Fall-themed recipes from New Hampshire chefs

Every month we feature a different recipe from New Hampshire chefs, bakers, cooks and restaurants (click here for the recipes section) and often those recipes correspond with the season. We've compiled all our recipes that feature fall produce, like butternut squash and apples, and those that would be perfect for a Thanksgiving table, such as roasted turkey or baked Brie with cranberries.

Even if the holidays are still a few weeks away there's always time to test out these comfort food recipes on your family or your next dinner party.

Want to use local produce when cooking? Check out some of our Local Food Guides listed below:

Farmstead Milk and Cheese
Meats and Meat Markets and Local Markets

Desserts and sweet breakfast treats

Pumpkin Cheese Tart
Forget the cans and make your own puree with local pumpkins and squash.

Hurricane Sauce from Polly's Pancake Parlor in Sugar Hill
A great way to use fallen apples - a perfect topper for pancakes and waffles.

Batter Dropped Cider Donuts from our own Susan Laughlin
Fast and easy cider donuts to satisfy your craving.

Pecan Turtle Bread Pudding from chef Ashley Schaefer of the Round About Diner
This would make a fantastic alternative to pie if you're looking for something different to close out your Thanksgiving meal.

Vermont Apple Pie from Gesine Bullock-Prado's cookbook "Pie it Forward."
It might be called Vermont Apple Pie, but we think you should use New Hampshire apples.

Maple Sticky Buns from the Good Loaf in Milford
We love the smell of cinnamon and maple in the morning!


Roasted Butternut Squash and Pear Soup from Liz Barbour's Creative Feast
Curry gives this soup a delicious depth.

Baked Onion and Apple Cider Soup With Smoked Cheddar Cheese Gratine from Chef Jeff Paige of Cotton
A great use for fresh apple cider. We suggest using the smoked cheddar from the Sandwich Creamery.

Cider-Braised Red Onions and Carrots from Farnum Hill Ciders
Hard cider can be substituted for beer and wine in many recipes. You can find Farnum Hill Ciders - made here in New Hampshire - in most liquor stores.

Cranberry and Walnut Baked Brie with Cinnamon Herb Crostini
Creamy, warm Brie with fall flair.

Maple Glazed Shrimp and Butternut Squash from Chef Justin Lyonnaise
Some will remember Chef Lyonnaise from the wonderful but sadly closed Commercial Street Fishery in Manchester. He shared this delicious appetizer recipe back in 2008.

Holiday Cranberry and Spinach Fondue
Chef Adam Parker from the Mountain View Grand shares this recipe that's perfect for the holidays.

Main Dish

Chicken Roasted in Cider from Helen Brody's "New Hampshire: From Farm to Kitchen"
Another use for hard cider. (Make sure to utilize NH's own Farnum Hill Ciders or Silver Mountain Ciders!)

Roasted Turkey Breast With Herb Butter and Raspberry Cranberry Sauce from Liz Barbour's Creative Feast
Turkey is kicked up several notches with this recipe.

Boggy Meadow Mac and Cheese by Chef Michael Buckley
Chef Buckley uses a fabulous local Boggy Meadow cheese to make this quintessential cold weather comfort food.

Acorn Squash Risotto With Tart Cherries and Ricotta Salata by Chef Luca Paris
A delicious, comforting fall dish that looks as nice as it tastes.


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