11 Cozy Fall Recipes to Get You Pumped for Pumpkin Spice Everything Season

Summer, we’ve had a good run. It’s been an epic three months of crop tops and non-stop grilling — but these days, there’s a new chill in the air. The leaves are turning, the jeans are coming out, and most of all, we want our pumpkin spice lattes. And we want them now.

Look, we know you miss summer berries. You long for those days when tomatoes were juicy and in season, when you took home cherries by the bucket. Snap out of it. Put down the strawberry preserves and straggling peaches — fall is almost here, and we’re going to do it justice. As you trade cutoffs for comfy sweaters, here are the coziest, most magical recipes to get you pumped for the season ahead, from butternut squash soup to apple pie. Bring it on, fall. We’re ready.

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Pumpkin Muffins

Come fall, we want pumpkin all the time — starting with breakfast. These pillowy muffins from Green Kitchen Stories are just the thing to kick off the season.

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

One of the best parts about fall? Decorative gourd season, of course. But also edible gourds, and especially the kind you get to stuff with whatever you feel like. Love and Lemons opts for millet and mushrooms.

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Butternut Squash Soup

What’s better than stuffed squash? More squash, obviously. Butternut soup is a classic, but Half Baked Harvest takes things to the next level with bread bowls and a touch of goat cheese.

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Beet Pasta Salad

Beets don’t get the love they deserve. They’re bright, just a little bit sweet, and oh so pretty in your next pasta salad. Thanks, Tucker!

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Citrus Fennel Salad

Think of fennel as your go-to autumn aromatic. With a spicy, licorice-like kick, it’s the perfect accompaniment to seafood and citrus. Our friends at Jelly Toast show us how it’s done.

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Brown Butter Broccoli

Not a fan of broccoli? This dish from Heather Christo will change your mind. Pan-fried in brown butter and topped with breadcrumbs, broccoli is a total kitchen stud.

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Kale Chimichurri

Don’t give up on a kale just yet. You’ve had it every which way — except in this zippy chimichurri sauce from Love and Lemons. Pair it with fish and voilà: your dream weeknight dinner.

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Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

We don’t really need much of an excuse to eat creamy, good-for-the-soul shepherd’s pie. But when it’s topped with sweet potato? Nothing in this world can hold us back. Thanks, Half Baked Harvest!

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Poached Pears

However much we miss our summer fruits, we can’t say we’re too upset about pears finally coming into season. A Cozy Kitchen poaches hers and serves them with a bright lemon sabayon.

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Apple Pie

I mean, duh. We can’t resist a good apple pie any time of year — but in fall, filled with gorgeous, seasonal apples, it's downright magical. A Pastry Affair has the recipe.

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Quince Crumble

If you’re lucky enough to stumble upon quince during its short season, buy it by the truckload. Halfway between an apple and a pear, it makes a scrumptious crumble (aka sbriciolata, for you Italians) over at Tucker.

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