Fall Recipes

We love everything about autumn -- the weather, the flavors, the holidays. Make the most of the season with our easy recipes for every occasion. We're talking soups every which way, pumpkin recipes galore, and tons of hearty, healthy ways to savor the fall harvest.

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Our Best Butternut Squash Recipes

Butternut squash might be fall's most versatile (and beloved!) vegetable. There are so many delicious ways to use this hard-shell squash, from soups and salads to lasagna and pizza.
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20 Pumpkin Recipes That Go Beyond Pie

Though pumpkin pie is a perennially popular fall dessert, it's not the only way to make good use of this colorful fruit. To that end, we're sharing a selection of pumpkin-forward recipes to make all season long.

Basic Chicken Soup

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Everyone has their own favorite chicken soup recipe, but rarely have so few ingredients added up to so much comfort. This version has classic flavors and, thanks to a simplified method, cooks more quickly than traditional chicken soups (the dish is ready in a little over an hour). There's no need to make a separate stock; the vegetables and meat form their own satisfying broth.

Baked-Eggplant Parmesan

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Choose firm, smooth eggplants. We bake rather than fry ours for less mess and less fat.

Apple-Honey Upside-Down Cake

Consider this another great reason to go apple-picking this September—or a fun and unexpected twist to serve on Rosh Hashanah, as it's Jewish custom to eat apple slices dipped in honey to ensure the new year will be fruitful and sweet. Those two ingredients define this upside-down dessert from Martha, and it's the perfect treat to enjoy on a crisp fall evening. This recipe comes from Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts: 100+ Ways to Savor the Best of Every Season ($24.29, amazon.com).

Coconut Custard Pie

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We skipped the cream on top to let the tropical custard filling be the star.

Meyer Lemon Coffee Cake

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Layers of thinly sliced Meyer lemons lend a mellow complexity to this otherwise classic dessert. Thought to be a cross of a lemon and a mandarin, the fruit has an orange cast, a thin rind, and a heavily perfumed flesh that's valued by chefs.

Creamy Baked Ziti

Cream cheese is the secret to the silky sauce in this vegetarian baked pasta dish, while mozzarella and Parmesan create a golden bubbling crust on top.

Chicken Fricassee (Fricassee de Poulet a L'Ancienne)

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Also see our step-by-step photo tutorial for making Chicken Fricassee. A fricassee is halfway between a saute and a stew. A true classic -- with as many variations as there are grandmothers in France -- it relies on humble ingredients and just a single pot. It's the original French comfort food: simmered chicken with hearty vegetables in a rich, silky sauce. And almost as satisfying as the dish itself is having our one-pot master recipe in your repertoire.

Sweet-and-Sour Brisket

When Sarah Carey, our editorial director of food and entertaining, was a kid, holiday visits to her grandparents' house often included her grandma's sweet-and-sour version of classic beef brisket. She recreated it from memory, one bite at a time, using three key ingredients: Chili sauce, brown sugar, and vinegar.

Everyday Vegetable Soup

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This basic vegetable soup can be made with any combination of fresh or frozen vegetables, so the soup will taste a little different each time. The recipe can easily be doubled or even tripled to feed all the vegetable soup fans at your table.

Apple Crisp

Rating: 3.58 stars
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One of the definitive desserts of fall, apple crisp is easy and economical. Test kitchen tip: Empire, Gala, or Braeburn apples are especially good in this recipe.
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Inspiration and Ideas

14 Fall Pasta Recipes That Make Perfect Weeknight Dinners
As much as we love classic spaghetti with meat sauce, sometimes you just need to switch things up. That's why we've gathered together 31 delicious recipes inspired by favorite pastas from Barilla. From skillet orzo and baked shells to ravioli salad and our ultimate one-pan pasta, there's a lot to enjoy here -- many dinners to come.
15 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes for Cozy Winter Nights
It's peak season for comfort food and these healthy slow-cooker recipes are packed with bold flavors and nutrient-dense ingredients.

Raisin-Challah Apple Betty

In this doubly lucky dessert, two Rosh Hashanah favorites—raisin challah and apples dipped in honey—come together in an ambrosial brown betty. Top it with sliced almonds and vanilla ice cream, and dig into a fruitful new year.