Mix-and-Match Fall Harvest Menus

September 4, 2014

Explore a collection of autumn recipes, balanced with flavors that celebrate the season's offerings.

Pork Pumpkin and Cider Stew

It’s that time of year again. Time for warming soups and stews, stick-to-your-ribs roasted meat with veggies and spice-filled desserts. With that in mind, we’ve collected some our favorite harvest season recipes, featuring the familiar tastes and smells of autumn.

And there is certainly lots to choose from here: autumnal breakfast recipes, homey chili and cornbread pairings, main-course meats with harvest-inspired sides, sweet treats and warming sips. Mix and match as you will—whatever you put down on the table will have family and friends singing praises.


Breakfast Goodies

Maple Sticky Buns
Pumpkin Cheddar Muffins
Harvest Pumpkin Scones
Sweet Potato Pancakes with Homemade Whipped Topping
Apple Cinnamon Whole Grain Muffins
Granola Pumpkin Pancakes

Soup’s On
Pork Pumpkin and Cider Stew

Pumpkin, Pork and Apple Cider Stew
Cheese and Black Pepper Cornbread

The Season’s Best White Bean Chili
Brown Butter and Sour Cream Cornbread

Beef, Mushroom and Barley Soup
Buttermilk Cornbread

Hearty Harvest Fare

Slow Cooker Chipotle Brisket with Sweet Potatoes
Green Bean Saute

Sage Pork Chops with Apples
Mashed Potatoes with Mascarpone Cheese

Herb-Roasted Bistro Chicken
Carrot and Potato Gratin

More Harvest Side Dishes

Butternut Squash and Cheese Panade
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Brown Butter
Vanilla Parsnip Puree
Gratin of Sweet Potatoes and Swiss Chard
Roasted Parsnips

Autumn-Spiced Sweets

Maple Walnut Cookies
Pear Crostata
Maple Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream Frosting
Apple Walnut Brown Betty
Honey Spiced Chai Bundt Cake
Skillet Maple Pear Pie

Soothing Sips

Mulled Apple Cider Chai
Mayan Hot Chocolate with Butternut Squash
Rich Dessert Hot Chocolate
“Apple Pie in a Glass” Cocktail
Spiced Wine

Mix, match and enjoy! For even more fall menu planning inspiration, see additional seasonal recipes below.

Pork and Apples with Cider Cream Sauce

Pork and Apples with Cider Cream Sauce

Pork tenderloin medallions cook quickly in a creamy sauce.


White Bean Soup with Swiss Chard and Gruyere Croutons

Feathery fennel, leeks and smoky ham punch up the flavor of this slow-cooker soup.

If ever a season was made for decadent desserts, it's fall. A bounty of autumn nuts and soft fruits are go-to ingredients while comforting caramels, creams, custards and golden buttery crusts take seasonal sweets over the top. Here are 10 that will keep you coming back for seconds.

 Pear Frangipane

Irresistible Fall Desserts

Custards and crisps and pies! Oh my! Sweeten your sideboard this fall with a bevy of our best seasonal desserts.

Pumpkin Pound Cake

Pumpkin Pound Cake

This pound cake is simplicity itself, relying on the simple flavors of pumpkin, brown sugar and spices to do the heavy lifting.


Squash and Greens Winter Lasagna

Butternut squash and turnip greens—unlikely for lasagna, but so good.


Chicken and Sweet Potato Hash

This hearty sweet potato hash makes for one tasty breakfast of champions.

Pork Loin

Cider-Braised Pork Loin with Carrots and Onion

Boneless pork loin is slow-cooked in sweet cider until juicy and tender.

Butternut Squash Risotto

Butternut Squash Risotto

Parmigiano Reggiano lovers unite over this fall risotto that uses sweet butternut squash, fresh sage and the signature cheese of Parma, Italy.

Hearty chili for fall and winter with butternut squash

Butternut Squash and Heirloom Bean Chili

A vegetarian chili with a robust meaty quality. Serve it alongside a bowl of rice or with cornbread.

Green Beans with Fig and Pumpkin Seeds

Green Beans with Figs and Pumpkin Seeds

A sauce for green beans that both kids and adults will love.

Apples in baskets

Apple Cakes Plain and Fancy

For baking, there's an app(le) for that—cooking varieties make the best-tasting cakes.


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