Fall-themed Recipes From New Hampshire Chefs

oEvery month we feature a different recipe from New Hampshire chefs, bakers, cooks and restaurants and often those recipes correspond with the season. We’ve compiled all our recipes that feature fall produce, like butternut squash and apples, and those that would be perfect for a fall dinner party, Thanksgiving table or Christmas gathering.

Desserts and sweet breakfast treats

Bourbon Apple Shortcake
Here’s a delicious recipe for something other than apple pie or crisp – bourbon apple shortcake will be your new go-to fall dessert.

Pumpkin Orange Poppy Seed Cake
An easy and delicious recipe, perfect for any fall gathering.

Cider Donuts from Amy Traverso, editor at Yankee Magazine
From “The Apple Lover’s Cookbook,” this easy recipe will become your favorite go-to breakfast.

Pumpkin Cheese Tart
Forget the cans and make your own puree with local pumpkins and squash.

Hurricane Sauce from Polly’s Pancake Parlor in Sugar Hill
A great way to use fallen apples – a perfect topper for pancakes and waffles.

Batter Dropped Cider Donuts from our own Susan Laughlin
Fast and easy cider donuts to satisfy your craving.

Pecan Turtle Bread Pudding from chef Ashley Schaefer of the Round About Diner
This would make a fantastic alternative to pie if you’re looking for something different to close out your Thanksgiving meal.

Vermont Apple Pie from Gesine Bullock-Prado’s cookbook “Pie it Forward.”
It might be called Vermont Apple Pie, but we think you should use New Hampshire apples.

Maple Sticky Buns
We love the smell of cinnamon and maple in the morning!

Chocolate Devil’s Food Kahlua Cake
Decadent and delicious.

Local Eatery‘s Chocolate Goat Cheesecake
Two favorites – chocolate and cheesecake – come together.

Sides/Appetizers

Shaker Raised Squash Bread
Deliciously rustic and traditional bread, courtesy of the Shakers at Canterbury Village.

Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Maple and bacon, need we say more?

Baked Onion and Apple Cider Soup With Smoked Cheddar Cheese Gratine from Chef Jeff Paige of Cotton
A great use for fresh apple cider. We suggest using the smoked cheddar from the Sandwich Creamery.

Cider-Braised Red Onions and Carrots from Farnum Hill Ciders
Hard cider can be substituted for beer and wine in many recipes. You can find Farnum Hill Ciders – made here in New Hampshire – in most liquor stores.

Cranberry and Walnut Baked Brie with Cinnamon Herb Crostini
Creamy, warm Brie with fall flair. This recipe does not disappoint.

Maple Glazed Shrimp and Butternut Squash from Chef Justin Lyonnaise
Some will remember Chef Lyonnaise from the wonderful, but sadly closed Commercial Street Fishery in Manchester. He shared this delicious appetizer recipe back in 2008.

Holiday Cranberry and Spinach Fondue
Chef Adam Parker from the Mountain View Grand shares this recipe that’s perfect for the holidays.

Main Dish

Brined Roast Turkey with Apple Cider Jus
This moist, seasonal roast turkey will be the centerpiece of your holiday dinner.

Roasted Turkey Breast With Herb Butter and Raspberry Cranberry Sauce from Liz Barbour’s Creative Feast
Turkey is kicked up several notches with this recipe.

Rustic Pasta with Hearty Bolognese Sauce
Make sure to savor these flavors even more by using locally sourced ingredients

Boggy Meadow Mac and Cheese by Chef Michael Buckley
Chef Buckley uses a fabulous local Boggy Meadow cheese to make this quintessential cold weather comfort food.

Acorn Squash Risotto With Tart Cherries and Ricotta Salata by Chef Luca Paris
A delicious, comforting fall dish that looks as nice as it tastes.

Ricotta Gnocchi
Deliciously different and easier to make than the potato version.

Categories: Fall Food and Recipes, Food & Drink, Seasonal Guides – Fall

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