Fall Harvest Dinner Party Recipes
Fall is in the air, so gather your friends for a cozy dinner party that reflects the changing seasons. We've got the perfect rustic, autumnal menu, from pre-dinner snacks to a delicious apple dessert (6 Photos)
Recipes for a Fall Dinner Party
Make the most of fall's rich bounty of fruits and vegetables with a cozy dinner party. Keep your tabletop decor simple and seasonal with a colorful arrangement of apples or other fall fruits across the center of the table. Cloth napkins in fall hues and rustic-looking wood servingware will add to the autumnal feel.
Keep guests' appetites sated with these spicy-sweet mixed nuts. Cinnamon, nutmeg and cumin add earthy, autumnal flavor and cayenne pepper adds a nice kick.
Get the recipe for Honey Spiced Nuts
Roast Pumpkin and Ricotta Crostini
Creamy ricotta cheese pairs perfectly with sweet roasted squash. Can't find pumpkin or kabocha squash? You can easily substitute butternut squash.
Get the recipe for Roast Pumpkin and Ricotta Crostini.
Winter Salad with Apples and White Cheddar
For a light first course, serve this salad of apples, sharp white cheddar, walnuts and greens. Although it's called a "winter salad," the flavors are perfectly autumnal.
Get the recipe for Winter Salad with Apples and White Cheddar.
Pork Tenderloin Roasted with Cider and Lentils
Pork tenderloin is ideal for dinner parties because it's easy to cook and you can slice it thinly and feed a big crowd. For a fall twist, the pork is cooked with hard cider (or apple cider or unsweetened apple juice) and served with a rustic lentil salad.
Get the recipe for Pork Tenderloin Roasted with Cider and Lentils.
A homey apple crisp is a fitting end to a cozy fall dinner party. This version has a rustic oat and brown sugar topping and a tart granny smith apple filling. Don't forget the ice cream!
Get the recipe for Apple Crisp.