Autumn Inspired Treats

— Written By
en Español

El inglés es el idioma de control de esta página. En la medida en que haya algún conflicto entre la traducción al inglés y la traducción, el inglés prevalece.

Al hacer clic en el enlace de traducción se activa un servicio de traducción gratuito para convertir la página al español. Al igual que con cualquier traducción por Internet, la conversión no es sensible al contexto y puede que no traduzca el texto en su significado original. NC State Extension no garantiza la exactitud del texto traducido. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que algunas aplicaciones y/o servicios pueden no funcionar como se espera cuando se traducen.

English is the controlling language of this page. To the extent there is any conflict between the English text and the translation, English controls.

Clicking on the translation link activates a free translation service to convert the page to Spanish. As with any Internet translation, the conversion is not context-sensitive and may not translate the text to its original meaning. NC State Extension does not guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Please note that some applications and/or services may not function as expected when translated.

Collapse ▲

Fall is such an invigorating season, offering fun festivals and gatherings, along with vivid colors and flavors. Now’s the time to choose unique apple or winter squash varieties while visiting a farmers market, farm, or roadside stand. Western North Carolina is home to numerous apple orchards, corn mazes, and pumpkin patches. For a list of farms in your area, visit NC Farm Fresh. Once you have your fresh ingredients, bring in the spirit of fall by trying one of these simple recipes.

Sliced apple and cheese are a classic combination on a fresh baguette topped with honey and rosemary or thyme. Great snack or appetizer.

Baguette Topped with Cheese, Apple, and Honey


  • Thinly sliced bread of choice (French Baguette works well)
  • Cheese of choice (cheddar, brie, gouda, or goat cheese)
  • Thin apple slices
  • Honey
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Thyme or rosemary, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Top bread with chosen cheese and arrange on a baking sheet. Bake until cheese is melted. Goat cheese spreads well and does not need to be melted.
  3. Top with thinly sliced apple, a drizzle of honey, ground pepper, and herb of choice.

This yummy pumpkin dip tastes like pumpkin cheesecake. You may use either canned pumpkin or puree made from fresh.

Pumpkin Dip

  • 12 ounces Neufchatel cheese
  • ½ cup brown sugar

Beat together until well blended.

  • 1 cup of cooked and pureed pumpkin (or winter squash)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Add and beat until smooth.

Serve with sliced apples, pears, or other fruit, graham crackers and gingersnaps, etc. Use your imagination and enjoy!