Top 16 Recipes for Fall Main Dishes, Desserts, and Sides

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    Top Recipes for Fall Main Dishes, Desserts, and Sides

    Apple Crumb Pie With Ice Cream
    Apple Crumb Pie With Ice Cream. Diana Rattray

    This apple pie is delicious whether you make it from scratch with fresh apples and homemade pastry or use a ready-made crust with canned apple pie filling.

    Homemade Apple Crumb Pie

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    Hearty Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

    Hearty Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
    Hearty Slow Cooker Chicken Chili. Diana Rattray

    This easy chicken chili is a wonderful dish to fix and enjoy, especially when the weather starts getting cool. The combination of tomatoes, chicken, beans, and Southwest seasonings makes an outstanding meal with hot baked cornbread.

    Hearty Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

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    Lentils With Sweet Potatoes and Kale

    Lentils With Sweet Potatoes
    Lentils With Sweet Potatoes and Kale. Diana Rattray

    This is a meat-free combination that's hearty enough to be a main dish. Feel free to add ham or another meat to the dish.

    Lentils With Sweet Potatoes and Kale

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    Fresh Pear Pie With a Lattice Top Crust

    Pear Pie With Lattice Crust
    Pear Pie With Lattice Crust. Diana Rattray

    Here are some of my favorites for fall, including fall fruits and vegetables and mealtime recipes perfect for cooler weather. What's your favorite fall recipe?

    Fresh Pear Pie With a Lattice Top Crust​​

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    Fall Recipes: Macaroni and Cheese With Bacon

    Macaroni and Cheese With Bacon
    Macaroni and Cheese With Bacon. Diana Rattray

    Cooked bacon is added to the cheese and bread crumb topping in this flavorful macaroni and cheese casserole. Serve this macaroni and cheese with sliced tomatoes or a tossed salad for a satisfying family meal.

    Macaroni and Cheese With Bacon

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    Apple Oven Pancake

    Apple Oven Pancake
    Baked Apple Pancake. Diana Rattray

    This apple pancake is a quick and easy way to enjoy a pancake breakfast​ because it cooks all at once in the oven. Serve this pancake with your favorite syrup or sprinkle with powdered sugar.

    Apple Oven Pancake

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    Classic Pumpkin Pecan Pie

    Classic Pumpkin Pecan Pie
    Classic Pumpkin Pecan Pie. Diana Rattray

    A classic pumpkin pecan pie recipe, the best of both worlds! This is a delicious pumpkin pecan pie with pecans, spices, and pumpkin.

    Classic Pumpkin Pecan Pie

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    Cavatappi With Ground Beef and Chili-Style Tomatoes

    Cavatappi and Ground Beef
    Cavatappi and Ground Beef. Diana Rattray

    This dish is similar to American chop suey, one of my favorite comfort foods. The chili-style tomatoes and Cajun seasoning give it an extra burst of flavor. If you don't have the cavatappi pasta, macaroni, mini penne, or similar pasta will work just as well.

    Cavatappi With Ground Beef and Chili-Style Tomatoes

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    Spiced Pear Preserves

    Pear Preserves
    Pear Preserves. Diana Rattray

    Use these pear preserves to top your morning muffins or drizzle over vanilla ice cream or angel food cake for an easy, extra-special dessert.

    Spiced Pear Preserves

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    Apple Cranberry Cobbler

    Apple Cranberry Cobbler
    Apple Cranberry Cobbler. Diana Rattray

    I used a combination of Granny Smith and Golden Delicious apples in this cobbler. Bake this dessert for a special event, potluck, or family dinner.

    Apple Cranberry Cobbler

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    Iron Skillet Roasted Pork Chops with Apples

    Iron Skillet Roasted Pork Chops
    Skillet Roasted Pork Chops with Apples. Diana Rattray

    These pork chops are seared and then roasted with a variety of vegetables and sliced apples. Sliced fresh fennel bulb adds something special to the flavor, and the simple sauce is the perfect finishing touch.

    Iron Skillet Roasted Pork Chops with Apples

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    Perfect Pot Roast

    Perfect Pot Roast
    Perfect Pot Roast. Diana Rattray

     This is truly the perfect beef pot roast, tender and delicious with or without the optional gravy. I add potatoes, but you could also leave them out or cook them separately.  ​​

    Perfect Pot Roast

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    Coconut Curry Braised Chicken

    Braised Coconut Curry Chicken
    Braised Coconut Curry Chicken. Diana Rattray

    Exotic flavors of coconut and curry powder complement this easy (and budget-friendly) braise chicken. Use whole chicken legs or other parts in this dish.

    Coconut Curry Braised Chicken

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    Autumn Sausage Stew With Butternut Squash

    Butternut Squash and Sausage Stew
    Butternut Squash and Sausage Stew. Diana Rattray

    Everything about this stew says fall, from the cubes of butternut squash and sliced sausage to the corn and beans.

    Autumn Sausage Stew With Butternut Squash

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    Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash With Cranberries

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash
    Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash. Diana Rattray

    This colorful roasted vegetable dish is filled with flavor, color and texture. The quartered Brussels sprouts are roasted with onions, butternut squash, and pecan halves.

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash With Cranberries

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    Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Topping

    Sweet Potato Casserole
    Sweet Potato Casserole. Diana Rattray

    This is one of our most popular Thanksgiving side dishes, and it's easy to see (and taste) why. The rich sweet potato filling is topped with a buttery brown sugar and pecan streusel and then baked to perfection.

    Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Topping