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22 Best Fall Recipes

The aromas of apple, butternut squash, pumpkin, and spices are what make this season so special.  Enjoy this fabulous list featuring 22 of our best fall recipes your family will want on repeat.

Collage of favorite fall recipes including apple and pumpkins

Apple Recipes

With their sweet and slightly tart flavor, apples are a the quintessential fall fruit to be added to your fall baking days.

  • Slice of apple cake with caramel drizzle on a white plate.
    Apple Cake with Caramel

    It’s the most tender, moist, and tasty apple cake, dare, I say ever?  Not to mention the gooey caramel that makes this cake over the top delish.

  • Baked Apple Spice Donuts
    Apple Spice Baked Doughnut Holes

    These cuties are tender on the inside and crisp with cinnamon sugar on the outside.  Made healthy with whole wheat, and baked instead of fried.  Guilt-free yum.

  • apple cookies with caramel
    Apple Cookies (With Caramel)

    These cookies are the perfect treats for fall gatherings.  Kids and adults will adore them.  They stay nice and soft for days, and they’re super healthy for being a cookie!

  • best apple pie recipe
    Best Apple Pie with Flaky Butter Crust

    There’s a serious reason why these are deemed “best.”  I don’t take that lightly. The filling is unbelievable, and the all-butter crust is super flaky.  No shortening or hydrogenated anything here.

  • Apple Brie Proscuitto
    Apple Brie Prosciutto Crostini Recipe

    Apples, brie, and prosciutto come together to form pretty much the best crostini recipe ever.

Pumpkin Recipes

  • pumpkin pasties or hand pies.
    Pumpkin Pasties (Hand Pies)

    Whether you have a Harry Potter fan at home or not, everyone will go crazy over these Pumpkin Pasties. Aka hand pies. They’re mini pies that are flaky, buttery, and filled with sweet & cinnamony pumpkin inside. The double crust is awesome.

  • Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting on a Fork.
    Pumpkin Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting

    These bars are tender and moist on the inside, with a butter crust underneath, and the most amazing crumb topping ever.

  • Slice of Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bundt Cake
    Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

    This easy peasy bundt cake is all home-made.  It boasts a moist cake that encases a yummy cheesecake filling.  

  • pumpkin chili with cheese in a bowl.
    Healthy Pumpkin Chili Recipe

    Add some unexpected pumpkin goodness to your comforting pot of chili this fall! No, it won’t taste like a bowl of pumpkin, I promise

  • Favorite Pumpkin Scones
    Favorite Pumpkin Scones with Spice Glaze

    These scones rival any coffee shop scones, hands-down. They’re moist, never dry.

  • Pumpkin Hummus Dip with Chips
    Autumn Pumpkin Hummus

    Add healthful pumpkin to your fall hummus dip, and you’ll own bragging rights to the best fall hummus your friends have tasted.

Sweeet Potato Recipes

Sweet Potatoes, here we come!  You already know Sweet Potatoes are wonderfully rich in nutrients. Did you know they make exceptional baked goods?  Here’s my Top Three.

Butternut Squash Recipes

Butternut squash is quite possible the most versatile squash this season. It’s fabulous in baking and cooking alike – so, so good!

Corn Recipes

Technically, corn grows in late summer in our Midwestern stomping grounds, but people love all things corn during the fall season, and we are on board with it.

I hope you enjoyed this fun fall roundup of our favorite autumn eats! For more fall inspiration, see our 14 Best Apple Recipes (Beyond Pie) and 15 Best Pumpkin Recipes for Fall.

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Pumpkin cream cheese dip in a bowl with apple slices.

The Best Fall Recipes | Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

5 from 38 ratings
This pumpkin cheesecake dip has all the flavors of a pumpkin cheesecake, but in an easy-to-make dip form. It's delicious served with apple slices, cinnamon sugar chips, or gingersnaps.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 15
Author: Amy Dong

Ingredients  

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine softened cream cheese and powdered sugar. Use an electric hand mixer or hand-whisk to blend together until smooth and creamy.
  • Slowly mix in the pumpkin and whisk until smooth and incorporated. Stir in all the spices and vanilla. Whisk again to incorporate well. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Notes

  • To ensure cream cheese is quite soft prior to using, you can microwave it in 20-second increments. This helps prevent stubborn little bits of cream cheese from refusing to blend in. 
  • Serve dip with apple slices, pretzels, graham crackers, or gingersnaps. 
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Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4617IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Course: Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine: Amerian
Diet: Low Salt, Vegetarian
Method: asemble, Mixing
5 from 38 votes (38 ratings without comment)

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4 comments

    • Carol at Wild Goose Tea

    I went crazy pinning. What a great roster of fall/ winter recipes. Actually for me these are year round recipes.

      • chewoutloud

      I love fall recipes and use them year round too, Carol 🙂

    • Lynna

    Loved this roundup! I`m definitely drooling right about now. 😛

      • chewoutloud

      It’s the only thing I love about fall…the food :). Thanks, Lynna!

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