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Autumn recipes

Autumn recipes to warm the soul

Autumn is a wonderful season for comforting, soul-warming recipes that make use of the bountiful harvest of fall produce.

Here are some delicious autumn recipes to help warm your soul...

Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients: Butternut squash, onions, carrots, garlic, vegetable broth, heavy cream, nutmeg, salt, and pepper.

Instructions: Roast the squash and blend it with sautéed onions, carrots, and garlic. Add vegetable broth, heavy cream, and seasonings. Simmer until flavors meld.

Apple Cider Pork Chops

Ingredients: Pork chops, apple cider, apples, onions, thyme, butter, salt, and pepper.

Instructions: Sear the pork chops, then sauté apples and onions in butter. Deglaze with apple cider, add thyme, and let it simmer until the pork is cooked through.

Pumpkin Risotto

Ingredients: Arborio rice, pumpkin puree, chicken or vegetable broth, white wine, onions, garlic, Parmesan cheese, sage, salt, and pepper.

Instructions: Sauté onions and garlic, add rice, and stir. Gradually add broth and white wine, stirring until absorbed. Stir in pumpkin, sage, and Parmesan.
Roasted Root Vegetables:

Ingredients: A mix of root vegetables (e.g., carrots, parsnips, potatoes, sweet potatoes), olive oil, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper.

Instructions: Toss chopped vegetables with olive oil and seasonings. Roast until they're caramelized and tender.

Homemade Chili

Ingredients: Ground beef or turkey, kidney beans, tomatoes, onions, garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.

Instructions: Brown the meat, sauté onions and garlic, then add beans, tomatoes, and spices. Simmer until the flavours meld together.

Baked Mac and Cheese with Bacon

Ingredients: Macaroni pasta, cheddar cheese, milk, butter, flour, bacon, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper.

Instructions: Cook pasta, make a roux with butter and flour, then add milk and cheese. Combine with cooked pasta, top with bacon and breadcrumbs, and bake until golden.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients: Pumpkin puree, pie crust, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger.

Instructions: Mix the pumpkin puree, sugar, eggs, and spices. Pour into a pie crust and bake until set.

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients: Brussels sprouts, olive oil, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper.

Instructions: Toss Brussels sprouts in olive oil, maple syrup, and vinegar. Roast until they're caramelized and tender.

Caramel Apple Crisp

Ingredients: Apples, sugar, cinnamon, oats, flour, butter, and caramel sauce.

Instructions: Slice apples and toss with sugar and cinnamon. Make a crumbly topping with oats, flour, and butter. Bake until bubbly and golden, then drizzle with caramel sauce.

These autumn recipes are perfect for enjoying the cosy and flavourful foods of the season. Whether you're craving a hearty soup or a sweet dessert, these dishes are sure to warm your soul as the weather turns cooler.