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7 Fall Recipes to Satisfy Your Autumnal Cravings

Words by Sacha Strebe.

Recipes from Cook Beautiful by Athena Calderone.

7 Fall Recipes to Satisfy Your Autumnal Cravings

While we’re not one to play favorites, we can’t help but err on the side of Autumn. Don’t you? The crisp cool air is a welcome change from summer’s incessant heat, bringing with it the turning of the leaves that crunch so happily beneath our boots. There is also something special about the busyness of September. After months of rest, we welcome the return to structure and getting back to work, and there’s always that delightful buzz of the holiday season ahead, too. But of course, our favorite part about this time of year is our autumnal cravings. We can’t wait to swap summer’s raw salads for soul-warming soups, tasty roasts, and heavenly pies. Yes, we’re ready to spend some serious time in front of the stove cooking all of our favorite fall recipes. 

Keep reading for nine of our favorite fall recipes to satisfy your hankering for Autumn’s seasonal delights.

ROASTED PUMPKIN AND BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH POACHED EGGS

‘Tis the season to cook everything with our favorite squash. Pumpkin is creamy, sweet, and goes with just about anything you pair it with including Brussel sprouts and poached eggs! 

CREAMY CAULIFLOWER SOUP WITH DUKKAH AND WATERCRESS PESTO

This soup combines sweet roasted florets with buttery Yukon Gold potatoes and an aromatic trifecta of leeks, garlic, and thyme. The nut, seed, and spice mixture (known as Dukkah) adds a wonderful crunch, but the brightness of the lemony watercress-pistachio pesto cuts through the heavier flavors. 

JERUSALEM ARTICHOKE, CELERY, AND PEAR SALAD

Celery is like the forgotten vegetable—no one ever thinks about it. But if I had to make just one salad all fall, it would be this one in which celery plays a starring role. A super-crunchy showstopper with an unexpected flavor profile, this dish is dead simple to prepare. 

MISO-GLAZED CARROTS WITH CARROT-TOP PESTO

The combination of miso and butter transforms these carrots into something truly amazing. Ginger, sesame, and carrot-top greens come together to create a delicious pesto that will tantalize your tastebuds. 

 

 

DELICATA SQUASH AGRODOLCE

Thanks to their tender, edible skin, prepping delicata squash is beyond easy: Just slide, scoop the seeds, and the squash rings are ready for the oven. The flesh is creamy and sweet, making it ideal for roasting. Once golden and caramelized, the rounds are delicious straight up but doused in this agrodolce reduction, they’re downright addictive. 

SLOW ROASTED ARCTIC CHAR WITH CRANBERRY CHUTNEY

The jewel-toned fruit of this chutney teams up with thyme, shallots, and preserved lemons to create a puckeringly tart counterbalance to the creamy acorn squash and rich Artic char. Hearty and full of fall flavors, it’s a perfect pescatarian option for Thanksgiving. 

CARDAMOM-COGNAC APPLE CAKE

This classic French apple cake is akin to a moist, bread pudding-like cake thanks to the addition of buttermilk. And the taste? Think deliciously decadent but not too sweet. Cognac and cardamom add a little something special, but don’t overwhelm the bright, clean apple taste. 

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