The Pioneer Woman's Top Recipes for a Fall Feast

Celebrate the return of crisp autumnal air with these hearty recipes for savory and sweet favorites alike.

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Quick and Easy Apple Tart

The secret to Ree's speedy dessert is a store-bought timesaver: prepared puffed pastry. By using that as the base of her tart, she can get right to the layering of the apples before quickly baking.

Get the Recipe: Quick and Easy Apple Tart

Beth's Brisket

An all-in-one meal featuring tender beef, earthy mushrooms and sweet carrots, Ree's big-batch recipe is gently simmered in a savory broth laced with equal parts Worcestershire, soy sauce and vinegar.

Get the Recipe: Beth's Brisket

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Similar to potato soup in that it's creamy and decadent, Ree's cauliflower-based soup is filled with Monterey Jack cheese, which melts well into the cauliflower puree.

Get the Recipe: Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Simple, Perfect Chili

Ideal for game-day tailgates and casual dinners alike, Ree's smoky chili features a base of ground beef and two beans, which guarantee texture as well as heft.

Get the Recipe: Simple, Perfect Chili

Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake

Follow Ree's lead and ditch the usual graham cracker crust; use a base of crushed gingersnap cookies instead. The spicy sweetness pairs well with the rich, creamy filling featuring smooth pumpkin puree and tangy cream cheese. For over-the-top decadence, she serves the cheesecake with a buttery salted caramel topping.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Sauce

Chicken Spaghetti

With a 5-star rating, Ree's hearty casserole is a fan-favorite pick. It's made with shredded chicken, spaghetti and colorful bell peppers — and some cheese, of course — so it's an entire meal served in one casserole dish.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Spaghetti

Applesauce

If a trip to the orchard has left you with a plethora of apples, turn them into applesauce in a flash. Ree's top-rated recipe features a dash of cinnamon for subtle warmth. 

Get the Recipe: Applesauce

Macaroni and Cheese

Once you put together Ree's silky-smooth mac and cheese, it's up to you to decide if you want to eat it straight from the stove or go one step further and bake it beneath a blanket of cheddar for even gooier results.

Get the Recipe: Macaroni and Cheese

Perfect Potato Soup

By building her comforting soup in the same pot in which she fries bacon pieces, Ree guarantees a subtly smoky flavor base in the finished product. She finishes each bowl with those crispy bacon bits, plus grated cheese.

Get the Recipe: Perfect Potato Soup

Skillet Apple Crisp

Unlike pie, which requires the careful rolling of dough, crisps and crumbles are fuss-free. Ree simply creates a flour-butter mixture with sugar and fragrant spices, then sprinkles it atop a skillet full of sweetened apple slices.

Get the Recipe: Skillet Apple Crisp

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Canned pumpkin puree lends both subtle sweetness and a vibrant orange hue to the dough for Ree's rolls. She fills these tender beauties with plenty of butter, plus a spiced cinnamon-sugar mixture studded with chopped pecans for welcome crunch.

Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

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