20+ Flavors of Fall Recipes: Apple, Pumpkin, Butternut, Caramel & Maple!


With the calendar turned to October, are you ready for the flavors of fall. . .Apple, Pumpkin, Butternut Squash, Caramel, Maple Cranberry and Pomegranate?


I’m back by request with the 2.0 version and recipe round-up from the archives with fall flavors to tempt your taste buds and satisfy your sweet tooth!  Everything from soups, salads, desserts and cocktails are here in one place and just a click away! Click on the links in red for the complete recipe.

*Note: There is a printable recipe link for every recipe that allows you to print the recipe only, no photos. Look for the printable link highlighted in red near the bottom of each post.


Roasted Pear-Butternut Soup

So easy, flavorful and healthy! Garnish with a little crumbled blue cheese, walnuts and crispy prosciutto or bacon!


Roasted Butternut-Apple & Pumpkin Soup Shooters

A perfect appetizer to serve your guests in the form of a shooter~  a teaser to whet their appetite for the Thanksgiving feast!


Butternut Caprese Salad

A fall twist on the Italian classic caprese salad with some Southern flavor~ Hot Bacon Dressing!

Harvest Waldorf Kale Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Harvest Waldorf Kale Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

A lightened up salad with a harvest of dark leafy greens, fresh seasonal produce, and satisfying flavors!

Apple Cider Sangria

An easy seasonal cocktail for a crowd with fresh apple cider. Ideal for tailgating or sipping just because it’s fall.


Mini Pumpkin Pies

 Quick & easy to make with a package of refrigerated pie crusts.

Roasted Harvest Vegetable Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Roasted Harvest Vegetable Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Colorful, flavorful, and healthy way to eat your veggies! Make ahead and serve at room temperature

Cranberry-Apple-Pumpkin Bundt Cake

The flavors of fall in a cake, with a Maple Glaze and Sugared Pecans & Pepitas.


Easy, Brie-sy, Apple & Honey Galette with Pomegranate

An easy and delicious recipe you can whip up using store-bought pie dough and just a few ingredients!


Pumpkin Spice Cake Trifle

Dessert in a jar that’s portable for a picnic!

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Picnic with Pumpkins

Pumpkin Granola

The flavors of fall in granola! No oil required for this recipe, since the maple syrup, pumpkin and applesauce bind the oats together.

Overnight Pumpkin French Toast Casserole with Streusel Topping

Overnight Pumpkin French Toast with Streusel Topping

A make-ahead baked French toast casserole. The streusel topping adds a sweet layer of flavor and crunch that makes it company-worthy for weekend brunch or Thanksgiving weekend.

Pumpkin Cheese Ball with Painted Pastry Leaves

Painted Pie Crust Leaves and a Pumpkin Cheese Ball

 Add a little fall flourish and with painted pastry leaves! Easy to make with refrigerated piecrust, food coloring, and cookie cutters!

Cranberry-Pecan Pie Crust Leaves

Dress up your left over Thanksgiving turkey with Cranberry-Pecan Crusts for pot pie, piecrust leaf “sandwiches” of pecans and cranberries!

Pomegranate and Pear Sangria

As easy to mix as is to drink and the perfect beverage to serve for a crowd for Thanksgiving.

Pumpkin-Pecan Streusel Pie with Pecan Piecrust

Pumpkin-Pecan Streusel Pie with Pecan Piecrust

A delicious spin on the classic pumpkin pie for your Thanksgiving feast!

Pumpkin Chocolate Harvest Bundt Cake

Pumpkin-Chocolate Harvest Bundt Cake with Bourbon-Pecan Glaze

A cake lover’s Thanksgiving alternative to pumpkin pie with the added bonus of chocolate!

Hersey Kisses Acorns 

 An easy fall treat!

Butternut-Apple Soup & Cranberry-Cheddar-Pecan Pie Crust Leaves

Butternut-Apple Soup with Cranberry-Cheddar-Pecan Pie Crust Leaves

A sweet and savory soup with butternut squash and apples, served with  Cranberry-Cheddar-Pecan Pie Crust Leaves, pie crust leaf “sandwiches” of pecans, cranberries, and cheese.

Easy Caramel Apple Bars

Easy Caramel Apple Bars

An easy and crowd-pleasing recipe that starts with cookie mix. The hardest part is waiting for them to cool long enough to cut!

Apple Cider Caramel Sauce

Apple Cider Caramel Sauce

Easy and oh so good! Use fresh-pressed cider for maximum apple flavor.

Easy Caramel Apple Spice Cake

Easy Caramel Apple Spice Cake

You can make this cake with a minimal amount of effort and end up with a fall dessert that’s pretty enough to serve company!

Infused Bourbon

Apple Pie-Infused Bourbon and Orange, Clove, and Cranberry-Infused Bourbon

An Autumn infusion of flavors for a specialty bourbon for a seasonal hostess gift or for mixing cocktails for the holidays!

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Swirl Brownies

Pumpkin Spice-Chocolate Swirl Brownies!

The flavors of pumpkin pie and chocolate marry in a rich, moist splurge-worthy brownie for fall!


