Once the nights begin to draw in and the leaves start to turn golden you know fall is well and truly on its way, and with it comes an amazing new variety of seasonal fall food to sample. So curl up with a blanket, light up the fire and settle in with a warm cup of coffee ready to read through our list of the best fall food you need to try now!
Fall wouldn’t be fall without pumpkin – from Halloween carving to pumpkin spice candles, there is a whole variety of ways that you can enjoy this seasonal treat. When it comes to food, it is hard to beat the addition of pumpkin spice to perk up a whole variety of different recipes and add a distinctive fall flavor. You can get a whole range of foods from your local grocery store with pumpkin spice already added, but try buying a jar of the spice yourself and adding it to a whole variety of your favorite foods and beverages, such as coffee, oatmeal, cupcakes, cookies, pies and breads.
All things apple
Although you can now find various apple varieties all year round in your local grocery store, apple season naturally runs from late summer until the late fall when they will be at their freshest and most delectable. Try sourcing them from a local farmer’s market or farm store if possible to be sure that you get the best produce. Although undeniably tasty, there is so much you can do with delicious seasonal apples beyond the classic pie. Why not try using them in a cake, or baking them with spices, making your own warm cider, or creating a batch of homemade apple sauce that can be used in a variety of other dishes.
Besides the traditional pumpkin, there are a huge variety of other squashes available to try during the fall months and beyond. Try spicing up slices of butternut squash and slowly roasting them in the oven to caramelize and release their subtle, sweet flavor, or prepare some spaghetti squash which can then be substituted as a low-GI alternative to pasta in all sorts of dishes.
Their earthy flavor is the perfect accompaniment to crisp fall days, but the beauty of these colorful veggies is that they also lend substance along with freshness to a variety of recipes. They can be eaten cooked or raw, and make a fantastic addition to an autumnal salad or slaw.
A staple of the Thanksgiving table, harvest season for cranberries is actually right from mid-September through to mid-November, so you can enjoy cooking with them throughout the fall. Branch out from the usual sauce and try cranberries in bread, cakes, cookies, or use dried cranberries to pep up a salad or roasted veggies.
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