Are there any recipes you especially enjoy having in the Fall? Any foods that are seasonal that you especially enjoy? Some of the fall recipes I enjoy tend to be things we serve on Thanksgiving. LIke pumpkin pie, and steamed cranberry pudding. I got the pudding recipe from my great aunt many years ago, when I was a kid, really, after having it at her home and thinking it was just the most wonderful thing ever! In case you're curious, here's how it's made:
Steamed Cranberry Pudding
1-1/2 cups flour
1-1/2 cups cranberries, cut in halves
Pinch of salt
1-2 cup light molasses
1/2 cup hot water
2 scant tsp. soda
Mix flour, berries, and salt. Combine molasses, soda and hot water and mix into flour and cranberries.
Butter the top of a double boiler, add the pudding, and steam over boiling water for 2-1/2 hours.
1 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup cream 1 tsp. vanilla
Combine sugar, butter, & cream and heat together. Mix in vanilla. Serve hot over puddding. May add pecans to the butter sauce.
Obviously, the pudding is pretty undramatic... it's the buttery sauce that makes it good. My boys even like this, and they tend to be uninterested in most desserts.
I also think that hot, steamy drinks take on a whole new appeal in the fall. I'm not sure why it is, but things like coffee and tea have a different "personality" in the fall and winter than they have in the summer. And hot chocolate, of course!