Favorite Fall Recipes

Favorite Fall Recipes

Poached Pears in Puff Pastry

A simple, classic, and elegant recipe for a small dinner party, or to enjoy right at home. Easy recipes for you to create, with an end result that looks elevated and special.

  • Peel pears, slice in half, and remove pits.
  • Poach the pears in a mixture of white wine and sugar, with a few cinnamon sticks. Poach until tender, cool completely. 
  • Use store-bought puff pastry. Let thaw in the fridge for 2-3 hours and then unroll. Use a 5” round cookie cutter to cut out circles.
  • Place a half pear in the center of each circle. Brush each pastry with egg.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

Inlay lazy susan / petrified wood platter / twig five piece place setting in brassgallatin salad plate / ribbon clear double old-fashioned glasses / ren pillar holder

Pumpkin Pie Garnishes

A simple touch that makes your pie more stylish and special for the occasion—while hiding any imperfections your pie may have.

  • Use on your homemade pie, or as a great way to elevate one from the store (…we won’t tell).
  • Take your pie dough and use small cookie cutters (like the leaves shown above) to cut-out your garnishes. On a cookie sheet, place your garnish shapes.
  • Using egg white, brush each shape and sprinkle some sugar on top.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 9 minutes.
  • Place on your pie and get creative with it!

Brandied Cider

Apple cider is good—great, some may say. But do you know what’s better? Brandied cider.

  • Combine ½ gallon of apple cider, cinnamon sticks, and cranberries.
  • Warm the ingredients on the stove to make mulled cider.
  • For each drink, combine 8 oz. of mulled cider with 1.5 oz. of Calvados (French apple brandy).

gold rimmed champagne flute / vienne tray / sutter wine bar

French Manhattan

A bright and flavorful cocktail great for toasting with family for small holiday gatherings.

  • Combine 3 oz. of cognac, 0.5 oz. of sweet vermouth, and 2 dashes of bitters.
  • Shake ingredients in a shaker, then add ice and strain into coupe glass.
  • Whisk egg whites and brush them onto fresh raspberries. Dip the raspberries in raw sugar.
  • Once raspberries are dry, use as garnish.

gold rimmed martini glass / riva tray / sutter wine bar


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