Early fall market menu

A fresh and filling early autumn meal, packed with seasonal pears, apples and a show-stopping main.
sweet potato gnudi with chantrelles Sweet potato gnudi with chanterelles. (Photo, Erik Putz.)

It may not be fall just yet, but the markets are starting to fill with those first fruits of the harvest. Right now, we're blown over by the gorgeous, juicy pears and apples available. This menu highlights them, and showcases something a little extra-special: sweet potato gnudi (little dumplings that are like ravioli without the pasta case). Served with a crisp pear salad, it's a fresh and filling meal, perfect for the early days of autumn.

Pear cocktail Pear cocktail. (Photo, Roberto Caruso.)

Pear cocktail Pear nectar, vodka and a splash of Cointreau—topped with a slice of, you guessed it, fresh pear. A lovely fall cocktail to sip and savour.

Pear, radish and fennel salad Pear, radish and fennel salad. (Photo, Erik Putz.)

Pear, radish and fennel salad Firm, crunchy-when-ripe pears are perfect for this crisp, refreshing salad. (We like Anjou or Bosc pears for this dish.)

sweet potato gnudi with chantrelles Photo, Erik Putz.

Sweet potato gnudi with chanterelles Sautéed with fragrant chanterelle mushrooms and sage, these savoury dumplings will be the talk of the table. (And everyone will want seconds, we guarantee it.)

classic apple pie recipe Photo, Erik Putz.

Classic apple pie Put that abundant fall apple harvest to use in a warm and cozy autumnal dessert. Tested to perfection, it's the only apple pie you'll ever make again (we're not exaggerating).


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