Apple picking season is back! Even if for many, fall means that winter is at our doors and that colder temperatures are slowly taking over, personally I love this season with its refreshing, sunny days and colorful landscapes. As an added bonus, Quebec seasonal produce are also in the spotlight during this time of year. To help you take advantage of everything this season has to offer, we present to you our top 10 pick of fall recipes. From breakfast to dessert, you can be sure to find something to satisfy your taste buds!
To start your day energized, we propose this very tasty granola recipe as an alternative to commercial breakfast cereals. This delicious mix can be served as a typical cereal bowl with milk or as a yogurt parfait with fresh fruit!
Since autumn rhymes with apples, our next recipe makes the apple the center of attention. Easy and requiring only two ingredients, homemade apple butter is definitely one of my favorites. Cooked longer than applesauce, apple butter is smoother and super delicious. My secret to making it even better is to spread it on toasts with homemade caramel!
Beautiful fall colors are not only found in trees, but can also be found in your food. Indeed, our meals can offer just as much of a feast for the eyes, and this vibrant pumpkin coloured soup is the undeniable proof!
What sounds more like fall than warm and comforting stews? Well, nothing! We hope you will enjoy this delicious red wine beef stew because we know we did! You will even find tips to make you own garlic flavored oil.
With our next thematic recipe, you will impress you guests by using the squash itself as a service bowl. Where the expression « eating with your eyes » takes all its meaning!
For dessert, it’s all about muffins. Apples and pumpkins are popular seasonal and local produce that are both flavorful and versatile. These muffins can be the perfect excuse for a fun family day or romantic date, from apple picking, to baking together and finally savouring the results.
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Fall can be pretty unpredictable temperature-wise, alternating between warm and cool weather. This cider recipe is perfect for any circumstances as it can be served hot to warm our hearts or cold to refresh us, depending on the temperature.
Finally, for our crunchy snack lovers, here are two snack ideas to satiate your cravings. Eaten by themselves, these are obviously amazing, but you can also turn them into more filling snacks by incorporating them to your favorite trail mix recipe.
On a last note, this year make sure to fully take advantage of the beautiful winter squashes and pumpkins fall has to offer! In addition to being really fun to decorate with your kids and gorgeous as table centerpieces, both their flesh AND seeds can be used in an infinity of tasty and nutritious recipes, including the ones listed above!