24 Fall-Inspired Food Recipes to Make

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Fall-Inspired Recipes You'll Crave All Year
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Pumpkin spiced lattes are the harbingers of fall. And while PSLs are ubiquitous in autumn, there's way more to fall flavors than pumpkin spiced everything. Broaden your palette with everything from nutrient-packed pumpkin chili to golden brown apple cider donuts that will most likely change your life, let alone your rainy weekend mornings. And don't worry pumpkin spice lovers, we threw in a few must-try recipes just for you.

Mason jar filled with granola
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Pumpkin Spice Granola

The smell of this granola baking will fill your home with the aromas of cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. How perfectly fall of you!

Spiced apple cookies with brown butter icing and ice cold milk
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Spiced Apple Oatmeal Cookies With Brown Butter Icing

Warm brown butter glaze... need we say more? Oh yeah, these chewy yet crisp delights are nut-free, too.

Bowl of oven-roasted fall veggies
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Oven-Roasted Root Vegetables

There's no better way to enjoy the flavors of fall than roasting root vegetables all together in a super hot oven, making them even more ideal for eating during cooler months.

Festive pumpkin spice muffins
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Pumpkin Spice Latte Muffins

For the true PSL aficionados out there: this recipe might actually be the secret to your cool weather happiness.

Baked apple cider donuts fresh from the oven
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Baked Apple Cider Donuts

The perfect autumn scene includes these golden brown treats, and a few simple steps can make them apart of your reality.

The perfect pumpkin spice latte
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Pumpkin Spice Latte

This recipe uses real pumpkin, so it'll likely taste even better than what you would get at most coffee shops—Plus you can pocket that $6.00 you would have spent and save yourself a stop.

Homemade fig jam for fall
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Fig Jam

Fresh, ripe figs are one of many gifts of late summer but they have a criminally short window of seasonal availability. Why not learn to preserve them for months of enjoyment and make fig jam? You will want to smear this stuff on everything, trust us.

Pumpkin spice s'mores baked in a cast iron skillet
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(Pumpkin) Spice S'mores Skillet Dip

All you'll need is a mere five minutes (plus a cast iron skillet) to make your toasty pumpkin spice s'more dreams come true.

Pie crust cookies with pumpkin butter dip
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Pie Crust Cookies With Pumpkin Butter Dip

Imagine all of the elements you get from pumpkin pie in an easy-to-make, easy-to-serve snack. This recipe will be a hit at your next holiday party.

Delicious baked acorn squash
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Baked Acorn Squash

Rather than loading up on carbs found in bread or pasta, you can enjoy this hearty winter squash as a low-carb, vitamin-packed nutritious option. Plus, you can roast the seeds just like pumpkin seeds for an additional healthful snack. Bonus!

Nutty caramel popcorn balls in martini glasses
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Nutty Caramel Mini Popcorn Balls

The delectable caramel coating in this salty-sweet dessert is nothing but a few ingredients over a flame and then served up over miniature popcorn balls—The kids will have a blast getting messy forming the sticky sweet goodness in their hands. This pop-in-your-mouth confection will soon become an autumn mainstay.

Salted caramel Rice Krispy pops
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Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Pops

Thought Rice Krispie treats couldn't get any better? Guess again.

Serving of crisp bruleed oatmeal served with blueberries
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Bruleed Oatmeal

Step up your weekday breakfast routine and try something a little different with this brûlėed version of your otherwise classic (re: boring) morning bowl of oatmeal.

Festive mulled cider
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Mulled Cider

With the anticipation of holidays yet to come, dazzling leaves with their warm colors, and the hint of chilly air, all we want is to enjoy flavors that celebrate a shifting season. Enter: a mug of spiced mulled cider, a toasty drink to keep your bones warm and infuse your house with the delicious smells of fall.

Pumpkin crisp bars
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Pumpkin Crisp

This alternative to pumpkin pie elevates the classic flavor to a whole new level. And we're not just saying that, try it out for yourself.

Creamy pumpkin cheesecake, a simple spin on a classic
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Creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake

This bakery-style no-hassle dessert is smooth as silk and packed with real pumpkin flavor. A soon-to-be hit at this year's holiday party.

Homemade pecan pie
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Classic Homemade Pecan Pie

This recipe comes from our contributor's grandmother, who taught her how to make classic pecan pie as a young girl, and now she's sharing her recipe with you.

Swirled pumpkin cheesecake chocolate bark
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Swirled Pumpkin Cheesecake Chocolate Bark

Chocolate bark may be better known as a traditional holiday treat, but there's no reason to hold off until December. Not anymore.

Slow cooker maple glazed carrots, the perfect fall side dish
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Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Carrots

This is a simple side dish with dependably delicious results every single time.

Three fall flavors for roasted pumpkin seeds
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Three Ways to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds make for a quick and filling fall snack, plus the variety of possible flavors is endless. Here are three options—basic, sweet and savory—to get you started.

Pumpkin spice caramel corn
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Pumpkin Spice Caramel Corn

This stuff is easy to make, impossible to put down. You've been warned.

Maple praline snack mix for on-the-go
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Maple Praline Snack Mix

Sweet. Salty. Crunchy. What's not to love?


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