After what seemed like the longest summer ever, fall is here. It's time to pull out the chunky sweaters, fuzzy boots and cozy scarves and indulge in pumpkin spice lattes. Fall has always been my favorite time of year for those very reasons. With cooler weather comes new and interesting foods. Today, we're sharing 15 foods that are in season for fall and matching them to our best recipes!
Though you can purchase apples year-round, they're in season late summer through the end of fall. We love these mini apple pies — perfect for packing in school lunches!
Arugula is a dark green leaf that goes wonderfully in salads or as a cooked side dish. This arugula and quinoa salad is hearty and filling — perfect for fall.
Bok choy may look like celery — but do not be deceived. It's actually a member of the cabbage family. Reap the health benefits with this sauteed baby bok choy with garlic and ginger.
Broccoli is good year-round, but harvests peak between October and April — making it a fall favorite. We love this classic beef and broccoli recipe.
Carrots are a staple when it comes to stews. This Oktoberfest stew recipe combines our love of carrots with our love of beer — perfection!
To get the freshest cherries, purchase at your local farmers market, then make them into a delicious dessert like this vegan cherry chocolate ice cream!
When thinking of cranberries, the first thing that comes to mind is Thanksgiving. Surprise houseguests with this cranberry buttermilk breakfast cake — a fun new way to use cranberries!
Best in late summer and early fall, eggplant is packed with iron and fiber to help carry you through the long winter. Try our grilled fall veggie stack with eggplant, zucchini and tomatoes!
The latest food craze is kale, which is best in the fall and winter. Kale, butternut squash and pancetta pizza screams "fall" with every bite!
Mushrooms peak in the spring and are at their best throughout the end of fall. We love these pesto Parmesan stuffed portobello mushrooms.
Fresh-picked pears are a favorite fall snack. Even better is this simple appetizer — pear, Brie and honey bruschetta.
Pomegranates are rich in both color and flavor and are an essential fall fruit. Bring this pomegranate cheesecake to your next social gathering!
The number one fall food is the pumpkin. Pumpkin is everywhere—in lattes, bagels, muffins, doughnuts, pies and our very own peekaboo pumpkin pound cake!
Winter squash — such as butternut, spaghetti and sweet dumpling — tends to be golden yellow or orange in color. For a satisfying fall-inspired meal, try our butternut squash ravioli with brown butter sauce.
Sweet potatoes are best in the fall and winter — hence the famous sweet potato pie at Thanksgiving. Sweet and savory, we love this sweet potato casserole!
More fall favorites
Candy corn crepes
Bacon and goat cheese baked apples