6 Delicious Seasonal Ingredients to Use This September
The leaves are starting to change colour and some are even falling. It's that time of year when summer has wound down and we're grateful for the chill of autumn air. In honour of fall, we look to our all-time favourite September ingredients as inspiration for a truly scrumptious recipe roundup. Scroll through with your notebook in hand. These recipes are so outstanding you're going to want to try them all!
This slightly sweet apple pumpkin galette is the perfect treat to make for an autumn evening dessert, and it's even better the following morning for breakfast. We love the rustic look of this golden-brown crusted concotion, so if you're making one, make sure to tag us on Instagram.
Just because the official s'more season is winding down doesn't mean we have to put away our graham crackers. Transition into fall by roasting some delicious apricots and end-of-summer cherries and topping them with graham cracker crumble for this seasonal favourite. We love the sprinkling of freshly scraped vanilla beans in this delicious dessert.
Baked in a sweet flan-like batter and combined with cold custard, this apricot clafoutis is mouthwateringly good. We highly recommend making your own custard, but if you're in a time pinch, storebought will suffice. If apricots aren't your thing, replace them with another seasonal favourite, like pears or plums.
This fresh, savoury apricot salad comes from the Bablonstoren farm hotel in the Cape Winelands just outside of Cape Town. This blissful seaside retreat is an oasis of fresh local ingredients and delicious food. Our favourite part of this fall salad is its bright yellow colour and the divine citrus-date vinaigrette that accompanies it.
We love presents, especially edible ones wrapped in layers of puff pastry. These creamy artichoke and feta tarts are the most heavenly appetizers to serve for guests or, even better, yourself! Just bake for 10 to 15 minutes and prepare to be amazed by your own culinary skills.
This scrumptious curried aubergine dish is the best fall comfort food you could make. It's a bowl of curried roasted vegetables and a dollop of sour yogurt and fluffy white rice that tastes phenomenal when you pull it out of the oven (or when you defrost after storing in the freezer). We say go huge and make a big batch that will last you more than one night.
Chef Tyler Florence created this Ultimate Crab Cakes recipe, and we have to agree with their title. Made just the right amount of crab, onion, garlic, cilantro, and lime juice, and finished up with a homemade garlic aioli, this is the best first course or full-blown September crab meal imaginable.
September is the welcome month for fall soups, and this crab and corn chowder is too good not to be first on your soup-making list. The recipe calls for the use of ancho chilies, which give this traditional dish an original flavour. Our favourite part is the bacon slices sprinkled on top.
We love this baked fig dish with a balsamic reduction and melted feta. The dish is simple, yet it is wonderfully layered in flavour and texture. The salty-sweet taste entertains the tastebuds, and the aroma of fresh thyme mingling with crushed garlic and ripe figs fills your home with an intoxicating aroma that's so good, we bet you'll be making this dish throughout the fall just to fill your home with its scent.
We were a little surprised when we first stumbled across this fig and ricotta cheesecake popsicle recipe, but it's proved to be utterly delicious, making for a beautiful treat for any end-of-summer/beginning-of-fall occasion. Cross-sections of pink and purple figs are interlaced inside the milky white popsicle. The slightly salted ricotta cheescake filling is beyond words. All we can say is try it.
Besides being one of the most attractive recipes we've ever seen, this fig toast is part of a larger concoction, chef Karima Hunter's Bruschetta Bar. We recommend putting together the entire spread, inviting some friends over and indulging in a few bottles of wine. Don't forget to bring your cameras! This night will be Instagram perfection.
What's your favourite September ingredient? Share with us in the comments!