Fall Foodie Favorites

It can be hard to say goodbye to summer but there are some great seasonal foods for fall to comfort us through the cooler months. We have fond childhood memories of picking apples from the trees in the garden or in the neighborhood at this time of year. A time when the house begins to fill with the smell of warm, comforting and delicious food. Find below the recipes for some of our favorite fall foods.

One of our favorites is a delicious Dutch Apple Pie. We may try to eat healthily but we also love a good home-made dessert as much as the next person. We love apple pie, we love apple crumble and the Dutch apple pie is the best of both worlds. 

Prep time: 30 mins

Cook time: 50 mins

Sweet Crust Pastry:

  • 1 1/4 cups of flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup or 1 stick of butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Mix the flour, sugar & salt until combined. Add the egg and vanilla extract. Roll into a ball and wrap in cling film. Put in the fridge for 1 hour. 

Roll out and place into the pie case. Place in the freezer for 1 hour. 

Apple Filling:

  • 5 1/2 cups of peeled apples
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

(For an extra sweet kick you can also add in some condensed milk)

Pour into the pastry case. 

Topping:

  • 3/4 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup of butter

Rub together in a bowl until it forms a crumb-like consistency. Sprinkle over the top of the apple filling. 

Cook in the oven for 50 mins at 375F

Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream - delicious!!!

Fall wouldn't be fall without some great pumpkin recipes. Pumpkin is so versatile it can be use in both savory and sweet recipes and this Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta recipe (yellowblissroad.com) is a great example of its use in savory. 

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Pasta:

  • Cook 12oz of fettucine and drain

Pumpkin sauce:

  • 6 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree 
  • 2/3 cups of cream
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Handful of freshly chopped parsley
Sauté garlic in some butter until slightly brown. Pour in cream, pumpkin & parmesan cheese. Mix it all together until the cheese has melted. If the sauce seems too think just add a little water to thin it out. Fold in the pasta. Season & add the fresh parsley.

 

When it comes to warm comforting food. Another favorite is Gok Wan's recipe for Sweet potato & brazil nut curry (thehappyfoodie.co.uk).

Cook time: 25 mins

Curry:

  • 500g/ 3 1/2 cups of sweet potato
  • 2 red onions
  • 3cm of ginger chopped
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 sweet red pepper
  • 50g/ 1/3 cup of chopped brazil nuts
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoon Chinese 5 spice
  • 1/2 tablespoon tumeric
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 200ml light coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoon desiccated coconut

To serve:

  • Cooked brown rice or Naan bread.
  • Plain Greek Yoghurt
  • Fresh cilantro

Peel, cook and boil the sweet potatoes (10-15 mins). Fry for 2 mins the onions, ginger, garlic and red pepper. Add the spices and fry for a further 30 seconds. Add the coconut milk and stir. Add a splash of water to loosen the ingredients & add the sweet potato. Stir in the soy sauces, desiccated coconut and chopped Brazil nuts. 

Serve on brown rice or with naan bread topped with plain Greek yoghurt and chopped fresh cilantro.

At Tribe Azul we love nothing more than delicious home-cooked food we can enjoy as a family. We hope that you enjoy the above recipes and please feel free to share with us some of your favorite fall foods. 

 

 


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