Autumn is upon us in all its crisp-weathered, coppery-leafed glory. With it comes some iconic flavors—pumpkin spice, anyone?
Like every other season, fall is a peak time for certain kinds of produce.
Many of the in-season fruits, veggies, and spices that we associate with this time of year, include:
- Sweet potatoes
These are just a few of the most popular produce items that are at their peak during the fall months.
Now for the fun part—what can you do with all these fall flavors?
Baking with Fall Flavors
Some of the most heartwarming memories are made through flavorful fall baking.
Whether it’s a classic recipe or one that’s new to you, these fall treats are sure to bring comfort and contentment in every bite.
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
It’s no surprise that pumpkin spice anything shows up on this list. After all, it contains two of the most iconic fall flavors: cinnamon and pumpkin.
Our pumpkin spice cupcakes recipe uses pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and other classic flavors (like vanilla) to bring deliciousness to these tasty single-serve treats.
Topped with rich cream cheese icing, they’re sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Sweet Potato Casserole
Calling it a “casserole” is a little misleading, but when it comes to fall treats, sweet potato casserole has a place on many people’s tables.
You can find them easily in your local grocery year-round, but the fall months are when these root vegetables really shine.
Unlike other casseroles, which tend to stay more in the savory category, sweet potato casserole is, well, mostly sweet.
It’s pumpkin pie’s close, but no less delicious, cousin.
Topped with pecans and roasted marshmallows, it’s hard not to eat the whole dish at once.
Originating in Spain before making their way to Mexico, churros are a beloved baked good for many.
Some regions enjoy them for breakfast, and others as an anytime treat.
Our churros recipe brings warm, melt-in-your-mouth joy to your table whenever you choose to enjoy them.
Dusted in seasonally appropriate cinnamon, they’re the perfect fall treat to have with hot chocolate.
You can even dip them in caramel for an extra sweet experience.
Whether you head to the orchard to pick them yourself or just grab some at the store, turning fresh fall apples into apple crisp is a classic way to warm your heart and home.
This old-fashioned treat is perfect for sharing, whether it’s at breakfast or after dinner.
Be sure to add plenty of cinnamon! You can even top your serving with a scoop of French vanilla ice cream.
The wonderful thing about cobbler is it can be made with any fruit, and pears are the perfect fruit for fall cobbler.
They add just the right amount of tangy taste that makes the overall experience all the sweeter.
This is another one that goes great with a scoop of ice cream if that’s your vibe. Otherwise, you can’t go wrong with serving it warm and diving right in.
We’d be remiss to leave pumpkin pie out of this roundup.
This classic treat dates back centuries and has become synonymous with goodwill and gathering.
Obviously, it uses the season’s most beloved gourd: pumpkin.
Our Maple Pumpkin Pie recipe is the perfect way to celebrate the season of sharing. Topped with a dollop of whipped cream and served alongside hot coffee, it’s a fall must-have for any occasion.
Cranberries go with more than just turkey. They’re wonderful to bake with and add a tempting, tart flavor to everything from cookies to cakes.
They’re particularly great in the form of scones—a quick and easy breakfast treat or the perfect pair with afternoon tea.
You can go with the popular cranberry-orange combo or opt for white chocolate chips for more decadence.
Fig Upside Down Cake
One fall fruit that often gets overlooked is figs. This versatile fruit elevates both sweet and savory dishes alike.
We recommend putting a spin on your classic pineapple upside-down cake by replacing the pineapple with figs.
Not only does it look great on the table, but it’s full of seasonal figgy flavor everyone will want a piece of.
Plus, seasonal spices like nutmeg or clove pair well with fig’s unique flavor.
Fall is a favorite time of year for many—and for good reason! Who doesn’t love the weather, the wardrobe, and, of course, the fall flavors?
Nothing gets you more in the autumnal spirit than baking with in-season ingredients. Which recipe are you most excited to try?
If you try our Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes or Churros baking kit and love it, you’ll love our other seasonal selections, too.
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