It may not feel like it yet, but summer is winding down! To help you transition into fall, we put together a list of some of our favorite fall recipes. We might be getting a bit ahead of ourselves, but these autumn treats should cheer you back up while the days get shorter.
Sure, you could go to the grocery store and buy a pumpkin pie. That’s easy enough! But it’s also pretty easy to make your own.
If you want to cheat, buy a pre-made pie crust. Otherwise, follow a pie crust recipe like the one on Sally’s Baking Addiction. Although the crust is super important, the filling is where the magic happens. We favor the recipe on Joy Food Sunshine – and yes, it is partly because you don’t have to carve out a sugar pumpkin to make this filling! We wish pumpkin pie was an all-year food so we could bake this one more often.
Crockpot Apple Cider
This is not the apple cider you buy from the farmer’s market. This apple cider is hot and full of spices and ingredients that will absolutely warm your soul. At the very least, your relatives will ask you for the recipe, and that’s a culinary win. Although it takes a couple hours to make this apple cider, most of that time can be spent watching your favorite TV show on Netflix while the crockpot does its thing.
When your chili recipe has garnered nearly 1,000 reviews online, you know it’s pretty special. What we love about this recipe is that although you do have to mix a ton of spices, it’s simple. Chili is one of the most versatile foods – it’s great when you need to make a big batch of something, it’s wonderful on a dark, rainy day, and it’s a great game day meal. You also don’t have to watch it like a hawk, which is perfect for beginner cooks and ideal for experts too.
Harvest Chicken Casserole
While we’re sure you could enjoy this casserole any time of the year with a couple adjustments, the wide variety of ingredients and color in this recipe scream of fall. It’s healthy, and can easily be altered to your liking. Don’t like the sweetness of cranberries? Toss ‘em. Want to add some peas or different spices? You can do that. We love recipes that are easily-customizable and hard to mess up.
Do you have a favorite stand-by recipe you always go to when the summer season comes to a close? Let us know!