A Dozen Hearty Recipes to Usher In Fall

Sure, I lament the end of summer as much as the next person. But once the weather necessitates a switch from sundresses to sweaters, flip flops to boots, another switch flips too. Suddenly we’re craving the flavors that only come from crisp apples and creamy squashes that have just come into season. Here’s the fall produce we’re craving the most, and the best recipes for showcasing all the bounty arriving at our grocery stores, farm stands and backyard gardens.

Apples

Pie Baked Apples (pictured above)

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Pear-Clafouti,Ina Garten's Pear Clafouti for Fast and Elegant Supper, as seen on Food Network's Barefoot Contessa

Photo by: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Alice Gao, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Pears

Pumpkin

Pasta with Pumpkin and Sausage (pictured above)

Host Giada De Laurentiis' dish, Roasted Acorn Squash Agrodolce, as seen on Food Network’s Giada’s Giada's Holiday Handbook, Season 2.

Photo by: Patrick Wymore ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Patrick Wymore, © 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Squash

Roasted Acorn Squash Agrodolce (pictured above)

BACONWRAPPED STUFFED FIGS Food Network Kitchen Food Network Dried Figs, Goat Cheese, Pesto, Lemon Juice and Zest, Kosher Salt, Black Pepper, Bacon

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Figs

Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Figs (pictured above)

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