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Quince and Honey Cake Recipe

22 autumn recipes

Published: September 20, 2017 at 10:58 am

Make the most of seasonal ingredients such as butternut squash, pumpkin, apples, blackberries and pears in our comforting autumn recipes

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. For more autumnal inspiration, check out our best autumn kitchen activities.

Roasted butternut squash wedges with sage pesto

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.

Roasted Butternut Squash Wedges Recipe with Sage Pesto

'Nduja pepperonata stew

Celebrate autumn’s arrival with this tomato-based one-pan wonder. It serves up serves up to six and is freezable, too.

An oven dish flled with a red stew, topped with torn mozzarella next to a basket of bread

Apple crumble cake

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 dark blue plate topped with a slice of sponge pudding covered in custard

Pumpkin pie with maple cream

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.

Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Pumpkin spiced latte

Expert barista Celeste Wong shares how to recreate the popular pumpkin spiced latte, a comforting autumnal pick-me-up.

A mug of pumpkin spiced latte with a cinnamon stick balanced on top

Classic apple and blackberry crumble

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.

Apple and Blackberry Crumble Recipe

Slow-cooked lamb and autumn veg one pot

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.

Easy Lamb Hotpot Recipe with Autumn Vegetables

Venison and sloe gin stew with cheesy polenta

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.

Venison Stew Recipe with Sloe Gin and Cheesy Polenta

Toffee apple cake

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.

Sliced toffee apple cake with cream cheese icing

Pickled grape salad with pear, taleggio and walnuts

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.

Pickled Grape Salad Recipe

Carrot and parsnip soup

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.

Carrot and parsnip soup

Plaice with warm tartare butter sauce

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.

Plaice with butter sauce

Roasted plums with cream

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.

Roasted Plums Recipe with Cream

Korean Philly cheese steak with Russian dressing

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.

Korean Philly Cheese Steak Recipe with Russian Dressing

Blackberry whisky

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.

Blackberry Whisky Recipe

Blue cheese leeks with crispy bacon breadcrumbs

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.

Blue Cheese Leek Recipe With Crispy Bacon Breadcrumbs

Pear patchwork pie

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.

Pear Pie Recipe

Squash and sweet potato tagine

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.

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Potato farls

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.

Potato Farls Recipe For Irish Potato Pancakes

Quince and honey cake

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.

Quince and Honey Cake Recipe

Clams with quick XO sauce

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.

Clams With Quick XO Sauce Recipe

Spiced autumn lamb with butternut squash purée

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.

Spiced autumn lamb with butternut squash purée

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