Autumn is that time of year where we wave goodbye to the summer and instead embrace everything the colder seasons bring our way. We're talking comfort food and seasonal fruit and veg like apples, pumpkins, leeks, pears and plenty more. They all evoke cosy nights in and really delicious, filling foods that warm us up from the inside.
We have plenty of warming soups you can try like our leek and potato soup which is a classic and so easy to make. It's ideal on a cold evening and uses seasonal ingredients, making it a real crowd pleaser. Most of these soups you can happily enjoy as a main for lunch or supper or even as a dinner party starter.
We love slow roasted meat and veg, stews and casseroles in autumn as they're really easy to throw together and certainly warm us up on those extra cold nights. We have plenty of really easy recipes to make ahead, freeze and enjoy at a later date. As the nights grow longer and the days shorter, they're the ideal solution when you don't have the energy to make dinner after a long and busy day.
There aren't too many varieties of berry left in season during autumn, except blackberries which remain in season for a little longer. They're ideal for making jams or flavoured liqueurs, which can be packaged up beautifully, and ready to give as gifts at Christmas if you're thinking ahead.
Our blackberry and apple cake is an absolute dream this time of year as it's full of seasonal fruit and it goes great with a dollop of cream or even ice cream if you want to enjoy it hot. It's a really beautiful centerpiece and your family and friends are sure to love it.
Embrace autumn and all the wonderful fruit and veg it has to offer by giving some of our autumn recipes a go. Perfect for cosy nights in, they're really simple and enjoyable to recipes to both make and eat.
Our favourite simple seasonal recipes make the most of autumn's freshest ingredients and they're all easy to prepare and quick to make.
A rich, warming stew, this beef, mushroom and thyme casserole recipe (pictured) is good to prepare and freeze ahead - or keep bubbling on the stove on chilly evenings. Serve with steamed veg and mashed potato for a supper the whole family will love.
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Delicious Autumn recipes
Give roast leg of lamb a Middle Eastern twist with, a blend of Baharat spices and roasted root vegtables
This beef and porcini stew with tarragon dumplings is incredibly comforting and perfect for when you're expecting friends. Can be made up to two days ahead
This is an amazing butternut squash soup – such a brilliant colour and a fabulously rich flavour
Comfort food without the calories - butternut squash and shiitake mushrooms make for a wonderful soup with freshly baked bread
Butternut squash is one of the tastiest varieties, and roasting it brings out its flavour even more and makes for a wonderful soup
A healthy, nutritious vegetarian soup which can make you look and feel better - great for lunchboxes or the freezer
Indulge yourself this autumn with a peach and blackberry Pavlova or some homemade plum gin. Make the most of the season with simple ways to eat more delicious fruit.
This warm and sticky blackberry, apple and lemon cake is guaranteed to get the tastebuds tingling, especially when served with ice cream
Plum Eton Mess puts a twist on a classic Eton mess and it has a secret ingredient - pomegranate molasses! Perfect for a dinner party
Autumn recipe collections
Pumpkin recipes are an autumn staple in the run up to Halloween and we've got Rachel Khoo's pumpkin soup, an pumpkin curry and pumpkin muffins.
Bonfire Night recipes to share with family and friends on fireworks night, including Lorraine Pascale's s'mores pops, casseroles, stews and plenty more warming dishes
Sausage recipes range from barbecue hero to midweek staple, so whether you're pressed for time and feeding a crowd or looking to impress, find the best recipes to bring out the the most of this humble meat