Fall Bounty

On crisp autumn days, God’s glorious bounty overflows in our markets. Rich and robust, there’s no doubt that farm-fresh produce was created so we can enjoy luscious meals. Fill your holidays with the enticing aromas of fall spices, roast pork and baked desserts, and thank the Lord for family and fine food. Here’s inspiration for fall cooking—eight exceptional recipes that make the most of nature’s harvest.

“They feast on the abundance of Your house, and You give them drink from the river of Your delights.”
Psalm 36:8 ESV
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Lemon-Rosemary Chicken with Mini Hasselback Potatoes

Plentiful with fresh herbs and garlic, this marinated chicken is one of those go-to dishes where basic ingredients deliver extraordinary flavor. Surround the roasted bird with Parmesan-crisped potatoes. Slicing spuds accordion-style allows butter and seasonings deep below the surface.

Recipe: Lemon-Rosemary Chicken
Recipe: Mini Hasselbeck Potatoes

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Apple Couscous Salad

Impressive yet simple, this bright pasta salad is at home on a holiday buffet or weeknight supper table. Pomegranate seeds are in peak supply from fall to early winter, with increasing availability year-round. Compatible with many entrées, this salad is one you'll call on often. 

Recipe: Apple Couscous Salad

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Wild-Rice-Stuffed Pork Loin with Roasted Vegetables

Apricots, sage and pecans lend autumn flavors to this well-seasoned pork roast. A crew of obscure vegetables roasted to golden perfection makes a phenomenal side, with no more enhancement than butter, honey, salt and pepper. 

Recipe: Wild-Rice-Stuffed Pork Loin
Recipe: Roasted Vegetables 

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Sweet Potato and Ham Bake

Enjoy some of fall’s most popular flavors in one delicious dish. Sweet potato, apple and ham slices, cozied up under a thin blanket of spiced maple syrup, bake into a beautiful collage of colors and textures. Slice sweet potatoes and apples consistently thin to insure even cooking.  

Recipe: Sweet Potato and Ham Bake

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Pumpkin Pie Truffles

Long associated with pies, pumpkin takes on an uptown look when cloaked in dark chocolate and emboldened with gingersnap spices and orange zest. You’ll marvel at the smooth texture of the filling. For optimal enjoyment, chill the truffles until serving time.

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Truffles

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Chai-Poached Pears with Mascarpone Cheese

These pears deserve to kick back in a tangy bath of mascarpone cheese. They’ve been pared and cored, and simmered in a pot of spicy liquid. They’re now ready to offer all their sweetness to you and your guests. 

Recipe: Chai-Poached Pears with Mascarpone Cheese

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Upside-Down Cranberry-Orange Poppyseed Cake

Overwhelmingly popular as a winter snacking fruit, clementines are out to prove their versatility. Here they were buried with cranberries beneath the batter, and baked, only to come out on top as the darling of this moist, scrumptious dessert. Dollop with whipped cream for a perfect finish. 

Recipe: Upside-Down Cranberry-Orange Poppyseed Cake

Written by Jill Johnson | Photographed by Tobin Bennett
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