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Fantastic Fall Dishes, Hold the Pumpkin Spice

Fantastic Fall Dishes, Hold the Pumpkin Spice

It’s that time of year again to cozy up in your favorite sweater, swish through the leaves and enjoy your favorite fall dishes. And you’re certainly in luck if your favorite fall dishes are focused on pumpkin spice! What started out as a simple coffee trend has grown and expanded to the point where you can now enjoy tasty fall recipes like Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake, Pumpkin Spice Tartlets and even Pumpkin Spice-Tres Leches Cake. As soon as the leaves start to change, everywhere you turn pumpkin spice seems to be waiting. And not that we have anything against pumpkin spice, per say, but there’s so much more out there to enjoy this time of year! Behold these fantastic fall dishes with nary a fleck of pumpkin spice to be found.

1. Apple-Cranberry Salad Toss

Apple-Cranberry Salad Toss

Start your meal out on the lighter side with a Healthy Living Apple-Cranberry Salad Toss. The sweet, fruity flavors of apple slices and dried cranberries really pop when paired with mixed greens and a raspberry vinaigrette.

2. Moist Caramel Apple Cake

Moist Caramel Apple Cake

Freshly chopped Granny Smith apples help to give Moist Caramel Apple Cake its bold flavor. What’s the other not-so-secret weapon? Yup, you guessed it―caramel candies.

3. Roast Stuffed Chicken

Roast Stuffed Chicken

One of the best parts of the weather getting cooler is that you don’t have to worry about turning on the oven anymore! Seasoned with thyme and tarragon, Roast Stuffed Chicken is the perfect way to heat that oven back up.

4. Festive Cranberry-Pineapple JELL-O Salad

Festive Cranberry-Pineapple JELL-O Salad

Not only will Festive Cranberry-Pineapple JELL-O® Salad taste amazing, but the color scheme of your table will blend in perfectly with the season. There’s a reason this tasty fall recipe is such a hit at holiday gatherings.

5. Caramel-Dipped Apples

Caramel-Dipped Apples

Whether you’re making Caramel-Dipped Apples for trick-or-treaters or to share with your family at home, you really can’t go wrong. Caramel-Dipped Apples are a timeless classic.

6. Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Speaking of classic fall dishes, check out our consummate cookie companion: Peanut Butter Cookies. Cross-hatched and delicious, these cookies are almost like a comforting time machine back to your youth.

7. Slow-Cooker Cranberry-Orange Pork Roast

Slow-Cooker Cranberry-Orange Pork Roast

Why spend your day cooking when there are corn mazes, pumpkin patches and apple picking to enjoy? Let the slow-cooker do the work for you with Slow-Cooker Cranberry-Orange Pork Roast.

8. ChocoFlan


Are you in charge of dessert at the next family get-together? Have no fear; ChocoFlan is an amazingly simple dessert to make that looks as impressive as it tastes.

9. Easy Apple Coleslaw

Easy Apple Coleslaw

Give a summer staple some autumnal flair with Easy Apple Coleslaw. This quick and easy coleslaw is a great addition to just about any fall menu.

10. Slow-Cooker Apple Crisp Recipe

Slow-Cooker Apple Crisp Recipe

Warm their hearts and their tummies on a crisp fall day with our Slow-Cooker Apple Crisp Recipe. Since this delicious recipe is made in the slow-cooker, it’s as simple to make as it is delightful to eat.

All of these great fall dishes prove that you don’t need pumpkin spice to get into the season. But, hey, if that’s your thing, we won’t hold it against you. Looking for even more seasonal inspiration? Be sure to check out our collection of fall recipe ideas for even more tasty, timely recipes.

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