fall, you think of pumpkins, plain and simple. Take it a step further this year and try something new! These delicious recipes for pumpkin appetizers, dinners, and more are perfect for an autumn celebration. If you thought pumpkin was only good for pumpkin spice lattes, you'll think again when you see these easy pumpkin recipes.
Pumpkin is not only a tasty addition to your weekly menu planning, but it's also good for you, too. Pumpkins have plenty of fiber and boast plenty of vitamin A, among other health benefits. Take care when selecting the right pumpkin for cooking and baking, as not every type of pumpkin can be used. You should use pie pumpkin or sweet pumpkin for your favorite fall recipes. Don't forget to save those pumpkin seeds! When roasted or toasted, the seeds make an excellent snack on their own or a crunchy addition to your salad.
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Take advantage of squash season and throw together these delicious recipes for squash dishes, such as pasta and soup! This type of vegetable brings a fun autumn element to any meal. You'll find these fall dinner recipes are hearty and full of flavor, and will be perfect for serving at almost any occasion. It's a great change of pace from summer vegetables! You'll love the variety of flavor and taste found in squash recipes, too. From the full-flavored butternut squash to the hearty acorn squash, these recipes will be a hit with your family.
Stop by your favorite farmers market so you can pick up your favorite in-season vegetables — you'll be amazed by the intense and fresh taste! When selecting squash, Iowa State University Extension points out you should look for squash with a hard rind. You should also avoid squash with a light color.
The sweet and slightly tart taste of cranberries is a fall staple. These unique cranberry recipes go beyond just cranberry sauce — there's bound to be at least one you've never tried before! From delectable main dishes to the classic crumble, these easy fall recipes shine the spotlight on cranberry in a big way. Try them for Thanksgiving or all season long this fall. You'll love having these recipes at your fingertips the next time you want to try a new side dish or main course.
Do you want to add a bit of fall to your dinner menu for months to come? You can easily store your fresh cranberries in the freezer for up to 12 months. Just discard any cranberries that are discolored or appear damaged, then rinse and pat the cranberries dry before storing them in a freezer-safe container, and you're set! If you stock up on cranberries in the fall, then you can easily enjoy cranberries for months to come in sauces, muffins, and more by keeping them in the freezer.
Root Vegetable Recipes
Hot and hearty, these root vegetable recipes are a must for when the weather turns cold. Heavy root vegetables turn even a side dish into a filling meal! Get creative with which ones you use — you can always substitute. There's a whole wide world of root vegetables out there, too, that can be explored in fall. As noted by University of Minnesota Extension, fall is synonymous with carrots, beets, parsnips, and so much more. These tasty root vegetables are typically inexpensive, too, making them an economical addition to any menu. You'll love trying these hearty additions, which include plenty of vegetarian options, too.
If you're planning to stock up on root vegetables to cook and enjoy at a later time, then take care to store the vegetables in your basement or other cool and dry location. You don't want your abundance to spoil!
Finish things off on a sweet note with these fall dessert recipes! Whether you're a pumpkin fanatic or if apple's more your thing, there's bound to be a treat here that you'll enjoy all season long! Each one is spiced to perfection and oh-so-scrumptious. If you want to make each slice of pie or crumble even more decadent, then put a dollop of whipped cream or other vanilla ice cream on top. You'll love the use of flavors in these delightful dessert recipes.
When it comes to selecting the right apple for baking, you need to keep a few things in mind. The apples should be firm and crisp, and should also be appropriate for baking. If the apple is too soft, then your dessert might have a consistency that is more in line with applesauce than apple pie. When selecting apples for a pie or other baked treat, pick Golden Delicious, Jonathan, or Granny Smith. These apples can maintain their texture when they are baked in a dessert.
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