Crisp breezes, colorful leaves and pumpkin spice lattes… Fall is finally in the air. But is it in your pantry?
The change of season calls for many changes in your home. Like opening the windows, pulling out the flannel sheets and stocking the kitchen with fabulous fall flavors you’re sure to savor. Prepare your pantry for autumn with these delicious and nutritious seasonal spreads:
1. Apple butter
Apple sauce is indeed tasty, but it’s more concentrated form—thick, smooth, spicy apple butter—will take your appreciation for apple to the next level. Use the versatile spread to top toast, English muffins and scones, or as a marinade for chicken, pork and shrimp. We highly recommend Eden Foods Organic Apple Butter Spread, made from “four pounds of Eden® selected organic apples!” Or, simply make it yourself by following our recipe for slow cooker apple butter.
2. Apple cranberry chutney
Hailing from India, chutney is a zesty spread made by combining fruits or vegetables with spices, sugar and vinegar. And Stonewall Kitchen Apple Cranberry Chutney is brimming with fabulous fall flavors! Spread it on a sandwich or atop crackers with cream cheese, cheddar or brie. It also pairs perfectly with baked, grilled and roasted meats! In the mood to DIY? Try our creamy cilantro & pea chutney recipe.
3. Coconut butter
When you think of fall fruits, coconut might not immediately come to mind. But trust us when we tell you to stash a jar of Artisana Organics Raw Coconut Butter in your pantry this autumn! Not only is it a key ingredient in chickpea chocolate chip cookie dough, but the rich nutty butter tastes great in smoothies and baked goods, too! You can also spread it on toast, pancakes and other breakfast favorites. Plus, it makes a great dip for fruit!
4. Cranberry jam
Cranberries aren’t just for Thanksgiving! Enjoy their rich, tangy flavor throughout fall, courtesy of Rigoni di Asiago Fiordifrutta Organic Cranberry Fruit Spread. Sweetened with apple juice, this gourmet cranberry jam is a delightful accompaniment to turkey and poultry, or you can use it as a salad dressing or cookie filling.
5. Fig and walnut butter
Figs and fall go hand in hand. So, be sure to sample award-winning Stonewall Kitchen Fig & Walnut Butter, a classic combination that complements any cheese plate. The rich, sweet spread also makes a wonderful toast topper—or enjoy it warmed alongside poultry or roasted pork!
6. Ginger and orange marmalade
A popular fall flavor, spicy ginger lends a little heat to the sweet orange taste of St. Dalfour All-Natural Ginger and Orange Marmalade. “By gently cooking in the tradition of the French countryside, the natural flavor of the fruit is conserved” in this delicious citrus preserve. Sweetened with grape concentrate!
7. Plum preserves
Trying to incorporate healthful plum into your diet this season? Stock up on Bonne Maman Plum Preserves! Packed with pure plum flavor, this gluten-free jam is incredibly versatile. Slather it onto sandwiches, blend it into smoothies, add it to barbeque and other sauces and use it to fill cakes, donuts, cookies and pastries. It also makes an incredible marinade for meat!
8. Pumpkin seed butter
Pumpkin is the signature fruit of fall. Therefore, no autumn pantry would be complete without Windy City Organics Dastony™ Sprouted Pumpkin Seed Butter. Made with simple organic ingredients, “the true flavors of the nuts and seeds aren't overshadowed by added salt, sugars or oils.” Use it as a base for nut milk, sauces and dressings, or drizzle it over yogurt, smoothies and cereal. You can also use it to make soul-warming pumpkin-spinach soup with hemp & chia. So many possibilities!
9. Tart cherry butter
If you’re craving a bit of summer this autumn, Eden Foods Organic Tart Cherry Butter will not disappoint! Packed with antioxidants from over four pounds of “100% organic Montmorency tart cherries,” this tangy spread tastes great on bagels, toast, waffles, crackers and even corn chips. No added sugars!