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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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Pear, Apple & Cranberry Tarte Tatin

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This ultimate fall and winter tart showcases the best fruits of the season: pears, apples and cranberries. Unlike other tarts, the tarte tatin is made upside down in a skillet.

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Pumpkin Butterscotch Cookies

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These sweet, moist pumpkin butterscotch cookies cookies are an autumn treat. Get Alison Needham's great recipe here.

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Pear & Dried Cranberry Strudel

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All across Wisconsin, Scandinavian and German bakeries start firing up with the onset of crisp, cool autumn days; the lines soon grow long for fresh fall-fruit pastries. For most of us, rich strudel wouldn’t be an everyday affair.

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding

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Bread pudding is such a wonderful comfort food, and when pumpkin is added to the mix, it's pure decadence. This recipe is rich and delicious, but simple enough to put together that the kids can help, too.

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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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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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Pineapple Coconut Bites

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A retired writing professor and mother of two daughters, Jessie Grearson got inspiration for these mini tarts from a pineapple-coconut bar that her mother used to make. Her version successfully uses whole-wheat pastry flour and...

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