Pumpkins, Apples and Figs. Oh My!

September 27, 2016

Pumpkins and apples are in abundant supply with the advent of cooler weather, and so are yummy fall recipes. Here are a few, sure to please every age and palate!

Everything’s coming up pumpkins, right? Pumpkin-spiced lattes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin-laced oatmeal, even pumpkin sangria cider. But did you know that the insides of your jack-o’-lanterns are not just good eats, but good for you?

Pumpkins are also full of the antioxidant beta-carotene, which may play a role in cancer prevention. A cup of the orange pulp also gives you 200 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A, which aids vision. So pump up!

Can’t Get Enough Pumpkin Spice?

Fall recipes wouldn’t be complete without of the taste of cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg? Here are 28 ways to pumpkin-spice up your life.

To satisfy your sweet tooth, try these Pumpkin Cinnamon Oatmeal Bars with cinnamon chips and molasses. Or for something more spirited, a Bourbon-Spiked Pumpkin Bread Pudding takes cinnamon swirl bread and adds a boozy twist.

For tasty dishes served BEFORE dessert, there’s a Spiced Pumpkin Bisque. It’s a flavorful blend of garlic, onions and curry topped with crème fraîche that you make, buy or substitute with sour cream.

For more savory recipes like pumpkin potato latkes, pumpkin couscous and pumpkin ravioli, click here!

Pumpkins AND Apples!

Pumpkins and Apples

Fall’s favorite fruit teams up with pumpkin for a spiced dump cake that’s easy and breezy. And for an Apple and Pork Stew, try this main dish – which would probably work just as well in your crockpot, too!

For a flavorful topping for grilled chicken, pulled pork sandwiches or even burgers, try this easy cabbage, apple and onion slaw. And while it may be unexpected, nutty gooey Gruyère cheese is perfect with crisp fall apples in this savory tart.

And for an a variation on easy apple cobbler, add some sweet potatoes and ginger to your Granny Smiths and see if you don’t kick up your heels at first bite.

Fall recipes for figs are fabulous too, and if you’ve avoided them for no good reason, try this appetizer: figs with goat cheese and bacon. You’ll never meet another fig you didn’t like!

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