Maple Glaze Pumpkin Scones with Pecans

Bake them and enjoy them fresh the oven; make ahead and reheat, then glaze; or freeze them unbaked. They can go directly from the freezer to the oven with just a few extra minutes of baking time.

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  31 comments for “20+ Flavors of Fall Recipes: Apple, Pumpkin, Butternut, Caramel & Maple!

  1. Michelle
    October 3, 2016 at 7:55 am

    All these great fall recipes!🎃Oh my! Some I’ve made and some I have yet to make. A sure sign fall has arrived and holidays around the corner! Enjoy your week!😎🌴🎃

    • Susan
      October 3, 2016 at 8:59 pm

      Absolutely fabulous postMiss Mary. I do not which recipe to try first. A trillion thanks Suzzaru

  2. Belle Bleu Interiors
    October 3, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Mary, these recipes look wonderful. I have saved several, and can’t wait to try them. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. I hope that you have a wonderful day!!!

  3. October 3, 2016 at 9:12 am

    I’m glad your round ups are calorie free Mary, oh my the goodies and temptations!!! I have got to make the Cranberry Pecan Cheddar Pie Crust Leaves this year, I swear I can practically taste them from your photos! It is actually cool this morning, and I am in the mood for baking- thanks for all the great recipes and inspiring photos, everything is drool worthy :)

  4. Becky Richardson
    October 3, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Lots of recipes I want to try in this email


  5. Sandi Allen
    October 3, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Yum! Thanks for sharing all these recipes, Mary! I can’t wait to try a few.

  6. Peggy Kuppers
    October 3, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Thanks for this wonderful collection of fall recipes. If I wasn’t in the mood for fall before, I certainly am now!

  7. October 3, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Delicious looking recipes and beautiful photography! thanks so much for sharing.

  8. Sandra Barnhart
    October 3, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Everything looks so yummy! Can’t wait to try some of these recipes.

  9. Gale
    October 3, 2016 at 10:28 am

    What a treasure chest of fall recipes!
    And I did not have to dig to find them!
    Thanks, Mary! You are a treasure yourself ! 😘

  10. October 3, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Holy Crimoli, Woman…you are incredible!! All these delicious sounding recipes along with your gorgeous photos. I want to taste one of each.
    I keep telling you, you should do a book. Millions would buy in, no lie!

    Thanks for making the printable recipes sans photos…saves on ink…very thoughtful of you. My printer is going as I type. LOL

  11. Mary Michelle
    October 3, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Mary, I’ve always heard that we eat with our eyes first and your photos are absolutely scrumptious and l’m sure the recipes are too! I want to try all of them. Thank you so much for sharing.

  12. Laura T.
    October 3, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Oh my! I think my head’s going to explode! I don’t know what to try making first!
    They all look sooo good! The pictures are amazing as well! Thank you for all of that!

  13. October 3, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    I’d love to try each and every one of your recipes, Mary! I agree with Rett, and feel you should have your own book. Your photos are incredible!

  14. Marie in AZ
    October 3, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Mary, you certainly managed to squeeze a LOT of fall into this one gorgeous (and delicious!) post! First on my list is that Overnight Pumpkin French Toast with Streusel Topping…I can’t wait to try it.

  15. Paula
    October 3, 2016 at 7:15 pm


    Thanks for sharing :)


  16. Ellen Stillabower
    October 3, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Yum, yum!!!!!! 😍😍😍

  17. Cyndi Raines
    October 4, 2016 at 12:16 am

    They all look SO good! Have made many and the are always a hit! Want to try the soups this fall.
    Pretty pictures Mary ~ thanks for a delicious post!

  18. October 4, 2016 at 6:31 am

    I need not go any further than to use this post for great recipes for Fall….I have substituted butternut squash for potatoes so love those recipes…So happy to see all of these Fall recipes in one post!…thanks Mary!…Happy Fall!!

  19. October 4, 2016 at 10:42 am

    What a collection, my mouth is watering….pinned and appreciated this great bunch of recipes. Thanks, Sandi

  20. October 4, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    I could starve to death reading your posts! Had to go get some nacho chips.

  21. October 4, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Mary, there could not be a better round-up of the perfect tastes of autumn in all of blog land! Every mouth-watering photo is perfect. I will be referring back to these delicious recipes with my favorite fall flavors! Pam @ Everyday Living

  22. Jamie from Kentucky
    October 4, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    Mary… Where have you been all my life… ??? I think my salivary glands are in hyper drive!! We have a big burgo cook each fall with several other friends and we bring side dishes and desserts. Our adult children come in from out of town, other friends and family all come for this day of fall fun and food. You have just joined the guest list ( your recipes have )) you can come too!)Thanks for sharing !

  23. Rattlebridge
    October 5, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    This is an extraordinary collection of autumn recipes. I can’t pick a favorite–I’ll take a sample of each one!

  24. October 5, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    There are enough yummy things here to keep me in the kitchen and on the treadmill for a long time!

  25. October 7, 2016 at 10:56 am

    I pinned this immediately so that I have this “Fall cookbook” at my fingertips! Thank you so much for carraling all these recipes in one post!

  26. November 8, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Oh, Mary! This is a virtual cookbook in one post!! It is fabulous! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  27. November 9, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    I will feature this tomorrow at HSH Mary! You always have the best food!

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