Autumn is upon us, and that means an abundance of seasonal produce. Want to know what the best ingredients are in September, October and November? Look no further for the best fall recipes…
Seasonal veg takes the spotlight in several of our dishes, from roasted butternut squash and pumpkin pie, to carrot and parsnip soup and a cheesy leek bake. Autumn is also a brilliant time for foraging berries and other fruits. Enjoy these in comforting crumbles, cakes and winter salads. Horseradish is at its prime, and we’ve used it to add a kick to a mouth-watering Korean Philly cheese steak sandwich. We also celebrate venison, plaice, clams and even lamb in a variety of comforting autumnal dishes.
For more seasonal ideas, check out our autumn cake recipes, pear recipes, plum recipes and butternut squash recipes. Also read the ultimate guide to preserves and browse our chutney recipes for tips on making the most of seasonal produce.
The vibrant colours of autumn are reflected in this comforting veggie traybake. Roast the squash in garlic and chilli, then top with a herby homemade pesto. If you love this vibrant veg, we’ve got plenty more easy butternut squash recipes to try.
Apple crumble is combined with a fluffy sponge to create a warming pudding which sings autumn. Serve this sheet cake with custard or cream for added indulgence.
A staple of any Thanksgiving menu, this impressive pud is best served with a dollop of maple cream. Our creamy pumpkin pie recipe uses shop-bought pastry to simplify things. Discover more ideas in our collection of pumpkin recipes.
Combine seasonal apples and blackberries in a classic crumble with a satisfyingly sweet topping, ready in an hour. Check out more of our tempting crumble recipes.
This hearty one-pot celebrates autumn veg such as turnips, celery, leeks and carrots. These are slow-cooked together with herb-roasted lamb until beautifully tender. Serve with cooked grains such as pearl barley or spelt.
Warm up on chilly autumn nights with a rich venison and sloe gin stew with cheesy polenta. It may take a little time, but it’s worth it. Discover what sloe berries are and where you can find them.
Bake our sticky apple cake topped with a creamy toffee frosting for an autumnal pick-me-up. This style of ‘dump’ cake comes from the US, referring to the stir-and-dump-it-in-a-tin method. Get more inspiration from our collection of apple recipes.
Tangy pickled grapes shine in this autumnal salad recipe with creamy taleggio and crunchy pears. This gluten free recipe makes a perfect low-calorie midweek meal.
This comforting bowl of seasonal veg soup is great for when the nights draw in. Whizzing the cream in at the end makes for a super-creamy consistency. Serve with a swirl of double cream and a hunk of buttered bread.
We have kept things simple so that plaice can shine in this autumnal dish. Try our easy plaice recipe with warm tartare butter sauce. This simple fish idea makes an easy entertaining idea with a tangy tartare sauce.
Most British varieties of plum come into season from mid-August to October. Bring out their flavour with sweet marsala and star anise in this easy dessert, topped with velvety Chantilly cream. Try more of our plum recipes.
This recipe is a clever mash-up of Korean and classic American cuisine. We’ve added horseradish as it’s in season in autumn and gives an extra kick to fight off the cooler weather.
This easy whisky is a great way of using up foraged blackberries. Infuse an affordable blended scotch with the fruit and toasted spices (such as cardamom). Find more ideas for these brilliant berries with our blackberry recipes.
These indulgent blue cheese leeks with crispy bacon breadcrumbs are super-simple to make, only takes 30 minutes to prepare and make the perfect Sunday roast accompaniment.
Use seasonal juicy pears in this showstopping pie topped with sugar-topped flaky pastry. Inspired by a savoury Cornish stargazy pie, our pear and rhubarb version makes a comforting family pudding. Enjoy more perfect pear recipes.
Sit down to a hearty bowl of our vibrant vegan tagine. Butternut squash and sweet potatoes are combined in a tomato sauce and flavoured with rose harissa and preserved lemons. The perfect meal for autumn weeknights.
Potato farls are part of a classic Irish breakfast, farl meaning four parts. Make a potato dough, roll it into a circle, cut into four and fry. Serve with crispy bacon and juicy tomatoes for a great weekend brunch.
Quince and honey are a great autumnal combination. Try them in this impressive upside-down cake which turns out beautifully moist and full of caramelised flavour.
Give these clams a go for a quick autumn dinner party starter or a simple supper, they come with a quick and punchy XO sauce. XO sauce originates from Hong Kong and is traditionally made with dried shrimps and scallops. We’ve substituted these for shrimp paste, which is available in all large supermarkets.
Lamb is often thought of as a springtime food but a few more months out in the pasture gives a fuller flavoured meat. Try this easy coriander and cumin-spiced rack of lamb dish as a healthier alternative to your Sunday roast.