Savory & Sweet Fall Baking Recipes

Don't miss these fresh baking ideas and recipes, from savory tarts and breads to sweet cookies and muffins.

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Peppered Pear Scones with Pear

    A buttery mixture of fresh pear, cinnamon, and toasted pecans top savory scones.

Serving size: 16 scones
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   10 mins  375°F 
Cool   5 mins 
Marbelous Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake with Salted Caramel Glaze

    A salty, sticky-sweet glaze tops cinnamon-spiced chocolate and vanilla cake.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   40 mins  350°F 
Cool   15 mins 
Quince Skillet Tart with Savory Prosciutto Pastry

    Fresh sage, pungent Manchego cheese, and sweet quince ? a fruit that tastes like a cross between an apple and a pear -- top a savory pastry crust.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Cook   20 mins 
Bake   30 mins  375°F 
Pumpkin Spice Macaroons

    Almond cookies are sandwiched with spiced pumpkin butter.

Serving size: About 30 sandwich cookies
Prep   35 mins 
Stand   30 mins 
Bake   9 mins  325°F per batch
Figgy Brie Rolls

    Tender rolls are filled with dried figs, fresh sage and honey and topped with sage leaves and sea salt.

Serving size: 12 rolls
Prep   25 mins 
Rise  1 hr 
Bake   20 mins 
Apple, Ham, and Smoked Gouda Galettes

    Buttery apples slices and smoked ham are folded into gouda cheese pastry.

Makes: 24 servings
Serving size: 6 galettes (24 appetizer servings)
Prep   45 mins 
Chill  2 hrs to 2 days
Bake   35 mins  375°F 
Apricot and Chevre Muffins

    A buttery mixture of apricots and fresh thyme are combined with goat cheese and a handful of other ingredients to make these moist muffins.

Serving size: 15 muffins
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   15 mins  400°F 
Cool   5 mins 
Brandy-Soaked Currant, Thyme, and Parmesan Scones

    Herbaceous thyme and rich Parmesan cheese lend depth and richness to scones spiked with brandy-fortified currants.

Serving size: 8 scones
Prep   25 mins 
Stand   15 mins 
Chill   30 mins to overnight
Maple Swirl Biscuits

    A powdered sugar-maple syrup glaze is drizzled over apple pie spiced biscuits.

Serving size: 12 biscuits
Prep   35 mins 
Bake   18 mins  375°F 
Salted Caramel-Ginger Macaroons

    Coarse sea salt and creamy caramel spread top ginger-spiced macaroons.

Serving size: About 30 sandwich cookies
Prep   35 mins 
Stand   30 mins per batch
Bake   9 mins 
Curried Squash Muffins

    Muffins spiced with cinnamon, ginger, cayenne pepper, and curry power are filled with mashed butternut squash.

Serving size: 16 muffins
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   20 mins  350°F 
Cool   5 mins 
Chocolate Loaf with Butterscotch Glaze

    A sticky-sweet butterscotch glaze, cranberries, and orange slices top this dense chocolate cake.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Stand   25 mins 
Bake   45 mins  350°F 
Rustic Swiss Chard and Mozzarella Tart

    Flaky pastry is piled high with leeks, Swiss chard, garlic, mozzarella, and Italian herbs.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   30 mins  400°F 
Pumpkin Corn Bread

    Masa harina, a fine corn flour, gives this bread light texture with nice corn flavor.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   22 mins  to  25 mins  350°F 
Homemade Chocolate Tart

    This rich, dense chocolate tart recipe was developed by Tyler Florence. "I use a shortbread for the tart shell because it's crumbly and a bit sweeter to balance the bittersweet chocolate," he says.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   55 mins 
Bake   15 mins  to  20 mins  325°F 
Bake   38 mins  350°F 
Mixed Peppers in a Gougere Crust

    Peppers, onions, and fresh herbs are piled high on a tender crust. Blue cheese adds tanginess.

Makes: 8 servings
Pear and Goat Cheese Tart

    With its chewy bread base and fruit-cheese topper, this luscious tart is ideal to serve between the main course and dessert in place of the traditional cheese course.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Cook   35 mins 
Bake   10 mins  400°F 
Gingerbread Pear Muffins

    Topped with a slice of pear and melted chocolate, these moist muffins make a gorgeous fall dessert or brunch side dish.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Cool   10 mins 
Bake   15 mins  350°F 
Sweet Potato Pie

    For a lightly spiced lemony version of the autumn classic, try this irresistible pie recipe.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   50 mins  to 1 hr  350°F 
Sweet Potato Spice Loaf

    This cinnamon- and nutmeg-spiced quick bread is ideal for brunch; festive curls of Clementine peel make a tasty and festive topper.

Makes: 12 servings
Serving size: 12 slices
Prep   20 mins 
Cool  2 hrs 
Bake  1 hr 5 mins  350°F 
Grape and Rosemary Focaccia

    The convenience of refrigerated pizza dough cuts prep time to 20 minutes for this scrumptious focaccia recipe. Serve it as a hearty appetizer or dinner side.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Rise   35 mins 
Bake   20 mins  to  22 mins  450°F 
Sweet Potato Cupcakes

    A luscious cream cheese frosting tops these cinnamon-spiced cupcakes. Shredded orange peel makes a gorgeous garnish.

Serving size: 24 cupcakes
Prep   45 mins 
Bake   20 mins  350°F 
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