10 Ways to Use Fall Preserves

I’m keeping it simple with a round-up today. The recipe I was originally testing for today was a total bust and therefore a total bummer, because I loved the idea of it! I’ll probably get back to it eventually (hello, pumpkin butter, I want to use you in everything), but in the meantime, let’s talk about 10 awesome ways to use your favorite fall preserves:

Chicken apple flatbread // savvyeat.com

Apple butter bars with walnut oat crumble via Mind Over Batter. The walnut and oat crumble takes these bars to a whole other level.

Apple butter BBQ potato salad via Chocolate Moosey. We still get the occasional warm days that call for a cookout at this time of year. This bacon, corn and scallion-packed potato salad sounds like a good side for those fall grilling sessions!

Apple butter snickerdoodles via Crazy for Crust. Pump up the cinnamon flavor in snickerdoodles with a hefty dose of apple butter!

Apple spice granola. Granola infused with all the flavors of fall…what’s not to love?

Chicken apple butter flatbread. Use apple butter in place of pizza sauce for a fall-inspired flatbread.

Fruit butter waffles. Tender and slightly sweet, thanks to the fruit butter in the batter (I like to use apple butter, but peach butter is good too!). Make a batch of these and freeze them for quick weekday breakfasts.

Pear Ginger Crisp // savvyeat.com

Pear ginger crisp. Super simple and ready to go in just about a half hour. I’m obsessed with this dessert lately!

Pumpkin butter bars via Baked Bree. Who doesn’t enjoy a good pumpkin bar? Nobody, that’s who.

Pumpkin butter thumbprint cookies via The Kitchen Prep. You can’t go wrong with a good thumbprint cookie!

Sweet and spicy chicken thighs via A Southern Fairy Tale. Chipotle peppers bring the spicy, while apple butter brings the sweet.

What’s your favorite way to use apple butter, pumpkin butter, applesauce or pear preserves?

40 Freezer-Friendly Recipes

I’m all about freezer-friendly recipes lately. And since all the kids are heading back-to-school and diving headfirst into extracurricular activities, I’m guessing a lot of you are, too. Even if you don’t have kids, who doesn’t want to be able to put dinner on the table with little more effort than pushing a few buttons on the oven or setting something in the refrigerator to defrost? Spend a weekend afternoon prepping some of these dishes, and have easy meals ready to go in the weeks to come! Here are 40 freezer-friendly recipes to get you started:



Black bean and quinoa enchilada bake via Two Peas and Their Pod

Buffalo chicken taquitos via Healthy. Delicious.

Butternut squash and pork lasagna

Calzones via The Kitchen is My Playground

Chicken, corn and bell pepper enchiladas via An Edible Mosaic

Chicken tinga taquitos

Chipotle ranch chicken taquitos via Confections of a Foodie Bride

Cincinnati chili

Crockpot queso chicken chili via Pinch of Yum

DIY frozen pizza

Dried beans

Mushroomy meat sauce via Or Whatever You Do

Pretzel-crusted chicken fingers via Overtime Cook

Southwestern chicken taquitos

Spinach artichoke lasagna roll-ups via Two Peas and Their Pod

Sweet & spicy root beer pork via Snappy Gourmet

Sweet potato and lime taquitos via Beard and Bonnet

Turkey, mushroom and spinach lasagna via Healthy. Delicious.

Veggie-packed lasagna bolognese

White chicken quinoa chili via How Sweet It Is

Whole wheat freezer pizza dough via Back to her Roots

Zucchini lasagna via Food Faith Fitness


Soups, Stews and Chilis

Slow cooker black bean pumpkin chili via Kitchen Treaty

Hearty four-meat chili via The Corner Kitchen

Veggie-loaded chili via Oh My Veggies



Coconut pecan banana bread via Taste, Love and Nourish

Coffee banana smoothie packs via Back to Her Roots

Cornbread waffles

Freezer breakfast burritos via Shutterbean

Fruit butter waffles

Irish cream waffles

Peanut butter banana waffles

Whole wheat strawberry and cream waffles via Food Faith Fitness

Whole wheat pumpkin walnut waffles


Snacks & Sides

Chocolate pretzel bites

Cinnamon sugar soft pretzels

Classic soft pretzels

Jalapeño cornbread

Pumpkin soft pretzels


PS: Follow my Freezer-Friendly Recipes board on Pinterest for more recipe ideas!