How many can you make?

September 09, 2016

 Don’t mourn the end of summer—celebrate the start of fall by planning out all the seasonal parties you can host, tailgates you can conquer and beautiful weeknight dinners you can create. Here, your checklist for every homey, spiced, stewed, slow-cooked recipe to make this autumn.

1. Sweet Potatoes with Apple Butter 


Creamy sweet potatoes mashed with fruity apple butter make for the perfect fall side dish.

2. Old-Fashioned Apple Pie 


This is a purists' pie that tastes of nothing but apples, with just a hint of spice and butter.

3. Beef Stew in Red Wine Sauce 


Deeply flavorful and packed with tender chunks of flatiron steak, this is the quintessential beef stew.

4. Butternut Squash Soup with Crisp Pancetta 


Sweet and creamy squash soup gets a delicious salty crunch from crispy pancetta.

5. Hot Mulled Cider 


This cozy cocktail is spiked with white wine.

6. Pear-Cranberry Hand Pies 


These flaky little pies may be the ultimate grab-and-go dessert.

7. Caramel Lady Apples 


Easy to eat in two bites, these crunchy, chewy desserts are easy to make at home.

8. Three-Chile Beef Chili 


With coffee, dark beer, smoky bacon and three kinds of chiles, this is one deep, rich, spicy pot of beef chili.

9. Pumpkin Pie 


This luscious pumpkin pie is light (almost soufflé-ish), with a flaky crust and great spice.

10. Roasted-Garlic Mashed Potatoes 


Tanya Holland spikes her mashed potatoes with roasted garlic and Tabasco, so they’re a little spicy and deeply flavorful.

11. Mulled Red Wine with Muscovado Sugar 


Here’s the perfect way to use leftover red wine.

12. Bourbon-Pecan Pie 


This easy pecan pie tastes of dark caramel, toasted nuts and a little bit of bourbon.

13. Lemon-Thyme Roast Chicken 


Rubbing a simple lemon-and-butter marinade all over a whole chicken before roasting creates superjuicy, flavorful meat and crisp skin.

14. Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts 


This unbelievably simple side dish counters the slight bitterness of brussels sprouts with a sweet maple-syrup pan sauce.

15. Cassoulet with Duck Confit 


Chef Laurence Jossel created this stripped-down version of the classic French stew, with creamy white beans, luscious store-bought duck confit, smoky French garlic sausage and slab bacon.

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