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Favorite Fall Recipes

Favorite Fall Recipes

We asked our Facebook Fans what their favorite fall foods were. Pumpkins, apples, and chili came out on top. Here are a few tasty fall recipes that include some of these fall favorites:

Pumpkin Soup
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 pounds ham, cut into 1-inch cubes
3 (29 ounce) cans pumpkin puree
1 (32 ounce) carton chicken broth
2/3 cup cream
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the onion and garlic in the butter until soft.

Combine the onion, garlic, ham, pumpkin puree, chicken broth, cream, thyme, pepper, and rosemary in a slow cooker set to Low; cook 8 to 10 hours.

White Turkey Chili
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
2 (4 ounce) cans canned green chile peppers, chopped
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Ground cayenne pepper to taste
Ground white pepper to taste
3 (15 ounce) cans cannellini beans
5 cups chicken broth
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

In a large pot over medium heat, combine the onion, garlic and ground turkey and saute for 10 minutes, or until turkey is well browned. Add the chile peppers, cumin, oregano, cinnamon, cayenne pepper to taste and white pepper to taste and saute for 5 more minutes.

Add two cans of the beans and the chicken broth to the pot. Take the third can of beans and puree them in a blender or food processor. Add this to the pot along with the cheese. Stir well and simmer for 10 minutes, allowing the cheese to melt.

Baked Acorn Squash
1 acorn squash, halved and cleaned
3-4 small apples, peeled and chopped
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup raisins
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Butter

Combine apples, walnuts, raisins, honey, and cinnamon. Divide ingredients between squash halves. Dot with butter. Bake in a pan of water at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cover with foil an bake another 30 minutes.

Really Easy-to-Make Apple Cake

1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and finely diced

Prepare cake mix according to package directions for a 10 inch tube pan. Stir in the cinnamon and vanilla extract, then fold in the chopped apples.  Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

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