The first day of fall means it’s time to make and can Maple Tomato Jam. Combine in stock pot 5 lb. finely chopped tomatoes, 2 1/2 C maple syrup, 1/2 C lime juice, 1 tbsp sea salt, 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger, 1 tbsp red chili flakes, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground cloves. Boil uncovered for several hours until its a tacky mess. Turn off the burner. When no water separates from the fruit, stir for 2-3 minutes and can!
What better time than the first day of fall to bear witness to the transition of recipes featuring summer fruits to concoctions rich in apples, nuts, sweet potatoes and oats!
The first day of fall is time for warm, Maple Glazed Donuts, delicata squashes, and Creamy Roast Corn Chowder. For Warm Grain Salad with Pomegranate. For Rosemary and Fennel Seed Glazed Duck with Sweet Potato Ragu and Fresh Figs. For Maple Bourbon Butter on baked sweet potatoes, for Maple-Pecan Pie, and for Carmelized Maple-Pear Upside-Down Cake. And, yes: for Baked Oatmeal.
But also, the first day of fall means apples! Whether it’s through Cinnamon-Maple Applesauce, Sweet Potato Apple Muffins, or Cinnamon Glazed Apple Cookies, we hope you find a way to pause and enjoy the maple tastes of the season.
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