Recipes for the Fall Season


Cara DeRose, Contributor

As the weather gets colder, people head inside to hide from Buffalo’s harsh weather. Baking is a perfect way to keep you warm while taking your mind off the cold with a tasty treat.

Pumpkin pie is a favorite for Maiah Dreishpoon ’19. During the fall season, her neighbor, who is a baker, bakes a pie and then they eat it together to celebrate Thanksgiving. Rose McDonnell ’18 is also a fan of pie. “I like potatoes and apple pie,” Rose said. “I remember being in pain after eating the pie on Thanksgiving because I was so full.”

In the past couple of years, Julia Beck ’20 and her family started a tradition of going to the Kellenberg Farm in Clarence, New York. The farm has delicious donuts that are made fresh right in front of you. “Every fall we go there and get a bunch,” she said.

“My family likes to have Nanaimo for our fall celebrations to remind us of our Canadian heritage,” said Talia Stoffman ’18.  Nanaimo is a Canadian dessert that is comprised of a layer of yellow custard between chocolate ganache and a coconut graham crust. Yum!

I was inspired by the replies I received, so to get into the fall spirit, I found some easy (but of course delicious) recipes to try.

Apple Pie Bites

To make this recipe, start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. After grabbing a large bowl,  combine 1/4 cup of brown sugar with 1 teaspoon of apple pie spice and 3 tablespoons of melted butter.

Peel and cut up a Granny Smith apple into slices, then add to the sugar mixture.

After stirring the apples into the mixture, put an apple slice on each triangle of a crescent roll. Wrap the crescent roll around each apple. Brush the remaining butter-sugar mixture on each roll, then sprinkle on additional apple pie spice. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a golden brown.

To take the dessert to another level, eat the warm apple pie bites with caramel and ice cream. This is a very easy and delicious treat that only takes 30 minutes to prepare.


Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is the perfect drink to keep you warm on chilly days. Here’s how to put a twist on the popular drink.

Pour three cups of milk into a saucepan over medium heat. Then add 1 cup of pumpkin puree, 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the milk.

Once the mixture begins to simmer, add 4 ounces of white chocolate. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted.

Top the warm drink off with whipped cream and cinnamon.


Pumpkin Pie

Start by preheating the o

ven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large bowl, mix 1 can (15 ounces) of pumpkin puree, 1 cup of milk, and 2 large eggs.

In a separate bowl, comb

ine 3/4 cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg.

Whisk the two mixtures together until distributed evenly. Then pour into an unbaked 9-inch pie crust.

Bake the pie for 50-55 minutes. To make sure the pie the center of the pie has completely baked through, stick a toothpick into the center of the pie. If the toothpick comes out clean, you’re good to go!