When the crisp breeze hits the air, leaves start changing colors, and coffee shops pumpkin spice latte us to death—we already know what time it is. But that doesn’t mean we have to be just as predictable with our flavor selections. From drinks to desserts, here are some underrated flavors that won’t bore your tastebuds this fall.
While pumpkins and apples often steal the spotlight in the fall fruit scene, pears have their own unique charm and can be a pastry chef’s dream. The crisp, juicy pear adds elegance to any culinary creation, making even the simplest of dishes feel refined and sophisticated.
Instead of pineapple, try an upside-down pear cake caramelized and compounded with rich, fragrant flavors. Instead of peach, imagine biting into a warm slice of pear cobbler: the subtle sweet pear contrasting beautifully with a buttery, crumbled topping complimented with notes of cinnamon.
Ooh-wee! I’ve already got my vanilla ice cream on standby.
Butterscotch is a flavor that deserves more attention during the fall season. Whether swirled into a creamy hot chocolate or drizzled on top of the classic apple (I mean pear) pie for a delightful twist on tradition, butterscotch adds a divine and indulgent dimension to your favorite fall treats.
Butterscotch has a way of invoking memories of home-baked goodies and family gatherings, making it an ideal flavor for the season of togetherness. While most commonly associated with desserts, the sweet essence of butterscotch can also elevate savory dishes. Add it to meat and vegetable marinades for a delightful twist to your dinner menu.
Hazelnut’s rich and nutty profile transforms the most ordinary sweets into decadent delights. What sets hazelnut apart is its incredible adaptability, allowing it to seamlessly amplify a variety of culinary creations. It’s where creamy and comfy join forces to capture the essence of autumn.
Enhance your cocoas, cakes, liqueurs, and lattes with sweet, earthy blends of toasty hazelnut to wrap your tastebuds in a cozy sweater. Hazelnut is always a win in the season of amber-hued leaves.
Cranberries might be a Thanksgiving staple, but they deserve a spot on your fall flavor list long before the big feast. The tartness of cranberries will awaken your tastebuds and create a memorable contrast in your drinks and dishes. They make a great addition to