Autumn has officially arrived, and I can’t wait to make the most of the seasonal harvest! From apples to pumpkins, the fall flavors are making their grand entrance, and they can be prepared in an assortment of ways: boiled, baked, steamed, sautéed and beyond. As the precursor to the holiday season, this time of year brings plenty of guests to my home, so I often find myself in the kitchen. In planning for the perfect fall feasts, I’ve gathered a savory selection of my favorite recipes. These delectable dishes pack a flavorful punch!
There are few things I love more than entertaining, so I always look forward to preparing elaborate dinners for my family and friends. One of my favorite recipes to make is a succulent roasted pork. Made with a combination of savory seasonings and fresh autumn fruits and vegetables, the tender meat soaks up every flavor of fall. With an exceptional lineup of fresh ingredients, I rely on my Thermador 36-Inch Built-In Fresh Food Column to keep everything preserved until cooking time. For my fresh-from-the-garden apples, carrots and butternut squash, the Delicate Produce Bins provide the perfect storage solution. To see to it that my dish is prepared just right, I turn to my Thermador 48-Inch Pro Grand Dual Fuel Steam Range. With 27 Easy Cook® food programs, the pre-programmed modes automatically set the oven temperature and humidity to ensure perfect cooking results. Your pork will be impeccably roasted and tender to the taste!
It wouldn’t be autumn without pumpkin! Nothing captures the warm essence of the season quite as well. From lattes, to muffins, to soups, to desserts, pumpkin is the ultimate fall super food. With its versatile flavor and smooth texture, it’s no wonder this fruit remains the leader of the pack! One of my can’t-live-without pumpkin recipes is Toffee Crunch Maple Pumpkin Cupcakes. Perfect for any occasion, these cupcakes pack sweet and spicy flavors. To bake, I return to my Thermador 48-Inch Pro Grand Dual Fuel Steam Range. Topped with a velvety cream cheese frosting and crisp toffee bits, these tasty treats won’t be around for long!
Of course, no meal is complete without a cocktail. For a delicious seasonal sip, I opt for the Autumn Cocktail – a rich mix of bourbon and apple. With its sweet yet fiery flavor and warm caramel-colored hue, it’s the perfect note to end your evening on.
For a closer look at my fall-harvest favorites, check out the full recipes below. Make sure to share your thoughts with us in the comments or on our social pages: www.facebook.com/thermador, @ThermadorHome and @Thermador!
3 oz bourbon
6 oz unfiltered apple juice
½ teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail mixer or shaker
Serve over ice
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