3 Recipes That Will Have You Falling for Freshness
The dog days of summer may be over, but with the autumn season comes cool nights perfect for enjoying the company of family around a bonfire, days that beckon a trip to the local apple orchard and soft flannel that’s made for an on-farm hayride.
Luckily, Indiana provides an abundance of fall agritourism activities, allowing families and kids of all ages to connect to agriculture in the form of farm animals, corn mazes and fruits and vegetables that are in season during fall.
The recipes on the next few pages take advantage of that seasonal bounty with fresh ingredients including sweet potatoes, apples, pears, cranberries and pork – fitting since October is National Pork Month. Celebrate with Cider-Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Mashed Sweet Potatoes. The glaze on the pork joins the pumpkin trend, featuring a seasonal pumpkin ale as one of the ingredients, which is available at several breweries across the state.
Bring the Autumn Harvest Salad to your next autumn get-together and impress guests with both flavor and presentation. This dish features pears, blue cheese, dried cranberries, spicy pecans and roasted butternut squash, popping with color. It can be layered horizontally on a large platter or traditionally in a trifle dish. Either way, it’s delicious.
Cranberry-Apple Foster is a fall spin on traditional bananas Foster. This recipe amps up the flavor by cooking the apples in apple brandy, then serving them over easy-to-make cinnamon ice cream. You can even keep the cranberry-apple mixture warm in a crockpot for transporting, then spoon it over ice cream, pound cake or angel food cake after reaching your destination.
Happy fall feasting!