Tired of Pumpkin? FALL in Love With These Easy Three-Step Recipes

Sliced turkey on a white dish with two turkey legs and parsley garnish.
Courtesy of Taste of Home

Fall is on the horizon, and you know what that means… It’s pumpkin season! While pumpkin is a classic fall flavor, it is time to spice things up and explore what other flavors can give us that cozy fall feeling. Get ready to FALL in love with these equally easy and delicious three-step recipes to kick off the season.

Crave Something Savory

Maple Cranberry Glazed Roasted Turkey:

It is hard to think of fall without the sudden craving for turkey. No more asking to pass the cranberry sauce because this turkey is already glazed in it. Taste the perfect blend of sweet and savory with this maple cranberry glazed roasted turkey.

1 12 to 14-pound turkey

1 cup maple syrup

3/4 cup cranberry sauce

1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Place turkey in a shallow roasting pan, breast side up. 
  2. Combine maple syrup, cranberry sauce, and walnuts. Pour over turkey.
  3. Bake uncovered for three hours. Remove from the oven and cover for 20 minutes before carving.

Ginger and Pear Soup:

Yellow soup in an orange dish with a pear in the middle.
Courtesy of Amy Myers, MD

Warm your soul with autumn in a bowl. The best way to get in the cozy spirit of fall is with a warm bowl of soup. Grab the fuzzy blankets, turn on your favorite fall film, and stir up some ginger and pear soup. 

1 chopped onion 

1 teaspoon grated ginger 

2 tablespoon coconut oil

2 chopped pears

2 chopped sweet potatoes 

Cardamom to taste 

4 cups bone broth

Ground black pepper to taste

Sea salt to taste

  1. Sautée chopped onion and ginger in coconut oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Mix in bone broth, sweet potatoes, and pears. Let cook for 25 minutes until soft.
  3. Blend all ingredients and serve.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Apple and Fig Crumble:

Fig and apple crumble in a white dish with a silver spoon.
Courtesy of The Shady Baker

Pumpkin pie will never cross your mind again after you try this apple and fig crumble, perfect for a midday snack or an after-dinner dessert. This combination of warm, sweet, heavenly goodness will have you coming back for seconds.

6 peeled and cubed green apples 

4-6 quartered figs 

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

1 cup rolled oats

1/3 cup shredded coconut

1/4 cup flaked or slivered almonds

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup plain flour

1/3 cup melted butter

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Combine fruit, sugar, and cinnamon. Transfer to an oven-safe dish.
  2. Combine oats, coconut, almonds, sugar, flour, and butter.
  3. Pour the second mixture over the top of the fruit mixture and bake for 40 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream.

Salted Caramel Ice Cream:

Three scoops of ice cream in a white plate with a spoon.
Courtesy of Culinary Shades

Although fall is dawning, Florida will always be Florida and HOT. Stay cool and celebrate the season with homemade salted caramel ice cream. This recipe is so easy you can enjoy the tasty treat without turning on the stove.

1 cup dulce de leche

2 cups heavy cream

1 cup whole milk 

1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt 

  1. Blend dulce de leche, milk, and salt. Stir in heavy cream with a spatula.
  2. Refrigerate for two hours. Remove from the fridge and churn for 30 minutes.
  3. Freeze for five to six hours.


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Written by Jenna Greaves

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