Fall is here, which means all those delicious fall recipes are ready and waiting to be cooked. We can all fill our Charlotte, NC apartments with the smells of the season by cooking delicious apple or pumpkin inspired meals and treats.
There are so many delicious recipes out there for making the perfect slice of pumpkin pie or a pitcher of caramel apple sangria, and it can definitely be overwhelming trying to find just the right dish to take to that potluck. We wanted to help you along in your search, so we put together a quick recipe reference guide.
Here are eight fantastic fall recipes you will absolutely want to try this year!
FALL INSPIRED BREAKFAST IDEAS
Pumpkin French Toast with Whipped Pumpkin Butter
That recipe title alone has your mouth watering, right? If you have any pumpkin lovers in your house, this will be their number one pick for a weekend morning breakfast dish. It can be made with whatever bread you have on hand, although Texas toast and challah bread are excellent picks. The pumpkin flavor of the toast really pops when you pair it with the whipped pumpkin butter. Although syrup definitely isn't needed, it does taste fabulous with a real maple syrup.
Apple Breakfast Casserole
This recipe is so quick and easy, you could easily work it into your morning routine, even on those busy school mornings! The ingredients include canned cinnamon rolls, canned apples, and a dash of cinnamon. See how easy it is? If that is too much cinnamon for your liking, you can switch out the canned cinnamon rolls for canned biscuits and get a lighter flavor. Either way, you and your family will be screaming for more!
DINNERS YOUR FAMILY WILL ADORE
Maple-Glazed Chicken with Sweet Potatoes
Pumpkin isn't the only orange ingredient that makes a splash in the fall! Don't forget about everyone's favorite yam, the sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of protein, fiber, and vitamin A. Plus, they are delicious in both sweet and savory recipes. This chicken dinner recipe is a little bit of both worlds because the maple syrup adds the perfect amount of sweetness to the chicken breasts and mashed sweet potatoes. The recipe calls for pre-mashed potatoes, but you can easily bake and mash your own if you prefer.
Sweet n Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash Pizza with Cider Caramelized Onions and Bacon
This fall pizza, with a really long name, is the perfect combination of autumn flavors that will have your taste buds singing. The ingredient list is almost as long as the title and includes thin apple slices, a spicy sauce, sharp cheddar and blue cheeses, and bacon. However, the bacon can be easily omitted to keep the recipe vegetarian! Add the roasted pumpkin seeds on top for that little bit of extra crunch, and you will feel like you captured the essence of fall and put it on a plate.
Pumpkin Spice Krispie Treats
Welcome your new neighbors at your Charlotte, NC apartments with a plate of these "Krispie" treats and you will likely make a friend for life! These bars whip up in ten minutes, but they pack way more than ten minutes worth of taste. Just like a batch of regular crispy rice cereal treats but with a few little additions: pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices. You will be surprised how much flavor it adds to an already delicious treat.
Salted Caramel Apple Sheet Cake
This will be your go-to cake of the season after the very first bite. This super moist cinnamon apple cake is topped with a thick caramel glaze. It is like the cake version of a caramel apple from the county fair. Even though it sounds like a complicated recipe, it is actually pretty easy to whip together, which makes it the perfect choice for bringing to that next potluck dinner or cake walk! Everyone will think you are a regular Martha Stewart when you show up with this fantastic gooey treat.
BEAUTIFUL FALL BEVERAGES
Autumn Harvest Apple & Pear Sangria
Everyone needs a good recipe for an adult beverage up their sleeve, and this sangria recipe will definitely be the star of your party. It is the perfect fall beverage that is packed full of flavor. The apples, pears, and peaches combined with a little tequila and red wine make a quality cocktail. You need to work on this one ahead of time though, because it takes at least three hours for the flavors to properly mesh (but 5 hours would be better!).
If you want a beverage that the children can enjoy, look no further than the pumpkin steamer. (However, this could be spiked if the adults wanted something a little stronger.) The heavy cream, pumpkin puree, and condensed milk blend to create a sippable slice of pumpkin pie! It is the perfect thing to serve after playing in the leaves or strolling through a pumpkin patch.
Even though the weather may not feel like fall yet, you can pretend it does when your Charlotte, NC apartments smell like the season: baked apples, pumpkin pie, and sweet maple syrup!
Do you have a favorite fall recipe? We would love for you to share it with us. And if you are looking for a new apartment with an amazing high-end kitchen, then look no further! Our Phillips Mallard Creek Apartments are perfect for you and your family.
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