50 Fall Recipes (that are not apple pie)

Photo by Emily at www.darbyoshea.com

Apple pie is obvious once September rolls around, right? We’re going outside the (apple) box here. I wrangled together 50 recipes that feel warm and cozy and very fall-like to me. I hope you’ll give a couple of them a try over the next few months and love them as much as I do!

Tailgate Food

Or, appetizers. But, it’s certainly football season (and soon to be hockey season), so these are some of my favorites for munching on while watching games. Most are also great to bring along to someone’s house if you’ve been invited over to watch the game, or to take to a tailgate!

1. Artichoke Spinach Dip
2. Barbecued Beans
3. Cheddar Ale Spread
4. Guacamole
5. Onion Rings
6. Pan-Fried Onion Dip
7. Pepperoni Bread (the quick version)
8. Soft Pretzels

Portable Sweets

Easy to transport and just as easy to pick up and eat while walking around a party. Also, some great after-school snack ideas!

9. Anise-Almond Biscotti
10. Apple Hand Pies
11. Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Bars
12. Gingered Carrot Cake Cookies
13. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
14. Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars
15. Pecan Pie Bars
16. Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
17. Snickerdoodle Blondies
18. Snickery Squares
19. Ultimate Ginger Cookies

Not-So-Portable Desserts

You’ll need dishes or bowls for these, but they’re well worth the trouble of finding a fork or spoon!

20. Brown Sugar-Apple Cheesecake
21. Brownie Mosaic Cheesecake
22. Cappuccino Cinnamon Squares
23. Cinnamon Ice Cream
24. Polenta Ricotta Cake
25. Russian Grandmothers’ Apple Pie-Cake


Start your day with some of these warm and comforting breakfasts:

26. Beer Waffles with Cinnamon-Caramel Apples
27. Brown Sugar-Bacon Buttermilk Waffles
28. Cinnamon Rolls
29. Polenta French Toast
30. Monkey Bread
31. Vanilla & Brown Sugar Breakfast Polenta

Quick Breakfasts

Make these muffins and scones to have ready for mornings when you don’t have time to stand at the stove (or waffle maker):

32. Allspice Crumb Muffins
33. Maple-Oatmeal Scones
34. Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze

Dinner Time!

Because it can’t be all dessert, all the time. Even though the big kid in me wishes it could be.

35. Baked Macaroni and Cheese
36. Beef Stew
37. Cheesy Baked Ziti with Sausage
38. Chili
39. French Onion Soup
40. Homemade Pizza Dough
41. Spaghetti and Meatballs
42. Sweet and Sour Chicken

Beautiful Bread

Few things are more satisfying than watching yeast rise, kneading dough with your bare hands, and the smell of a fresh loaf of bread wafting from the oven. (I’ve thrown in a few quick bread recipes too, just for good measure.)

43. Bananas Foster Banana Bread
44. Black and White Banana Loaf
45. Challah
46. Cinnamon Raisin Bagels
47. Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Bread
48. Honey-Oatmeal Sandwich Bread
49. Potato Rosemary Bread
50. Three Cheese Beer Bread

Fall Favorites

I can’t write about fall food without sharing with you some of my favorite non-food things about the season.

♥  Crisp, cool evening air.
♥  Walking to the mailbox without breaking a sweat.
♥  The wind carrying the sound of the local high school marching band practicing a half mile away.
♥  Golden yellow, orange and red leaves swirling through the air and landing on blades of grass.
♥  Hoodies.
♥  Sunday football (and with that, fantasy football).
♥  Hockey season starting up again.
♥  The Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin special.
♥  Candy corn.
♥  Hot chocolate.
♥  Pumpkin/spice/harvest beers.
♥  Dark nail polish.

What are your  favorite things about the fall season?