Fall is a season of vibrant culinary delights, packed full of harvest-rich flavour and presentation. Whether it’s pumpkin-spiced everything or not, there’s all sorts of incredible recipes out there that are sure to make it feel like this year’s harvest was worth the effort. Here are some fantastic harvest-themed recipes that are perfect for the most colourful time of year.
Pumpkin Butterbeer Hot Chocolate
We’re going to just get this out of the way right now; pumpkin spiced drinks are the nectar of fall. For those wanting a taste of the harvest who are also admirers of Halloween and/or wizarding fiction, Pumpkin Butterbeer Hot Chocolate is the perfect solution. The recipe we’ve found requires ½ a cup of pumpkin puree, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 6 ounces of delicious chopped milk chocolate, 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract among other ingredients and, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, 2 tablespoons of bourbon. By adding butterscotch cream or homemade butterscotch sauce, you can have a drink that perfectly exemplifies the rich flavours of fall through its own sweetness.
Crockpot French Onion Soup with Easy French Toast
Easy to make and even easier to fall in love with, nothing beats enjoying a bowl of homemade French onion soup while observing the colourful trees outside. Crockpots have been used for decades to make homes smell of succulent harvests, and the recipe we’ve found incorporates this tradition to caramelize the onions beautifully. Accompanied with cheesy French toast (real homemade French toast, at that) and a glass of wine makes for the perfect fall meal. Utilizing ingredients such as thinly sliced sweet onions, 2 cloves of garlic and 2 quarts of beef broth as well as 8 ounces of gruyere cheese, this is sure to be a recipe that will be mouth-watering and memorable for the right reasons.
Cranberry Pot Roast
Regardless whether Thanksgiving has passed or not, you can’t do wrong with a pot roast, and this recipe for one with cranberries as the ultimate ingredient is sure to turn heads and fill stomachs. With a myriad of exciting ingredients including a 1-pound chuck-roast, 12 ounces of baby potatoes, 1 cup of either red wine or beef broth and 12 whopping ounces of fresh cranberries, it’s is sure to be a new dinnertime favourite!
No matter how you appreciate fall, there’s no denying the many opportunities for trying out exciting new recipes this time of year. Even if you’ve brought in a small harvest or aren’t too attuned with your inner chef, there are all sorts of easy recipes that can add the taste of fall to everything from drinks and dinners and desserts!