Bowl of apple crumble - the perfect autumn recipes

Cosy nights in, crisp mornings and an abundance of seasonal bounty, there’s so much to celebrate when autumn arrives.

Root veg really comes into its own as the days get colder, with squash, leeks, parsnips, swede and celeriac all at their best. On the fruit-front, apples, blackberries and pears are all ripe for the picking, so make the most of what the season has to offer with our warming autumn recipes.

Jamie’s veggie twist on a classic toad-in-the-hole is a great dish to get on the table when the weather turns – food doesn’t get much more comforting than this.

 

Warming spices, golden squash and the most luxurious sauce, this veggie curry recipe is a total treat. Pop the extra portions in the freezer to brighten up a rainy day.

 

Heroing two autumnal favourites, this nourishing soup is as comforting as it is delicious. Topped with crispy sage leaves and toasted hazelnuts, what’s not to love?

 

Forage your own fruit for this classic autumn pie recipe, complete with a hint of ginger and cinnamon, and topped with golden shortcrust pastry. Just lovely.

 

With mushrooms, leeks, swede and celeriac, this principle cottage pie recipe is all about celebrating autumnal veg. Parsnips or sweet potato would also work well.

 

Oozy and delicious, risotto is a fantastic vehicle for embracing seasonal veg – this version is topped with grilled mushrooms for extra nutty flavour.

 

Inspired by Michael’s grandmother’s homely cooking, this simple veg-packed soup uses seasonal leeks, swede, carrots, and parsnips. A total joy.

 

Beautifully caramelised pears, fragrant spices and buttery, crisp pastry – this is a proper celebration of seasonal fruit.

 

Topped with gorgeous root-veg mash and zesty breadcrumbs, this flavour-packed vegan shepherd’s pie recipe is a real autumnal treat.

 

Soft, caramelised apples, a hint of lemon zest and a beautiful golden topping – this is a hug in a bowl. Swap in ripe pears, if that’s what you’ve got.

 

Not just for Halloween, pumpkins are in season all the way into December – make the most of them in this flavour-packed vegan rice recipe.

 

Make parsnips the star of the show in this satisfying bowl of veggie goodness. Batch it up so your freezer is stocked for the winter ahead.

 

Squash has a natural sweetness and works so well in these tasty muffins – a great way to get the kids eating more veg without them even realising!

 

Hero the humble cauliflower in this spiced cauliflower showstopper – the perfect vegan alternative to a Sunday roast.

 

Use up a glut of pears and blackberries in this four-grain porridge recipe – what a cracking start to a crisp autumn day.

After more autumnal inspiration? Check out our easy pear recipes and our amazing apple recipes