Is there anything more enticing on a brisk autumn day than walking into a warm kitchen and immediately being consumed with the aroma of freshly baked goods? With fall produce at its finest, whipping up moist cookies, fruit laced loaves, and flaky pies is a piece of cake. And thanks to our delicious collection of fall baking recipes, you’ll have plenty of reason to bake every weekend.
With a crisp exterior and chewy middle, cookies are always a hit. You don’t need a reason to whip up a batch, but they certainly will satisfy as a midday treat for those with a sweet tooth or as a pot luck or bake sale contribution, or for your next afternoon tea with friends. Baking cookies is also a great way to get the little ones involved in the kitchen.
Tip: For evenly baked cookies, rotate the trays (from top to bottom rack and vice versa) half way through the baking time. Ensure the baking sheets are cooled completely before loading them with a fresh batch of unbaked cookies.
Get Baking: Our scrumptiously soft, three-step Chocolate Chip Cookies take only 40 minutes from mixing to milk dipping, and use walnuts to add nutty flavour. Indulge immediately or store the dough in the freezer for up to two weeks.
We have all your favourite cookie flavours covered:
Warmly spiced and packed with seasonal fruit or veggies, baked loaves are a wonderful post-dinner dessert (with ice cream) or a sweet ending to a fall picnic.
Tip: For easy removal once the loaf has cooled, line your loaf pan with parchment paper. To keep your loaf tops from browning too quickly, cover with tented aluminum foil during baking.
Get Baking: A yummy mix of cinnamon, vanilla, shredded carrots, dates and pecans, our Carrot Date Loaf is tender, moist and will disappear quickly! This loaf can be pre-baked and stored in the freezer for up to two weeks.
More loves to enjoy this season:
Crumbles and Crisps
A gooey cobbler or crisp is an ideal way to make use of fresh fall bounty. Quick and easy, these rustic desserts take less time to make than a pie, but fill your home with the same enticing aromas.
Tip: Choose firmer fruits to avoid a watery filling.
Get Baking: Our Crumble Berry Pie delivers a contrast of textures with soft fruit and a crunchy topping. A mix of fresh blueberries, cranberries and strawberries are crowned with chewy, buttery oats. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a cup of black tea on the side.
Crisps you’ll want to share:
Double crusted, à la mode, chilled or warm from the oven — whichever way you enjoy your pie, it’s always a welcome indulgence. It’s a great way to use ripe seasonal fruit and feed a crowd. Make your pie picture-worthy and follow our simple steps to weave a lattice top pie crust.
Tip: Avoid a runny fruit pie by lining the crust with a sprinkling of graham cracker cookie crumbs. Before slicing, wait for the pie to cool so the filling sets.
Get Baking: A homemade double pie crust hugs crisp apple slices infused with lemon and cinnamon, forming the heart of this Deep Dish Apple Pie. For a contrast of flavours, serve individual portions of pie with aged Cheddar cheese slices.
The timeless pie recipes you crave:
Nothing beats fresh-from-the-oven muffins. Start with a foolproof base recipe (hint: ours), then get creative mixing up tasty add-ins such as nuts, fruits, spice, and chocolate chips.
Tip: The secret to well-risen muffins is a light hand. Quickly and gently mix together dry and wet ingredients for less than 30 seconds. Use a wooden spoon for best results.
Get Baking: Make these Pear & Pecan Muffins your morning coffee companion. Spiced subtly with ginger or cinnamon, the pear and pecans blend beautifully to create this fruity treat.
Our recipes make breakfast or snack time tastier:
Cake makes any occasion extra special. Brunch, birthday or family dinner — there’s no better dessert to fit the occasion. For autumn, cake batter gets subtly spiced or studded with seasonal fruit, making every bite worth savouring.
Tip: To prevent cake batter from curdling, ensure the butter and eggs are brought to room temperature before you start mixing.
Get Baking: This Chai-Spiced Layer Cake with Meringue Icing starts with a brown sugar and vanilla-infused cake batter with the bold taste of freshly steeped chai. The softly whipped meringue spreads over and between cake layers, making it a showstopping masterpiece.
We have a cake fit for every celebration: