F&W offers more than 100 recipes for apples, figs, butternut squash, brussels sprouts and more spectacular fall fruits and vegetables.

October 12, 2012

Fall Produce Recipes

Fall Produce Guide: Fruit Recipes

 Apple Muesli with Goji Berries 

Apple Recipes

« “You can make this with any grain or fruit that goes with yogurt,” says Malin Elmlid. For her version of this cold cereal, she uses plain rolled grains, like oats or spelt, moistened with apples, coconut water and yogurt. When a friend brought her a goji-berry tree to barter for bread, she added a few berries right from the branch.

Slideshow: More Great Apple Recipes

 Bison Steaks with Fig-Balsamic Sauce

Fig Recipes

« At Maison Troisgros in France, Garrett Weber-Gale learned how to cook steak in a pan, which helps retain the juices. “Grilling,” he says, “sucks the moisture out of meat.” He’s a big fan of bison, because it’s leaner and higher in iron than beef, but beef tenderloin also works well here.

Slideshow: More Delicious Fig Recipes

 Lamb Chops with Rosemary and Grapes

Grape Recipes

« You’d expect to find lamb chops grilled with rosemary, but the sauce, a fruity mixture of grapes, white wine, and just a touch of honey, is a delightful surprise. You’ll want to choose seedless grapes for this recipe.

Slideshow: Terrific Grape Recipes

 Eggplant, Pear and Pecorino Salad

Pear Recipes

« There’s a saying in Italy that one should never tell a farmer just how good his cheese and pears taste together (presumably because if he knew, he would hoard them all). In this salad, Opera 02 chef Silvana Baranzoni adds eggplant and walnuts to that beloved duo.

Slideshow: More Excellent Pear Recipes

 Pomegranate Caipirinhas

Pomegranate Recipes

« Pok Pok’s sweet-tart take on Brazil’s caipirinha adds pomegranate juice to the usual mix of muddled limes, sugar and cachaça (the Latin sugarcane spirit). "Sugarcane grows in Thailand, too," says chef Andy Ricker, explaining why he serves the cocktail at his Thai restaurant. "Wherever you go, you’re sure to find someone making moonshine out of sugarcane or rice."

Slideshow: Fresh Pomegranate Ideas

Fall Produce Guide: Vegetable Recipes

 Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Capers, Walnuts and Anchovies

Brussels Sprouts Recipes

« The key to Michael Symon’s deeply savory side dish is a dressing that includes anchovies, capers, mustard and a little honey.

Slideshow: More New Ideas for Brussels Sprouts

 Roasted Cauliflower with Turmeric and Cumin

Cauliflower Recipes

« "I love this hot or cold, by itself or as part of a larger meal," says Sera Pelle of this cauliflower dish that’s a vibrant yellow from turmeric and fragrant with cumin, cilantro and mint.

Slideshow: Essential Cauliflower Recipes

 Whole-Wheat Pizza with Onions and Bitter Greens

Kale Recipes

« “Italians really appreciate bitter flavors, so I wanted to include them in this pizza,” says Olympic swimmer Garrett Weber-Gale. He developed a taste for bitter ingredients like radicchio and kale while interning at a little pizzeria in Umbria.

Slideshow: More Tasty Kale Recipes

 Savory Ricotta-Squash Tart

Acorn Squash Recipes

« Instead of appearing in a soup, squash gets cut into rings, caramelized and baked in a tart that can be served with a salad as a starter, or as an unusual side dish.

 Butternut Squash Basmati Rice

Butternut Squash Recipes

« Adding butternut squash and spices is a lovely way to jazz up rice.

 Coffee-Baked Squash with Crème Fraîche

Delicata Squash Recipes

« Here is one case in which you shouldn’t buy best-quality ingredients for a dish: The coffee beans that the thin-skinned winter squash bake in cannot be reused, so be sure to use inexpensive ones.

Slideshow: More Squash Recipes

 Classic Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Recipes

« To create a crisp crust on the bottom, Grace Parisi partially bakes the pie shell before adding the filling. This is a great crust for variations Chocolate Swirled Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin-Chiffon Pie.

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 Super Sprout Chopped Salad

Sweet Potato Recipes

« “I honestly feel energized after eating a bowl of sprouts,” says holistic chef Adina Niemerow, who often makes this crisp salad for clients. While she blends lemon juice with ume plum vinegar and raspberry vinegar, the salad would be equally delicious dressed with balsamic vinegar in place of both.

Slideshow: More Ideas for Sweet Potatoes