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Autumn Recipes

Information and ideas for cooking in the Autumn season plus lots of recipes

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Jump to:   List of what’s in season in Autumn|  Editor's Choice Autumn Produce: Information and Recipes

There are many vegetables and herbs and some fruit which are at their best during the Autumn months (September -November in the UK), and certainly in the UK, the game bird season is well under way from September.

Although there are thousands of recipes on this site suitable for autumn cooking, below are links to some specially selected recipes using the freshest and best autumn  ingredients including meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, many of which also include additional useful and informative editorials.

As well as more substantial  "warmers", we’ve also included some lighter recipes  in case of Indian summers which can last through to October.

What’s in Season in Autumn


Whilst not definitive, below is a list of ingredients which are in season in Autumn.

Fruit and nuts in season in Autumn

Apricots, apples, bilberries, blackberries, blueberries, chestnuts, cob nuts, damsons, figs, grapes, lemons, melons, nectarine, oranges, peaches, pears, plums, raspberries, redcurrants, walnuts


Vegetables & Herbs in season in Autumn

Artichoke, aubergine, basil, beetroot,  broccoli, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, celery, chillies, chives, coriander, courgettes, cucumber, fennel, French beans, garlic, horseradish, kale, kohlrabi, leaf beet, leeks, lettuce, mangetout, marrow, mint,  mushrooms, nettles, onions,  oregano, parsley (flat leaf and curly), parsnips,  peppers, potatoes, pumpkin, radish, rocket, rosemary, runner beans, sage, shallots, sorrel, spinach, spring onions, squash, swede, sweetcorn, Swiss chard, tarragon, thyme,  truffles (black and white), tomatoes, turnips, watercress, wild mushrooms


Meat, Poultry & Game in season in Autumn

Goose, grouse, guinea fowl, hare, mallard (wild duck), partridge, pheasant,  rabbit, wild venison, wood pigeon

Fish and Shellfish in season in Autumn

Brill, clams, cockles,  crab, Dover sole, eel, grey mullet, halibut, herring, john dory, lemon sole, lobster, mackerel, monkfish, mussels, oysters, pilchard, scallops, sea bass, sea bream, sea trout, shrimp, skate, squid, turbot, whelks, winkles

Autumn Seasonal Ingredients: Information and Autumn Seasonal Recipes


Below is a selection of recipes using the best of the Autumn season's ingredients. We've also included some additional pages focussing on specific Autumn ingredients which feature lots of  additional information as well as the Editor's Choice top 3 recipes.   Click the pictures to go to the full editorial pages or scroll down for other Autumn season recipes.

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An autumn fruit, damsons are at their best in September. They can be substituted in many recipes using plums although when using in dessert recipes, a little more sugar should be used to compensate for their tartness.

Florence Fennel

Whilst Florence fennel can be bought throughout the year, it is at its best in late summer/autumn and can be relatively easily grown at home.


Horseradish is actually classed as a perennial herb rather than a vegetable.  It has large, fleshy roots which are grown for their pungent, aromatic flavour.


Truffles have always been a highly prized fungi. From the same family as morel mushrooms, they are in season between August and February.


Red Grouse

Although you can buy frozen Grouse throughout the year, fresh wild Red Grouse is only available from late August through to December as these birds cannot be artificially reared due to their dependence on moorland heather for survival. A truly seasonal game bird.


More Autumn Season Recipes

(in alphabetical order)


Autumn Seasonal Apples Recipes 



Autumn Seasonal Beetroot Recipes



Autumn Seasonal Butternut Squash Recipes



Autumn Seasonal Fig Recipes


Autumn Seasonal Grey Mullet Recipes



Autumn Seasonal Hare & Rabbit Recipes



Autumn Seasonal Marrow Recipes



Autumn Seasonal Pheasant Recipes



Autumn Seasonal Scallops Recipes


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