Sautéed Fall Orchard Fruit

Kissed with fragrant cinnamon and brown sugar, these are sublime on waffles, pancakes or crêpes.

Ingredients:
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
2 pears, peeled, cored and sliced
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
Pinch of cinnamon

Method:
1. In a large skillet, melt the butter. Add the fruit slices and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned in spots, about 5 minutes.

2. Stir in the sugar and cinnamon, reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the fruit is softened and lightly caramelized, about 10 minutes longer. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Slow-Roasted Sungold Cherry Tomatoes

Incredibly sweet and juicy, these roasted beauties are wonderful atop crostini.

Ingredients:
1 pound Sungold cherry tomatoes, or a mixture of both cherry tomatoes and diced heirloom tomatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 300°. Place a wire rack inside a rimmed baking sheet. Brush the tomatoes with oil, then season with salt and pepper. Transfer the tomatoes to the prepared rack

2. Roast the tomatoes until skins are shriveled but tomatoes are still plump, about 1 1/2 hours. Let tomatoes and their juices cool to room temperature.

Variations: For added punch, toss tomatoes with your favorite fresh herb, such as thyme or oregano, or minced garlic, before roasting.

Pepper, Fennel & Onion Relish

Red Bullhorn peppers lends themselves perfectly to this classic trio—an excellent condiment-style topping for sandwiches, scrambled eggs or even tacos!

Ingredients:
4 red Bullhron peppers, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 fennel bulbs, trimmed and coarsely chopped
1 red onion, peeled and chopped
¼ cup olive oil
Sea salt

Method:
1. Preheat broiler.

2. Toss together all ingredients with ½ teaspoon salt in a large shallow baking pan. Broil 4 inches from heat until vegetables begin to soften, about 10 minutes. Turn over and stir, then broil 8 to 10 minutes more. Serve sprinkled with fennel fronds.

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Fresh Corn Salsa

This crisp salsa is brightened with smoky Poblano chiles and fresh lime juice.

Ingredients:
2 cups fresh corn kernels
1 Poblano chile pepper, seeded and chopped
½ red onion, chopped
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
½ tablespoon olive oil
Juice from 1 lime
Sea salt

Method:
1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large nonstick skillet. Add onion and pepper and sauté for 5 to 7 minutes.

2. Add corn and sauté 2 additional minutes or until all veggies are just slightly tender, but corn is still crisp. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro, lime juice, and salt.

Variation: This salsa is also wonderfully mixed with 1-2 cups chopped heirloom tomatoes!

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