Fall brings a change in the air: a promise of brilliantly colored autumn leaves, of get-togethers with family, and an invitation to come inside. It is a return to the warmth of the kitchen after a summer outdoors at the grill. And what better way to celebrate that than with COZY FALL BAKING, a delicious collection of sweet and savory baked meals and treats. These recipes are designed to satisfy, whether you are looking for a snack (try Grissini Three Ways) or a dessert that will be talked about long after the last crumb is eaten (Coconut Angel Cake). These pies, pizzas, breads, cakes, cookies, crisps, and puddings celebrate the bounty of the harvest (apples, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, pecan) and will give you what you crave, whether it’s salty, sweet, savory, crispy, tender, nutty, or deep, dark chocolate.
Favorite Fall Recipes
Chapter One SAVORY BAKING
Honey-Apple Baked Brie With Fried Sage • Up your board game with this melty take on baked Brie kicked up with the flavors of fall.
Waldorf Salad Flatbread • A new way to enjoy this classic salad that is crispy, crunchy, cheesy, and sweetly juicy.
Pear, Prosciutto, and Goat Cheese Pizza With Arugula • This combination of flavors and hot and cold ingredients is a real winner—a cheesy, pear-topped pizza crowned with peppery arugula and salty prosciutto as soon as it comes out of the oven.
Rustic Tomato Galette • Celebrate the last of the season’s tomatoes, whether they’re from your garden or the farmers’ market. We love to make this with heirloom varieties (below), but any vine-ripened tomatoes will yield delicious results.
Pumpkin-Chorizo Pizza • The heat of the chorizo and the sweetness of the pumpkin make for a perfect pizza pairing.
French Onion Flatbread • Think of this as French onion soup transformed—onions slowly sautéed until golden brown, spread over pizza dough and topped with Gruyère and Parmesan. Enjoy for a light dinner or as a satisfying starter cut into small squares.
Cheddar, Bacon, and Chive Quick Bread • Top a slice with a fried egg for a hearty, handheld breakfast.
Ham and Cheese Pinwheels • Similar to ham-and-cheese croissants, these pinwheels are a great breakfast option, snack, or appetizer. Using frozen puff pastry makes them incredibly easy to put together.
Easy Spanakopita • This pie makes a hearty and nutritious dinner, but you can also serve it in small squares as an appetizer or a snack.
Grissini Three Ways • You can use room-temperature storebought pizza dough to make the grissini, but the result will likely not be as tender. Feel free to experiment with the toppings. Try using Pecorino instead of Parmesan and everything bagel seasoning instead of sesame seeds.
Grab & Go Spinach & Ham Egg Bakes • These hearty little treats are perfect for mornings on the run.
Cajun Sausage Puffs With Bourbon Mustard • This super-satisfying snack or appetizer packs the heat of andouille, the sweet-savory spark of mustard sauce, and the crispy flakiness of puff pastry in one bite.
Spinach and Feta Quick Bread • Enjoy a delicious snack in a slice, or serve as a side for supper.
Mile-High Flaky Biscuits • These pair well with jam or ham at breakfast and brunch, and they’re always a good dinnertime choice.
Parmesan and Garlic Quick Bread • This is a great alternative to classic garlic bread as a pairing for pasta night.
Cornmeal Butter Biscuits With Chive Butter • The addition of cornmeal to this biscuit provides a hint of corn flavor as well as crunch. The Chive Butter is an inspired twist.
Cream Cheese Herb Biscuits • These cheesy-good biscuits are beautifully flecked with fresh parsley and chives.
Sausage-and-Apple Pies • Think of these as mini potpies, stuffed with the comforting flavors of...