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Rustic Pear Tart

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Who says you can’t have your tart and eat it, too? This deceptively simple fall dessert is made for special celebrations.

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Oatmeal-Nut Crunch Apple Pie

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This decadent pie is loaded with juicy apples and adorned with a streusel-lover's crunchy topping. The pie is best served the day it's made.

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Hot Chocolate

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Our hot cocoa is rich and chocolaty without the overly sweet taste of some packaged mixes. We give it a luxurious froth with a whisk or blender—or use a cappuccino frother if you have one.

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Curried Carrot & Apple Soup

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This colorful soup is both simple and delicious. Use apples that cook up soft; McIntosh are great.

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Roasted Pear-Butternut Soup with Crumbled Stilton

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Stilton cheese and pears are a classic combination--the salty milky blue cheese balances the sweet, floral taste of the pears. Roasting the pears and the butternut squash caramelizes their sugar, maximizing their inherent sweetness.

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Baked Apples with Dried Fruits & Walnuts

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If you can manage to save one, there's nothing like a cold baked apple for breakfast, topped with a dollop of vanilla yogurt or served in a pool of fresh cold milk. The best part is the nut-and-fruit mixture nestled in the...

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Winter Squash Risotto

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Sweet winter squash and earthy shiitake mushrooms are delicious in this creamy risotto.

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Squash Rounds with Shallot-Cider Sauce

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A richly flavored caramelized shallot-cider sauce turns baked butternut squash rounds into a beautiful starter or side dish for a fall party.

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Date Bran Jingle Balls

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Trisha Kruse, an administrative assistant, created quick, easy, no-bake date-nut balls to fill that special niche in your holiday repertoire.

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