If you’ve been following Inspired by Charm for a while, you know I share LOTS of fabulous foods for each season. To make the recipes easier for you to find, every so often I round up a bunch and post them together. Today’s collection is my Favorite Fall Foods.
My Favorite Fall Foods
This roundup has three categories of fall foods: sweet, savory, and drinks. Many of the recipes are things I make year after year. To name a few: the pumpkin baked oatmeal, apple strudel, everything bagel cheeseball, and caramel apple martini. No matter what you decide to make from this collection, I’m positive you’re going to enjoy my Favorite Fall Recipes.
There is something about the flavors of fall that is just so warm, and comforting to me. I hope these Favorite Fall Food recipes bring a bit of that same feeling to you and your guests!
Favorite Fall Foods: SWEET
Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal
This first sweet favorite of mine offers a warm and flavorful start to the day (after coffee, of course). You simply bake pumpkin and seasonal spices with rolled oats and milk. If your mornings are super busy, you can do everything the evening before and reheat the oatmeal in the morning.
Really Good Pumpkin Bread
The name says it all! This amazingly moist quick bread is covered with caramel glaze and crushed pecans and loaded with pumpkin and the spices many of us seem to crave when the weather turns cool.
Easy Pumpkin French Toast
Filled with the flavors of fall, this breakfast casserole is simple to put together. Refrigerate it overnight and bake it the next morning. I have a feeling it will become a fall favorite for you as well. I like to serve a generous square with cinnamon maple butter and pure maple syrup.
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
What takes cinnamon rolls to the next level? You guessed it – pumpkin and the spices of the season. This is the perfect sweet to enjoy on a crisp fall day. Everyone will love the rich flavors and inviting colors.
Pumpkin Pull-Apart Bread
Packed with pumpkin spices, this is a bread you’ll enjoy for brunch or breakfast or even dessert. The cinnamon glaze is an especially nice touch. I promise that you (and any lucky people with whom you share this fall favorite) will keep coming back for “just one more slice.”
Frosted Pumpkin Cookies
I created these soft pumpkin cookies during my second fall cookie week. They’re smothered with cream cheese frosting and sprinkled with additional cinnamon. Calling them delicious is an understatement! (If you want to know more about my fall cookie weeks, click here. https://inspiredbycharm.com/salted-caramel-shortbread-cookies/)
Pumpkin Cake with Crumb Topping
If you’re a fellow cake lover, this one’s for you. Pumpkin and the spices we associate with it are also delightful in this cake that’s crowned with a super-easy-to-make, autumn-inspired crumb topping. (In case you’re looking for more pumpkin goodies, check out My Favorite Pumpkin Recipes HERE.
Homemade Apple Strudel
The last, (but not least,) of my favorite sweet fall foods in this roundup is this apple strudel. This recipe relies on store-bought puff pastry dough which you roll out, cut, and braid. I used a classic glaze and cooked Granny Smith apples for the filling. You can’t miss!
Favorite Fall Foods: SAVORY
Baked Delicata Rings
These gorgeous rings are impressive but not hard to pull off. The flavor secrets are the buttermilk mixture and savory Parmesan bread crumbs you dip them in before baking and the creamy homemade herb dip you serve them with. Delicata squash is sure to have a permanent place on your grocery list this fall.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples
As I’ve said before, if you like Brussels sprouts, you will thank me for this recipe. After roasting the Brussels sprouts and apple slices, you drizzle them with red-wine vinaigrette. The flavor is divine!
Beer Cheese Dip with Bacon
This fall party food is the bomb! It’s loaded with essentials of the season: beer, cheese, and bacon. I make this dip in a slow cooker and offer it with pretzel bites or cubed bread.
Pumpkin-Shaped Everything Bagel Cheeseball
You may already be familiar with this ever-popular IBC recipe. The shape and flavors of this cheeseball make it perfect for almost any autumn event. Your family and friends will be impressed with your creativity and culinary talents.
Fall “Apple” Cheeseballs
If you’re looking for other “wow-worthy” cheeseballs for fall celebrations, you can stop searching. These apple-shaped cheeseballs are formed from a mixture of cream cheese and white cheddar. After you roll the cheeseball in paprika, ground pistachios, or finely chopped bacon and walnuts, you insert a small twig for the “apple stem.”
Fall Harvest Pasta Salad
Pasta salad is another specialty on Inspired By Charm, and this delightful version combines multi-colored pasta with roasted sweet potatoes, broccoli, dried cranberries, pine nuts, red onion, and poppy seed dressing. My advice is to make plenty! (You can find more of My Best Pasta Salads HERE.)
Roasted Carrots with Candied Pecans and Goat Cheese
Your reputation as a gourmet will be sealed when you serve this fall food from Inspired by Charm. Roasting brings out the sweetness of the carrots, which are complemented by the salty-savory goat cheese and crunchy pecans.
Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie
This “healthier” take on the hardy fall dish makes my heart and tummy happy. I like to make individual “pies” and finish them with a sprig of rosemary and sprinkling of Parmesan cheese. Both are welcome counterpoints to the sweet potato topping and savory vegetable and meat filling.
Favorite Fall Foods: DRINKS
Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate
Fall just isn’t fall without hot cocoa and pumpkin spice. Put the two together and, for a change of pace, use white chocolate. The resulting drink will make you wish for cooler weather.
Cider Mulled Wine
Mulled wine or mulled cider? No worries. You can have the best of both worlds with this fall fave from IBC. Mix up a batch on your stove or in a slow cooker so you can also enjoy the wonderful autumn aromas throughout your home.
Caramel Pear Cider
The caramel and pear flavors of this fall cocktail are beyond description. Like other mulled drinks, this cider is served warm. I like to garnish it with a cinnamon stick and pear slice. So elegant!
Autumn Harvest Fall Sangria
Sangria is a go-to at my house so I create different ones for every season and reason. This special fall version combines pomegranate seeds, chopped apple and pear, and orange slices with apple cider, pear brandy, and red wine. It looks like autumn in a glass.
Caramel Apple Martini
This fall libation is beautiful to behold, and it only requires three ingredients: apple cider, caramel vodka, and butterscotch schnapps. For garnish, I use a thin slice of apple, or you could rim the glass with cinnamon and sugar. (There’s also a creamy version of this recipe which you can find HERE.)
Favorite Fall Foods: That’s a Wrap!
Wow! Now that was quite the collection! Don’t you think?
I hope you’re as excited about these favorite fall foods as I am. Happy mixing, cooking, and baking!
More Delicious Fall-Inspired Recipe Collections:
- The Best Apple Recipes for Fall
- 20+ Must-Make Fall Cocktails
- My Favorite Pasta Salad Recipes
- The BEST Dip Recipes
- 8+ Go-To Hors D’Oeuvres Ideas
- My Favorite Pie Recipes
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