Fall Ramekin Recipes

Fall has finally come!  We have had temperatures down to the mid 40s at night and yesterday was the most gloriously cold day with a high of only 57!!!  We are really enjoying a taste of fall.  Target had these cute little Ramekins that just begged from the shelf to take them home and fill them up with all sorts of warm and comforting fall dishes.

 The first ramekin recipe was individual chicken pot pies.  I made them the week of Halloween and turned a few into jack-o'-lantern faces.  Here is the link to Cat Cora's  Chicken Pot Pies.  It is so easy to pick up a rotisserie chicken from the market and make these delicious little guys.  The only thing I would change next time is to not have the 1 inch overhang of the Puff Pastry.  I will just trace it exactly and press it snug on the Ramekin otherwise the pastry bubbles over.

 The next hardy recipe was individual Italian Shepard pies.  You can find this recipe from Taste of Home here.  I paired it with pasta for the kids and a salad for the adults.  It was very easy and filling.

The final and best fall ramekin recipe was this Pear, Apple and Cranberry Crisp from Ina Garten.  Max claims it is the best crisp he has ever had.  If you are looking for a warm, fall desert this is the recipe you need to try!

With the cooler temperatures I finally feel like I have my oven back.  This shortened fall and winter season could prove to be a heavy consequence as I am cooking rich, hardy (read between the lines, tons of calories and fat) and comforting foods every day of the week in an attempt to capture fall while it is here.  Lean fish and fruit salads can wait until March. :)


Lacey said...

YUMMY!! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to break our our Ramekins too!!! ;0)

Courtney said...

Really want to try the crisp! Thanks for the recipes...here's to the extra winter layer I will add!