Sobeys Recipe Corner: Fall Foods from Your Kitchen

Fall fairs are fun to attend for so many reasons, not the least of which is the delicious food. Bring the fair home and treat your family and friends to fall foods that will conjure up warm emotions and create lasting memories. We’ll help you serve up your own fall fair favourites, and enjoy the rich benefits of big smiles, full bellies and sweet memories.


Best in Seasonal Flavour

From apple to pumpkin, these recipes showcase autumn’s fabulous flavours.

Ribbon_winner Deep Dish Apple Pie

Apples are fall’s quintessential fruit, and they are at their freshest during the harvest season. Using this simple and delicious recipe, cosy up on cool evenings and draw family and friends to the table with slices of warm apple pie pulled fresh from the oven.

Runners-up:

Peanut Brittle Apple Pops

These crunchy caramel  apples give you all the satisfaction  — but without the mess, because they’re bite-sized. Dip apple wedges in caramel sauce, then roll in chopped peanuts; then put them on ice pop sticks for the authentic experience.

Pumpkin Cornbread

Thick and moist, this homemade loaf is spiced with cinnamon, ginger and pumpkin flavours and has a satisfying nutty crunch. Pair it with soups and stews or use it as the base for a stuffing.


Best Comfort Food

A serving of one of these recipes is cosiness on a plate.

Ribbon_winnerCrispy Bacon Macaroni & Cheese

Rich, creamy, gooey — mac and cheese is a comfort classic. Simply spoon cooked boxed mac ‘n’ cheese into a baking dish and sprinkle with crispy bacon, panko, green onion and Swiss cheese, then bake until bubbling and golden.

Runners-up:

Harvest Vegetable & Hazelnut Crumble
Warm up on cool evenings with this family-style dish full of crunchy oats and savoury root vegetables.

Spicy Eggplant & Beef Chili
Taste the season’s bounty by tossing harvest vegetables like onion, celery and eggplant into a hearty chili. Plus, this favourite purple veggie is at its prime from July to October and, once roasted, adds a tender meatiness to the stew. Make a big batch and freeze for instant meals later — it’s easily reheated on the stovetop or in a slow cooker.


Best in Nostalgic Appeal

These fall treats evoke warm memories and satisfy rumbling bellies.

Ribbon_winnerPumpkin, Cranberry & Pecan Loaf

Pumpkin, the round orange fruit (that’s right, it isn’t a vegetable), is hugely popular in late fall. Bake this pumpkin-packed loaf until a sweet-nutty aroma flows through the kitchen.

Runners-up:

Gluten-Free Almond Apple Crisp

This old-fashioned favourite with a twist oozes with maple-seasoned apples and is layered with a nutty crust.

Classic Pumpkin Pie
Nothing says fall quite like a slice of pumpkin pie, and our recipe is classic but easy. Serve it topped with whipped cream and a sprinkling of toasted pecans.


Best in Presentation

These vibrant dishes are dressed to impress and showcase the lively colours of fall.

Ribbon_winnerRoasted “Accordion” Potatoes

This beautiful side dish impresses guests in appearance and taste. The trick to perfecting this dish is to slice the potatoes very thin using a mandolin or sharp knife.

Runners-up:

Roasted Squash Dip
Creamy and nutty, this dip can be smoothed on a sandwich or served with pita wedges and raw vegetables in a hollowed-out squash.

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Squares
Classic pumpkin pie flavours come together perfectly in cheesecake form. Make sure you use pure pumpkin purée – not pumpkin pie filling, which is sweetened and spiced.


Best in New Trends

These imaginative takes and fresh tastes will garner likes around the table and on Instagram.

Ribbon_winnerCauliflower Crust Pizza with Sweet Potato, Sausage & Arugula

This autumn veggie is trending as a gluten-free crust topped with seasonal vegetables and savoury meats.

Runners-up:

Parmesan & Chili Roasted Broccoli Crowns
Loaded with Italian flavours, broccoli is roasted and lightly charred to intensify its flavour.

Green Apple Crisp Smoothie Bowls
Bring delicious apple-crumble flavours to the breakfast table: blend Granny Smith apples with cinnamon, avocado and leafy greens for a smoothie-style Blend.